Okay, I am getting weary of hearing about “reproductive rights” and “a woman’s right to choose.” Get real. These are just code words. Everyone knows we are talking about abortion.
We who are “of age” all understand where babies come from, right? (Clue: storks and cabbage plants are not involved in any way.) Let me speak plainly: whether or not to “have sex” is every healthy person’s choice, right or wrong. Men, you have a right to choose whether to father a baby or not. You choose whether to keep your pecker in your pants or not. Women, you have a right to choose whether or not to grant male access to your reproductive accessories (not talking about rape here but consensual sexual intercourse). Whether or not to use birth control is also a right. But this is where your “right to choose” ends.
What none of us has a right to do is kill babies resulting from a failure to overcome craving with caution. That’s just murder. If, in the heat of passion, you choose to forego birth control…well…you may have made a baby you are responsible to care for in utero or out. You did your choosing before the winning sperm penetrated the waiting egg.
If you don’t want the baby, then choose to give it to one of the thousands of couples who do.
Just a few thoughts prompted by congressman Wiener’s indiscretions:
- 1. The congressman is not the first to lose his brain somewhere along the way regarding sexual matters. I dare say most of us men have brainlessly given in (or been strongly tempted) to illicit sexual impulses.
- A little sympathy is due to the man whose world has crumbled. He has destroyed his career as a public figure. He lives in a glass house and his indiscretions were, and ultimately are, public and potentially career-ending. Shall we write him off or give him a chance to clean up his career and marriage?
- You self-righteous politicians (on both sides of the aisle) need to shut up. You know you are self-centered and politically motivated. If something similar happened to you, what would you want others to “do unto you” as you have done?
- Let us pause and remember politicians and presidents who have fornicated and committed adultery and are still lionized by those who know the history but have chosen to ignore it. Do you need names here? Of course not.
- Did the congressman’s exposures need to be exposed? Absolutely! Such behavior on the part of a representative of the people must not be tolerated. He didn’t just slip into lewd behavior, he dove head-first into it.
- As you know, Mr. Wiener resigned publically amidst catcalls and insults. Yes, his actions were uber despicable. But, under tremendous pressure to resign, he did so. Let him go in peace! Time will tell if he’s learned any lessons.
- Finally, what would Jesus do? If you really want to know, read John 8:1-11.
Now it could be that none of my readers has ever come close to making a serious sexual mistake – even if it is only in your mind. If that is the unlikely case, you apparently have permission to cast the first stone. If not, then just go on about your business, leave the congressman alone and seek to be pure of mind and heart.
Is Mr. Wiener redeemable or incorrigible? Since all I know is what I read in the papers or see on television, I don’t have a clue. I do find myself, however, wishing that I could talk to him and see if he is open to the forgiveness and redemption that is in Christ Jesus. I believe he might like the idea of “walking in newness of life.”
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