“We want to point them to God-centered solutions and responses to the things they’re seeing on TV and the things they’re hearing from their friends,” he said.
Discussing her friend “Emma,” Ashley says, “The story is that she had oral sex with a guy friend of ours last week. They’re not dating, although they’ve always flirted with each other a lot. Many of the scenarios and personality quizzes use hypothetical situations that would only occur in a traditional school atmosphere, such as “You’re sitting next to the prom queen in English class. ” ‘Filthy graffiti’ Leonie Beltzer is a homeschooling parent from Sterling, Va., who sent an e-mail warning to other homeschool families about the “True Images” Bible.Married and the father of two homeschool graduates, he has served in leadership positions in his church, local nonprofit boards and in county government.A Bible created especially for girls age 13-16 that includes profiles of fictional teenagers discussing oral sex, lesbianism and “dream” guys is drawing sharp criticism from some Christian parents who say such material should not appear alongside Scripture.“I find this ‘Bible’ comparable to filthy graffiti smeared across the Word of God.
Instead of edifying young girls and encouraging them to godliness it actually violates their purity by its very text,” she told WND.
An introduction in the Bible explains its goal: to present to young girls “true images”: “God’s message about who you are in his eyes.” The “In Focus” article on sex appears amidst scriptural regulations on offerings in the book of Leviticus. Pray together, and come up with a plan for what to do next.” ‘Cuddling opps’ Though there is a rising movement within Christianity to promote courtship over traditional dating, the “True Images” Bible, like a secular teen magazine, appears to assume its readers are dating – or wish they were. “But I can’t stand the thought of losing him.” One of several personality tests throughout the Bible deals specifically with dating, entitled “The Perfect Date.” One of the creative date ideas is to go to a symphony concert under the stars, since it will provide “romantic tunes” and “cuddling opps.” On the same page is a colorful graphic stating: “You gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince!