We live in such a sex-saturated culture. Everywhere you look, flesh is on display: on TV, at the movies, in the pages of glossy celebrity magazines, even on your ipod. It leaves each of us with so many tough moral questions: When is the right time in life to have sex? How do I battle lust? What if I'm gay? What if I'm gay and my parents wish I weren't? What, finally, should I teach my kids?
Millions of Christians turn to the Bible to light the way down this thorny path. But the ancient lessons can be interpreted in so many different ways that it's hard to find agreement, even among Christians. The complicated moral issues cut to the heart of who we are as individuals and as a society. So it stands to reason that the deeply personal relationship of sex and religion has become highly political in our country.
Tonight, we explore those challenges in "What is a Christian: Sex and Salvation." Has the church become the sex police? Or is sex a beautiful part of a Christian's walk with the Lord?
We gave correspondent Joe Johns a tough assignment: head down to Florida during spring break. But here's the catch: amid all the horny, drunk college kids, Joe found hundreds of devout young evangelical Christians preaching the gospel of abstinence. Their motto: True Love Waits.
Other stories deal with more painful conflicts within Christianity: Gary Tuchman explores a controversial therapy that claims to turn gay people straight; David Mattingly covers Christian efforts to battle crippling addictions to pornography.
Tonight, at 10 p.m., we'll explore sex and salvation. And we want to know what you think. Do you lean on your faith to resolve sexual dilemmas? Do ancient biblical pronouncements still resonate in our fast-moving modern world?