Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The traditional month of marriage

...not so traditional now.

Taking time away from solving the financial and oil spill crises, President Barack Obama declared June 2010 as National Prostitute, Adulterer, Pedophile and Polygamist month, calling it an important chapter in the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the prostitute, adulterer, pedophile and polygamist (PAPP) community. PAPP Americans have enriched and strengthened the fabric of our national life. From business leaders and professors to athletes and first responders, PAPP individuals have achieved success and prominence in every discipline. They are our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters, and our friends and neighbors.

Wait. Where did this news feed come from? Oops; Sorry about that. It is a different group of personal sexual choices --
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender -- that the President is recognizing this month.

Sin does not cease to be sin just because a President declares it to be so. Furthermore, "...all sexual behavior – married heterosexual conduct, adulterous heterosexuality, bestiality, necrophilia, homosexuality, pedophilia, coprophilia, chosen behavior...It has nothing to do with unalterable, unchangeable, immutable characteristics...A person's natural state is that of male or female. From there, people choose what kind of sexual behavior, if any, to participate in." (
Peter Heck)

Wake up, America!


Anonymous said...

Of course we all know one famous pedophile who achieved prominence in the music business, was acquitted of the charges, and has since passed on. It seems this was never brought up at all immediately after his death. Do people have that short of a memory? I guess it goes back to the old adage of "money talks."

If the liberal elite had this grand scheme to alter the cultural fabric of America as some say they did, they are doing a superb job.

Anonymous said...

What really gets me is the fact that all of the particular classes mentioned are being praised and uplifted. Now let us turn the tables.

What do people of today think about those who may not be married for one reason or another, yet try and carry on to the best of their abilities and means. They are the ones who are viewed as outcasts. Is there something wrong with that picture? I would certainly believe so. If the government is so bent on changing the entire concept of marriage, why don't they just abolish it altogether? I would not be surprised to see that happen eventually. After all, it has become a farce.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Anonymous # 2, I'm not sure I understand all of your point. For example, I agree that marriage in our day has become something of a farce -- many Christians rail against homosexuality and commit adultery; rail against living together and get a divorce; etc. Yet the Christian view of marriage SHOULD NOT be a farce and should be guided according to the Scriptures.

It is interesting that there is this pride month, but no "Living Together under Difficult Circumstances Pride Month." Ultimately it is about setting a particular goal and striving to obtain it, is it not?

Anonymous said...

Robert, what you said was basically my point. Society has basically created this misconception.

I think back to an example you used in a post awhile back. It was of your average John and Mary who arise with the cup of strong coffee, knowing good and well what they must face with the day ahead of them. And they do not make excuses or grumble. They know there will be good days, and some not so good. But it seems this lifestyle is no longer deemed ordinary. Many believe that if you don't have something bizzare or dramatic going on, then your life is out of sorts. Seems to me they have it all backwards. There was a phrase coined i believe back in the 1960's, and I feel so applies to present times. People are always looking for that "15 minutes of fame." This has infiltrated marriage among countless other things as well. If people spend years of their life with this mindset, how could they wonder why their branches are starting to break?

There was a time when people did not have to rely on Dr. Phil or Dr. Laura to tell them how to live their lives. They knew when to "do the right thing."

Anonymous said...

I have just now read the full article by Mr. Heck and found it quite interesting. The questions he raised that are worth asking are certainly right on the money. However, I feel there are some other questions worthwhile to be asked which he may not readily mull over.

Such as, why is it that your average drug addict always has comapnionship? Why does the alcoholic on every corner never seem to want for companionship? How about your "welfare kings and queens?" They never seem to want for companionship as they will learn how to work the system so they can get out of earning a living? Why does a criminal who may have a record over a mile long, always have a companion? It seems the bigger the record, the more marketable they are.

Now lets look at the other side of the coin, and ask this question. Maybe Mr. Heck might find it appealing if he thought about it long enough. How can some who do nothing but work, never find companionship, regardless of how long they may seek, and of their honest intentions? How is it that those who have never partaken of any of the aforementioned, not even be shown the respect of the opposite sex to have a chance for something which God ordained before the foundation of the world? It is now the criminal and the drug addict who is praised, and the latter who is ostracized. Maybe Mr. Heck would find it eye-opening to know that many of our precious older saints tend to agree with this scenario, and cannot understand it either.

This just goes to show you how far we have plummeted. We were once a nation that was on a productive journey up the mountain, to one that is now on a vicious avalanche toward the bottom. However, we must stay the course, lest we run ashore never to float again.

Anonymous said...

I must also add that we absolutely cannot afford to abandon ship, for if we do we shall surely perish.

Brad Bahler said...

nice to see a comment from Peter Heck of our local radio station in Kokomo, Indiana, who is also a teacher and sports announcer in a local county school

R. L. Vaughn said...

Interesting to know that. Thanks, Brad.