by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/09/2012
LoLo Jones’ Olympics didn’t go according to plan. She was aiming for the medal stand in the women’s 100 meter hurdle after failing to medal in 2008. But, despite setting a personal record time and being the 4th fastest women in the world in the event, she failed once again to medal. But the saddest part of her story is that rather than receive support from people in her efforts – which, let’s face it, none of us could do what she just did – she was criticized: for being a virgin! Before the Olympics began the outspoken Christian told the world that she was a virgin and wanted to save herself for marriage. The Blaze reports: “After Jones came in fourth place during the finals of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday, many Twitter users started talking about her sex life. Using the loss as an opportunity to lambaste the athlete, they seemed to allege that, had she been sexually active, perhaps she would have performed better at the Olympics.” Many of the tweets Jones received were vulgar and inappropriate. And it’s shame that a woman cannot save herself for her husband without being the object of ridicule and scorn. Is this the message we want for women, for our daughters: your body is your own to make the choices you decide…except you need to have sex now! We congratulate LoLo for her performance and her grace and class as a woman in the face of ridicule. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.