Tea Party-Backed Candidate Christine O’Donnell’s War on Masturbation

(Sept. 3) — Delaware Republican Christine O’Donnell has become a tea party favorite. The Senate candidate says that Rep. Mike Castle, also a Republican, is no different from the Democratic aspirant, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons. And on one issue at least, O’Donnell, really does distinguish herself from her opponents: masturbation.

Back in the 1990s, O’Donnell was the president of a Christian-right group called Saviors Alliance for Lifting the Truth (SALT), and The Huffington Post has taken a look back at her television appearances from the time preaching religious conservatism. On the MTV series “Sex in the 90s,” O’Connell called not only for abstinence but avoidance of masturbation.

“The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust,” she said. “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. You’re just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, toying with his sexuality. Pardon the pun.”

It’s unclear if O’Donnell has since revisited her thoughts on sexuality. But it should be noted that prudishness is not generally part of the tea party platform.

Paul Wachter Contributor
AOL News Surge Desk