The Negative Infects of Sexual Liberalism (by The Family Research Council)
The article above is short and to the point...but that doesn't mean that it doesn't pack a punch. One of the things that really struck me was "The outbreak of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reached an astounding two million cases last year, "the highest number ever," according to the Centers for Disease Control.". This isn't some "Christian" rhetoric or complaining...this is a secular organization that isn't targeting any specific people group other than Americans.
I am struck that the situation is referred to as a crisis, epidemic, or outbreak. This makes it sound like the situation is the same as a flu outbreak or a natural disaster...but this could have been avoided in most circumstances. This isn't a case of some unforeseen, uncontrollable, unknown pathogen. Yet our culture speaks like it couldn't be avoided. Why is that?
I propose it is because since the "sexual revolution" we have fallen into the decadence of sexual addiction. Each person in saturated in sex and sexuality. We are awash in "sex sells" marketing, sexually educating the young, pornography available on every connected devices, sex in all areas of political and judicial dialog, sex trafficking objectification of women, pedophile priests, an explosion of the LGBTQAA+ agenda, and a cultural attitude tells us that a person's value is somehow connected to sexual prowess, desirability, or experience. We can no longer expect (or even suggest) someone should suppress their sexual desires no matter how aberrant, dangerous, or offensive.
The consequence is we have developed an insatiable appetite. As we indulge we need more quantity, more often, and crossing new unbelievable boundaries. How is this not a description of addiction? Those who are openly celebrating their sexual liberation should be honest with themselves and admit they are no happier, no more satisfied, and no more content than if they had followed a more traditional series of life decisions.
We should apologize to the alcoholics, morbidly obese, and drug addicts. We should live our lives consistently and either admit we should be counted amongst the ranks of addicts or we should celebrate their liberation from reality, praise their chemical (or food) induced freedom, and encourage them right up to the moment their addiction kills them. We lie to ourselves and then pat ourselves on the back for being so enlightened.
I believe that no matter what worldview we espouse we should understand what we believe any why. I hope to show others that the Christian worldview is not only accurate but true. If not, I hope they will be clear on why they reject it.