Moral Relativism

& Cultural Depravity (2004-2005)

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December 2005

Hooking Up, Hanging Out and Hoping for Mr. Right: College Women on Mating and Dating Today: "This is the first nationwide study to document the prevalence of '`hooking up' on college campuses. The study found that hooking up, a distinctive interaction between college women and men involving sex without commitment, is widespread on campuses and profoundly influences campus culture. Forty percent of women in the national survey said they had experienced a hook up....

     "When asked how satisfied she thought women were with the social situation on campus, a student at SUNY-Stony Brook responded, 'Not very, because they want a stable relationship and they haven't been able to find that and sometimes they get hurt by guys.'" Resisting sensuality


Bracelets carry hidden meaning: "Gloria Thomas never thought much about the jelly bracelets her two teenage daughters in the Huntsville school district had been wearing for the past year until she stumbled upon a color code chart in one of their notebooks. For some students the plastic bracelets, which come in a rainbow of colors, are more than a trendy fashion statement. They're also props for sex games, a trend gaining momentum in other districts nationwide." The outcome of decades of moral relativism and Sex Education?

November 2005

Kids And Sex: The Kinsey Connection: "Was the sex consensual? Even if the girls were lying about the force involved, why are officials so unconcerned? Maybe it's because what happened at that particular elementary school is not that uncommon. D.C. Board of Education President Don Reeves said, 'If the media wanted to go around and look at other schools; they'd see incidents like that going on all the time.'...

     "In the 1940s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey revolutionized American culture with his ideas about human sexuality. Today America is reaping the grim consequences.... We don't have to go far to see the destruction Kinsey's philosophy has left in its wake....

     "Despite the apparent failure of Kinsey's philosophy, it continues to serve as the foundation of sex education in America. Kinsey is the driving force behind values-neutral sex education in our public school systems; the promotion of homosexuality in the AIDS curriculum; the current push to teach elementary school children about sex; and Planned Parenthood's school-based, pro-abortion clinics." See Chart: Total transformation


Obsessed with sex: "The scientist universally revered as the 'father of the sexual revolution' – glorified in a feature Hollywood film starring Liam Neeson to be released this week – was actually a sexual psychopath who relied on the sexual torture of hundreds of infants and children at the hands of pedophiles in preparing his revolutionary 'research.'"

October 2005

Gay bishop dismisses Anglican report: "...nine of the world's Anglican provinces have cut ties with the 2.3-million member Episcopal Church, which is part of the Anglican Communion, because of [the homosexual] Bishop Robinson's consecration.... 'I don't think this is all about the authority of Scripture,' he [Robinson] said. 'It's all on our interpretation of Scripture. ... The Bible has been 'hijacked by the religious right.... I keep on saying to gay and lesbian people: Let's reclaim this book. It is our story.'...

      "Acknowledging that his daughter, Jamie, had been living with her fiance before they were married, he said, 'I can't remember the last couple I married who weren't living together.'" Jeremiah 6:13-15


The Floodgates Open - USA Today Promotes Polygamy: "...acceptance of homosexual marriage will open the floodgates to the normalization of any and all sexual relationships.... In the background is a case out of Utah which may lead the U.S. Supreme Court to review the right of states to criminalize polygamy. The plaintiff in that case, Tom Green, is a Utah polygamist who has... appealed to the Supreme Court, citing the Court's 2003 decision Lawrence v. Texas which struck down laws criminalizing sodomy....

       "As Stanley Kurtz noted... 'Among the likeliest effects of gay marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and 'polyamory' (group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals (however weakly and temporarily) in every conceivable combination of male and female.' ...

       "Kurtz notes that in their 2002 book Joined at the Heart, former vice president Al Gore and his wife Tipper used Minow's definition of a family: It is any group 'joined at the heart' regardless of relationship established by blood or law.... Those who claim that marriage can be redefined to allow same-sex relationships without destroying the institution itself are lying to themselves and to the public." See Human Nature

July 2005

Sexual Abuse a Problem for Church and State: "The author reviewed nearly 900 sources regarding educator sexual misconduct, and concluded that, during their school years, 9.6 percent, 4.5 million, of public school students experienced unacceptable sexual behavior by a school employee."

May 2005

Better to Have a Millstone... Youth Pride in Hillcrest: "Children as young as 12 years old and dance students from Carlsbad High School mingled with gray-haired homosexuals and transvestites amid booths hawking erotic gay magazines, free condoms... during the second annual San Diego Youth Pride festival Saturday afternoon, May 1, at the taxpayer-funded Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center in Hillcrest.... Atop the Center's roof, a rainbow flag waved at equal height with the Stars and Stripes. A sign posted at the festival entrance advertised the event for ages '24 and under' with one adult guest permitted per youth."

March 2005

Kerry Is Grilled on Gay Marriage and Attacks Bush: "Kerry replied:  Well, I know the deep beliefs, I respect, I'm a Christian, I've read the Bible, and I know you can find the clauses that go both ways." That's not true. The Bible consistently rules out homosexuality. 1 Cor 6:9-11 and Mainstream Media

Baptist Campus Paper Backs Same-Sex 'Marriages': "The student newspaper at the largest Baptist university in the world has endorsed homosexual 'marriage.'" 1 Cor 6:9-11


The End of Marriage in Scandinavia: "A majority of children in Sweden and Norway are born out of wedlock. Sixty percent of first-born children in Denmark have unmarried parents. Not coincidentally, these countries have had something close to full gay marriage for a decade or more. Same-sex marriage has locked in and reinforced an existing Scandinavian trend toward the separation of marriage and parenthood. The Nordic family pattern--including gay marriage--is spreading across Europe." See A Twist of Faith, Chapter 7

February 2005

Why don't we blush any more? "Turn on the established news broadcasts on nearly any TV station, pick up the newspaper in nearly any town, check the Internet and the things we are reading would have a few decades ago made us blush but not today....

    "If it is true that the more moral a society, the less it needs to be governed, then we can understand why there are so many laws which often contradict one another and often lack any constitutional authority.... A recent article noted that 50% of people who call themselves Christian dabble in pornography....

    "Can we put the genie back in the bottle? Our response to this moral dilemma has been ineffective and as a result, is God turning America over to its enemies just as He did Israel when they were disobedient?" Jeremiah  6:13-15


Good girls do: "School counsellors, researchers and teenagers themselves say that girls as young as 12 and 13 are performing oral sex -- not just the class 'bad girls,' but students from every walk of life. They don't consider it real sex, but an act almost as normal as acne and cafeteria gossip.... It signals a sea change in the way girls view themselves, and sends a wake-up call about the state of our hypersexualized culture. ... Gone are the days when a boy might have sneaked his dad's tattered copy of Playboy; today, underwear ads in Good Housekeeping are nearly as explicit, and much raunchier stuff appears on music videos and the Internet.... Products that used to be designated adults-only are now being peddled to kids, with not-so-subtle sexual connotations...." See Sex Ed and Global Values


Against Moral Relativism: "Moral relativism was embraced by Marx and Engels who believed that 'men, consciously or unconsciously, derive their ethical ideas in the last resort from the practical relations on which their class position is based.... It’s easy to defend moral relativism, whether for good or for opportunistic reasons, since it makes it easy to condone all kinds of behavior." Judges 17:6 and A Twist of Faith

January 2005

Why today's youth culture has gone insane: "Those Hollywood depictions don't even begin to capture the shocking reality of what is going on right here in America's culture today – I mean, they're not even close. First of all, there's sex. Very simply, there seem to be neither boundaries nor taboos any more when it comes to sex. Anything goes – from heterosexual to homosexual to bi-, trans-, poly-, and you-don't-want-to-know sexual experiences. Sex has become a ubiquitous, cheap, meaningless quest for ever-greater thrills." Isaiah 3:5-12


Selling sex and corruption to your kids: "...big corporations literally send 'spies' to infiltrate young people's social settings to gather intelligence on what they can induce these children to buy next. 'The entertainment companies, which are a handful of massive conglomerates that own four of the five music companies that sell 90 percent of the music in the United States – those same companies also own all the film studios, all the major TV networks, all the TV stations pretty much in the 10 largest markets...'"

     "'...the companies are creating new and lower and more shocking – that's your key-word, shocking – marketing campaigns, disguised as genuine, authentic expressions of youthful searching for identity and belonging, for the sole purpose of profiting financially from America's children.'" 2 Timothy 3:1-14


Selling sex and corruption to your kids: "...big corporations literally send 'spies' to infiltrate young people's social settings to gather intelligence on what they can induce these children to buy next. 'The entertainment companies, which are a handful of massive conglomerates that own four of the five music companies that sell 90 percent of the music in the United States – those same companies also own all the film studios, all the major TV networks, all the TV stations pretty much in the 10 largest markets...'"

     "'...the companies are creating new and lower and more shocking – that's your key-word, shocking – marketing campaigns, disguised as genuine, authentic expressions of youthful searching for identity and belonging, for the sole purpose of profiting financially from America's children.'" 2 Timothy 3:1-14


A Glimpse of the Future from a Ghost of the Past: "Freud maintained that sexual repression was the root cause of a society's ills. However, Unwin found the opposite to be true. His findings showed cultures that observed a strict sexual ethic – especially valuing pre-nuptial chastity and post-nuptial monogamy – thrived and flourished. However, those societies that rejected sexual restraint withered and died. ...'No exceptions to these rules.' Once a society utterly rejects a sexual ethic that values restraint and monogamy, its days are numbered." See Sex Ed and Global Values and Romans 1:18-22

July 2004

Kinsey's kooky shrinks. "Has the clergy sex-abuse and cover-up scandal made you angry? Better save up some indignation for a more far-reaching scandal in other professions: Psychiatrists and professors are lobbying to normalize and decriminalize pedophilia (child rape and molestation)." Romans 1:22 and Are Campus Pornography Courses Sexual Abuse?


Hackers Hijack PC's for Sex Sites: "The hijacked computers, which are chosen by the hackers apparently because they have high-speed connections to the Internet, are secretly loaded with software that makes them send explicit Web pages advertising pornographic sites and offer to sign visitors up as customers....

    "The computer ring is the latest in an evolution of attacks that allow creators of spam and illicit computer schemes to use other people's computers as accomplices.... Antispam activists have also accused Russian organized crime organizations of taking over home and business PC's to create networks for sending spam." Wonder how many people are responding to these sordid temptation -- or being desensitized by the constant bombardment. John 13:34


Navy chaplains disciplined at high rate: "The Navy has punished more than 40 chaplains over the last decade for offenses ranging from sexual abuse to fraud -- a misconduct rate much higher than for other officers... 'Navy chaplains, in fact, create a disproportionate number of problem cases.'..

      "The previously undisclosed documents detail offenses that included adultery, spousal assault and sexual harassment that were so pervasive that in 1999, then-Navy Secretary Richard Danzig ordered a new training and oversight program to ensure the Navy's nearly 870 chaplains met high moral standards....

       "Examples: A Roman Catholic chaplain went to prison for molesting the young sons of sailors and Marines. A Seventh-day Adventist chaplain was court-martialed for an indecent assault during a counseling session. Three chaplains -- a Baptist, a Catholic and a United Pentecostal Church International minister -- were punished for downloading pornography onto Navy computers....

       "'To say the actions of a few speak for the service of the many thousands of men and women who serve and have served as Navy chaplains does an injustice to all the good work these officers give so willingly.''' 

.       This is so tragic, but -- considering today's faith in "cheap grace" and politically correct interpretations of God's Word -- it shouldn't surprise us. See The Postmodern Church and the next link:


Repeat  New Book Reveals Truth of Church Sex Scandal: "...veteran investigative reporter Michael S. Rose examines the root causes of the so-called pedophile priest scandal. Rose lays bare the astonishing story of the deliberate infiltration of the seminaries by what has been called the 'Lavender Mafia,' a clique of militant gays, along with an underground of liberal faculty members determined to change the basic doctrines of the Catholic Church....

     "Young men who were perfect candidates for the priesthood were subjected to such ordeals as psychological evaluations by health professionals with anti-Catholic views. In one instance, a candidate was interviewed - and rejected - by a fallen-away Catholic who was a local Grand Master of the anti-Catholic Masonic Order.... 'Orthodox candidates are still being turned away in droves, heterosexual seminarians are still being sent to psychological counseling and booted from school, while liberal-minded and pro-gay seminarians are given deferential treatment, put in charge of others, advanced and ordained.'" Leviticus 18:21-22


Repeat Pedophilia more common among 'gays': "'It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture without appearing harsh,' wrote Baldwin. 'However, it is time to acknowledge that homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization.'...

     "'The rate of homosexual versus heterosexual child sexual abuse is staggering,' Reisman wrote. She said 'Abel’s data of 150.2 boys abused per male homosexual offender finds no equal (yet) in heterosexual violations of 19.8 girls.'... [According to Family Research Institute], 'Scientific studies confirm a strong pedophilic predisposition among homosexuals.' The institute, after reviewing more than 19 studies and peer-reviewed reports in a 1985 'Psychological Reports' article, found that homosexuals account for between 25 and 40 percent of all child molestation."


US law to cut junk e-mail will give big boost to spammers: "The world's e-mail systems will go into meltdown next year through 'spam overload' caused by American legislation intended to solve the problem, Britain's top spam-fighter warned yesterday. Within 18 months, e-mail could itself be dead, with 99 out of 100 messages being junk, and an e-mail being less certain to arrive at its destination than a letter or a text message.

  "...the US was about to introduce legislation that would make spam legal unless the receiver opted out of receiving it. That, he said, would legitimise all the spammers that were currently illegal." The huge volume of uninvited porn doesn't help in the battle against lust, promiscuity, obsession and disease.


Couple to have first 'Internet baby': "A married couple from the South-East conceived the child using sperm bought from a website. After paying a fee to browse the site, they were able to check criteria such as race, eye colour, height and weight of prospective donors...." Have babies become a business -- just one more marketed product? What about God's Word and will?

June 2004

Scouts in Philadelphia: "Philadelphia’s Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council... voted unanimously to include 'sexual orientation' in its nondiscrimination code. The outrageous move came after years of intense pressure from radical homosexual and atheist rights groups..." 1 Peter 4:3-4

May 2004

Pot and porn outstripping corn: "Marijuana, pornography and illegal labour have created a hidden market in the United States which now accounts for as much as 10% of the American economy.... Hardcore pornography in the shape of videos, the internet, live sex acts and cable television is now estimated to generate around $10bn, roughly the same amount as Hollywood's US box office receipts." See Chart: Paradigm Shift

Brothel shares leap in value: "The Daily Planet, with its core asset the eponymous Melbourne brothel, hit the Australian Stock Exchange boards at 70 cents.... By the end of the day Daily Planet had more than doubled its initial value, closing at its high of $1.09 with 1.4 million shares changing hands." Isaiah 5:20

April 2004

World Views & Earth Day: "If God is God, then we are creatures who are created by Him. We are contingent beings. He is non-contingent. He makes the rules. We follow them.... [by His wonderful grace, not by our own strength.] 1 Thess 5:24

     "There are other world views, of course, like atheism. If God does not exist, it seems to me there are other pieces to the package, too. If God does not exist, there is no justification for morality and morality is simply what people choose to decide at any given point. Next week they can change it. That's part of the package. ..." Charts: Three cultural paradigms


Democrats Vote to Preserve Sex Trafficking and Prostitution (4-10-03): "In the House Committee working on the $15 billion AIDS initiative, 22 Democrat Members voted against an amendment that would keep U.S. funds away from organizations that support sex trafficking and prostitution." Chart: Paradigm Shift


Police 'unable to cope' with volume of crime: "Police in Britain are so 'overwhelmed' by the sheer volume of crime that even recent extra recruits are making no difference, says a report published today. ....While street crime has worsened over the past decade, it has positively exploded over the past 50 years.... The Home Office is trying to fill policing gaps on the street with a new breed of community support officers to join the security guards and neighbourhood watch patrols that already exist." See Matthew 24:12 and An analysis of Community Oriented Policing


Hit-and-run accidents on rise in S.J.: "Thirteen-year-old Dara Toeun was walking to school last month when a car slammed into her.... Instead of stopping, the driver took off and left the girl in the street with a broken hip, arm and leg.

  "Unusual? Not really. Last year, four out of 10 drivers who struck pedestrians on San Jose streets fled -- 114 drivers in all. The numbers reflect a surge of hit-and-run accidents over the last three years that has left San Jose police alarmed with a growing list of victims."

       Not surprising in the light of our postmodern culture which has little appreciation for God's call to honesty, integrity, self-denial and genuine love. He will change us if only we will come to Him. See Role-Playing Games & Popular Occultism

March 2004

Do-gooder fired: "A single mom was fired from her part-time job delivering pizza after rushing to the aid of a gunshot victim while she was still on the clock.... The man who was lying on the floor had been shot in the stomach, and police or ambulance officials were yet to arrive. McAulay said she quickly made the decision to do what she could to help....

    "'I can't leave the scene, I've been asked to help. It was my civil duty,' she said. 'I hope someone would do the same for me.' She sat with the victim, kept him awake by talking to him and pressed pillows on his wound to slow the bleeding." Acts 5:29


Stripped for Parts: "Organ transplants are a brutal business. Just ask the donors. Our reporter spends a dark night with the living dead....

     "It's 4 am, and I've been here for six hours, sitting in the corner while three nurses fuss intermittently over a set of intravenous drips. They're worried about the dead man's health. To me, he looks fine. His face is slack but flush, he breathes steadily, and his heart beats like a clock....In the dead man's room...  the organ is the patient, and the patient a mere container, the safest place to store body parts until surgeons are ready to use them."  Many lives have been saved by transplants, but consider the other side: China is known to kill prisoners in order to find and sell needed organs. John 2:24-25

January 2004

There Ought Not to Be a Law: "One danger of arguing for or against a position is that everyone thinks you are saying, 'there ought to be a law.' ...Today, the distinction between personal morality and public policy is collapsing. Much of the blame rests with political correctness. This evolved form of liberalism declares that certain ideas and attitudes are improper and, so, should be prohibited by law....

      "Political correctness stands in sharp contrast to the traditional American value of legally respecting, not restricting, everyone's right to their personal beliefs.... People who believe in both morality and freedom, as I do, should argue vigorously for virtue without ever denying the freedom of the individual to decide. Because without freedom there is no morality. Only social control." See Media Bias Fits UN Declaration on Tolerance


Mob Was Bent On 'Lawlessness': "'What can I say man? They get crazy. How are you going to stop them?' said Eli Valdez, 23, as he stood with friends watching an overturned pickup truck burn in the street. He made no apologies for what he considered good, if wild, entertainment. 'I'm not against it. I'm not going to get killed. Just watch the show,' Valdez said."   Small wonder, considering today's classroom emphasis on feeling and expressing your emotions. 2 Timothy 3:1-14


Sex ed and the destruction of American morality: "Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have bad consequences. The ideas behind sex education have done more to destroy biblically based moral values than any other secular force in America." See Charts: Total transformation


More than 1200 priests in sex scandal: "The sexual abuse crisis that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church in the United States over past 12 months has spread to nearly every diocese in the country and involves more than 1200 priests. ...The survey found that 1.8 per cent of all priests ordained from 1950 to 2001 had been accused of abuse. But the research also suggested that the extent of the problem remains hidden." Ezekiel 34:2-16


Lying Is Now A Primary Way Of Life: "Lenin stated that the enemy must be described in terms that sows revulsion among the masses. Terms that have been used for this purpose are; racist, fascist, anti-Semitic, Nazi, right wing extremist, Bircher, McCarthyite, lunatic fringe, radical right, religious fanatic, cultist, isolationist, reactionary, hate group, gun nut, anti-progressive, conspiracy theorist, anti government, wacko, nut case, homophobe, etc. ...

     "'Patriot' at one time meant a person who had love and devotion for his country and was willing to defend it at the risk of his life. The conspiracy is changing the abstract meaning to conjure up an image of a red neck racist... George Orwell in his book 1984 calls this technique of changing the meaning of words, newspeak." See The Enemy of the People and Three Sets of Meanings of Educational Buzzwords

More recent links on this topic (2006-2007): Moral relativism

See also Signs of the times & Human Nature

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