An article at the Religion News Service asks the question if the Jerry Falwell Jr and Becki sex story is an extension and part of the evangelical culture. According to sociologist at the University of Nebraska evangelicals can be pretty kinky when it comes to sex.
“Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.“
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Titus 2:2 NIV
Betty Bowers mocks and jokes about evangelicals and sex.
Chalk this post up for one that I thought I would never write in the history of this blog. The issue of sexual habits of evangelicals. At the Religion News Service they had an interesting article that deals with the sex scandal involving Jerry Falwell Jr and Becki that has unfolded the last couple of weeks. The article looks at evangelical culture and sex habits of claimed born again Christians. Its deals with alleged alternative sexual practices and the struggles of a strict moral code or marriage. The article is written by University of Nebraska professor Kelsy Burke who does sociology and writes about religion. The take away from the article? Evangelicals can be kinky. The question to ask is it the overtly strongly conservative culture creates those challenges and if it leads to problems for many professing evangelical Christians. Does evangelicalism set up people for failure? Is the Jerry Falwell Jr and Becki Falwell pool boy storm an extension of evangelical culture even if taboo? You can read more in, “Shocked at Falwell claims? Christian websites reveal evangelicals’ adventurous sex culture.”