Thank Separating Sex From Morality For The Great American Sexual Meltdown

Thank Separating Sex From Morality For The Great American Sexual Meltdown

The sexual abuse and harassment sweepstakes we are witnessing today is the direct result of our society deciding that Christian morality is narrow, repressive, and above all, not cool.
Curt Anderson
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Many people have asked me, “What is world is going on here, with Roy Moore, John Conyers, Joe Barton, Al Franken, Matt Lauer, and all the others?” I’ll tell you what is going on: moral truth is dead in America.

It’s been a long time coming, but the bill is coming due for the hip and  progressive sexual revolution in America. The sexual abuse and harassment sweepstakes we are witnessing today is the direct result of our society deciding that Christian morality is narrow, repressive, and above all, not cool.

If it feels good do it. Have whatever sexual relationships you want, when you want, with whoever you want. That is and has been the prevailing societal view for decades, and it permeates our music, art, film, literature, social media, and conversations. There is nothing right or wrong. Oh, sure, folks will say it is wrong to hurt other people. But the truth is, when you throw objective morality out the window, everyone gets hurt.

Take Away Boundaries, and People Go Nuts

It used to be true that pornography was indecent, lewd, wrong, and, well, pornographic. It used to be true that killing unborn children was just that: killing. It used to be true that foul language was foul. It used to be true that adultery was a bad thing and marriage was forever.

None of that is true in America anymore. In fact, nothing is true now (with the possible exception of climate change). All moral codes are simply outdated and “puritanical” backward thinking. We are progressing. The guardrails, traffic lights, and yellow lines have all been removed. How’s that working out?

The Left likes to pretend the root problem is an outdated, patriarchal view of the world. They are only half right on this. They are right that men are behaving badly. This is indeed a factual analysis, and no man deserves a pass. Not only that, the more who are called to account for their tawdry actions, the better.

But what the Left misses is the simple fact that once you remove all moral codes, men will in fact behave badly. Count on it. The theological explanation would be the doctrine of “original sin.” The modern explanation would be that “men are pigs.” These two doctrines are essentially the same, just differently described. (Yes, of course, women are plenty capable of bad behavior, too. It seems silly to have to say that, but whatever.)

Take any group of men on the planet and convince them that there are no sexual boundaries, and you will get America in 2017. Count on it. If you don’t believe this, you are hopeless, naïve, and cannot be helped. Am I acquitting men for their horrible actions? Not in the least. I’m just telling you the absolute truth. Any woman who doesn’t understand this needs to adjust her thinking right now. In a morality-free sexual world, women will be victimized.

This Is Why Sex Is for Marriage

It’s not cool to tell your kids not to have sex. Culturally woke parents simply ask the kids to take precautions. What a crock that is. Perhaps the most backward view anyone can take is to suggest that people should not have sex outside of marriage. Can you imagine someone taking such an unenlightened and unprogressive view? America obviously needs more “Sex in the City,” more “Game of Thrones,” and more glowing tributes to the wonderful contributions of that old pervert Hugh Hefner.

Some will respond by saying, “There was plenty of perversion prior to the sexual revolution.” No kidding. See Noah, or Sodom and Gomorrah, or, for those who don’t like the Bible, ancient Greece or Rome. There is indeed “nothing new under the sun.”

But accepting moral truth in America did in fact provide a hedge of protection. No, it was not perfect, because humans are not perfect. John F. Kennedy turned the White House into a whore house, Richard Nixon cursed like a madman, and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves and apparently slept with one. The list goes on, and it goes back to the beginning of time.

As the natural absurdity of a culture without sexual mores has slowly melted down, the secular left has vainly and comically tried to replace it with a new set of rules. Enter political correctness. This new ethic has quickly proven itself to be a completely unworkable farce. Just read the latest student handbook from any California public university for proof.

I heard an old preacher once say this: “Your life is a house, and your marriage is the fireplace. Put sex anywhere in the house other than the fireplace, and you will burn it down.” Guess what? America is currently on fire.

Curt Anderson is a partner at OMI, a Republican consulting firm. He was an aide in the Reagan White House, former RNC political director, and strategist for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential campaign.

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