Who Is Anna Broadway?
(excerpts taken from the Tampa Tribune, 5/31/08, from an article written by Michelle Bearden)
A young author, who wrote a book about chastity while living in the big city, finds herself in the midst of a whirlwind of publicity. Anna Broadway did live in New York City for several years and her new book was just released with the unusual title, "Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity" (A Doubleday book). She states that the rationale for the book is to appeal to Gen-X'rs who feel peer pressure to give up their values and their purity while searching for a spouse. You may have noticed more than a little publicity promoting a movie this weekend with the opposite message.
It is hard to reconcile for me that we have such incredible tolerance for the messages of casual sex from movies, television, and the internet. Thru it all, we have turned our heads away in disgust and negligence. In point of fact, life is actually not as casual when it comes to these issues and many lives are changed or ruined because of such actions. Unwanted pregnancies have resulted in abortions of more than a million babies each year. Sexually transmitted diseases have remained a major health hazard in our country and yes, even HIV is alive and well thanks to the permissive attitudes of our society.
Perhaps each of us could visit Amazon.com and order Anna's book and share it with our family and friends as a symbolic gesture to show an equal and opposite position from the one being broadcast as the norm. Are we so embarrassed to share the positive attributes of a virtuous life that we just go along with messages of movies and TV shows that make us want to vomit? I guess that's how they have come into our culture in the first place! Thanks to Anna Broadway, we know that she represents many young people who are living lives of virtue but who will not receive notoriety for it.
Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
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