Regnerus argues that religion is a good indicator of attitudes toward sex, but a poor one of sexual behavior, and that this gap is especially wide among teen-agers who identify themselves as evangelical. The vast majority of white evangelical adolescents—seventy-four per cent—say that they believe in abstaining from sex before marriage. Moreover, among the major religious groups, evangelical virgins are the least likely to anticipate that sex will be pleasurable, and the most likely to believe that having sex will cause their partners to lose respect for them. But, according to Add Health data, evangelical teen-agers are more sexually active than Mormons, mainline Protestants, and Jews.
Here’s a fun exercise: read the real response Palin gave Couric, provided by Gothamist. Then watch the SNL version about 3 minutes in. The scary thing? There’s not much difference…
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Whoa… I posted this song because I really like it, but needed my friend CallMeSteam to take a crack at who/what it is. After correctly guessing it’s “Flim” by Aphex Twin, he corrected himself: it’s a jazz cover of “Flim” by The Bad Plus off their album “These Are The Vistas.” Much thanks, Don! Seriously, great detective work :-)