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Oh But You Can! Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Preaches the Key to Not Getting an STD is Biblically Correct Sex

During a recent sermon, Phil Robertson preached that if you only have biblically sanctioned sex, you do not need to worry about STD’s.

“Biblically correct sex is safe,” Robertson told a congregation last month. “It’s safe. You’re not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS — if you, if a man marries a woman, and neither of you have it, and you keep your sex between the two of you, you’re not going to get ever sexually transmitted diseases.”

While it is true monogamous relationships do reduce the risk of contracting STD’s, the danger is that unless your partner and you have never had sex with another person, then there is still a chance at contracting an STD.

Researcher Elizabeth Boskey explained the risk.

“Even if you had undergone regular screening, if you were infected while having sex with a partner who had not been tested in years, there is always the possibility that they were infected asymptomatically a long time before you got together – and just didn’t know it. Even when you are having sex with someone who is infected with an STD, you won’t necessarily get infected the first time you sleep together. Particularly if you intermittently practice safe sex, it could take months or even years.

The trouble is that Robertson, who admitted many young people succumb to “sexual immorality” thanks to “orthodox liberal opinion” leading them astray, never actually made it clear that even if you are a born-again virgin, you still could be carrying around a nasty bug even if you go on to lead a biblically-affirming monogamous relationship with your spouse.

Instead, he seemed to imply that as long as you were married and did not stray from your relationship, you were safe.

“Man meets woman, marries her, keeps his sex right there,” Robertson preached. “The children come, the chances of them getting a sexually transmitted disease, would you say is almost zero? You can say it.”

Unfortunately, you can say it, but it doesn’t make it true.

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