Culture wars. Don't read because it is not PC.
The latest kerfuffle is about gay marriage, but the real pressure is not only about accepting gays a part of society, but it is about removing all taboos about any sexual behavior.
This is only the latest clash in a battle that has gone on since the 1960's. Remember when those condemning Clinton's seduction of an intern, as if they were evil puritans and he was just a good old boy having fun in a consensual relationships?
Same here: it is alas a smokescreen to pressure people into silence if the dare to judge any sort of sexual activity outside of marriage...and also a smokescreen for the "gender theorists" who want to deny the biological basis of sexuality and wish to encode this into law.
And this is why even has the gentle Pope is worried. When he visited here
, he blasted the trend to pressure poor countries to accept the west's latest ideas on sexuality as cultural imperialism. His more recent speech that rejected modern gender theory has the PC upset...
Insisting that biological evolution made men and women different, and that 50 thousand years of customs enforced heterosexual coupling as a way to protect children is now bigotry.
And of course, by equating support for traditional families as bigotry is one way to shut people up about condemning any sexual practice, not just by gays...
This of course allows the sociopaths to have the last say on what is right and wrong.
We aren't talking about Heather's two mommies living quietly and faithful to each other...many gays are not into the promiscuous lifestyle promoted by these activists, but one wonders when and if they will condemn how the issue is being exploited by a subculture of promiscuous sex out there looking for victims...
Even the libertarians can't see how their insisting that these things are free actions can't see that there is money to be made by third people making huge amounts of money pretending the victims are free agents, when poverty or power of the seducer makes them victims.(be it drugs, sex "workers", or buying kidneys).
Non judgemental attitudes toward sex opens the door to a lot of unsavory and unhealthy practices that in the past used to be called "evil", but now you will be ostracized if you connect the dots.
One reason the Pope brought this up was because the Philippines is a major destination for sexual tourism that includes abuse of street kids, and economic pressure that pushes young people into prostitution is an open secret here.
Even the US Ambassador once said 40 percent of male tourism
here was sex tourism (although some may have been "romance" tourism
, i.e. for wives)...
Either way, it is exploitation.... Samar magazine's expose is about SriLanka
includes a discussion of the sexual exploitation of girls and boys... boys who are street kids are especially vulnerable...and the same problem occurs here.
as for "gay tourism": even CNN promotes the idea that tourism
exploiting the natives as a victory agains homophobia.
So why is CNN pretending this is acceptable behavior?
ah, because of the fake front organizations that few dare to criticize.
Take bullying. Lots of kids are bullied, (for being weak, for being fat, for being a geek, for wearing glasses, etc etc) but instead of promoting politeness and trying to reduce the practice, it has become a way to promote gay behavior as normal.
Those pesky nuns noticed this, and refused to promote sin, walk out of classroom
Another elephant in the room: Billy Budd anyone?
Abuse is not only about boys, of course:
There is a minor kerfuffle among conservative Catholics about a bishop who didn't report this abuse,
so was convicted...three years later, he finally got around to resigning...more here...
The bishop is "conservative"...liberal bishops usually get a "get out of jail free" card,
just like the psychologist. But conservative clergy, who presumably should be harder on "sin" than loving "who am I to judge" liberal bishops, also are more prone to commit the sin of protecting their own in the same way that docs do...
but the psychologist who evaluated the priest and saw the photos didn't report it, and he got off scott free. Uh, he was required by law to do so, but never mind.
This was a child porn case, not a case of rape. But even child rape is a subject best ignored. I mean when six percent of teenagers admit having intercourse below age 13,
(and statistics higher in minority neighborhoods) there is a lot of abuse going on....
so who told the cops in this case? Sounds like the computer tech did. Too much of a nerd to be PC...
this article, which is about the Sandusky case, explains about the need to defend those in your
every person has a social identity, which depends on being a member of various groups. “The social groups you belong to become a part of the very essence of who you feel you are,” explains psychologist Adam Galinsky, a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. These groups can include our families and circles of friends; the clubs, churches and schools we attend; our race, ethnicity and nationality; and the list goes on. The more strongly we identify with a particular group, the more vehemently we defend its members and ideals—a trait that experts think evolved along with early human society. Banding together and protecting one another allowed our ancestors to survive,
NewYorker story on the Sandusky case.
So it's not just in sports or in churches:
Ten percent of docs have substance abuse problems, and ten percent have slept with patients. How many get their licenses removed?
sorry but one of those living in our business compound has a history of abusing staff who work under him for sexual favors...several of them were traumatized by this, but continue to work for us because they need the money.
does that make me a co-enabler?
He insists it is "consensual" but like the sex tourism industry ignores that those involved are very poor and need their job.