In a recent interview with a New Jersey-based publication, pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber says her new book—Shameless: A Sexual Reformation—touches on the issue of sexual ethics and the church.

Bolz-Weber argued we shouldn’t shame those who consume pornography if, and only if, the pornography is “ethically sourced.”

This has raised a lot of question marks for conservative evangelicals.

In her interview with Out In Jersey, Bolz-Weber argued:

Pleasure is a complicated thing for human beings because it’s easy to fall off one or the other side of the spectrum. Either we’re over indulging to obesity, or we’re eating elimination diets where four foods are pure enough to consume. We restrict or indulge in ways that are equally harmful.

There is ethically sourced porn. There are people who say it’s sexual immorality, but if you take Liberals and Conservatives who show outrage and made a Venn diagram of those who consume pornography, you’d see a huge overlap.

There are people who consume pornography in a shame-based way, it would be horrible if people know because they are those who are morally outraged as Liberals or Conservatives. That’s a lonely place to exist, let’s take that part out of it. I’m not going to shame people when they already feel ashamed.”

Bolz-Weber did say she understands there are “issues of justice and exploitation” within the industry, but she still doesn’t believe the “consumption of pornography should be shamed.”

Conservative Christian author Rod Dreher had a lot to say about Bolz-Weber’s bold opinion, and argued she “inadvertently indicates why progressive Christianity has no future.”

Joshua Sharp, a student and graduate assistant at Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, says there are deeper problems with Bolz-Weber’s perspective.

“Regardless of your confessional stance or personal views on sexual morality, there is some evidence showing a connection between pornography consumption and serious harm to sexual health,” Sharp said, in a response to the Out In Jersey interview.

He goes on to say, “Personally, I find the concept of ‘ethically sourced porn’ about as absurd as ‘ethically sourced cyanide.’ Pornography is corrosive to relationships, individual sexual health and spiritual vitality.”

(h/t The Christian Post)