On Interview With a Lapsed Christian Virgin

I grew up in the South, with an evangelical extended family, was "born again" at Vacation Bible School when I was 12, and won my fair share of Bible drills -- so I have more than a passing familiarity with scripture and Protestant beliefs.

I get the Puritanical societal reasons why "purity" is obsessed about and why the focus is directed largely at girls, but I've never been able to get a Bible-based justification. Anyone got some chapter and verse?

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm 4