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Sexual Revolution: Are We Confused Yet?

Thomas Beatie, trans “man” and poster child of the sexual revolution. Photo by Frankie Fouganthin

As we have written here, Justice Kennedy declared “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” This folly has led to a tidal wave of new self-definitions and the chaotic circumstances they create. We spoke of the plethora of theoretical sexual identities here.

The LGBT community said they should be able to marry “whomever they loved,” just like heterosexuals. But in the postmodern world where an individual can define their own existence and “love and mutual consent” become the standard for conduct, why stop at so-called same-sex “marriage.” The plague has been unleashed. The future is here, a sexual revolution of uncommon moral decay.

Here are some examples.

Let’s have a sexual revolution: Why not polygamy?

polygamy is another frontier in the sexual revolutionIf same-sex “marriage” is legal between consenting adults, why not polygyny?

Muslims in Italy raised this question after that nation allowed civil unions for gays and lesbians. Hamza Piccardo, founder of the Union of Islamic Communities and Organizations, wrote: “There’s no reason for Italy not to accept polygamous marriages of consenting persons.”

In the United States, the Brown family of the “Sister Wives,” a reality TV show about a polygynous Utah family, argued that legalizing same-sex unions removed any remaining obstacles to legalizing polygamy. On Dec. 13, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups ruled that state laws criminalizing polygamy were unconstitutional.

Why not incest?

Eighteen years after giving him up for adoption, Monica Mares was reunited with her son, Caleb Peterson. Their love was kindled. Not the maternal love of a mother for her child, but the sexual passion between a man and a woman. They were “madly in love.” So if the culture blesses sex and marriage with anyone you’re “in love with,” why should Monica and Caleb be refused the right to marry?

The moral prohibition has been removed, but incest is still illegal in all 50 states. Accordingly, Monica and Caleb have been charged in New Mexico. Mares says that they are fighting the charges not only because “they are in love,” but also to support the rights of others who have “genetic sexual attraction” (GSA). Notice the use of new terminology in an effort to legitimize long-held taboos. What was once “incest” is now “genetic sexual attraction.” This is in the same pattern as “sodomy” to “homosexuality” to “gay lifestyle.”

Why not pedophilia?

A recent op-ed piece in the New York Times argued that “Pedophilia Deserves Civil Rights.” The writer argues that, just as the nation’s laws against incest are discriminatory to relatives who are in love, the nation’s antipedophilia laws are discriminating against pedophiles. Here again we simply need to expand the concept of what is acceptable in sexual diversity. And why not? Assistant Law Professor Margo Kaplan writes:

Tragically, the roughly 1 percent of “people who are sexually attracted to children” must hide their disorder from everyone they know — or risk losing educational and job opportunities, and face the prospect of harassment and even violence.

pedophilia another aspect of the sexual revolutionThis discrimination is dramatically unfair to adults who “love” children. Soon they will be a discriminated class. Read more here.

Pedophilia is rampant in Hollywood and is justified and promoted in Hollywood movies.

California, often in the front of the sexual revolution, is leading the way in legalizing sex with minors. California Senate Bill 1322 has passed and been signed into law by Governor Brown. This would decriminalize childhood prostitution, removing one of the tools that police have to protect young girls from their pimps and the men who abuse them. Why not? This is enlightened progress!

Why not transsexuals having babies?

There is discussion going on within the trans community about transgender pregnancy and childbirth. Thomas Beatie, pictured above, was the first case of a woman who legally (but not actually) became a man and then gave birth.

Now we have the headline, “Transgender man gives birth to his OWN BABY in world first.” The story in the U.K. paper The Daily Express describes how Fernando Machado, a biological woman who self-identified as a male, got pregnant by Diane Rodriguez, a biological male who self identifies as a female.

A transsexual couple having a baby, like same-sex “marriage,” is a postmodern illusion. The reality is that a biological male (identifying as a female) had intercourse with a biological female (identifying as a male) and the biological female conceived; their union produced a baby. Why not?

Actually, it was the reality of biology that conceived the child, not the illusion of transgender.

Have we had enough yet? Are enough people confused and moving into despair because there is nothing fixed in the universe anymore?

Those caught in postmodern illusions need our compassion.

The culture needs to hear us speak of constant, universal truths, like the dignity of human beings, and the sacredness of human sexuality.

  • Darrow Miller

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).