Today's must-read is Sex-Maniac Nation by Lisa Fabrizio:
Of all the hubbub rightly surrounding the healthcare mandate handed down from the imperial throne of Barack Obama, one aspect of this issue has not been sufficiently discussed: the disturbing fact that sex has now made its way into nearly all aspects of American life. Many have written of the clash between First Amendment rights and those who would seek to curb them, while others have debated the moral evils of abortion, but few have sought to plumb the cause of it all: our national descent into the sexual gutter.Welcome to fornication nation, where the "right" to unfettered sexual gratification trumps all others, where the pursuit of happiness is no longer possible without "free" government-mandated contraceptives for all. And where the way to appeal to voters is to pretend that the opponent is threatening that sacred "right," and to deny the real rights, and even the existence, of dissenters.
Without doubt or question, sex rules our airwaves, satellites, and all the forms of human communication that compose our leisure time. The subject of sex dominates our children's education and overflows into the fields of sports, music, and the so-called arts. It is indeed impossible to watch or listen to any form of entertainment without being bombarded with direct or indirect references to, or advertisements for, sex; its attainment, its glorification, or the improvement of its "performance." [. . .]
Yes, sex has overtaken the common sense of otherwise sober Americans and now even intrudes itself into our government, via the despotic mandates of legislation that was unwanted by the majority of its citizens and blatantly unconstitutional. One wonders what our Founding Fathers would have thought if confronted with the fact that in 21st century America, sexual license would be included in the list of freedoms and inalienable rights to be protected and even funded by our government.
As a culture, we've gone so far down this road that it's hard to imagine how we can possibly turn it around. With all due respect, even conservatives are appalled by Rick Santorum's argument, taken straight from millennia-old Christian teaching, that sex is sacred and, in his word, "special," and that to treat it otherwise will lead to exactly what Ms. Fabrizio describes (and what Pope Paul VI predicted with perfect accuracy back in 1968). But when a public person points these things out as critical societal issues, he's intruding "into our bedrooms." So it can't be discussed, even though these are the values most of us were raised with and that served, until recently, as the bedrock of American society.
But who has really intruded into our bedrooms, living rooms, and every other nook and cranny of our daily lives? Progressives and the entertainment industry, who have so saturated the culture with sexual content that our children are positively marinating in it. They can't get through a day at school, at home, or even a visit to the grocery store without losing another little piece of their innocence.
Ms. Fabrizio lists the fruits of our liberation from the shackles of traditional morality: "pederasty, pornography, social disease, the objectification of women, and generations of fatherless children." She adds that motherhood and marriage have been denigrated. Can anyone deny that this is what's taken place? And can anyone argue that this is good for our children?
Read the whole thing.
Thanks to American Digest for linking.
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