Sarah Michelle Gellar and her hit show Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been blamed for over 50,000 women leaving the Christian churches in England.
Dr. Kristin Aune, from the University of Derby has said young women are not going to church because they “link it with traditional values” and they are into witch craft because of the show.
She says, “In short, women are abandoning the church. Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Young women tend to express egalitarian values and dislike the traditionalism and hierarchies they imagine are integral to the church.”
She also believes that women feel the church denies their sexual desires and that work/family lives are also the reason.
Aune got the numbers from the English Church Census while researching for her new book “Women and Religion in the West”