The other day on Feministing I saw this trailer to Daddy, I Do, a documentary about abstinence-only programs.
I haven't seen the film yet, but there are a few things I want to point out from this trailer:
1. There's NOTHING in the Bible about pledging your virginity to your father. Believe me, I used Bible Gateway.
2. Yes, that is Matthew Paul Turner. And he's right; the phrase "purity balls" does sound x-rated.
3. Turner is also right about the way Christian parents talk to their children about sex. Yes, we should definitely encourage kids to wait until marriage, but I also think we need to teach kids all the facts about sex. We need to talk to them about contraceptives, sexual abuse, respecting women, and the dangers of pornography. How else are kids going to learn all this stuff?