‘Bachelorette’ Sends Contestant Home after Heated Exchange about Premarital Sex
The Christian view of sex before marriage took center stage an episode of ABC’s hit show “The Bachelorette” this week after a heated exchange between star Hannah Brown and contestant Luke Parker. The fallout from the episode spilled over to Twitter, with the two engaging in a debate about morality, sin, and judging.
The spat started when the show moved to Greece for “fantasy suite week” and each of the four remaining contestants went on a date with Brown. Parker had been open about his Christian faith throughout the show and about his desire to save himself for marriage, a conviction that he believed his future wife should share as well. During his date with Brown, Parker broached the subject again, saying that if she had sex with anyone else on the trip he would want to go home.
Brown, an Alabama native, grew angry with Parker and accused him of looking for the speck in her eye while ignoring the log in his own. She said, “You’re questioning me, you’re judging me and feel like you have the right to when you don’t at this point. I get when you care for somebody that you don’t want to think about somebody being intimate with another person. But guess what? Sex might be a sin out of marriage; pride is a sin, too. And I feel like this is a pride thing.”
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