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Exchange Exemplar: The 'Moral Combat' Between Christians Over Sex

The cross sits in the median at a busy five-way intersection.
Becky Harlan
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NPR
The cross sits in the median at a busy five-way intersection.

Once upon a time in the United States, evangelical Christians supported a woman's right to an abortion. Some evangelicals, not all... but the some included the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, something unthinkable today.

Abortion and other issues related to human sexuality have often tied American Christians in knots, as related by R. Marie Griffith in her book Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics.

Birth control, sex education, homosexuality, and more are discussed in this interview from 2017.

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