Chicago Pastor Patrick Shaffer Gets Candid About Sexuality, HIV/AIDS and the Top 4 Mistakes Women Make in Relationships
-- Featured as the Cover Story in the October/November Issue of "Being Single" Magazine, Shaffer Says, "Because of HIV/AIDS, It Is Impossible to Teach From An Abstinence-Only Point of View in Today's Society." --
October/November issue of Being Single
featuring Pastor Patrick Shaffer
Pastor Patrick Shaffer
Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) - In his first cover story for a national magazine, 33-year-old Pastor Patrick Shaffer speaks candidly about some of today's most pressing social issues. Featured in the October/November issue of Being Single magazine, the divorced Pastor of Chicago's City of Faith Christian Church openly discussed his effort to fight AIDS in the Black community and what he sees as the top 4 mistakes many women make in relationships.
While most Christian churches subscribe to the ideology that single Christians should not engage in sex before marriage, Pastor Patrick doesn't whole-heartedly agree with the traditional school of thought:
"Abstinence is the first verse of a whole song," Shaffer told Being Single. "With the majority of my congregation being women, I cannot preach a message that's strictly abstinence only. I believe it would be irresponsible to ignore the reality of people's lives and the HIV/AIDS statistics in our community," he said.
In the article, Shaffer says the Church has "blood on its hands" regarding the AIDS crisis due to the fact that it has "failed to have bold and courageous conversations about sex and sexuality."
On the issue of relationships, Shaffer told the magazine that there are four mistakes women often make:
1.) They see relationships as the answer to all their problems.
2.) They usually give up too much too soon, such as sex, money and their hearts.
3.) They get involved with men who are not their equal believing they can change them.
4.) Too many women exude a poor self-image. According to Pastor Patrick, "When a woman doesn't see herself as valuable, she will attract like-minded people into her life."
Pastor Patrick's unorthodox style and religious philosophy are not the only things that make him unique. Since February of this year, his Hyde Park-based congregation has worshiped in an historic Jewish synagogue making him the catalyst for bringing two very different cultures and religions together in peaceful co-existence.
The October/November issue of Being Single captures much more of Pastor Patrick's views on sex AIDS and relationships. The magazine is available on newsstands now and at www.beingsinglemag.com. For more info on Pastor Patrick, visit: www.pastorpatrickonline.wordpress.com
Monique Caradine Kitchens
Momentum Media Group
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