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Newsflash: fundies are f*cking before marriage

“The young people are receiving the data, but they’re not translating it into values that result in a lifestyle of purity and holiness.”
— Byron Weathersbee, interim chaplain at Baylor University, on the abundant sexual behavior of young Christians before marriage

Gee, did you think that any light bulbs came on in the cobweb-laden brains of the Dobsons, Falwells and Wildmons of the movement?

Abstinence education and purity pledges aren’t doing jacksh*t for many of these fundies — Baptist couples are boinking before tying the knot according to a Baylor study.

Any bets on how many of these couples actually used contraception when they did the nasty? (AgapePress):

Byron Weathersbee, interim chaplain at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, conducted a study on the effects of sexual-purity pledges and sex education on abstinence before marriage in a Christian context. Baylor is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

As part of his research, Weathersbee surveyed young married couples of less than five years in Texas Baptist churches to determine the impact churches made on their sexual behavior. The majority of the couples surveyed admitted to having sexual intercourse prior to marriage. However, the study was consistent with previous findings in its suggestion that Baptist couples were more likely to save sex for their wedding night if they took a formal abstinence pledge.

Here are some of the findings:
* 100 percent professed faith in Christ
* 99 percent attended church
* 84 percent grew up in church
* 87 percent grew up in a two-parent home
* 62 percent of males had premarital sex
* 65 percent of females had premarital sex

And to put the cherry on top, so to speak, only 27 percent of fundies surveyed managed to stay completely chaste, not engaging in intercourse or Clintonian “non-sex” acts.

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