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'I have had sex and Jesus still loves me', says star of TV dating show

by Eno Adeogun

Hannah Brown has the task of dating 29 men before selecting a potential fiancé.

In the trailer for the upcoming season, Brown is seen having a heated conversation with one of her contestants and says: "I have had sex and Jesus still loves me."

 

In an interview with entertainment website ET, the 24-year-old said: "A lot of times, people get Christianity and religion messed up, because your faith should be something personal in a relationship and it's not to judge others or say, 'Christianity is something you welcome others into'.

"It should be a place where people feel safe and welcomed...and not to feel judged or shamed.

"Regardless of anything that I've done that people might think, 'Oh, well, that deserved a scarlet letter,' that's not how it works.

 

"I can do whatever. I sinned daily, and Jesus still loves me.

"It's all washed, and if the Lord doesn't judge me and it's all forgiven, then no other man, woman, animal - anything, I don't know - can judge me!"

She also opened up about the difficulty she had in forgiving herself for having premarital sex.

"I always thought that I would save myself for marriage and I hadn't, and how for a long time, I carried shame and guilt around," she explained.

"And then I realised that I shouldn't. Now that, honestly, my faith has grown so much and I've realised what a relationship with the Lord is really about, I don't have to carry that."

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