Christine O'Donnell's 1996 Anti-Masturbation Campaign On MTV's 'Sex In The 90s'

Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party favorite beat heavily favored congressman Mike Castle for the Republican nomination for senate in Delaware. Rachel Maddow could hardly contain herself as she unearthed footage from 1996 of MTV's 'Sex in the '90s' of a younger O'Donnell promoting an anti-masturbation campaign.

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Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party favorite beat heavily favored congressman Mike Castle for the Republican nomination for senate in Delaware. Rachel Maddow could hardly contain herself as she unearthed footage from 1996 of MTV's 'Sex in the '90s' of a younger O'Donnell promoting an anti-masturbation campaign.

"The reason that you don't tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because again it is not addressing the issue."

-- "The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can't masturbate without lust."

O'Donnell later wrote in an article for The Cultural Dissident in 1998 titled "The Case for Chastity". She wrote:

I know many physical virgins who are not sexually pure. I know many virgins who are into pornography or who are "doing everything but" with their boyfriends. On the flip side, I know many non-virgins who live beautiful, holy, pure lives through the power of Christ's blood.

Another disagreeable point about abstinence is that it does not transcend into marriage, yet our call to purity does. Married couples, especially, are called to sexual purity. When a married person uses pornography, or is unfaithful, it compromises not just his (or her) purity, but also compromises the spouse's purity. As a church, we need to teach a higher standard than abstinence. We need to preach a righteous lifestyle.

Christine O'Donnell was the founder and president of something called The SALT- Savior's Alliance for Lifting the Truth.

Same video as above, minus Rachel Maddow's introduction.

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