Saturday, August 22, 2015
One of the reasons Planned Parenthood exists? So that men and women will be free to divorce sexuality from procreation. God created sexuality so that both aspects are tightly woven together. Marriage is the one place where this can occur. Two people, a man and a woman, committed to each other for life, is the only place where this act belongs. In this place of relative safety, sexuality and the likelihood of children can coexist beautifully. The sinfulness of the human heart doesn't like that perceived restriction, however. So, people look for ways to circumvent that difficulty. After all, the world says...have sex...anytime, with whoever you want, as many people as you want. You should be able to do it. It's your right! If, a baby is conceived, that's okay. You're not ready for it. Just kill it. But, they don't call it "killing." It's "termination of products of conception." Or some other silly terminology. The idea of "free love" and "free sex" from the sixties has certainly damaged the very fabric of our society. According to the website childtrends.org, "The proportion of births to unmarried women has increased greatly in recent decades, rising from five percent in 1960 to 32 percent in 1995. After some stability in the mid-1990s, there was a gradual rise from 1997 through 2008, from 32 to 41 percent. The rate appears to have stabilized again, and was at 41 percent in 2013. The long-term trend toward non-marital births may be attributed, in part, to an increase in cohabiting unions and in births within such relationships. Data for 2013 show an increase among all age groups over 19 years in the share of births that were to unmarried women." So, what are some of the consequences of this "new morality?" Again, information from childtrends.org tell us that "Children born to unmarried mothers are more likely to grow up in a single-parent household, experience instable living arrangements, live in poverty, and have socio-emotional problems. As these children reach adolescence, they are more likely to have low educational attainment, engage in sex at a younger age, and have a birth outside of marriage. As young adults, children born outside of marriage are more likely to be idle (neither in school nor employed), have lower occupational status and income, and have more troubled marriages and more divorces than those born to married parents.
The blog, Heart of wisdom states, "In 1962, the Court examined a simple twenty-two word prayer, first used to negate prayer in schools:
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country."
This simple prayer, said by children, acknowledged God. Americans’ indifference allowed the removal of prayer from our schools. This is but one of the steps toward complete destruction of America’s original Judeo-Christian educational system. This value-free environment has resulted in chaos." (Heart of Wisdom.com)
David Barton gives us the breakdown of the consequences of this monumental change in our public schools in a series of charts also found on the Heart of Wisdom blog.
By looking at these charts, the consequences of taking religious prayer out of our schools has had a devastating effect on our nation. The charts cover these areas: SAT Scores, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancies to unwed girls, birth rates for unwed girls, pre-marital sex rates, single parent households, cohabiting couples and last but not least, divorce rates. As you might have guessed, all have been trending in the wrong direction. It is clear. The removal of God and moral training has wreaked havoc on the United States of America. The welfare roles have swelled due to this. This is a huge burden to taxpayers and those who would live moral lives. The consequences of this to the children is inexcusable.
Just today, on a thread on Facebook, a very sadly, misguided woman suggested that " We wouldn't have any unplanned pregnancies if parents would simply teach their teenage daughters to perform oral sex to satisfy their boyfriends." Folks, this is the lunacy that your children may be hearing. The world is no friend to those who would live righteously.
Besides the devastating effects that the promiscuity of our society has brought upon us spiritually and emotionally, there can be very real physical effects as well. According to the website, everydayhealth.com, here are some of the physical consequences to promiscuity. "Having a large number of sexual partners has been linked to poor sexual health and decreased longevity. Why? The more sexual partners you have, the greater your risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions like prostate cancer, cervical cancer, and oral cancer."
Additional unintended consequences were the rise in alcohol and drug use and increase of violent crime. Removal of the teaching of virtue and moral competence has cost us Billions.
So, what do we do? Very simply put; return to virtue and morality. Return to the founding principles that our nation was built upon. Return to the natural laws which are clearly seen every day in nature. Throw off the politically correct nonsense which we have fed three generations and return to the laws of nature and natures God.