Newswire: Evangelical teen magazine Brio returns to counter the heathens at Teen Vogue

The rise of Donald Trump has inspired the writers and editors of Teen Vogue to elevate their publication beyond the usual realm of fashion tips and teen heartthrobs, treating their readers like the thoughtful, engaged, capable young citizens that they are. And, naturally, the Christian right has a problem with that. So Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based evangelical organization that opposes anti-bullying programs for fear they might “promote homosexuality,” is re-launching its own magazine for teenage girls free of such corrupting worldly influences as political coverage and acknowledging the fact that teenagers are overflowing with hormones.

That magazine is called Brio, and it originally ran from 1990 to 2009, sort of like Sassy in a shapeless ankle-length denim skirt. The magazine covered topics like makeup, clothes, and manicures—you know, appropriate pastimes for a young girl hoping to attract a husband to whom she would eternally submit as a …

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