Fight Church, an upcoming documentary, explores the world of fight ministries, where pastors use violence as a tool for religious connection, posing the question, "Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?"
With the justification that "nowhere in the Bible does it specifically state that fighting for sport is prohibited," the seemingly contradictory phenomenon has led to hundreds of churches around the country using mixed martial arts as a way of attracting new congregants.
Or as one pastor points out in the trailer, it's all about "reaching people with the gospel, regardless of what you do to introduce them into a relationship with Jesus Christ."
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