New bride sparks controversy after presenting ‘purity certificate’ to father

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A bride in Maryland has got the Internet’s tongues wagging after she gave her father a certificate verifying her “purity” on her wedding day.

The certificate confirms she remained a virgin until marriage after a doctor checked that her hymen was intact.

Brelyn Bowman wrote on Instagram she signed a covenant with her father when she was 13 to remain a virgin until marriage, and on her wedding day, she wanted to surprise her father with the certificate that confirmed she kept her promise.

Once she posted her story with this Instagram post of her father-daughter dance, it sparked widespread reaction.

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Another one of my favs! Dancing with my first love! ❤️ I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13. When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy @drmikefreeman

A post shared by Brelyn Bowman (@brefree) on Oct 13, 2015 at 5:56pm PDT

Supporters, skeptics and critics have all had their say; some critics say the certificate is “sexist” and “creepy.”

Brelyn and her husband Tim Bowman Jr., a gospel singer who also remained a virgin until marriage, told NBC that they didn’t expect such a huge reaction.

“At that moment, we had a brief meeting,” he said. “We made a decision that we were happy that people were even talking about it.”

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Apparently some people on social media are trying to decide if they like or don’t like my commitment of waiting/presenting a certificate to my dad. I started to want to explain/go in depth then I looked to my right my husband is swimming in the pool. I looked ahead & saw the Indian Ocean. So while they’re deciding I’ll enjoy the promises of God for my life! 💋 #MeetTheBowmans #livingmybestdays #mychoicemylife #goodlife

A post shared by Brelyn Bowman (@brefree) on Oct 16, 2015 at 7:04am PDT

Though Brelyn’s so-called purity was determined by the status of her hymen, it has been widely documented that the hymen is not a reliable factor to determine virginity.

The newlyweds said in an interview with Fox that abstaining from sex during their three-year courtship wasn’t easy.

“I can’t count them on my fingers!” said Brelyn of the times she said she wanted to break her covenant. “It’s not that we didn’t want to have sex, because we were created that way. We wanted to. But that’s why we have each other and others to keep us accountable.”

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Brelyn’s father Mike Freeman, a pastor, said all of his three children signed the same covenant.

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Just allow me to make the devil really mad!! Here’s my 1st born presenting me with her certificate maybe it’s her fault her lil sister follow her example and got us into to all of this! #fulfillionaires 😂😂 #makejesusfamous

A post shared by Dr. Mike Freeman (@drmikefreeman) on Oct 22, 2015 at 7:11pm PDT

His eldest daughter Brittney presented him with a certificate of purity at her wedding. His son Joshua did have premarital sex.

“I love all three just the same. It’s not about what they did for me, rather what they did for themselves,” Mike Freeman said.

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