Holy Crap: Evangelicals Finally Admit That Not Even God Can Stop Teenage Boning
If premarital sex made the baby Jesus cry, he’d be a pretty hoarse, colic-y baby. Because evangelical teens, despite the fact that they’re told day in and day out that bumping uglies before God says it’s okay is wrong (like going to hell wrong) are having all kinds of secret sex with each other. And because of their good Christian abstinence only educations, they don’t know how to protect themselves, end up pregnant, and — gasp — have abortions. Finally, some adults in the community are saying enough is enough and advocating for reality-based sex education rather than denial-based shamemongering.
… . That’s because very few young evangelicals actually practice what they preach; 80% of them will have premarital sex, and of those who have premarital sex, many will get pregnant since birth control pills aren’t something you learn about in Don’t Touch Yourself Or Each Other Or You’ll Go To Hell Class. And what happens to those evangelical pregnancies? 30% of them result in abortions. Whether or not you believe that abortion is a moral or immoral act, it’s fairly safe to say that most women who have abortions would probably have preferred to never have been pregnant in the first place. This is bad. Unrealistic expectations of morality coupled with rampant culture-wide hypocrisy are messing with people’s health.