February 21, 2012 · By Bob Ellis · 2 Comments
A friend posted an article to Facebook last night, and I was immediately struck by the simple yet profound truth of the article’s headline: The Church should ‘stay out of the bedroom,’ but pick up the tab for what happens there?
President Obama also erroneously claims that access to these services is in the interest of women’s health, although none of these services are necessary to prevent or cure a disease or pathological medical condition. Instead, they take a perfectly healthy reproductive system and render it dysfunctional and sterile. Hormonal contraceptives are also associated with increased blood pressure, blood clots and an increased risk for breast cancer. In addition, hormonal contraceptives have been shown to double the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. No medical association recommends the use of hormonal contraceptives as routine preventive care for healthy women. They are only used for the disruption of normal fertility.
In light of these facts, it becomes difficult to argue that the use of contraception, sterilization and abortion inducing drugs are required preventive medicine. These are purely elective treatments that prevent the natural and healthy consequences of a certain lifestyle choice. Pro-choice advocates demand that the Catholic Church “stay out of the bedroom,” then they demand that the Church pick up the tab for what happens in the bedroom.
Indeed, that is the truth of so much of the agenda of sexual license being pushed by the Left.
On one hand, the Left broadcasts sex and sexuality across every public area of modern life…and when decent people oppose it and point to the sacred nature of human sexuality, liberals hypocritically accuse decent people of being “obsessed with sex.” (Of course, many of us know that is nothing but a flimsy excuse from the losing end of an argument to silence their betters)
On the one hand, the Left insists that sex with anyone at any time in any manner be not only allowed but celebrated, state-sanctioned and rewarded…while insisting the grownups of society foot the bill for their sexual anarchy. No-fault divorce and premarital sexual license costs the taxpayers about $12 billion a year in a variety of ways including the poverty that is literally bred from unwed parenthood, juvenile delinquency, children with academic problems, emotionally maladjusted children, crime, substance abuse, and generational dependency and dysfunction. A lackadaisical attitude about marriage and allowing some people to counterfeit it only adds to the devaluation of marriage and breakdown of the family.
The monetary cost of sexual anarchy alone is staggering, but when you consider the intangible but very real human cost of this irresponsible agenda played out in broken hearts, broken dreams, frustration, anger, fear, embarrassment, confusion, insecurity, suffering and sometimes death…one has to wonder how we could have ever been fooled into thinking that the promise of sexual autonomy was going to bring some sort of paradise of happiness.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of picking up the tab for the irresponsible Left. It’s high time the grownups were back in charge. Are you ready?
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