I read the bible so you don't have to: 1 Thessalonians 4:3 (New International Version)
3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality
OMG! Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers are virgins!!! This obnoxious video from CNN.com tells of the "new trend" in Hollywood of stars that are approximately 15 years old "deciding" not to have sex. Which, I guess, is a good thing for all those 9 year old girls who went out and tried to emulate Jamie Lynn Spears after she got knocked up.
Particularly loathsome is the "clinical psychologist" Dr. Judy Kurianski who's just "thrilled" that these "young role models" are choosing not to have sex. They even wear purity rings! Paging Dr. Kurianski: you're only choosing to have sex if you have the opportunity to have sex and turn it down. That's why abstinence pledges don't work; most of the kids who take them haven't been presented with sex yet.
But the research, as my good pals Peter Bearman and Hannah Bruckner showed, tells us approximately 98% of those who pledge do in fact have sex before marriage. And the kicker is that they're more likely to get STIs when they do have sex because in all their fervor for "abstinence" they never pick up a book about condoms.
CNN.com oughta invite people who are, like, semi-familiar with the subject when they do interviews; Dr. Judy says, completely erroneously, the the "public declaration" of your intention not to have sex before marriage makes you "accountable" to that decision. Actually, Dr. J, the opposite is true.
For further reading:
"After the promise: The STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges." Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 36 , Issue 4 , Pages 271 - 278. H . Brückner , P . Bearman