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'Abstinence Pledge Was a Huge Mistake' - TYT Supreme Court

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Published on May 7, 2013

"I was 14 years old when I married Jesus. Not Jesus, the Panamanian who worked at Six Flags. I mean Jesus Christ, the Lord. My parents sent me off to Baptist youth camp in Panama City Beach for the week, and I came home with a tan and a purity ring. I sat with my legs crossed, cramped in a theater with 200 sweaty, sobbing teens as our pastor described the unwavering bonds of sex and why it should only be experienced within the confines of marriage."*

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez says taking a purity vow to wait until after marriage to lose her virginity was a huge mistake that only led to a quick divorce instead of the strong marriage she thought it would ensure. Was it her own own fault? Her ex-husband's? Or maybe the idea of waiting until after marriage to have sex? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian argue their cases with the TYT Supreme Court.

*Read more from Salon:
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/06/my_vi...

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