Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Incest Legalized?

Woody Allen is one of the most famous Hollywood directors of all time. His career in film spans more than 50 years, including iconic works such as “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” and “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Allen has been nominated for Academy Awards 24 times and won four. Around 1980, Allen began a ten-year relationship with famous actress, Mia Farrow. Farrow adopted three children, including a girl by the name of Soon-Yi Previn, who was 10 years old at the start of Allen’s relationship with Farrow. In addition, Allen and Farrow shared a biological son together and Allen served as stepfather to her children. Ten years later, Farrow discovered in Allen’s possession nude photographs of her daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen, who was 57 years old, was having a sexual affair with Farrow’s daughter who was then 20 years old. While Allen refused to ever marry Farrow, he ultimately married her daughter in 1997. Regardless of how twisted this is, Hollywood remains so aligned with what I will refer to as the "Sexual Orientation Movement" that it continues to honor Allen. And, while Allen's behavior is beyond perverted, it is only the tip of the iceberg of what is to come as a result of the Sexual Orientation Movement.

There was a time when probably 100% of us agreed that the above example is entirely perverted and should not be tolerated. But, resulting conditioning of the Sexual Orientation Movement has led us to devalue the traditional nuclear family in exchange for valuing sexual expression. In other words, the free declaration and defining of people by their sexuality is more important than the proper development of our children. How depraved is that? It is no mystery to sociologists that the nuclear family (as prescribed by God) is the single most effective producer of stable and contributing members of society. It is not our sexual expression that determines our stability and contribution. It is our service to others that is best learned from the example of a Biblical marriage of a Biblical father to a Biblical mother each serving each other in Christ-like humility. But, our culture seems Hell-bent on reprogramming us to wrongly conclude that it is our sexuality that matters most and is most worthy of exaltation.

Over the past several years, this distortion has accelerated by way of the "Gay Marriage Agenda" and its twisted effect on our culture. This blog has pointed out in multiple posts that this Agenda greases the slippery slope towards legalized incest and/or polygamy. As the argument goes, if marriage is a Constitutional right (and it’s not), and if consenting adults love each other, then they should be free to marry, in spite of the fact that marriage by definition dictates otherwise. Well, if marriage is a right, then on what basis can you deny marriage between brother and sister, brother and brother, father and daughter, mother and her two sons, and so on? Shouldn't Woody Allen have the free and exalted right to marry his stepdaughter? Logic dictates that under this Agenda there is no basis to deny marriage from "loving" and consenting adults, especially if we have also bought the lie that morality is relative (which is code for morality does not exist at all). It was easy to predict that it would not take long for such perverted logic to grow and become effective. In fact, this blog highlighted when pedophiles in Colorado started calling for the same rights as homosexuals back in July of 2013.

For a more recent example, last month, the German Ethics Council called for an end to the criminalization of incest between siblings. Their argument: “the risk of disability in children is not enough to warrant the law and de-criminalizing incest would not remove the huge social taboo around it.” Further, spokesmen for the Council stated of incestuous siblings, “They feel their fundamental freedoms have been violated and are forced into secrecy or to deny their love.” And lastly they declared, “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination has more weight in such cases than the abstract protection of the family.” Does this depraved nonsense sound familiar? It should since it is verbatim from the Gay Marriage Agenda. Upon what objective authority does “sexual self-determination” carry "more weight" than protection of the family? How does sexual expression trump the importance of family to society? Are we surprised at all by this nonsense ushered into our culture by homosexual activists? At least Germany is coming right out and saying it without redefining universal terms. But, are we truly paying attention?

The case surrounding this recent call for decriminalization of incest in Germany involves a man who met his half-sister in his 20s without each other realizing the others' biological background. Yes, this narrow case sounds innocent enough. So, why not dismiss it on the grounds of it being innocent and extremely narrow? Does such a narrow set of innocent circumstances warrant such a far reaching and perverted twisting of the law? While we are on the subject of this case, the couple have three children together, two of which are disabled. However, the announcement went out of its way to declare, “it is not known whether incest is the cause.” Let's hold our breath to see if abortion rights activists protest.

There have also been many in the church who have recently argued for what is nonsensically referred to as “marriage equality.” Of highest importance, it matters not what we feel on such subjects since it only matters what God says on such subjects (that is if we call Him Lord of 100% of our lives). But, before we get to God’s word, let's shed some light on the deceptive terminology of “marriage equality.” Those advocating this concept are twisting and redefining two well-established words to create a nonsensical third term that is meant to deceive. First, "marriage" by universal definition is a permanent union between one man and one woman. Therefore, that definition is impossible to apply to anything other than a man and a woman unless you change the definition of the word. Second, Constitutional "equality" purely means that laws apply equally to everyone. Our country’s current laws on marriage have always been applied equally to heterosexuals and homosexuals alike. Every adult person in America, regardless of their sexual orientation, has the freedom to marry one adult person of the opposite sex. That is equal application of the law. The fact that a homosexual chooses to avoid such a union does not make the law unequal. That is simply their exercise of free choice. There have been many homosexuals and heterosexuals who have married others of the opposite sex out of simple convenience. This too is legal and equal. The fact that marriage is denied by anyone seeking any union other than one man with one woman is not unequal application of the law. It is technically correct and equal application of the definition of marriage. And, all other benefits that married couples currently enjoy can be statutorily afforded to everyone (including even single adults) without perverting marriage. These are definitional and elementary indictments of the Gay Marriage Agenda. And, the final indictment of this flawed Agenda will be the much broader perversion of legalization and marriage of those engaged in incest and/or polygamy.

That brings me to the last yet best point of view, which is God’s opinion as found in His word. When we redefine what God has universally defined, perversion is always the result. Incest is clearly forbidden in the Old Testament where we find the Mosaic Law. But, is that still the case in the New Testament? Well, in 1 Corinthians 5:1, Paul records his rebuke of the church he planted in Corinth: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.” To emphasize the severity of this issue, later in the chapter Paul commands that this couple be excommunicated from the Church. It is no surprise that God clearly declares perversion to be exactly what it is - perversion. Further, Paul, by way of the Holy Spirit commands the church not to tolerate such perversion. It is shocking how far society will go to sanction, defend and legitimize perversion. But, what is more shocking are those who claim God as their King, yet align with perversion of His dictates. Will the Christians who rally for "marriage equality" finally wake up when the deception gives birth to sexual madness? 

The examples of Woody Allen, Colorado pedophiles and Germany’s stance on incest all speak volumes. We must all choose between God’s opinion and man’s destructive perversion. In truth, the Church has no choice if it wants to be God's Church. As for me, I choose God’s opinion every time. How about you?

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