Yikes, another zeitgeist moment, this time on the Today Show which featured a segment about abstinence.
Three abstinence proponents (Julie Laipply, Shanette Howard and Johan Khalilian) were interviewed by Meredith Veiera on the show yesterday morning. The NRO blog wrote about it here, including a video of the abstinence segment on the show. I found some background on the three abstinence speakers here. As Kathyrn Lopez of the NRO blog wrote:
"Framed with a virginity ban and very skeptical questions, the three young (twenty something and a thirty) advocates were impressive, speaking above the conventional dismissal. A plug even got snuck in for Elayne Bennett’s successful Best Friends Program. The sole guy on the panel closed with emphasizing, this is not just about telling kids to say no to sex, it’s about giving them something compelling to be doing and aspiring to – a reason to respect themselves. It’s a message the gals in Wendy Shalit’s Girls Gone Mild have figured out. It’s a message adults should try to wrap their minds around."