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.
By advocating for women to withhold sex from men in order to attain bodily autonomy, Milano has stumbled backwards into the realm of Christianity.
To believe that Christ is your savior, you have to believe he has saved you from something, which sinners will never understand if Mama Church keeps telling Papa God to have a Snickers every time he’s acting a little too Old-Testamenty.
The United Methodist Church not only refused to mutilate clear biblical teaching on same-sex couples and gay clergy, it voted to strengthen its adherence to biblical sexual ethics.
Making a statue of a vagina out of purity rings might be attention-grabbing and even perhaps cathartic, but it is not healing.
Centuries ago, the British imposed penal laws on Irish Catholics and dissenting Protestant minorities. Might we be moving in a similar direction here?
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.
‘Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome.’
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.
One of the country’s last remaining influential conservative Protestant denominations is in conflict because of a conference set to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the end of July.
Between the Video Music Awards and Weiner’s latest sexting scandal, we have some confusing messages about sexual ethics.
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