Fundagelicals love them some purity culture. They buy copies of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and purity rings. Youth groups have purity dances where young girls go with their father to the faux-prom, and everyone is supposed to save their first kiss for the person they marry. Purity culture has come under a lot of fire … Continue reading Purity Culture and Fundagelicals
In the late 70s, abortion became the wedge issue Fundagelicals needed to create their political machine. They deemed themselves pro-life. Are they really? They claim they want to end the tragedy of abortions and have worked fervently to create state laws that limit abortions. They finance and support candidates that oppose abortion and often are … Continue reading Fundagelicals Aren’t Pro-life.
I've mentioned before that I read a lot of religious websites and blogs. Occasionally while following links and clicking through related searches, I fall down a rabbit hole. This time, I landed on an article by Kelsey Burke. In the article called "What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards," Burke discusses some of … Continue reading Fundagelicals Get Their Sexual Freak On.
I just read a great book by Jennifer Wright Knust called Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire. In the introduction of the book Knust comments on Revolve a "Biblezine" for girls. A Biblezine is a specially printed Bible, usually, just the New Testament, printed to look like a magazine with covers … Continue reading Fundagelicals and Sexual Responsibility
When the Senior Pastor of my church insisted that I go to the Men's retreat, I had little choice. I was employed as the Youth Pastor, and I was expected to go and spend time with the men. The reality was that he wanted me to drive up to the San Bernardino Mountains so he … Continue reading The Strangest Men’s Retreat I Ever Went On.