Fatherless children are the result of the feminist movement and the sexual revolution. The children are innocent. But they deserve to be in a household with a mother and a father and nothing less. Our culture has attempted to redefine what a family is and the results have been catastrophic, to say the least. Since women are the child-bearers we are all too often left raising our children on our own while men go off spreading their seeds in other women’s wombs. We want to dance around the subject matter so much in this society but rarely do we acknowledge the causation of this predicament for our children. These beautiful God-given children are born out of wedlock. There is no longer a stigma to that as there is no longer a sense of shame in fornication and adultery. Pastors and Priest don’t talk about it from the pulpit. Of course, you will never hear it discussed in the Main Stream Media. Why? Idolatry.
Many today confirm the belief that idolatry is the worship of an item or a statue. But truly. The definition of idolatry is loving and valuing anything that we put above the deserved worship and love of God. I have written before about the idolatry of sex in today’s culture. There used to be a sense of shame when two people had intercourse outside of marriage. That is clearly no longer the case. Our culture has adopted the ungodly belief the sex outside of marriage is the norm and therefore no longer a sin.
For instance, I can say a curse word and people are appalled. I can say fuck, shit, and worse, and many, even in my own circle would be appalled and maybe not want to be around me anymore. But if I (I am married) spoke of a love interest that I was having sex with outside of marriage. No one would bat an eye because sin has become the norm. This is acceptable today.
In the movies we can see people shooting each other, even dismembering each other and we find that entertaining. We eagerly wait for our main characters to exact vengeance against their antagonists with a sigh of relief at the end of movies. Because violence won out?
All of my life since the early 70’s I have been a movie buff. In fact, I have studied Radio-television and film at the University of Texas. My favorite class in these studies was called at the time Narrative Strategies. I loved studying the development of a story. I still do.
But since then I have matured spiritually. I am still a child of God. What is glaringly apparent today is the narrative development of gratuitous sex in film. It is rarely germane to the story or subject matter. But it is always there and in your face. I am not a squeamish nor prudent person. However, the trend that I am seeing is that the acts of kissing and or intercourse in film are almost never between a husband and wife in the traditional sense. Today those actions are predominately between unmarried characters and homosexually explorative characters.
Why do you suppose that is? I haven’t seen a husband and wife kiss on camera since my Doris Day movies. Of course, you’ll see a man and a woman kiss in a wedding. That’s a part of the story. But do we have to venture into the lowest realms of sexuality for a film to be interesting? Well, it is tantalizing. But is it necessary? Is there a homosexual agenda emanating from Hollywood? You bet there is! It appears that the producers of mainstream films are saturating entertainment with lurid sex so as to make us accustomed to deviant sexuality. They are making moral people numb to the nuances of homosexuality and promiscuity. As per their agenda, if lurid sexual activity is the norm the idea of sin ceases to exist. If they are successful, and it seems as though they have been, heaven and hell cease to exist as well. Soon to follow, is the cessation of a belief in God. And that my friends, is their ultimate goal.
Can we turn this around for our country’s future? On the large scale probably not. On the small scale absolutely. This is why we must come to think of our families and homes as domestic churches. If we, family by family, turn toward God and His ways, and His plan we can still have a hope of Heaven and a dread of Hell. Must we become saints to do this? That will be a day to day struggle for each of us. Even though that proverbial cow has left the barn, each of us each day, today and every day can choose to turn away from sin and choose God. God is our only hope for the recovery of a peacefully ordered life in Christ. Hopefully, that is our ultimate goal.