Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette was action-packed, to say the least. We finally learned who Hannah slept with in the windmill (Pilot Peter), Tyler Cameron proved himself to be the perfect man, and, oh yeah, Hannah Brown and Luke Parker had a heated debate about religion and sex that led to their breakup. Yes, my friends, Hannah finally spoke the words we’ve been waiting for all season: “I have had sex, and Jesus still loves me.”
How she got there isn’t surprising if you’ve been keeping up with The Bachelorette. Luke sat Hannah down and said he’d remove himself from their relationship if he found out she’d slept with any of the other contestants. This, naturally, did not sit well with Hannah—and their proceeding conversation was explosive. But I’ll let them do the talking. Here is the transcript, in full:
Luke: Let’s talk about sex.
Luke: You know sex is an incredible thing. And it’s a beautiful thing. Well, you know, only when it’s within the guidelines of marriage. This whole process, I’ve been studying Hebrews, and it talks about how marriage should be honored by everybody and how the marriage bed should be kept pure. I know you’re not a virgin. We’ve had the talk. You know I’m not. I’ve been abstaining myself from sex for, like, three-and-a-half to four years now. And I know that regardless of what I’ve done in the past, I am saving myself for marriage. And I am very confident that we’re on the same page with our morals. And I just want to hear it from your mouth. There’s a lot of people that say they believe in something but yet they live or do things completely differently. Thinking about Fantasy Suites, I’ve heard people proclaim their faith but yet they’ve said things like, “I’m excited for Fantasy Suites. I want to explore this relationship on a sexually intimate level, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” And to me, that’s like, “Whoa, what? Excuse me? There’s something I’m missing here.” I don’t believe that’s something you should be doing. I just want to make sure you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here.
Luke: I totally have all the trust in the world for you, but at the same time I just want to make sure we’re on the same page. If you told me you’re having sex or you had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I’d be wanting to go home, 100% But if that’s something you’re not going through, then I’m just ‘gonna continue to grow the relationship and move on.
Hannah: Um…Sex is a very big deal to me. And I’ve said I’ve had sex with two people in my life and it was long relationships I thought were ‘gonna be my husband. But some of the things you said, I don’t agree with at all. And, honestly, I’m kind of mad because the way you just said that is…Why do you have the right to do that? Because you’re not my husband. And you’re not—
Luke: Can I cut you off for a second?
Hannah: It’s just that you’re questioning me, that you’re judging me and feel like you have the right to when you don’t at this point. I get when you care for somebody that you don’t want to think about someone being intimate with another person, but guess what? Sex might be a sin out of marriage but pride is a sin too. And I feel like this is, like, a pride thing.