Brad. (Mr. October in the AJ Calendar)

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Greetings and thank you for your interest in our charity calendar!. My name is Brad. I'm the guy in the photograph for the month of October. I've been very happily married to the Love of my life for over 20 year, and we live in the southern United States.

Nudism/Naturism.

I grew up instinctively understanding that there is nothing wrong with being nude. This is how our Heavenly Father created us to be. The nude body is not inherently sinful or dirty. There are many documented physical and psychological benefits to being nude. Since our creation, general nudity was common and accepted, particularly when working, when the weather was uncomfortably warm, when clothing would interfere or become overly soiled (it is easier to wash one's body than to wash clothes), etc. Clothing does not create or increase modesty. It serves only a single real function; that is, to protect the body from environmental risks such as cold, abrasion, over exposure to direct sunlight, etc. Nudism and naturism are very different from exhibitionism and voyeurism. They are pure, innocent, and free from eroticism of any kind. Numerous studies have shown that casual nudity is beneficial for everyone of all ages. I introduced my wife to nudism when we met and we enjoy the freedom of being natural as a family around our home and on our land. I encourage you to set aside any preconceived notions and actually try it. Gospel of Thomas (37): His disciples said, "When will you be shown forth to us and when shall we behold you?" Jesus said, "When you strip naked without being ashamed, and take your garments and put them under your feet like little children and tread upon them, then [you] will see the child of the living. And you will not be afraid."

Bodily Integrity/Circumcision.

I volunteered to be a part of the Average Joe calendar because the issue of circumcision has had such an impact on my life. I was circumcised less than twenty four hours after I was born. Nobody asked me if I wanted this done, they just did it. They violated my body in a most personal and horrible way. Doctors will tell you that the chances of complications are small. They aren't. The fact that healthy, necessary tissue is being surgically amputated itself causes complications. When even more severe complications arise, the odds won't seem to matter anymore. For decades I have worked along with others to educate people about the wrongfulness and risks of circumcision. I've talked to many parents, expectant parents, doctors, and organizations; educating them on the truth regarding natural anatomy, the benefits of leaving the child intact, the unmentioned and often overlooked risks of circumcision, and the long term physical and psychological complications it causes. Circumcision is not "cleaner". It is not "healthier". Those are not your genitals. Those are not your spouse's genitals. Those are not the doctor's genitals. Those are your child's genitals. Those will still be the genitals of your child when they are an adult. You will only have to deal with your child's genitals for a short time while they are in diapers. Your child will have to deal with them for the rest of his or her life. You wouldn't want someone to restrain you and slice up your genitals. Don't do that to someone else. Galatians 5:6 For [if we are] in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but only faith activated and expressed and working through love.

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