Curiously enough, many men who earnestly desired that their brides be virgins did not think it important that they be virgins themselves. This mindset was not caused by liberalism, per se; we see plenty of it in conservatives too. It was caused by sin. I believe I can defend the premise that liberalism is sin writ large. But make no mistake, much of conservatism is sin writ in only a slight smaller font. It is true that the basic assumptions underlying modern liberalism are fundamentally unbiblical and and the basic assumptions underlying conservatism are largely consistent with the Bible. But there is enough sin to go around. and there are plenty enough sinners willing to tweak their principles for personal advantage.