Some Evangelical Christian Women Are Rethinking the Idea of Virginity Until Marriage

I love that this is getting talked about. Evangelical purity culture is so ridden with shame and unhealthy, irrational obsession over virginity (hey guys! scientifically speaking, it doesn’t even EXIST), and women are starting to speak out about how waiting until marriage didn’t help them.

Beth Morey wrote a beautiful, heartbreaking piece recently about coming to terms with her own lack of knowledge about her own sexuality because of purity culture teachings:

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Feminism Remains Controversial At Wheaton College, but These Women Are Trying to Change That

A group at Wheaton College, that conservative Christian bastion that has produced so very many missionaries (including the famous Jim and Elisabeth Elliot), is giving feminism a voice on campus, according to MSNBC:



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Fundamentalist Christian Pastor Bashes “We Can Do It” Mentality Among Women Because It’s Unbiblical

Here are the rules for a new game I recently invented: Whenever Pastor Steven Anderson releases a video, I click on a random part of it and listen for a minute. If I hear him say something crazy, I post about it. If he doesn’t, I skip it.

Looks like we have a winner with his latest sermon. (Though, with a title like “Attributes of a Godly Woman,” you knew it’d be hard to *not* find gold.)



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Breaking Free from the Church

In 2010, Pastor David Hayward (a.k.a. nakedpastor) left the ministry after 30 years. He didn’t become an atheist, but he was tired of so much of what Christianity had become and his personal theology didn’t match that of other church leaders. In the midst of his cartoons, many of which I’ve featured on this site, he also began drawing “Sophia,” a woman who represented his own journey away from the church. I’m thrilled that he’s compiled those drawings, along with his own “meditations” in a book called The Liberation of Sophia:



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You Won’t Believe the Advice This Christian Minister Gave to Married Women on Twitter

Tony Rapu, a Christian minister from Nigeria, is the kind of guy who gives sermons on Twitter with a series of short messages grouped together with a hashtag. Last week, he spoke about married men with tweets such as this:

That’s nice. That’s pleasant. That’s powerful.

Today, Rapu decided to give advice to #MarriedWomen… but it was a very different kind of advice. It boiled down to: “Obey your husbands because he can do no wrong, you inferior objects, you.”

Have a look at Rapu’s four hour-long Bible-inspired train wreck:

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