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Agents of GodBoundaries and Authority in Muslim and Christian Schools$
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Jeffrey Guhin

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780190244743

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190244743.001.0001

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Sex and the Internet

Sex and the Internet

(p.90) Chapter 4 Sex and the Internet
Agents of God

Jeffrey Guhin

Oxford University Press

The Internet was widely understood as a good thing at these schools, yet it also had risks: pornography, unsupervised access to the opposite sex, and a tendency to coarsen discourse and interactions. Maybe the greatest risk was also the most existential: what if the Internet led children away from the faith? The Internet and sex were often discussed together at these schools, and so this chapter also highlights how discussions of sexuality at all four schools emphasized the importance of virginity and minimized the possibility of same-sex attractions except as temptations from a fallen world. Students were divided about how they could best engage questions of fairness to LGBTQ people, and at least one bisexual student at Good Tree shared her struggles with the author, saying she wanted to avoid the temptation of a gay relationship, but she believed people with attractions like hers should be more welcomed and understood.

Keywords:   gender, sexuality, Internet, online religion, religion and gender, LGBTQ religion, gender separation, complementarianism, American Muslims, American Evangelicals

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