Mind you, I am not so naïve to think that there wasn’t sexual promiscuity or scandals in our society, i.e., Hollywood, politics, etc. But at least there was a modicum of decency presented in the public arena. Lucy and Ricky couldn’t even sleep in the same bed on TV, and they were a married couple in real life! Rob and Laura Petry slept in separate beds also. As a child I thought that was the way it was when you got married: a kiss goodnight and off to your own twin bed.
Pregnancy before marriage was clearly looked at as a bad thing. If you got pregnant before you were married, you were often sent away to avoid scandal. I’m not saying they handled it properly; it could have been dealt with more compassion. Yet, there was a stigma for those who didn’t do the right thing. Boys were taught to be gentlemen and not take advantage of a young woman. The end result was evident in that teen pregnancies were the rare event and not the norm. The divorce rate was certainly not what it is today either. Mothers, fathers, and families were considered the backbone of society and the nation.
My, my, look how far we have come. Now you can marry anyone you want no matter what sex they are–men with men and women with women. After centuries of primitives like me living in a conventional family unit, we have redefined what a family is, and it is not even recognizable. A man can be a woman and vise versa because sexual identity, after all, is fluid and not fixed. There are now so many different sexual orientations that I can’t keep track any more.
This is all because of the sexual revolution. Yippee! Since then relationships have become totally disposable and sex is just a recreational activity. Porn is everywhere and easily accessible. We are trying to influence our elementary school children to choose their sexual orientation before they even know what the word puberty means. We have blurred the lines as to what is normal to the point where anything is now conceivable. Drag queens are now being celebrated in our schools as celebrities. They have Gay and Straight Alliance clubs in our schools so we can make everyone feel included. Almost every TV show, commercial, and movie has gay characters in them. If you don’t think that the homosexuals have an agenda, then your naivety is profound beyond imagination. Our entire society is obsessed with sex to the point where that is all we talk about anymore. Do we really think that this is liberating?
Movie stars, producers, politicians, doctors, sports personalities, and musicians are scandalized with their sexual abuse. It has been everywhere and everyday in the news. The “Me Too” movement has taken off and, like cockroaches, everyone is coming out of the woodwork with a new story of abuse, and we wonder why.
Can anyone really tell me that society is better because of this moral shift? What happened to this country? We aren’t even able to define what a male or female is anymore, and we wonder why all of the scandals are happening. Well Duh!!!!!!!
Movie stars dress like absolute floozies in their private and public lives; they act out sex scenes in their movies and then complain about the sexual abuse that is happening in the “Me Too” movement. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t be sexually liberated and then complain when that plays out in real life. What, you don’t think that this behavior is going to be played out in real life? When people are entertained by vile behavior, you can’t expect that it won’t affect their behavior in real life. This is why they go to these movies– to be titillated by this behavior in what they consider a safe place. The end results that have played out in real life scenarios are pretty obvious. Society is sexually perverted and it has affected every square inch of our country.
Let me tell you the cure for this problem.
1 Co 7:1-5
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
This Neanderthal is of the persuasion that if we just get back to the basics, then we just might see some change. Men, keep your hands to yourself until marriage; women, dress and act in a manner that does not dishonor your body. Save yourselves for your husbands and wives. But I am not too optimistic. That being said, those who call themselves believers should live by a different standard. We don’t need to be consumed by their perversion. We need to live according to the Scriptural standard not Hollywood’s, or should I say, Hollow-wood.
I promise there will be no need for a “Me Too” movement then. We might even see a program on TV that just might be worth watching.
Shalom uvracha b'Yeshua (Peace and blessings in Yeshua) Rabbi Henry