Purity culture promotes sexual abstinence before marriage.
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.'
Members at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in 2017, in Phoenix.
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A controversy has erupted yet again among Southern Baptists over women's preaching. An expert explains how despite this 300-year-old controversy, Baptist women have shown remarkable leadership.
Following the recent revelations about sex abuse, many Christian communities are facing a crisis of trust.
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In the fourth century, Christian churches in North Africa faced a crisis of trust. A separate church of the Donatists emerged that lasted for centuries.
Southern Baptist Convention messengers hold signs during a rally protesting the convention’s treatment of women in 2018.
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Recent media reports point to years of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist pastors. An expert writes why a long culture of women's submission is responsible for this crisis.
Members of the senior class of Russell County HIgh School in Kentucky recite the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of a court ruling, during commencement exercises in 2006.
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As the Kentucky Senate considers a bill for school prayer, a scholar explains the violent history of prayer – and a time when Catholic students were sometimes whipped, beaten and worse for not participating.