With sexual harassment and abuse dominating the headlines these days, the folks at CNN seem to have just the answer: less marital faithfulness.
Cuckolding, the act of having an adulterous partner, was recently promoted in a piece CNN absurdly entitled, “Cuckolding can be a positive for some couples, study says.” It only makes sense in a society rebelling against God and his moral order that further immorality would be held out as the solution to the problem of immorality. Down is up, after all.
CNN’s inspiration for this vacuous nonsense came from a “study” conducted by three dudes – David Ley, Justin Lehmiller, and Dan Savage. Yes, the same Dan Savage who is a sexual revolutionary who founded the Orwellian titled “It Gets Better” project to encourage kids to not only give into their sexual temptations and urges, but persevere and dig deeper into sexual sin. Because, according to his movement’s thinking, when you keep sinning you’re just sure to end up content and fulfilled.
Savage is also the notorious anti-bullying “expert” who was caught on camera at a conference swearing at, mocking, and bullying teenagers for their faith in the Bible. But if credibility isn’t necessarily his thing, perversion is, and CNN is more than happy to help him amplify it:
Today…cuckolding has become fetishized into a powerful sexual fantasy for some men, who get aroused by the idea of their romantic partner engaging in sexual activity with someone else. Women also share this fantasy, but less so than men…
And the emotions surrounding seeing your partner with someone else can add to the turn-on, explained Savage. "It's not cuckolding if there isn't an element of humiliation, degradation or denial," he said. "Our erotic imaginations have the ability to turn shame lemons into delicious kink lemonade."
Sometimes it amazes me when reading Scripture that the people murdering Jesus were so self-absorbed that they didn’t even realize they were fulfilling prophecies proving He was exactly who He said He was. How could they be so arrogantly blind to the truth right before them?
Then I read things like this CNN story, glance back at Romans 1, and realize our contemporary culture is no wiser:
“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:24-27)
There is such a better way for us. A way that leads to happiness and contentment for all who try it – obedience to God’s moral expectations for our sexuality and sexual conduct. It always protects us and always prospers us, and yet our foolish pride keeps us searching for a way to improve upon it.
I don’t fault worldly people for continuing to promote the best ideas that the feeble, fragile world can come up with; but is it too much to ask that CNN give someone the opportunity to present and promote the best idea there has ever been – the one that begins with our obedience to God’s sovereignty and ends with our happiness?