Here’s a documentary I’d love to see get made! (And I can certainly identify with the sentiment expressed in the title…)
This will be:
a feature-length documentary examining the sexual teachings of the Evangelical Church and exploring the undercurrent of idealism that leaves many people feeling frustrated and confused. Told in an honest and fair fashion, the movie will paint a picture of what is taught explicitly and implicitly by showing how churchgoers react to those teachings through anecdotes of first kisses, chastity rallies and secret obsessions. Along side these stories will be interviews of pastors reflecting on their own teachings, as well historians and sociologists diagramming the evolution of sexual teaching in the Church.
It sounds like a candid look at how teens being raised in evangelical christian households react to the idea that they must wait until their wedding day to have sex. We already know that most do not wait, but it would be interesting to hear evangelical teens’ thoughts on the matter, and how they decided that following this particular prescription either was or wasn’t for them.
They’re trying to raise funds for the documentary on Kickstarter. Consider helping out if you like the idea.