Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Non Virgins Need Not Apply

I've just published a Huffington Post blog on the decision by a Christian school in Florida to fire a 39 year old teacher for having sex before her marriage.

You can read the full post at www.huffingtonpost.com/.../non-virgins-need-not-appl_b_61...

It's inconceivable to me that in today's world having premarital sex can be used as a reason to terminate employment -- or is seen as some how debased. Remember that more than 90% of Americans have premarital sex, and that's been true for at least the past forty years.

What do you think?


Unknown said...

I've done exactly one wedding for a non-cohabiting couple, and that had to do with the bride's dislike for the apartment building the groom owned and their decision to move into a house together as soon as possible, which happened to be around the time of the wedding. My experience certainly bears out the statistics
And having married as a virgin myself, many years ago, I can't recommend it to others. We don't live in times when your commitment is based in family and cultural requirements, but in a time when a couple has to make it work together. Intimacy is a huge part of that.

Desmond Ravenstone said...

It shouldn't be surprising that conservative Christian groups are trying to impose "sexual purity" standards on their members and employees.

What's really disturbing is the language they're now using to defend it. What used to be called "traditional standards" are now being called "core values" of faith.

As I discussed in my own recent blog post, there's more to something being a "core value" than how strictly one adheres to it.