Brief Critique of the J. Daly editorial: Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

Brief Critique of the J. Daly ed: Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

In the midst of looking up Jim Daly’s contact information (so I could tweet him a link of my previous page), I found this linked to on his Twitter page (he wrote it):

(Link): Does Casual Sex Empower Women? by Daly

Here is the part that caught my attention:

The cultural impact of casual sex

Sadly, the cheapening of sex is having a long-term impact on marriage… which, in turn, negatively impacts parenting. It’s a tragic chain-reaction of events that work together to undermine the institution of family.
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I know that Focus on the Family has a new family-centric film to promote ((Link): unfortunately), and I see the heading there says “cultural impact,” but Mr. Daly, the fact is, some women never marry and never have children, including Christian women.

The Bible does not say God promises all women a marriage partner not even the ones who pray for one and who want one.

If you see my previous post (link), you can see the stats on the number of singles in America.

Many women today are staying single these days, some against their wishes.

(That’s right, the typical conservative Christian canard that women are choosing to stay single because they hate marriage, hate men, or put career above marriage, or had tons of marriage proposals but turned them all down because they were too picky, are false).

There are plenty of Christian women such as myself (though I am half-agnostic now), who were raised in church and by Christian parents to expect, plan for, and count on marriage.

I had hoped for marriage. I still find myself single. I did not plan on being never-married into my 40s. I may never marry.

I am still a virgin. I have never had children.

The church does not support adult virginity – they ignore or shame adult celibate singles (a few links with examples of that can be found at the end of this post, and all over this blog if you search).

It makes no sense, and I see no biblical support, to suggest the only or main reason to argue against casual sex is on the basis of how it may “impact marriage and family.”

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Christian TV Network Daystar televangelist (Married Christian Guy) Marcus Lamb admits to past affair

Christian TV Network Daystar televangelist Marcus Lamb admits to past affair

This Lamb guy has been married for many years and heads a pretty big American Christian television network.

No, married people are not above sexual sin. Not all un-married Christians are sleeping around.

(Link):Daystar televangelist Marcus Lamb admits to past affair

December 2010

By Rachel Zoll
The Associated Press

A prominent Tarrant County televangelist appeared before a worldwide television audience Tuesday to admit that he had an affair with a woman years ago — and to allege that three people had tried to extort millions of dollars from him to stay quiet about his infidelity.

The Rev. Marcus Lamb, who created Daystar Television Network with his wife, Joni, said he and his wife had healed their marriage and had hoped to keep his adultery private but went public because they would not pay extortionists. The three people demanded $7.5 million, he said.

(Link):Exclusive: Former employee sues Daystar founder Marcus Lamb over his extramarital affair with another employee

Update, Dec 2021

I am disgusted how a lot of insanely pro-vaccine people are framing this guy’s death (from Covid, I believe), in light of his view of being anti-vaccine mandate, and I say this as someone who yes, got vaccinated for Covid-19 months ago.

People and news outlets can’t just explain that this guy died, no, they have to work in that he was anti-vaccine mandate, too – as if to suggest he somehow ‘deserved’ to die.

It is grotesque.

This was CBS’ headline, for example:

“Marcus Lamb, head of televangelist network that spreads COVID misinformation, dies of COVID-19”

(Link):  Marcus Lamb, Founder of Daystar Television Network, Has Died

Nov 30, 2021
by Steve Warren

The Daystar Television Network announced Tuesday that Marcus Lamb, the founder, and president of the ministry, has passed away from complications from COVID-19. He was 64.

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning. The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer,” the network’s Twitter post read.


(Link): October 2021: 700 Club Host Pat Robertson to Retire From Daily Hosting Duties after 54 Years