Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oh I long for simpler times. I guess I didn’t realize how much so until yesterday. The iPhone on Monday released their latest free application. You input your location and poof you get 5 nearby places to go and pick up a free condom. Also on Monday, the group Freedom to Marry launched their $10 Million dollar campaign to support and make legal gay marriage in NYS.

Why is it we’re hell bent on changing everything that was once deemed good? Why must we give our kids free condoms in school? Why have we let morals go to the wayside? Why have we let the government and lobbyists dictate to us what is normal and acceptable? And more importantly what the heck do we do to stop this-can it even be stopped?

There are no blurry lines here there is an agenda at work to bring our nation to ruin - To take it from something that God once blessed to something he will despise. I’m convinced of it.
Did you just squirm? I hope you did because this is a very uncomfortable conversation but one that must be had.

I remember growing up and never hearing my parents curse – nope not once. The TV programs we watched as a family didn’t have cursing period! Me, I have the mouth of a sailor (although I am working on this issue) and I rarely see anything on TV anymore that doesn’t have a hell, damn or sh*t verbalized. Sex talk? Stop it – didn’t happen – if anything it was ‘don’t do it until you’re married’. Me to my children ‘sex is a responsibility like driving a car. You must not abuse it, you must respect it’. To my sons I told them ‘remember the girl you’re with is someone’s sister’; to my daughters ‘once you give it away you can’t get it back’.

The notion of free love, love the one you’re with, punished with a baby, it’s okay to have sex, it’s okay to experiment sexually, isn’t really the message we should be sending to anyone if we want to raise a responsible and moral generation. Obviously many don’t want a responsible and moral generation. Yes, a condom is responsible pregnancy wise but what about protecting the mind and soul? Do these two not count any longer?

Statistics show that marriage is down. Some remained shocked with this fact. I’m not. Why buy the cow when the milk is free coupled with ease of divorce what’s the point? Interestingly enough the very first institution God created was family. Family is where it all starts – it’s what cultures are based on. A healthy marriage, parents who were loving and concerned for the well being of their children, used to be the mainstay of America. Do you see that reflected on TV anymore?

We need to be advocates for our children. The culture they are growing up in is not helping our cause. Try watching TV with your children-every other commercial is for a condom or a sex enhancer, or a new show with gay friendly actors sending an emotional message to them that this is ok and admirable or the music they listen to – I’m not talking the loudness of it, I’m talking the content of it.  Been shopping for clothes for teenage girls lately? Whatever happened to if ‘Victoria can keep her secret so can you!’? Do we no longer want to raise good, decent, moral kids? I don’t believe that to be true. So what do we do?

We need to get our priorities right as a nation. The family is most critical and valuable to each one of us. We only get one opportunity to do this right. Instead of focusing on what the lobbyists are telling us is acceptable we need to be pushing back highlighting the traditional family and values. 1 Corinthians 6:18 states ‘Flee from sexual immorality’.

While the left is spinning their agenda the fact remains that 50% of the people who currently have HIV are between the ages of 15 and 24. Using a condom only reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 85%. And condoms DO NOT significantly reduce the risk of contracting other sexually transmitted diseases.

We can do much better as a nation. We must do better as a nation or we will fall.