Author and Huffington Post Rob Asghar joined many in the media March 24 by not only bashing the Palin family, but “Christian sex” as well.
Asghar went further than some, actually criticizing Christianity’s call for pre-marital abstinence. In his post on the liberal Web site, “Bristol Palin and the Trouble with Christian Sex,” Asghar adamantly argued against delaying sex until marriage and used Palin as an example to support his claim.
He bashed the Palin family and their support for abstinence more than he attacked Bristol Palin saying: “While Bristol seems much sweeter than the rest of that clan, that arrogantly church-going family reminds me of three fundamental problems that arise from traditional Biblical instruction on sex.”
According to Asghar, Christianity’s emphasis on abstinence is wrong because it leads people to not get married, or leads to unsatisfying sex after marriage, and “encourages bad faith” and deception.
Based solely on his personal experience, Asghar argued that the first “problem” with abstinence is “a great way to never meet that special someone. Christianity is so fearful of experimentation on the part of singles that it encourages passivity instead.”
Permissively, Asghar said “the body and mind are hardly silly to rebel” against abstinence.
The Palin family was cited as an example of “bad faith” because Gov. Sarah Palin “has always championed abstinence-only approaches for sex ed,” yet her daughter Bristol had sex.
Asghar cited a report that suggested young people who sign a virginity pledge “are less likely to use condoms* and more likely to experiment with oral and anal sex.”
Based on that, he directly contradicted the Bible and blasphemously suggested he thought “God would have told them to quit the BS and just go ahead and use a condom instead of attempting to play coy.”
Continuing that line of thought, Asghar said: “If there is a God, I imagine he or she cares more about emotional health than about rigid rules.” He didn’t give any consideration to the negative emotion impact of promiscuity.