Pastor Allen Parker of White Tail Chapel in Southampton, Virginia believes religion comes down to the bare essentials. When he says religion is not about 'material" things, he talks the talk and walks the walk. He's so serious about it, he believes his congregation should worship the same way they were brought into the world: naked!

Parker's congregation stands firmly behind him. Naked, of course. And that's the way they like it. Even during a winter storm with temperatures dropping into single digits, they show up in various forms: fully clothed, topless, or completely nude.

Parker says it's not about the clothes, or should I say the lack of them. According to him, churchgoers aren't there to look at naked people, they're there to find inner peace and bare their souls (among other things) to God, and he's there to lead them down the path of righteousness, whether they're wearing designer clothes, or nothing at all.

In an interview with WWBT-TV, Pastor Parker says,

"There's not a feeling that you have to be better than one another, physically. We're humans, we have scars, we have what we have. it's learning to love and accept that."

A word of warning: Before you start planning that Spring vacation around a little religious voyeurism, church at White Tail smacks more of 60's nudist resort magazines than Brazilian nude beaches, as this WWBT-TV video will attest:

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