“Highly sexualized.” “Trashy.” “Sexual exploitation.” “Soft-core porn.” “A horrible embarrassment.”
These are just a few of the descriptions I read on social media regarding the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Latin pop artists Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
I didn’t realize how raunchy the performance was until the next morning when I read so many accounts of people disgusted by the skimpy costumes, seductive gyrating and sexy choreography. Continue reading
In a new promotional video for the so-called reality show “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown is talking with contestant Luke Parker, who is telling her what he thinks about sex.
“Let’s talk about sex and how the marriage bed should be kept pure,” Luke told Hannah.
“Let’s say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home,” Luke admitted. Continue reading
My childhood years in the 1950’s were a time of innocence and isolation from so many evils in the world we see today on a regular basis.
Saturday mornings were usually filled with watching cartoons like The Woody Woodpecker show, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Mighty Mouse and Yogi Bear. Parents didn’t have too worry about what we were watching. The cartoons were harmless fun.
And many shows like “Father Knows Best,” and “Leave it to Beaver” taught some basic moral principles that were generally accepted by most people.
Today it’s different. Continue reading
The Utah State Legislature recently passed a bill making sex outside of marriage legal.
Lawmakers are trying to clean up the criminal code in Utah by removing laws that are on the books, but unenforced and considered “outdated.” Until now fornication was a misdemeanor. Utah’s Senate passed the bill and the House passed it 41-32. Now it goes to the governor for his signature or veto.
This follows the recent repeal of laws still on the books that made both adultery and sodomy a crime. Continue reading
“Is virtue making a comeback,” asked Cal Thomas in a recent column.
“Rarely has the idiom ‘virtue is its own reward’ looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation,” opined the nationally syndicated columnist. “The so-called “prudishness,” of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women — and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of “free love” mocked — are looking better with each passing day.” Continue reading
This headline from Sunday’s Washington Post poses an interesting question to some troubling trends in our country: “The Sexual Harassment Epidemic Has Been Diagnosed. What’s the Cure?”
It seems that almost every day new accusations reveal some celebrity, politician or media mogul is guilty of harassing or worse yet sexually assaulting women. Continue reading
On Tuesday Baylor University began a new initiative on faith, ethics and public policy in Washington D.C. They kicked it off with a panel discussion on “faith and the challenges of secularism.”
The “Triaolgue,” as it’s called, is named after Robert P. George, an American legal scholar, Princeton University Law Professor, and considered by many as “one of the country’s leading conservative intellectuals.” George has defended traditional marriage in his book, “What is marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense.” He is also in favor of banning abortion as he argues in his book “Embryo.” Continue reading
Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul, and successful independent film producer, has been headline news this past week.
The New York Times published a story detailing accounts of multiple sexual-harassment allegations against Weinstein over several decades. Three women have accused him of rape.
In response, Weinstein announced that he would be taking a leave of absence to enter rehab and receive counseling to deal with his behavior. He released a bizarre statement, a supposed apology, explaining his actions. Continue reading
Recently 150 religious leaders met in Nashville, Tennessee, to ratify a statement regarding biblical sexuality now known as the “Nashville Statement.” The group’s organizer stated, “It was our aim to say nothing new, but to bear witness to something very ancient.”
The Nashville Statement consists of a preamble stating its purpose and 14 articles articulating their beliefs. Each of the articles includes a statement of affirmation as well as a denial. Continue reading
“I only need one,” boasted Bill Cosby, as he waited in a small third-floor conference room that he called “my dressing room.”
It is reported that through his recent trial for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, a former Temple University Basketball Manager, that Cosby was confident in a mistrial.
It turns out that Cosby was correct. The rape trial ended in a hung jury last week. Continue reading