This is a time-honored evangelical tradition which Christian culture is loath to speak of.
Christians are preoccupied with this subject, perhaps to the point of obsession.
For all this talk about purity, the gray areas are not discussed.
A current phenomenon in Christian culture is for church leaders to speak with a certain cadence and inflection.
Carrie Prejean says that her statement on gay marriage cost her the Miss USA title and Christian culture seems to agree.
When couples in Christian culture get engaged they are encouraged to keep their engagement short. The engagement period is considered a ticking time bomb because of the difficulty of “staying pure.”
In recent months a rash of evangelical churches started advocating 30-day sex challenges for married couples. The tagline is “Every man’s fantasy: 30 days of sex! Every woman’s dream: 30 days of intimacy!”
In a Bible study or fellowship group there comes a time (usually near the end) that you go around the circle and make prayer requests. This is an excellent time to air the dirt on absent friends under the guise of being lovingly concerned about their spiritual state.
The chances that vestal sexytimes will be mentioned during the wedding ceremony are pretty high among Baptists and non-denominational evangelicals.
It’s uncomfortable for Christian culture to entertain the idea that gay marriage might be anything other than flat-out wrong. People in Christian culture can’t seem to see themselves as being as sinful as they think gay people are.