Category: Naturism / Nudism

Christians strip to build a new Eden

In the beginning was the word of God and God never said anything about brassieres or boxer shorts. Thus was born Natura, America’s first Christian nudist camp. After two years of biblical debate over Adam and Eve and their fig leaves and whether or not nudity is sinful, a 67-year-old Quaker grandfather is preparing to open a modern-day Garden of Eden 40 miles north of Tampa, Florida. Bill Martin’s ambitious plan for a 200-acre Christian- oriented Family Naturist Village has survived legal challenges, doctrinal disputes and a plague of internet prudes. Land is now being cleared for the opening next

Man envisions Christian nudist colony for families

HUDSON — The spot Bill Martin selected for his modern-day Garden of Eden looks nothing like paradise, at least not yet. The lakes are dirty, the trash piles massive, the former owner’s land deeds are loaded with racist dogma. And then there’s the pedophile problem, one of the many things standing between Martin and his dream: a family-friendly, Christian-themed nudist community in this rural Tampa suburb. He’s a determined Quaker who envisions a place where man and woman and their children can roam shame-free in the buff. A place similar, in spirit if not in name, to the paradise described