Nick Jonas Abandons Purity Ring, Claims ‘Relationship with God’ Despite Stripping at ‘Gay’ Club

JonasNick Jonas, one-third of the former boy band The Jonas Brothers and son of a former worship leader and pastor, outlined in an interview this week that he has abandoned his purity ring, but claimed that his relationship with God and love for the Church remains of utmost importance despite his recent appearances in dramatized sex scenes and at “gay” clubs.

“This is a real growth in me and that’s not something I’m doing anymore,” he told HuffPost Live’s Caitlyn Becker in response to a question from a fan about his much-publicized ring, which signified his commitment not to have sex before marriage. “But I’ve got my set of values, things that are important to me now at this point in my life, and that’s all that matters.”

Jonas appears in the new television drama series Kingdom, which he admits features simulated sex scenes, including with men. Jonas has also recently been appearing at a number of “gay” clubs, performing a striptease in front of 1,000 men at a club in New York City earlier this month. While Jonas does not identify as homosexual himself, he states that it is “a community that I love and have embraced, and [that] has embraced me.”

His new music video, Jealous, features his real-life girlfriend, Olivia Culpo, playing a cello in a bikini.

When asked if his involvement in the projects conflicts with his profession of faith, he said he didn’t see any problem.

“I’ve had an incredibly intense journey with faith and religion and my growth,” Jonas replied. “My belief in God is still very strong and important to me as a person, and I think that’s all that should matter. The other things around it are not as important to me as my relationship with God.”

“There are a lot of things that I feel I agree with and things I don’t,” he continued. “I grew up in a church environment, and still have love for the church, but what’s important to me now in my life is my relationship with God and that I not be judged and that I not judge.”

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As previously reported, Jonas, 21, and his brothers Kevin, 26, and Joe, 24, disbanded last year after an eight-year run as The Jonas Brothers. Before forming the group, Jonas had been signed as a solo artist to the Christian record label INO Records, where his first single, Dear God, had been released to Christian radio stations nationwide.

“Dear God, people take your words and try to twist ‘em round/I know you can’t be happy with what’s goin’ down,” he sang as a 12-year-old in the song, which he also performed at churches and other venues.

“I hope this record touches a lot of people and I’ve been praying that the Lord will use it in a big way,” Jonas said in a press release about the album. “The hope of this record is to make people feel good and happy inside. I’m excited to see what comes next.”

Jonas’ father, Kevin Sr., worked for a time at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, where he served as a worship leader and taught songwriting to students. Kevin Jr. was the subject of one of Jonas Sr.’s worship songs, entitled I Am Amazed. A young Kevin sang the song for the church, surrounded by other children whose voices rang out in awe of the love and mercy of God. Jonas’ mother, Denise, was a singer at Christ for the Nations as well.

In 1996, Jonas’ father was offered a ministerial position at Wyckoff Assembly of God in New York, and the family soon moved to the big city, where Jonas soon became involved in show business as a Broadway actor.

However, after his Christian music release caught the attention of a Columbia Records official, Jonas was signed to the secular label with his brothers, who then became known as The Jonas Brothers. The trio was featured on MTV, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel, and were later signed to Hollywood Records after being dropped by Columbia. They were featured in a Hannah Montana episode with Miley Cyrus and were also stars in the Disney film Camp Rock featuring Demi Lovato.

“More to love when your hands are free/Baby, put your pom poms down for me,” The Jonas Brothers sang as screaming girls pined for the trio. “Want you like a kid just wants a milkshake/And I won’t let it go to waste if I get a taste/I’m gonna drink the whole thing.”

During this time, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren invited the group to perform at a service celebrating Saddleback Church’s 30th anniversary. Warren applauded the trio as being “followers of Jesus Christ,” noting their commitment to wear purity rings until marriage as he gave the brothers the stage to sing some of their most popular secular hits.

But some expressed concern, stating that The Jonas Brothers’ music was not reflective of Christianity and that their appearance at Saddleback was anything but honoring to God.

“How anyone, especially someone who claims the name of Christ and claims to read and know His word, could look at something like the mess that was presented by Saddleback Church … and not have problems with it, is beyond me,” wrote blogger Mike Corley.

Some had speculated in recent years that Jonas had discontinued wearing his purity ring.

Photo: Tabercil


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  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz PolishBear

    Nick Jonas has Gay FRIENDS??? Oh, the SCANDAL.

    • jmichael39

      I’m so glad you read the headline…now try reading the article. It will help prevent you from making foolish posts.

  • DuneDude

    Praise God that some Christians are not fooled into having a ring stop them from sin. Christians have murdered more people than any religious group in the world. Christ has been used to justify every act of ignorance and malice imaginable. Christ asked for compassion and love of all mankind, most evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians need to wear a ring to keep them from hating everyone who doesn’t believe what they do. It won’t work, but at least they would be attempting to say they reject hate, malice, and the murder of others.

    • Streeter07

      Unfortunately, the phrase “Christians have murdered more people than any religious group in the world.” is one of the most repeated lies ever created. First off, the Crusades (I assume that is what you’re referring to) was from the Roman Catholic Church who also burned many Christians at the stake. A Christian is someone who has believed upon Christ and what He did on the cross for the forgiveness of sin. Rings never stop anyone from sinning. Many have created a god in their own mind that doesn’t care how one lives. Make no mistake, God hates sin. No matter how “good” anyone looks on the outside, God see’s the heart and He also tells us in His Word how dark man’s heart really is.

      • DuneDude

        I am not talking about the crusades. Every major war fought by Christian nations and the Roman Catholic Church, who fielded pope’s as aggressors, etc. Even the American War of the Rebellion, the official name of the Civil War, both sides believed that Christ was on their side, Vietnam, Korea, WWI and WWII, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. ad infinitum. In fact, George W. Bush called the war in Iraq a “Crusade” and appointed a “Viceroy.” Now we have the Air Force trying to make all recruits swear to God. Most Christian churches prayed for America to win whatever misguided war in which American troops were engaged. Try reading some history of the church and maybe you will learn something.

        • may40

          The Bible was written by men but inspired by God.

          All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2Timothey 3:16

          • DuneDude

            Bible, Torah, and Koran advocate male supremacy. The books of the Bible appear to have been generally accepted about the time of the Council of Carthage in A.D. 397. Until A.D. 858, Christians debated whether women had souls.117 The Council of Trent “condemned to anathema anyone who said marriage was as virtuous as celibacy.”118 The passage you refer to is merely a self-serving piece of garbage.

            117Karlen, A., 1971, pp. 71-72.

            118Karlen, A., p. 72.

          • Sha-wei

            How true the saying that “knowledge…puffs a person up with pride; but love builds (them) up”! For this forum can hardly contain your vaunting pagan ego, yet your hatred for Bible-believers is manifest.

            To the puffed-up one, this pertinent word from the Holy Bible:
            “Who is it you have mocked and blasphemed?
            Who have you raised your voice against
            and lifted your eyes in pride?
            Against the Holy One of Israel!”

            By calling any part of God’s holy Word “garbage”, you reveal yourself, more clearly than for any taunt you level at believers, or for any revisionist attempt at impugning the inspired record, to be serving the interests of the antichrist.

            You have succeeded in turning on its head, in keeping with the example of the servants of the Adversary, the precedent set by one of Christ’s apostles, to wit, Paul, an eminently learned man, in his dispensing with all that distinguished him socially and intellectually:

            “…I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ…”

            Adonai be praised that this person no longer officiates as pastor and thus his unholy influence is checked to some degree! But as we look upon such a one with horror, we may well ask ourselves, “WHAT could have reduced this ‘ordained Christian minister’ to such a degraded spiritual state?”

          • MattFCharlestonSC

            So knowledge is against the Bible? Makes sense — the first step in subjugating people is to make sure they are not educated.

          • Alien & Stranger

            That verse is about pride – people who think they know everything and better than others, and lack humility and compassion. They also tend to be judgmental.

          • Sha-wei

            Knowledge in general? Right knowledge – knowledge for the edification (growth) of the Body does have ultimate sanction:

            “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

            But the finality of this knowledge is not only formative, but defensive as well:

            “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”

            And proactive (for the sake of all – including you, friend).

            “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

          • DuneDude

            To say that it is “God’s Holy Word” is merely hubris and does not accurately reflect how the New Testament was historically founded.

          • DuneDude

            You need Puff the Magic Dragon as your theme song. What a nonsensical rant.

        • James Grimes

          Dude, you have no clue. Did you know that there are atheist sites that you can haunt. Misery loves company.

          • Lupe

            Thank you.

        • Alien & Stranger

          Take it you also believe Hitler was a Christian, and that because Christians were in WWII that the West should have allowed him free reign? Get some logic and get informed instead of believing the anti-Bible and anti-Christian propaganda on sceptics websites. Shows you’ll believe what suits your confirmation bias.

          • DuneDude

            Read Wikipedia. Hitler was baptized Roman Catholic and also confirmed and went to communion. His father was anti-cleric which many good Christians continue to be.

    • jmichael39

      “Christians have murdered more people than any religious group in the world. Christ has been used to justify every act of ignorance and malice imaginable” – except for the religion of humanism…which has been the active force behind Hitler, Stalin, Mao, numerous other atheistic despots…not to mention the hundreds of millions of murders of pre-born children all perpetrated in the name a person’s choice.

      “Christ asked for compassion and love of all mankind” – Christ SHOWED compassion and love for all mankind by dying for our screw-ups/sins. He “asked” us to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds and all our strength. In fact, He said that was the greatest commandment. Do you have a problem with that?

      “most evangelicals and fundamentalist Christians need to wear a ring to keep them from hating everyone who doesn’t believe what they do” – careful that log in your eye’s gonna hurt somebody. In other words, keep in mind that there are three fingers pointing back at yourself when you point a finger as somebody else.

      Bottom like is we all need Christ whether you wanna accept that or not.

      • DuneDude

        I accept Christ, but not those who perverted his word by choosing which books were to be part of the Bible to make their interests. And none of your so-called were humanist. You are a religious pervert.

        • Streeter07

          Dune….there is a big problem here. You made the statements…

          “You appear to have committed hubris by speaking for God. How do you know what God believes. The Bible was not written by God, it was written by men with their own personal agendas which had nothing to do with any God whatsoever.”

          “The passage you refer to is merely a self-serving piece of garbage.”

          followed by:

          “I accept Christ” &
          “As an ordained Christian minister”

          I am very curious what organization you are a minister in? You referred to scripture as garbage? I realize no one is going to talk you out of your rigid position but I pray you will start looking at what God says (yes, it is the Holy Bible) and you can find out what He really says.

          • DuneDude

            If you believe that the Romans at the Council of Carthage were in touch with God, I would like to know why. I am not only a retired pastor, I also taught research, statistics, and advanced multivariate analysis to doctoral students. There is no problem here. Those who chose your “Holy Bible” murdered everyone who disagreed with them. You are obviously not a scholar. As to my religious affiliations, it is not anyone’s business. I have read the New Testament in Koine with a smattering of Aramaic. You are probably reading the many mistranslations available to you in English.

          • Stan

            Wow, someone is pretty full of their own “intelligence.” And how convenient to be a cafeteria Christian, choosing which books of the Bible to dismiss to conform to your liking and worldview.

          • DuneDude

            The real “cafeteria Christians” were the members of the Council of Carthage who brought you your Bible which in many parts does not represent the Gospels or the words of Christ. After they finished at the cafeteria, they murdered those who disagreed with their choices. If that is in any way part of what Christ taught, I must have missed the course. It would appear you lack education about the historical roots of the New Testament and are throwing stones out of your glass house.

          • Guest

            Oh, please, tell us all more. I pant at the though of learning more from one who has more knowledge than the early church fathers. Go on, more please…

          • DuneDude

            They were not all early church father. You are a POS.

          • 2ruthmatters

            Name calling. That’s very Christian of you.

          • BO_stinks

            DunnoDude, you’ve lost all credibility calling Hitler a Christian. Goebbels wrote in 1941 that Hitler “hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.”[5] Many historians have come to the conclusion that Hitler’s long term aim was the eradication of Christianity in Germany

          • Stan

            Oh, please, tell us more. I pant at the thought of hearing from someone who has more knowledge than the early church fathers, theologians and scholars combined. Please, go on and enlighten us…

        • jmichael39

          LMAO…so now you’re an expert in textual criticism? You’re not gonna put out one of those bogus arguments that the Counsel of Nicene picked the books accepted as the NT, are you? All they did was codify what the church had pretty much accepted since the time of the apostles.

          Hitler was a Satanist, and justified his aryan genocide on a multitude of occultic writings, none of which were authored by Luther.

          YOU find my knowledge of Christianity, lacking? LMAO…oh please share with us your background in ancient history, biblical literature, church history, hermaneutics, ancient Hebrew, Koine Greek, theology and textual criticism. I REALLY wanna know how much you’re qualified to make such an insane comment.

          • DuneDude

            It was the Council of Carthage where the books of the Bible were established and not the Council of Trent. You really aren’t any kind of scholar. So shut your mouth and go away.

          • jmichael39

            Well, if you want to get technical…the Council of Nicea began the process of weeding through all the writings to determine which were considered inspired by the Holy Spirit. The list was finally voted on at that counsel of Carthage. Now if you’d like to try to MAKE me shut my mouth…oh wait…you’re too comfortable behind that computer screen to come man up.

          • DuneDude

            You can always call me toll free and discuss what if means to “man up.” (866) 48-0295. If that isn’t good enough, I will purchase you a flight and discuss it with you in person. I have never hid anywhere from anyone. When you call me, I can make the arrangements for your visit. You will be treated with the utmost respect.

          • jmichael39

            if you’re so unhidden…you come here DUD. I’ll meet you at the Sacramento airport whenever you want and you can ‘shut me up’ . Just let me know when you’re coming. I’ll be there.

          • DuneDude

            I am certain your boyfriend has already found that his magic wand will shut you up until the next session. Just which john will you be hanging in?

          • jmichael39

            you’re a disgusting little man. Anytime you think you’re ready to actually engage in a debate or wanna come get your ass kicked, just let me know. Until then, spare me you asinine insults.

          • DuneDude

            Gave you a free phone number and will pay for your ticket and a hotel. You can bring your boyfriend and I’ll pay his way too. Even rent you a video camera for your fun and entertainment. I don’t watch porn, so you can keep it yourself.

          • jmichael39

            sure doc…and after you “shut me up” you can explain to everyone how truly intelligent and open-minded and tolerant you are. Come to Sacramento if you want to shut me up. I’m SURE you can figure out how to find me. Or just let me know when your plane arrives and I’ll meet you at the sacto airport.

          • DuneDude

            Why should I shut you up. I find your knowledge to be above average and probably useful. You physically threaten me and then expect me to be courteous. Now that is a true curiosity coming from a “Christian.”

    • James Grimes

      Just what we need on this site – another Atheist troll who wants to tell us how bad Christians are.

      • DuneDude

        I have never been to an Atheist site and as one who believes in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord, do not intend to do such. Atheism is absurd. You cannot prove the existence of nothing.

    • Lupe

      If you read TRUE history about the Crusades you will find that the Crusaders went to PROTECT the Christians from the Muslims. It was the followers of the camel jockey Muhammed that started the killing.
      If you pay attention to the news you will see it is happening now. The Muslims are killing Christians simply because they are Christians.
      If you knew a Christian, a TRUE Christian, you would know that we bear NO MALICE toward anyone. Those of your ilk become angry when we repeat what the Bible says about sin. Any sin (murder, homosexuality, theft, etc). WE don’t make the rules. God made them. WE don’t decide what is or what is not sin. We simply try to keep ourselves free from sin. Sadly, we will continue to sin until we are called home. Not because we want to but because we are human.
      As to wearing a ring, pin, cross or any other symbol; True Christians don’t use those things. These articles have no power and give, in my opinion, the wrong impression. The Bible says people will know us by our “fruit” (actions). We don’t need a symbol to mark us as Christians. Our actions will do that.
      As Streeter07 says: “…God sees the heart…”

      • DuneDude

        I was never specifically discussing the crusades. However, the slaughter of the indigenous peoples of the Americas because of their heathen sexual practices (openly homosexual, bisexual, and transgendered, etc.) does come to mind as do the small pox blankets for American Indians in America and Canada used to exterminate with small pox is also part of the equation. Genocide was the name of the game. I discuss this in an earlier writing.

        As to who is a “true Christian,” it is very hard to tell these days. Most appear to be anti-science and haters of every possible type.

        They do not represent Christ just as Saul of Tarsus (AKA St. Paul) did not represent the message of Christ. He was a formerly at a high level in the Sanhedrin and was thus married. He must have had a bad marriage with all his thunder about how unequal women were. What he taught was not much different from what was accepted at the time by many rabbis.

        Christ came to fulfill the ceremonial law and die for the sins of all and asked for compassion and love not condemnation and hatred for those who are different. I have met a number of persons who I believe are “true Christians.” They are an extremely small minority of the fundamentalist and evangelical populations.

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  • smbelow

    Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

  • Streeter07

    Ok, ran across this reply that Dave Hunt gave a little while back concerning a question where someone wanted to know if The Church of Rome gave us our Bible. This is just a partial copy and paste due the the length of it. Rome did not tell us what books could be in the Bible.

    If the Roman Catholic Church wasn’t needed to decide which books were
    included in, or to interpret, the Old Testament, then surely it wasn’t
    needed for the New Testament either. In fact, the Roman Catholic Church
    didn’t even exist in its present form with dominance of a “pope” in Rome
    over the other churches until nearly a thousand years after Christ. For
    the first 800 years the church councils were called by the emperors and
    not by the bishops of Rome, who were themselves subservient to the
    emperors. Moreover, no church council decided what books would be
    included in the New Testament. The inspired writings were recognized by
    consensus of the entire body of believers on the basis of the Holy
    Spirit indwelling them, not by decree of a council.

    It was not until the Third Council of Carthage in A.D.397 that the
    canonical books of the New Testament (the same 27 we have today) were
    listed as such. This was only after these books had been referred to as
    Scripture for more than 300 years both by individual Christians and as
    the final authority in previous council arguments against heresy. For
    example, the Council of Nicaea (325) argued from the New Testament books
    but did not list them. The Council of Laodicea (363) decreed in its
    59th Canon that only canonized books of both Old and New Testament were
    to be read in the churches. Yet it didn’t even list them, showing that
    the canon had already been so well established by common consent that
    everyone knew the books it contained.

    All of the books of the New
    Testament (except the five written by John) were written between A.D.45
    and 75 and those by John between A.D.85 and 95. It is both historically
    inaccurate and absurd to suggest that more than 300 years passed
    without anyone being able to use the New Testament, in fact until the
    Third Council of Carthage gave the official pronouncement in A.D.397!
    Yet that is the position of Roman Catholicism, which says we cannot know
    which books ought to be in the Bible without the Church telling us.
    Augustine went so far as to say that he would not believe the gospel if
    the Church didn’t tell him it was true. This Catholic position is
    destructive of the gospel and God’s Word. Never do we read that in
    preaching the gospel the apostles appealed to an ecclesiastical
    authority in Rome or elsewhere as having attested to its authenticity.
    The gospel has its own power to convince those who hear it, as does the
    Word of God, which is “quick, and powerful, and sharper than any
    two-edged sword” (Heb:4:12).

  • Tamela Beckman

    Christ for the Nations!! COme on CHristian parents!! If you’re raising kids that are this worldly how are you going to preach Christ for the nations. ? ? ?
    I’m going to do some judging right now and say that anyone who names Christ and does the simulated sex scenes and GAY scenes and takes off the purity ring needs MASSIVE prayer and is deceived that everything is okay!! Meanwhile when Damascus is bombed by the coalition it will fulfill Isaiah 17:1 where Damascus will be a heap of rubble. HELLO American Christ followers…….do you realize HE IS COMING SOON!!! GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER AND PREACH HIS RETUR!!!

  • Margie Rap

    Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

    James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse
    your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

    Nick
    Jonas has delusions, that a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ can
    do these things; and still be saved. He needs to read his bible, and
    know what the truth is. He is skating on thin ice.

    • http://www.abide-and-endure.org Eric

      Clearly, the whole family is delusional.

  • robert
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  • http://www.abide-and-endure.org Eric

    The father is a Pastor and he and his wife did not have a problem with them going secular, especially in this day and age? Did you read what some of the lyrics were to their song? “More to love when your hands are free/Baby, put your pom poms down for me,” The Jonas Brothers sang as screaming girls pined for the trio. “Want you like a kid just wants a milkshake/And I won’t let it go to waste if I get a taste/I’m gonna drink the whole thing.” Then, you have so called men of God, like rick Warren who are clearly sending the message that you can call yourself a Christian and still perform and sing these kind of songs! Is it any wonder Nick is going in this direction? Disney is infamous for turning their actors and performers to sinful lifestyles! If the majority of your life and time is spent hanging out in social settings with those of sinful lifestyles, (A little leaven….) how do people think that they can have one foot in the world and one foot in Christ, and still maintain salvation?
    2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
    Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

  • warriorbride

    He has become a LUKEWARM CARNAL christian who has one foot in the world and one foot in God, sorry but the bible says that we CAN JUDGE believers and BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD MORALS, if JESUS DIDN’T BEFRIEND gays then neigher should we, the bible also says NOT to be UNEQUALLY YOKED and if he has a girlfriend wearing a swimsuit, then she ISN’T BORN AGAIN for the bible calls us to be MODEST which means NOT TO EXPOSE your body and “Without HOLINESS, you will NOT SEE Jesus-Hebrews 12:14 If Jonah HAD a relationship with GOD then he wouldn’t have ALLOWED his girlfiend to take off her clothes or be with a GODLY WOMAN that doesn’t show everyone her body, which is to be sacred and only GOD and here HUSBAND should see. Also if he had a relationship with God he wouldn’t be stripping at a bar, which is of the devil and UNHOLY worldly dancing and NOT OF GOD so he is being DECEIVED by satan ok and he has a RELGION NOT A RELATIONSHIP, he is a HYPROCRITE ! and God says that he will VOMIT out the LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN

  • RINGMASTR

    He needs to be discipled by a Christian that is mature in their faith who can also speak to the issues he’s faced with in his career.