Purity culture is based in sexual abstinence until marriage.
Accused men were protected by the SBC while the women who dared to speak up were called sluts, adulteresses, Jezebels and even agents of Satan. A scholar of evangelicalism writes about this culture.
Evangelical “purity culture,” which aims to repress sex outside of heterosexual marriage, is an important factor in the shootings at three Atlanta massage parlours.
Evangelicals who were taught as children that Christians abstain from sex until marriage are coming out and revealing the dark side of the so-called ‘purity movement.’