In a Planned Parenthood Culture, The Matt Lauers Thrive

We live in a culture of abortion on demand where modesty and humility are viewed as vices.

It is not a partisan issue. It is a power issue. Powerful men, emboldened by a culture that lets them get away with whatever they want, engage in all sorts of sordid behaviors. We live in a fallen world and both in the power corridors of churches and in the media, not to mention politics and Hollywood, bad men can get away with all sorts of terrible things when people refuse to hold them accountable.

But there is another aspect of this as well. We live in an age of prostitots where 4 year olds can dress up like sluts for Halloween and we whore up Mrs. Santa Claus for Christmas. Men and women are told if it feels good they can do it and they use each other for self pleasure in a consumerist, disposal society. If a pregnancy occurs they can run down the street for Plan B, get free birth control by using the government to shake down nuns, and have courts demand states fund Planned Parenthood.

I don't care what theologian you listen to, they've been warning for years about the side effects of a hypersexualized society that condemns insistence on modesty and humility. The more bragadocious you are, the more the media builds you up. The more women slut themselves up, the more attention they get. When anyone points out modesty and humility matter, the twenty something girls at liberal websites and their "feminist male writers" (the ones not yet fired for sexual harassment) engage in ridicule and disdain. Only prudes could be opposed to the hook up culture, after all. Anyone who thinks sex is more than about pleasure is outmoded and American Taliban. Prostitution is now empowerment and sex tapes get you reality TV shows.

But the reality is far different. Men and women are different and cannot and do not play the same roles. They should not be treated the same by each other except under law, but there should be far more respect given to and appreciation for women, many of whom are pulling double duty in the workforce and also as a mom in a capacity not also shared equally by many dads.

This is, though, Planned Parenthood's culture. If we imposed a Christian theocracy on America tomorrow, we'd still have the problems because people are sinners and people in power think they can get away with all sorts of stuff. But this isn't a Christian society. This is a society where men and women are told hook up culture is okay, abortion on demand is a right, and sex is just another fun thing to do, preferably with government subsidy. That allows bad behavior to ratchet up its bad behavior. Reject modesty and humility, which this culture does, and it ratchets up the bad behavior even further.

We are dealing with the fall out of a sexual revolution that was never a good thing, but many of the people sexually harassing others or covering for those sexually harassing others will deny it to the bitter end. After all, they're having fun and anyone suggesting that fun has consequences are just being prudes.

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grammaT
grammaT

Well said, Erick, but I think we need to look deeper. If we have not raised our boys to respect women, and we have not raised our girls to respect themselves we have left our children powerless. Why would any woman allow herself to be harassed, raped or even non violently assaulted without saying something? Why would any woman see it and not speak up? We have clearly missed something and we had better figure it out soon.

NanciLadybug
NanciLadybug

Amen. Your mention of the word humility reminds me of something I heard recently on a CD with respect to this current culture: Pastor-Teacher John MacArthur said that humility "is seen as a blight."

yukonking
yukonking

While all comments are valid and true. I believe way to many of us overlook the fact that we seem to sit on the sidelines and comment rather than start at the bottom and work to find, develop and support men and women of integrity at our local community. All power in America stems from people at the local level supporting the right leaders. You can’t change the top with out fixing the bottom.

Crosshugger
Crosshugger

If you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ as your Savior, repent and claim Him as yours. He is the only hope. These are the times that the Bible warns us about.

tnate1254
tnate1254

Character, decency, morality, ethics and honesty went out the window under a guy name Clinton and his wife Hillary if we really want truth on where hinge turned south other than the 1960s. Trump is not the prime offender here.