Jessica Alba Turned Away From the Church After Falling in Love With a Drag Queen

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In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Jessica Alba has revealed that she fell in love with a bisexual drag queen when she was a teenage, which caused her to turn away from the church.

Jessica admitted that due to the way the church treated women and sexuality it caused her to leave the church:

In researching this piece, I read some interesting stuff about how you distanced yourself from the Church because of their treatment of women and sexuality—that you’d experienced criticism over playing a teen with an STD on Chicago Hope, and that the men in your church were very creepy towards you.

Oh, yeah. That was actually my born-again Christian friends that didn’t approve of that one, and yeah, that was my born-again Christian youth group I was in. Very twisted. I fell in love when I was 16 and had this major crush on… I guess he was a drag queen? He was bisexual and a ballerina, and this was while I was at the Atlantic Theater Company in Vermont. We used to go to this gay club and I’d dance with him all night, four nights a week. I was so in love with him and thought, “There’s no way this guy’s going to hell,” because in my church, it was, “Anybody who’s gay is going to hell” and “Premarital sex is evil,” and I thought, “There’s no chance! This guy is amazing!” So that went right out the window.

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