My generation was sexually repressed, which is linked to the way we are also politically and socially stunted.
Such stories led to women experiencing sex as trauma even after they got married and sex was supposedly legit. And that had health implications for decades to come.
As Rev. Hartgrove said, the family values movement was backlash against the civil rights movement in the US.
That's the roots of the "parents first" jargon that we repeat here. standardmedia.co.ke/nairobi/articl…
Of course, the clergy couldn't see the connection between neoliberal politics and sexual purity.
On the other hand, black theology was not naive.
The pain that we suffered under the purity theology was not a side effect of evangelicalism. It was a deliberate goal.
My generation is not only sexually repressed; we are also politically and socially stunted. They're all connected.
The point is that whatever politics we want in our education, our faith, our governance must also be in our intimate lives.