Chris Derose’s new book, ‘Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America,’ vividly recounts how the murder of Francis Scott Key’s son was one of the 19th century’s most sensational murder trials and left a lasting legal legacy.
As we culturally deconstruct the dreadfully misguided marketing effort of purity culture, it’s important to recognize that isn’t the truth of Christianity. As happens too often, fallible humans completely garbled the message.
It is only now that the noted Martin Luther King Jr. historian has decided the details of King’s salacious hidden life merits attention and ridicule.
Making a statue of a vagina out of purity rings might be attention-grabbing and even perhaps cathartic, but it is not healing.
Humans have the propensity to jump from idol to idol, but lapsed Christians in the process of healing should recognize the path forward is through Christ.
Our culture is so far gone that we don’t consider secretly watching porn to be adulterous behavior. But even watching porn is akin to having an affair.
Progressive religious writer Nadia Bolz-Weber maintains the evangelical purity culture she hates but flips the identification of the pure and the impure. She redefines sin and reassigns shame.
After his impeachment for lying about an affair, Bill Clinton’s approval rating hit 73 percent. This should be a warning to Democrats.
A sentencing memorandum against President Trump’s former lawyer candidly lays out the federal case against Trump for campaign finance crimes.
Camille Paglia’s main problem with ‘unsexy Instagram’ is that ‘hypersexualized self-advertisement’ puts ‘men in the driver’s seat for careless hit-and-run hookups.’
If the left succeeds in forcing Donald Trump out of office, the damage to our democratic republic cannot be overstated.
John F. Kennedy’s legacy as president is not defined by sordid affairs, and neither will Donald Trump’s be.
Ben Shapiro is an admirable man who gave some really terrible advice on his podcast recently about how to handle an affair.
These are only the latest believers who would like us to believe that God and the Bible are totally cool with homosexuality. They are not.
Surely it should be possible to respect marriage without self-selecting out of professional opportunities, or wishing my male friends au revoir?
Purity Culture is a lazy, convenience-based solution to a complex spiritual problem, one that has cost many their mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Calling sexual relationships outside of marriage ‘open,’ even when both spouses agree on it, is just another way to try to disguise the truth.
Jenny Sanford’s reaction was different, real, and yes, empowering.
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