Creepy Yet Gorgeous Portraits of Purity-Pledging Daughters and Dads

Photographer David Magnusson is not American, nor is he Christian, nor does he have a daughter who has pledged her virginity to him in one fringe tradition that nearly unanimously squicks mainstream America out. But that didn't stop him from traveling cross country to assemble images of fathers and daughters who have… » 6/06/14 7:00pm 6/06/14 7:00pm

Fed Up With the Slutty Girl Scouts? Meet the Conservative Alternative.

Want your daughter to learn all about camping, sewing and car repair, but with a heaping helping of Jesus? You could try to find a local Girl Scout troop with an especially Bible-thumping troop leader. Or you could just skip straight to the American Heritage Girls, conservative Christianity's very own copycat. » 3/06/14 1:05pm 3/06/14 1:05pm

Selfie-Hating Church Lady Swoons Over Shirtless Hubby in Deleted Post

Remember Kimberly Hall, the Christian mommy blogger who told teenage girls to stop taking selfies so as not to tempt her saintly, shirtless teenage sons into sin? In a now-deleted post, she divulged that she first spotted her husband when he was a topless 19-year-old — and that his abs really turned her on. » 9/09/13 3:45pm 9/09/13 3:45pm

Concerned Mom: Slutty Girls' Selfies Are Tempting My Perfect Sons

Kimberly Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry at a Presbyterian Church in Texas, has a message for teenage girls who take bedtime selfies in their pajamas: stop luring her teenage sons into sin. Why would you devil harlots want to control the Hall boys' minds? Are you whores and witches? She outlines her urgent plea in… » 9/04/13 2:43pm 9/04/13 2:43pm

Terrifying Public High School Speaker: If You Take Birth Control, Your…

Meet Pam Stenzel. Pam Stenzel is a highly-paid* lecturer who speaks about the virtues of abstinence. Stenzel spoke on Monday at George Washington High School in Charleston, WV and created quite a stir when she allegedly made comments like, "If you take birth control, your mother probably hates you," and "I could look… » 4/12/13 11:40am 4/12/13 11:40am

Batshit Ridiculous Modesty Website Reminds You That Women Just Can't Win

"Is This Modest" is a website that claims to promote an open and practical dialog about modesty, but it's actually a male-gazey compendium of creepshots of high schoolers and misogynist rants about too-tight t-shirts. Is it possible to have a sane discussion about modesty? Not if modesty means, as it does on this… » 1/10/13 4:50pm 1/10/13 4:50pm

Holy Crap, I Have to Take a Vow of Purity to My Dad

When I said it, I didn't mean it. I just wanted to go home after another long day in the ICU. But then, I didn't know it was really the end this time. "Promise me something," my mom said, her voice cracking, a whisper over the hum of machines that latched onto her body. Sometimes I thought those cords and tubes and… » 4/09/12 6:45pm 4/09/12 6:45pm

Pro-Virginity, Anti-Feminist Folks Make The Purity Myth Trailer…

Fans of the bestselling book The Purity Myth, rejoice. The film version is now available for your viewing pleasure on DVD, and, from the looks of the trailer, its per-minute truth bomb concentration is unprecedented. Finally, a cinematic alternative to the unstoppable, metastasized Fast & Furious franchise. » 12/08/11 11:30am 12/08/11 11:30am

The Many Contradictions Of Leslee Unruh, Anti-Abortion And "Purity"…

Leslee Unruh is the President of the Abstinence Clearinghouse and Executive Director of Vote Yes for Life, which spearheaded the efforts to ban abortion in South Dakota. She's also dabbled in crisis pregnancy centers, mobile crisis pregnancy centers and even a home where unwed mothers can live rent free. These days,… » 8/12/08 6:00pm 8/12/08 6:00pm