New York Times criticizes Lolo Jones for virginity

By Tom Quiner

The New York Times attacked Lolo Jones in a scathing column.

The Left reviles Christian values.

We saw what happened to Chick-fil-A when their boss, Dan Cathy, said he supports traditional, Christian marriage.

Powerful mayors of the Left in cities like Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. railed against this chain of little chicken restaurants. They said you’re not welcome in our town. We will prevent access of your kind. Your values are the wrong values. We won’t tolerate your beliefs.

Their target for this week is Lolo Jones.

Ms. Jones is an Olympic athlete who grew up right here in Des Moines. She and I graduated from the same high school, although I beat her to the diploma by a few decades.

She said something amazing earlier this year, that she is a virgin and is saving herself for her wedding night. It’s amazing because chastity has slipped on the list of virtues in this culture.

It took guts for Ms. Jones to make such a pledge.

The liberal New York Times could not let such an audacious pledge stand. They went into attack mode with a hit piece titled, “For Lolo Jones, everything is image.” The writer, Jere’ Longeman, blasted her:

“Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the London Games. This was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign. Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone want her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.”

The lesson here is nothing new: if you proclaim a Christian value, whether it is support of traditional marriage or chastity, you will be attacked. The Left will try to destroy you.

Dan Cathy and Lolo Jones deserve our support for having the courage to publicly stand up for Christian virtue in the face of the withering attacks they knew would come.

Ms. Jones tweeted,

“Lord Jesus, please comfort me, guide me … heal my broken heart.”

God bless you, Lolo Jones. Thank-you for standing tall.

You are not alone.

[Please forward this post to other Believers as a show of support for the Lolo Jones of the world.]


  1. Bob Vance on August 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Some (dare I say) idiot made and posted a video on YouTube where he drives through a CFA for a free glass of water, then starts berating the poor (probably high school age) girl as if he is talking to Dan Cathy himself.

    Once he moves on, he then turns the camera on himself so he can pat himself on the back as if he had just saved the world from tyranny.

    To her credit, the young Miss manages to keep her composure throughout.

  2. Bob on August 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Isn’t it great that we live in a society that considers virginity to be a form of sexual deviance?

  3. Lisa Bourne on August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Longeman has a problem, actually at least two problems. It’s likely, as with so many in the case of Sarah Palin, the sin of envy. I’m guessing it’s rooted in some deep-seated self-loathing (problem #2), just like the haters with Sarah. Someone has something you don’t; talent, achievement, success, looks, and probably most of all, a positive attitude and moral conviction-those especially drive people like this nuts. It’s a very human response on the part of these people to lash out at those who exhibit what they lack. Trouble is, this weakness and the use of others for personal therapy releases more negativity into the culture, solving nothing. Further, it imposes their personal issues on everyone. Unfortunately, this also passes for journalism far too often.