A way to stop Christian youth from doing the dirty deed
On the intenet, I was poking around my old haunt the SDAs and found their news network. A pastor in California is suggesting the adventist do more than just preach abstinence about sex to their youth. He even throws out something another denomination did as a suggestion. It is hilarious. But the comments on the article shows the old biddies coming out-Ah memory lane. Had my share of them breathing down my neck.
There are congregations outside of our denomination trying to creatively address this dilemma. Some set aside times for health professionals to come answer questions and provide information on contraception access and usage. Other churches conduct STD screenings for the community and congregation. They provide condoms for those in attendance. I know of one pastor who talks to his teens individually about relationships and dating. He stresses biblical principles of sexuality and that abstinence is the best choice. After discussion and prayer, he gives them a condom with the church information and pastor's picture printed on the wrapper! He hopes that even if they choose to disregard Biblical council, they'll have the condom and use it. One of his young congregants later testified about an instance with his girlfriend where arousal was high but reason was low -- having a tangible reminder of his conversation with his pastor gave him enough pause to contemplate his actions. He and his girlfriend decided not to have sex.
Pretty creepy, huh?
Religion Kills !!!
Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.