‘Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex’ (News Story About Sexual Purity Movie; A Few Observations)

‘Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex’ (News Story About Sexual Purity Movie) 

There is an auto play video at the top of this page linked to much farther below, with a short article below it. I have not watched the video.

Someone is making a movie about how some evangelicals try to stay sexually pure.

I hope this film does not only focus on homosexuals. Any time anyone these days brings up celibacy and sexual purity, HETERO-sexuals are often ignored; everyone would rather talk about celibacy only in the context of homosexuality.

After having skimmed (Link): the site for the movie, (I’ve not yet watched any of the film clips, don’t know if I ever will), it seems that the film is offering interviews of some Christians who claim that some segments of Christianity demonize sex or sexuality (the word “demonize” was used on the site; that is their term, not mine).

Maybe that is true, perhaps sex has been “demonized” by some Christians, but I am concerned that this film may be trying to demonize adult celibacy and adult virginity themselves. It’s hard for me to say, because the site doesn’t go into much detail about the movie (and I really don’t feel like watching the site’s videos).

I hope that is not so; I hope virginity and adult celibacy are not ridiculed in this film, nor do I hope that the reasons cited by the sexually pure for being sexually pure are chalked up to or presented as being due to “evangelical demonization of sex”.

Not everyone who has abstained sexually into their adult years, as I have, did so only or primarily due to any so-called demonization of sex.

I myself have several reasons why I remain a virgin into my 40s. I would like my choice to abstain sexually to be respected, not mocked, nor attributed to any supposed “demonization” of sex by some evangelicals.

I don’t care to get into a very long rationale here and now as to why I am a virgin in my 40s, but one reason is that I believed that sex should take place only in a committed relationship between two loving partners, and one way to usually ensure that is to wait until marriage.

(I never got married. I was engaged once, but I broke up with the guy I was engaged to.)

Even if I had not been raised in a Southern Baptist, evangelical background, I would probably still hold this same attitude about sex.

If I had been an atheist growing up in a family of atheists, in other words, I seriously doubt I would have been having sex all over the place with a new guy every week.

At any rate, here is a link about the movie, with further comments by me towards the end of the post:

(Link): ‘Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex’

  • In the forthcoming documentary Give Me Sex Jesus, the filmmakers Brittany Machado and Matt Barber tell personal stories of struggle from within the Evangelical Christian community to remain sexually pure until marriage.

  • In this excerpt from the film, we meet Chris Bright, who grew up gay in one of the world’s most famous Evangelical families. It is a frank testimony about the realities of sex and shame within Christianity, albeit a very personal one.
  • The entire film will screen for free on Vimeo on September 17, 2015. For more information, (Link): you can visit the film’s website.

From one page of the site (from another, a Matt Barber is listed as the director and producer):

  • SYNOPSIS
  • Give Me Sex Jesus tells six personal stories of struggle from within the Evangelical community to remain sexually pure until marriage. But what happens when our bodies and desires do not behave?
  • A handsome couple saves their first kiss for the altar; a gay son comes out to his famous family; a transgender man searches for authenticity; and a feminist confronts double standards. While the control of desire is universal, the salvation of these people depends upon it.
  • Since the 1990s, the Purity Movement has been at the center of a national conversation about sexuality that extends from the pew into the Oval Office. Give Me Sex Jesus invites you into the pleasure, shame, and humor at the intersection of faith and sex in America.

Regarding the line: “their salvation depends on it” – uh, no. No it does not.

No where does the Bible say that sexual sin is the unforgivable sin. Your salvation does not hinge on being a virgin or being celibate.

I do not, however, support the easy forgivism and cheap grace in most churches in regards to sexual sin, but the flip side of that coin is that the Bible does not teach that being a virgin is a requirement to obtain salvation, so long as a person accepts Christ as Savior, then there can be forgiveness of sexual sin, if they have in fact engaged in fornication.

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Related Posts:

(Link):   Some Atheists Are Just As Ignorant About Adult Singleness and Celibacy as Progressive Christians, Secular Feminists, and Protestant Evangelical or Conservative Christians

(Link):  Churches Would Rather Hear From Ex Porn Stars Than Adult Celibates or Virgins – Church Invites Ex Porn Star to be Guest Speaker

(Link): Sex, Love & Celibacy by Dan Navin [written by a homosexual celibate]

(Link):  Celibacy is Not Just for Homosexuals or Roman Catholic Priests / and a critique of a post at another blog

(Link): True Love Waits . . . and Waits . . . and Waits – editorial about delayed marriage and related issues – and a rebuttal to John Morgan’s comment on the page

(Link): Male Entitlement and Adult Virginity: Who has it worse, Male Vs. Female?

Link):  Typical Erroneous Teaching About Adult Celibacy Rears Its Head Again: To Paraphrase Speaker at Ethics and Public Policy Center: Lifelong Celibacy is “heroic ethical standard that is not expected of heteros, so it should not be expected of homosexuals” (ie, it’s supposedly an impossible feat for any human being to achieve)

(Link): Why Christians Need to Uphold Lifelong Celibacy as an Option for All Instead of Merely Pressuring All to Marry – vis a vis Sexless Marriages, Counselors Who Tell Marrieds that Having Affairs Can Help their Marriages

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