You May Be Surprised How Many Born-Again Christians Use Ashley Madison (web site for married cheaters); story from Huffington Post
Farther below: link to a news story about married Christians using a site that facilitates hook-ups for Christians who want to have extra-marital affairs.
Christians – usually the married ones – and including a lot of preachers and Christian literature – constantly like to insist that singles, those who are UN-married, are promiscuous and very prone to sexual sin. Never mind that some of us are virgins over the age of 30.
Many Christians, including pastors, also frequently like to maintain and spread a view that marriage and parenting instantly mature a person, or make a person more godly, ethical, and mature, and that marriage in particular makes a person somehow invulnerable to sexual sin.
I have numerous examples on this blog (see (Link): this post) of married people, some who are Christian, who were found out, or arrested for, murder, drug addiction, molesting children, owning or using child porn, and having affairs.
Now comes another example. Married people who use websites such as Ashley Madison to meet other people for the express purpose of having affairs – now, this time, this site reports it’s born again Christians who are using the service:
(Link): You May Be Surprised How Many Born-Again Christians Use Ashley Madison story from Huffington Post
- The Huffington Post | By Taryn Hillin
- June 2014
Having faith doesn’t necessarily mean you’re faithful… to your spouse.
A new survey conducted by Ashley Madison — a dating website for people already in relationships — sought to discover the link between religion and infidelity by asking 105,000 of its members around the world about their religious affiliation. More than 60,000 of the respondents were in the U.S.
It turns out, one in four members who responded described themselves as “born again” Evangelist Christians. …
… Here’s the entire breakdown:
Jehovah’s Witness 0.5%
For comparison, Pew Research breaks down the religious composition of the U.S. on its website, and the world population of various religions.
I would also add that this news story demolishes yet another myth Christians create about marriage that they repeat to singles: that God will not send you a spouse unless you become perfect, holy, or a great person. They teach if you are still single, it’s because God is working on cleaning you up and making you worthy of a spouse. Sometimes Christians will express these views by saying, “Don’t look for the one, BE the one.”
If we have people who claim to be Christian who are using sites to meet other people in order to arrange extra-marital affairs, clearly, marriage did not make them holy, good, or perfect, nor were they perfect to start with.
If God permits adulterers, such as people who use cheating sites, to get spouses, and God has in fact allowed such sexual sinners to obtain spouses, this puts a huge hole in the Christian theory that a person has to “earn” a spouse by being good.
Another Christian fable about marriage is that they will tell teenaged kids that if they wait until marriage to have sex, that the sex will be regular and “mindblowing.” How good is married sex, really and actually, if some married Christians are turning to “hook-up” sites such as Ashley Madison to meet mistresses? The married sex cannot be that great if people are straying to find other sexual partners.
(Link): Perverted Christian Married Couple Wants to “Wife Swap” (For Sex) With Other Christian Couple – Why Christians Need to Uphold Chastity / Celibacy For All People Even Married Couples Not Just Teens
(Link): Long Time Married Lady Wants to Know If She Can Have Affair Because Husband Has Not Been Spending Much Time With Her – Another example of why Christians need to teach that sexual purity is for all not just young singles
(Link): More Virgin and Celibate Shaming in Article: How the New Abstinence Movement is Trying to Reshape Our Views on Sex (from Relevant Magazine) Another Christian Anti Virginity Hit Piece – Fornicators Need To Repent of Their Pride in their Fornication Testimonies Maybe?
(Link): How the Sexual Revolution Ruined Friendship – Also: If Christians Truly Believed in Celibacy and Virginity, they would stop adhering to certain sexual and gender stereotypes that work against both