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Abstinence Idol

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19-year-old hopeful made a promise to his dad never to kiss a girl.

On last night's episode of American Idol, more contestants were put through to Hollywood along with others whose auditions were eccentric, to say the least. To us, one young man who did not get the golden ticket stuck out in the crowd. Bruce is a 19-year-old who has never been with a girl, never even a kiss. His father has instilled the value in him that he must wait until he's married to pursue a woman in an intimate way or, apparently, in any way. We think most parents hope their teenager chooses abstinence over sex, especially when stories like Jamie Lynn pop up. But never-been-kissed at 19—is this healthy? Does this son's promise to his father go too far?


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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
JoLynn January 17, 2008, 2:40 PM

Okay, that’s just CREEPY.

Anonymous January 17, 2008, 3:38 PM

I think it’s a surefire way to make sure he ends up gay.

Dot January 17, 2008, 8:01 PM

I think it’s respectable and completely healthy if he’s honoring that promise in his actions as well as his heart. If he agrees not to kiss a girl but then is addicted to porn there’s a problem. But if he’s committed to keeping his heart on track and he’s doing it through is actions then I commend him.

Jacqueline January 17, 2008, 11:39 PM

Maybe their hearts are in the right place, but it seems a little extreme to me. It IS nice to see a boy talking about abstinence, though - it is usually the girls with promise rings!

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