A US pastor says God told her to take part in a controversial TV show which involves couples having sex in a box in front of an audience and then discussing the experience.
Yvonne Capehart told CBN News she struggled with the decision to appear on the show Sex Box until God instructed her to take on the ‘assignment’.
Capehart, the founder of the ‘Healed for Real‘ healing and deliverance conference and Sister Keeper International Ministries Crusade, will make her debut as one of three “sexperts” on the show which starts tonight.
The basic format is a UK export – Sex Box was originally a Channel Four concept and first aired in 2013 amid controversy.
Then, thousands of ‘mostly outraged’ commentators deluged the Mail Online website after the show was announced, but makers defended it saying is was ‘intended to reclaim sex from pornography’.
In the US more than 38,000 people have signed a petition urging the WE Channel President to cancel the show which follows a similar format to the UK version – a mix of gay, straight, married and unmarried couples have live sex in a private box and then talk about it later.
Capehart said: “I did turn them down three times of course for the title, the content, and the layout of the show. Originally when I heard about it I was ‘whoa!’ and I think that’s probably what a lot of other people would get.
“But one thing about my life and one thing about God is He would push you to do some things that you probably think that you shouldn’t do. I’m so glad because through prayer after I turned it down the third time, the Lord as He did many times in my life, with everything else in my life, instructed me that He had prepared me to do this. My presence would make a difference in being on the show,” she said.
According to a description of the show on WE tv’s website: ‘Sex Box is a groundbreaking, unprecedented and life-changing way for couples in crisis to heal their sexual and emotional issues.’
The show is expected to feature three couples each week who’ll bring their troubles for discussion. The three experts will deliver advice on how the couples can repair their relationship after they have sex on stage in front of live studio audience in the Sex Box – which is private, camera free and sound proof.
According to WE tv ‘it allows couples to focus on one another and their needs with no outside distractions.’ Capehart, who’s been married for 30 years and has been counselling couples for 17 years, said: “I think my role is pretty much a doer role. I am not only a pastor but I do have a doctorate degree in counselling as well. I am able to give biblical advice and pastoral advice as well as personal advice to the couples that were on the show.”
When asked how she’d advise the same-sex and unmarried couples on the show she said she treated them the same way she treats the couples in her church.
“Believe it or not I counselled and advise couples on the show just as I do the couples in my church. I gave them the same advice. Not all the couples in my church are saved, delivered, set free. I am one of those that believe that if people are in trouble … if people are in trouble and need help, we should offer them help.
“I’m doing what I was called to do. I’m called and anointed … to speak to all people. I’m not just bound by the people that come to church. I’m called to speak to people whether they are in the church, out of the church or in the world,” she said.
Responding to backlash from critics for her participation on the show, Capehart said: “This is not my first counselling session. I’ve been doing this 17 years so I am very familiar with backlash.
“I have never been worried about what people thought about me, be it church people or … people that know me or don’t know me. My track record speaks for itself, and I have a wonderful track record to do what God has called me to do.
“I’ve been married 30 years, I think I have a lot to tell some couples.” she added.
Source: Christianity Today
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