Brelyn Bowman presented a “certificate of purity” to her father, Dr. Michael Freeman, before exchanging wedding vows with her husband-to-be on Oct. 10.
"I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact," Bowman wrote in an Instagram post on Oct. 13. "Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13."
The post received a number of negative comments, including "this is creepy" and "This is sad and demented."
On Oct. 18, Freeman, a pastor of two churches in Maryland, posted a picture of himself, his daughter and her certification of virginity on Instagram along with the caption: "Who knew that a pic like this would get so much negativity but a natural man will not understand things of the Spirit for they are foolishness to them!!!"
Bowman had posted a picture of herself dancing with her dad along with the caption: "Another one of my favs! Dancing with my first love! I was able to present a certificate of purity to him signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13. When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy."
However, an intact hymen is not necessarily proof of virginity, according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
According to the New York Post, Bowman continued her boasting on another Instagram photo: “If one person has made a decision to wait until marriage or decide to stop & wait we have done our job. Let’s make Jesus famous!”