Girl, 11, Forced to Marry Rapist by Her Church After Becoming Pregnant – Dump the Equally Yoked Teaching, Christians

Girl, 11, Forced to Marry Rapist by Her Church After Becoming Pregnant

This is one reason of several why I rid myself of the Christian “equally yoked” teaching.

Some of the Christians who believe in this “equally yoked” stuff, and in strict traditional gender roles, are also often the very same ones who hold very low, sick views of girls and women.

I refuse to take dating or life advice from anyone who believes it’s morally acceptable to scold or shame a woman to stay married to a pedophile, to a verbal or physical abuser, or, in this case, to pressure a little girl into marrying her rapist. This is just absolutely revolting.

I swear to dog that some Non-Christians have better morals at times on some issues than most ‘Bible believing,’ gender complementarian, equally- yoked- pushing Christians do.

The guys who raped this girl – two were church-going men – presented themselves as being Christian! Christian men are of no more guarantee to be virtuous and loving than your average Non-Christian, so I see absolutely no sense in single Christian women in restricting their dating pool to only Christian men.

(Link): 11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida

(Link): Girl, 11, Forced to Marry Rapist by Her Church After Becoming Pregnant

Sherry Johnson is from Florida, a state in which where there is still no minimum age to marry. The man she was made to marry – her rapist – was 20 years old at the time.

Sherry told the (Link): New York Times that a number of other young girls her age at her conservative Pentecostal church were made to marry much older men – which she says was usually to hide rapes by church elders.

She said she herself was raped by both a minister and a parishioner, and gave birth to her first daughter when she was just 10 years old.

Marrying her rapist was one way for the community to end the investigation into the rapes. Even the judge approved the marriage in order to end the police probe, telling the young girl in court, ‘What we want is for you to get married’.


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(Link): Is Interfaith Marriage Always Wrong, Given that the Bible Teaches Us Not to Be ‘Unequally Yoked’?

(Link): Forget About Being ‘Equally Yoked’ – Article: ‘My Abusive ‘Christian’ Marriage’

(Link):  Some Christians Have Some Very Strange, Unsettling,  Creepy, or Authoritarian Ideas About Marriage, Divorce, or Mate Selection – and they think they should make your life choices for you

(Link):  Christians Advise Singles To Follow Certain Dating Advice But Then Shame, Criticize, or Punish Singles When That Advice Does Not Work

(Link): Typical Incorrect Conservative Christian Assumption: If you want marriage bad enough, Mr. Right will magically appear

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(Link): Gender Complementarian Advice to Single Women Who Desire Marriage Will Keep Them Single Forever / Re: Choosing A Spiritual Leader

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