Men in China and India Can’t Find Wives Because 71 Million Girls Were Killed in Abortion or Infanticide

Men in China and India Can’t Find Wives Because 71 Million Girls Were Killed in Abortion or Infanticide

Excerpts:

May 2018

The gender imbalance in China and Asia is wreaking social chaos. And the Washington Post’s worldview won’t let it admit the real cause of the problem.

Twenty-one-year-old Li Defu is hard at work, building a house in rural China. While American men his age spend their free time gaming with friends, Li knows he has no time to waste. Without this house, he may never find a wife.

As Li told the Washington Post in a story titled “Too Many Men,” “At the moment there aren’t any girls my age around. I am building this new house in preparation, in case I find someone.”

But even with a nice house to attract a bride, there’s no guarantee that Li will ever find one. The reason: There are 34 million fewer Chinese women than men. Indian men share this demographic nightmare: There are 37 million fewer women than men in India.

What’s the cause of this huge gender imbalance?

Well, reading the Post, you could be forgiven not coming to the obvious conclusion: Seventy million unborn baby girls were aborted—killed in the womb simply because they were female.

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The Myth of the Good Ole Days by A. Bevere

The Myth of the Good Ole Days by A. Bevere

Here are just a few excerpts from this other blog. Please click the link to visit the other blog if you’d like to see the entire article:

(Link): The Myth of the Good Ole Days 

Excerpts:

There is no such thing as the good ole’ days. It is a myth constructed by people with amnesia who have forgotten or have chosen not to remember the problems and perils of earlier days. Allow me to offer some evidence:
-An estimated 20% of American children live in poverty today. More lived in poverty in 1900 and an estimated 20% lived in orphanages because their parents couldn’t afford them.

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32 Arrested, Included Children’s Minister, in Human Trafficking Case

32 Arrested, Included Children’s Minister, in Human Trafficking Case

I first spotted this via DefendTheSheep’s Twitter account.

It’s stories like this which played a role in me ditching the “equally yoked” teaching, and why I am now much more dubious about church being a good place for Christian singles to meet people to date or marry. (Not that these crimes took place IN a church, but some of the men arrested work in or for churches.)

I’m not sure if the guy in this story was also married and a father. If he is: being a parent, or being married, do not make a person more ethical or mature, as many Christians teach! A person can remain single and childless and be MORE ethical and godly than many parents and married people.

  •  To Christians out there: please stop using news stories like this one to down-play the very real dangers CIS women face if or when Transwomen are  allowed to openly use CIS- women bathrooms and locker rooms (read more about that (Link): here).
  • Perverts prey on girls and women in or by churches AND in public restrooms and lockerooms, NOT just in or near churches! ❗

(Link): 32 Arrested, Included Children’s Minister, in Human Trafficking Case

Excerpts

  • May 20, 2016
  • by WKRN staff
  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thirty-two men and women, including a children’s minister, were arrested on prostitution and human trafficking-related charges in Knoxville.

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Salvation Army Bans Duggar / Quivering Cult’s ‘Retreat’ (Called ‘Get Them Married’) that Promoted Arranged Marriages for Teen Girls – Quivering Advocates Are Anti-Adult Singleness and Anti-Celibacy

Salvation Army Bans Duggar / Quivering Cult’s ‘Retreat’ (Called ‘Get Them Married’) that Promoted Arranged Marriages for Teen Girls – Quivering Advocates Are Anti-Adult Singleness and Anti-Celibacy 

Before I present you with the links to the news reports about this story (which are much farther down the page), I wanted to make some introductory comments in general, and a few specific comments refuting a few points from a pro-Quivering page about celibacy.

In regards to the specific news story I am blogging about today, this Quivering group is completely overlooking Apostle Paul’s comments in (Link): 1 Corinthians 7 that it is better for people to remain single than it is to marry – and Paul does not say that this teaching is in regards only to “a few,” or only a “minority” of people.

The Bible nowhere states that marriage is “a norm,” or that God expects or wants all, or most, people to marry.

It just so happens that in other cultures thousands of years ago, most people did happen to marry – one should not deduce from this cultural situation that God supported it or wanted it to be so. It just was what it was.

If the Bible said that all or most ancient Jews painted their bodies green once a year and balanced weasels on their heads while jumping up and down on a watermelon one week out of a year, one should not assume from this that

  • 1. God created that cultural practice and/or that
  • 2. God wanted Americans in the year 2016 to practice these things as well.

The Quivering group’s position on marriage, celibacy, and singleness is unbiblical, not to mention disturbing.

According to this article (linked to much farther below), the Quivering group was going to call this event, (where they set up marriages for little girls to marry), “Get Them Married.”

Why not have an event called, per 1 Corinthians 7, “It Is Better To Stay Unmarried”?

Am I opposed to marriage? No.

Is the God of the Bible against marriage? No.

But the Bible does not say that being married is better or more holy for girls, women, or culture, than being single, but a lot of Christian groups, and these wacky Christian cults, insist otherwise.

Christians need to do a better job of recognizing adult singleness and celibacy as legitimate, godly, biblical lifestyles and choices for all persons (and not only meant for a small minority of people who were supposedly “gifted” with it), instead of promoting marriage and natalism as the only legitimate avenues or as ways of fixing culture, the nation, or as pleasing God.

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A Response To J D Hall’s Vomit-tastic Post about Village Church’s Handling of Certain Members, Covenants, and Marriages

A Response To J D Hall’s Vomit-tastic Post about Village Church’s Handling of Certain Members, Covenants, and Marriages 

Before we get to the post by J D Hall:

Background:

  • The Village Church (TVC) of Texas has placed Karen, who was once a member of theirs, under church discipline because she did not, according to them, abide by the church covenant she signed.
  • Instead of conferring with the church on what to do, Karen, on her own, sought an annulment from the state of Texas, once she discovered her then-spouse, Jordan, was a pedophile.
  • Karen said she spent about 50 days conferring with other Christians (not from the TVC), and in prayer, mulling over what to do, before seeking the annulment.
  • This action of hers has ticked off TVC leadership, because Karen did not get their permission to get the annulment.
  • Matt Chandler is the lead preacher of TVC.

You can read additional reporting of this situation here (additional material is at the bottom of this post):

Here is the page I am responding to:

(Link, off site): A Rational Response to the Criticism of Village Church  by  J D Hall, Pulpit and Pen blog

The covenant that Hall is so rigorously defending – TVC’s membership covenant – here does not even mention annulments.

As Karen explains (off site Link, Source):

  • …it is worth noting here that although The Village Church claims [in their e-mail] that “We see an annulment as a subcategory of what Scripture defines as a divorce in Mark 10:9” …, this cannot be found anywhere in their Membership Covenant or Bylaws.
  • In signing their Membership Covenant shortly after my 24th birthday, I had agreed to nothing in regards to the possibility of annulment should I come to realize that my marriage had been a complete sham from the beginning.
  • There is a vast difference between a divorce and a marriage that is voided on the grounds of fraud, and I had no way of knowing that the leadership of The Village Church would respond to it in this fashion.

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Christian radio show host John Balyo arrested on child rape charge

Christian radio show host arrested on child rape charge

And once again: I think the Christian teaching that Christians should only marry other Christians (the “be equally yoked” teaching) is a CROCK.

As so many self-professing Christian men are pedophiles, serial killers, porn addicts, wife abusers, etc. and so forth, you stand just as good a chance dating and marrying Non-Christians as you would a Christian male.

I am of course not suggesting that each and every self professing Christian man is a pervert, adulterer, porn addict and what have you, but I have seen enough examples of them that I no longer take the “be yoked” teaching seriously (see some examples here).

I’m not sure if this Baylo guy was married or had children of his own – which would be relevant for the purposes of this blog, because many conservative Christians like to shame and insult childfree, childless, and adult singles and make them out to be losers, freaks, or weirdos for not marrying and/or for not pro-creating.

(Many Christians often assume, and quite wrongly, that marriage and parenthood automatically makes a person more responsible, grown up, godly, ethical, and loving, as I have explained on this blog time and again.)

(Link): Christian radio show host arrested on child rape charge

    John Balyo, 35, of Caledonia was arrested in Gaylord as part of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Battle Creek Police Department and Michigan State Police.

    Balyo, an on-air personality at WCSG-FM, a Christian radio station associated with Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, was arrested on a state charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Khaalid Walls, a spokesman for ICE.

    Walls said Friday investigators are alleging that Balyo had sexual encounters with minors in Battle Creek.

    ICE said in a statement that Balyo paid a Battle Creek man, Ronald Moser, 42, to arrange sexual encounters with underage children.

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Brief Critique of the J. Daly editorial: Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

Brief Critique of the J. Daly ed: Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

In the midst of looking up Jim Daly’s contact information (so I could tweet him a link of my previous page), I found this linked to on his Twitter page (he wrote it):

(Link) Does Casual Sex Empower Women? by Daly

Here is the part that caught my attention:

    The cultural impact of casual sex

    Sadly, the cheapening of sex is having a long-term impact on marriage… which, in turn, negatively impacts parenting. It’s a tragic chain-reaction of events that work together to undermine the institution of family.

I know that Focus on the Family has a new family-centric film to promote ((Link): unfortunately), and I see the heading there says “cultural impact,” but Mr. Daly, the fact is, some women never marry and never have children, including Christian women.

The Bible does not say God promises all women a marriage partner not even the ones who pray for one and who want one.

If you see my previous post (link), you can see the stats on the number of singles in America.

Many women today are staying single these days, some against their wishes.

(That’s right, the typical conservative Christian canard that women are choosing to stay single because they hate marriage, hate men, or put career above marriage, or had tons of marriage proposals but turned them all down because they were too picky, are false).

There are plenty of Christian women such as myself (though I am half-agnostic now), who were raised in church and by Christian parents to expect, plan for, and count on marriage.

I had hoped for marriage. I still find myself single. I did not plan on being never-married into my 40s. I may never marry.

I am still a virgin. I have never had children.

The church does not support adult virginity – they ignore or shame adult celibate singles (a few links with examples of that can be found at the end of this post, and all over this blog if you search).

It makes no sense, and I see no biblical support, to suggest the only or main reason to argue against casual sex is on the basis of how it may “impact marriage and family.”

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Charges: Minister raped ‘Maidens’ in Minn. camp for years and parents handed their daughters over to the pervert

Charges: Minister raped ‘Maidens’ in Minn. camp for years and their parents turned the girls over to him

It’s an utter waste of time for Christian single females to worry about the “be equally yoked” teaching in regards to marriage, which is keeping them unnecessarily single for too long, when so many “Christian” men are rapists, porn addicts, abusers and child diddlers, like this guy…

(Link): Charges: Minister raped ‘Maidens’ in Minn. camp for years

Excerpts:

    Minister is charged with sexually abusing girls at Minnesota camp.

    FINLAYSON, Minn. – Lindsay Tornambe was just 13 years old when she was chosen to be “sacrificed to God,” she remembers.

    That announcement in July 2000 came from a minister who led an insular faith community that included her family in central Minnesota. As Tornambe sat in the congregation with her parents, she remembers the minister calling out a list of 10 girls for a position of honor. He would later call them “maidens.”

    Soon, her parents dutifully dropped her off at his isolated camp, where what she now calls a nightmare of sexual abuse went on for about nine years.

    Pine County authorities announced Tuesday that the minister, 52-year-old Victor A. Barnard, is now facing 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving his chosen maidens.

    Barnard ruled “like a rock star” over the camp and sexually exploited girls and young women at his whim while they lived apart from their families, according to court papers, which spell out the alleged abuses against two unnamed teens.

    … Pine County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Blackwell said Tuesday that the 59 counts address only the alleged rapes of the two women who have so far spoken to law officers and that he is confident Barnard has more victims.

~ click here to read the rest ~

(Link): Alleged cult leader Victor Barnard charged with molesting ‘Maidens’ [children who were turned over to him by their parents]

(Link): Victor Barnard: Minnesota Minister Charged With Raping 10 Underage Girls

(Link): Fugitive Minnesota youth pastor molested girls for years with parents’ tacit approval

(Link): Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota

    By Steve Almasy and Carman Hassan, CNN
    updated 2:42 PM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014

    (CNN) — Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church.

    Victor Barnard, 52, was last seen in Spokane, Washington, according to a written statement from the Washington State Patrol.

    On April 11, prosecutors in Pine County, Minnesota, issued a criminal complaint after a two-year investigation into allegations from two women about Barnard’s alleged conduct while he was preaching to a religious group in Finlayson, Minnesota.

    Lindsay Tornambe is one of the two women, who are referred to as “B” and “C” in the complaint. Now 27, she lives in Bethesda, Maryland. She wants Barnard to go to prison.

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Related posts this blog:

(Link): Males and Females Raped at Christian College, College Doesn’t Care – Equally Yoked is a Joke

(Link): Horny Celibacy – Another Anti Virginity, Anti Sexual Purity Essay – Also discussed: Being Equally Yoked, Divorce, Remarriage

(Link): Christian Single Women: Another Example of Why You Should Abandon the “Be Equally Yoked” Teaching: 21-Y-O Christianity Student, Children’s Minister Charged With Murdering Fiancée He Was to Wed in August; Made It Look Like Suicide

(Link): Being Equally Yoked: Christian Columnist Dan Delzell Striving to Keep Christian Singles Single Forever

(Link): Pastor charged in wife’s murder was headed to Europe to marry boyfriend, prosecutor says – Single Xtian Ladies: Kick that Be Equally Yoked Teaching to the Curb! Also: Marriage and Parenthood do not make people more godly or mature or loving or ethical

(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles

(Link): Wife of Preacher Shoots, Kills Him, Recounts Years of Physical and Sexual Abuse – So Much for the Equally Yoked Teaching and the Notion that Christian married sex is Mind Blowing

(Link): Another Example of Why the Equally Yoked Teaching is A Joke for Single Christian Women : Baptist Preacher Arrested for Allegedly Fire Bombing Ex Girlfriend’s House While She Was In It

(Link): (Married) Pastor Busted in Prostitution Sting – If Married Sex So Great Why Do So Many Married Christian Men Have Affairs

(Link): Former Minister Raped Ten Year Old Girl For Three Years, Wife Helped Him to Cover it Up – Marriage Does Not Make People More Mature and Godly

(Link): Preacher Found Guilty of Murdering His Second Wife, Probably Killed The First One, He Had Affair With Vulnerable, Grieving Woman at His Church

(Link): Married Christian Preacher and Mistress Try to Kill Wife – Married Christians not more stable, mature, or godly than Singles

Forced Child Marriages in Canadian Jewish Cult

Forced Child Marriages in Canadian Jewish Cult

h/t to The Friendly Atheist blog, which is where I first heard of this.

Not sure if I should weep or laugh that nutty views about family and children and procreation and such are not limited to Neo Reformed, Baptist, Evangelical, and Fundamentalist forms of Christianity but span to other religious faith traditions.

God only knows what type of demented, sexist crap this group taught about females – most religious groups blame and shame women, blame them for causing male sexual sin WHILE exploiting the females sexually (religious guys tend to be big hypocrites in this area, in other words).

(Link): ‘Jewish Taliban’ Lev Tahor Sect who Kept Girls in Basement Charged with Sexual Abuse

Excerpt:

    According to the documents, girls as young as 13 were imprisoned in basements and girls aged 14-15 were married to old men in the group. One woman said she was struck with a belt and a coat hanger and a pregnant 17-year-old girl said she was beaten by her brother, sexually abused by her father and married by force to a 30-year-old man when she was 15.

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Weak Argument Against Celibacy / Virginity / Sexual Purity by the Anti Sexual Purity Gestapo – Sexual Compatibility or Incompatibility – (ie, Taking Human Beings For Test Spins – Humans As Sexual Commodities) (Part 2)

Weak Argument Against Celibacy / Virginity / Sexual Purity by the Anti Sexual Purity Gestapo – Sexual Compatibility or Incompatibility – (i.e., Taking Human Beings For Test Spins – Humans As Sexual Commodities) (Part 2)

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I’m afraid that the Anti Virginity, Anti Celibacy, and Anti Sexual Purity Gestapo I see on post-evangelical, ex-Christian, liberal Christian, secular feminist, and atheist type blogs that love to chortle at Christians they perceive as being “hicks,” for pushing things like early marriage (and no, I do not agree with Early Marriage advocacy, though some of my reasons are different from those of liberals and atheists), assume that dating always includes sexual activity – but it does not (as I discuss in Part 1).

I also see the overused chest nut of “possible sexual incompatibility” as yet another reason for being against celibacy or virginity, raised in such discussions, by the ex Christians, atheists, liberal Christians, political liberals, and sometimes, secular feminists.

This is another reason some people feel casual sex with many people is okay, or why pre marital sex with your fiance is okay – you know, you (the thinking goes) need to take the person you are dating on a test run in the sack, and if the sex is awful, you should call off the wedding.

That has to be one of the most shallow, selfish, idiotic, anti-virginity and anti sexual purity teachings and thought processes I keep coming across.

If you marry someone, and they are horrible in bed, you:

    -Educate the person about what you like and prefer.
    If you are a lady married to a guy who is horrible at sex, tell the guy what you want in bed. Or show him; place his hands where you want his hands, etc.
    -See a marriage or sex counselor to get professional input about how to improve things in this area
    -Masturbate -satisfy yourself if your spouse isn’t doing it for you

I mean, there are options available if you marry a person and the sex is lackluster.

It’s not as though you must have pre-martial sex with a person to determine whether they are right for you sexually or not.

Additionally, treating partners like cars that you take on test drives, to see if they suit you and your preferences, is dehumanizing to them and to you.

We’re talking about human beings here – not cars, not objects to be used and discarded and sized up like merchandise.

It’s somewhat like old, perverted men who travel to Thailand and other hot beds of sex tourism I see on TV news reports, the ones who “shop” for children under the age of twelve to have sex with.

These girls are lined up, as though they and their bodies are no more valuable than shoes on a store shelf, and these perverted Western men pick from among them.

That is similar to how people who advocate “Test drive lovers before you marry one!” operate.

You, the Test Driver, are not much better than old perverts who shop for little children for their own sexual use and pleasure.

You’re not. You can bicker all day about, “But consensual! Two consenting adults! Consensual!!,” but you’re using the same “consumer” mindset thought processes as those who purchase children for sex. You’re shopping for sex.

You’re comparing one adult lover to another, as though they are commodities (which one pleases YOU, which one meets YOUR preferences), as the old perverts do when they look up and down a row of little girls who are for sale.

Another problem with the “take ’em for a test drive to see if they knock your socks off in bed” view:

Even if you have pre-marital sex with the guy, and he is super awesome great in the sack, and, so you think, “Hmm, okay, I can marry this guy.”

In five, ten, 30 years, the sex may change.

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Oklahoma pastor arrested in Philippines on child molestation charges

Ohio pastor arrested in Philippines on child molestation charges

(Link): Local Pastor Arrested in Philippines [over child sex charges]

    HUDSON, Ohio — A local pastor remains jailed in the Philippines while authorities there sort through accusations that an orphanage he helped build was involved in sex trafficking.

    Tom Randall was recently hired as a ‘pastor at large’ for the Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, but the church’s Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Coffey said he has known and supported Randall for nearly 20 years.

(Link): Oklahoma pastor arrested in Philippines on child molestation charges

    Posted on: 4:45 pm, January 16, 2014, by Paige Hill,
    updated on: 10:33am, January 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma pastor working overseas has been arrested, accused of abusing children.

    Officials in the Philippines say Pastor Tom Randall of World Harvest Ministries was taken into custody Monday after authorities raided his nursing home and orphanage in Bulacan.

    Randall is accused of molesting as many as 30 children under his care.
    He is also accused of sending orphaned girls to friends for sex.
    However, his friends in Oklahoma don’t believe the allegations.
    Jim Woodward, a professional with the PGA, says, “Those kids meant everything to him.”

    John O’Dell, the director of Oklahoma’s FCA, says, “He invested his life into that country for many, many, many years.”
    They called Randall the go-to guy for inspiration to golfers at clubs like Oak Tree National in Edmond.

    When he wasn’t in Oklahoma preaching to athletes, he was in the Philippines running the Sankey Samaritan Orphanage.
    When friends heard the allegations, they were shocked.

    “We’re lost,” says Woodward. “It’s a sick feeling because you don’t know what to do.”

    Jim Woodward first met Randall on the Champion’s Tour, as the tour’s chaplain.
    Randall had recently resigned from that position to dedicate more time to his orphanage.

    Woodward said, “We were kind of sad that we were losing him here in Edmond but little did we know we’re going to lose him to the Philippines.”

    Randall indicated to friends and family recently there were people in the Philippines who didn’t like his Christian missionary work. He worried he was quote, “a wanted man.”

    “He once told me there was people that didn’t like him there, that wanted him dead,” says Woodward. “I always said why do you go back? That’s how strongly he felt about those children.”

    There is growing support for Randall through Facebook campaigns.
    Supporters want US diplomats to get involved because the punishment for this type of crime in the Philippines is death.

Some sites said this guy is from OK, some from OH. It beats me. But here’s an update.

Feb 2014 update:

(Link): Ohio Pastor Tom Randall Released From Jail in Philippines; Sex Trafficking and Molestation Charges Dropped

Interesting (and Disturbing) Editorial On How Males Outnumbering Females Leads to More Violence Against Women – Men Cannot Find Women To Marry, etc (Re Demographics in India, Gender Selective Abortion etc)

Interesting (and Disturbing) Editorial On How Males Outnumbering Females Leads to More Violence Against Women etc

(Link): India Is Sitting on a Time-Bomb of Violence Against Women

    This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com.

BY SUNNY HUNDAL

Imagine a world where the proportion of girls being born is so low that large proportions of males just cannot find partners when they come of age. In such a world they are more likely to congregate in gangs for company. In turn, that means they are more likely to engage in risky behaviour: i.e. commit crime, do drugs and engage in violence against women. In gangs, men are more likely to harass women and even commit rape.

But this isn’t some dystopian fantasy – there are 37 million more men than women in India, and most of them are of marriageable age given the relatively young population. A social time-bomb is now setting off there with terrifying consequences.

While researching for my e-book on violence against women in India, earlier this year I came across an extraordinary article on why some brothers living in the same household were sharing a wife rather than marrying separate women.

Let that sink in for a moment. The Times of India reported in 2005 on instances where between two and five brothers living in a house, in rural areas in the state of Punjab, had married the same woman. It was extraordinary not just for what was in it, but for what was left out.

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Homosexual Father Arrested for Raping His Nine Year Old Son, Filming it For Perverted Friends, Lets Friend Rape His Kid, Resulting in Kid Getting STD – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Godly or Mature

Homosexual Father Arrested for Raping His Nine Year Old Son, Filming it For Perverted Friends, Lets Friend Rape His Kid, Resulting in Kid Getting STD – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Godly or Mature

Several sources say this father had a homosexual lover and let the lover rape the kid. The father’s homosexual lover also gave his son a sexually transmitted disease, according to another headline I saw.

Conservative Christians teach that people who remain unmarried and childless are selfish, weird, or irresponsible, while also believing that marriage and parenting automatically makes a person more responsible, godly, loving, and caring.

(Link): Carl Herold And Charles Dunnavant Allegedly Kept Boy As Sex Slave

    Herold, 32, faces charges of producing child pornography, distributing child pornography, allowing his child to be depicted in pornography, sodomy, sexual abuse and aggravated child abuse. He is in the Madison County Jail and was before District Judge Alison Austin today on the state’s bond increase petition.

    Austin issued a similar order Monday raising to $1 million the bond against Charles Dunnavant, identified as Herold’s domestic partner and suspected partner in the alleged crimes. Dunnavant faces charges including sexual torture, sodomy, aggravated child abuse and transmitting or exposing a person to a STD,

(Link): Prosecutor: Carl Philip Herold, charged with using son to make child porn, ‘a special kind of threat’ (updated) (photos)

(Link): Alabama man raped, videotaped his son with other man in interstate child porn ring: prosecutors

    Carl Philip Herold subjected his 9-year-old son to the abuse while Charles Dunnavant participated, cops say. The disturbing allegations could be part of a larger, interstate child porn ring, prosecutors fear.

    BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Two Alabama men kept a 9-year-old boy captive for months as they sexually tortured him and filmed it as part of a larger child porn ring, prosecutors in Huntsville say in a disturbing case.

    So disturbing were the more than 100 photographs police found that officers could not even positively identify the boy because they could not bear to look, cops said in court on Monday, AL.com reports.

    Charles Dunnavant is charged with sexual torture, sodomy, aggravated child abuse and exposing a person to an STD.
    Carl Philip Herold, the boy’s father, is charged with sodomy, sexual abuse, aggravated child abuse, child pornography production, distributing child pornography and with allowing his child to be depicted in pornography.

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Father Places Ad in Paper to Get Someone to Rape, Beat His Eleven Year Old Daughter – parenting does not make one more godly or mature

Father Places Ad in Paper to Get Someone to Rape, Beat His Eleven Year Old Daughter – parenting does not make one more godly or mature

Many times, most Christians like to assume that marriage and/or parenting makes a person more “godly” or more responsible or mature. Many Christians assume all unmarried and/or childless adults are sinful, selfish, etc.

Here is another example of a father who was abusing his own kid (I have many more stories like this of other men who have abused their kids, or moms who abused their kids).

I put “pastors/ preachers” in the tags for this post, because they are one group who keeps perpetuating the stereotypes among Christians that the never married or the childless are not as good, godly, or ethical as married people with kids:

(Link): Police: Man posted ad asking for someone to beat, rape female relative (his 11 year old daughter)

(Link): Anthony Brinkman Wanted To Watch His 11-Year-Old Daughter Get Beaten, Raped By Stranger: Cops

Mother Sells Teen Daughters’ Virginity to Old Men (article) – Being A Parent Does Not Make A Person More Godly Loving or Mature

Mother Sells Teen Daughters’ Virginity to Old Men (article) – Being A Parent Does Not Make A Person More Godly Loving or Mature

Sometimes annoying parents like to tell childless or childfree people, “You don’t know what real love is until you have a child.” What kind of love forces its own children into prostitution? And Christians need to stop with the trash that marriage and/or having children automatically confers maturity or godliness on to a person.

(Link): Colombian accused of selling virginity of 12 daughters

    By Mariano Castillo and Rafael Romo, CNN
    updated 4:04 PM EDT, Fri October 25, 2013

    (CNN) — A mother of 14 in Colombia tried to make ends meet, police say, by pushing her daughters into “hell” and selling their virginity for a couple hundred dollars.

    Margarita de Jesus Zapata Moreno, 45, was arrested this week together with a 51-year-old contractor who police believe impregnated one of the young daughters.

    She broke down in tears when she stood in front of the cameras after being arrested in Bogota, the Colombian capital. The Bogota Metropolitan Police say Zapata sold the virginity of 12 daughters to much older men seeking to have sex with young virgins.

    Authorities also say the suspect would begin selling her daughters to men as soon as the girls turned 12 years old. She charged anywhere between 300,000 and 400,000 Colombian Pesos ($160 to $212) for a virgin.
    But Zapata strongly denies the accusation. Colombian authorities often show high-profile suspects to the media shortly after arresting them. When Zapata was standing in front of the cameras Wednesday, one of the reporters shouted a question to her: “Did you prostitute your daughters?” She answered: “No, my darling.”

    Colombian police say they learned of this alleged case of abuse because one of the alleged victims stepped forward. Authorities say one of the suspect’s daughters forced into prostitution gave birth to a baby boy when she was 14. She had refused her mother’s orders to have an abortion.

    Colonel Carlos Melendez, a Bogota Metropolitan Police spokesman, told CNN affiliate Caracol TV the young girl described to investigators the “hell” in which she lived when she was still a prepubescent girl, about being forced to have sex with much older men in her home and about a life of abuse and neglect.

    … Police investigators say Zapata also forced her older daughters to drink alcohol and do drugs. Some ended up working as prostitutes and are missing, police said.

    Police say those two arrests are only the beginning. Investigators say they will also build cases against the men who were having sex with these minors.

Some deluded fool left this comment under that article, and I left him a reply:

    Brian Joop said:
    Sex is meant for marriage only – Conservatives know this in the Bible,
    because it said you must be a virgin before your marriage. Too bad
    liberals want to promote premarital sex and sex before marriage
    without consequences. Stupid liberals being promiscuous before marriage.

My reply:

    by christianpundit (post)
    @ Brian Joop.
    I’m not sure the article mentioned that woman’s political views, so I’m not sure how that is relevant. But since you brought it up. It’s not just the liberals who endorse and too easily pardon sexual sin.

    Conservative Christians say they support virginity and sexual purity, but many of them really only emphasize these things for anyone under the age of 25, or 20. Beyond that age, preachers and Christians who write books and magazine articles about, or who talk about, marriage, dating, and sex tend to assume anyone and everyone (even other unmarried Christians) have already had sex before marriage, or will do so. They then stress heavily to any adult fornicators, who may be reading or watching them, that sexual sin can be forgiven.

    It has also become trendy in liberal, emergent, and even some conservative Christian quarters, to attack sexual purity teachings and virginity, because, these Christians claim, to teach biblical sexual ethics supposedly hurts the feelings of men and women who had pre-marital sex. They’d rather censor sexual purity teachings than risk offending or hurting the feelings of people who dabble in sexual sin.

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Related this blog:

(Link): Woman Pleads Guilty to Torturing Mentally Handicapped Son – Motherhood Does Not Make Women More Godly Loving or Responsible

(Link): Parenting Does Not Necessarily Make People More Godly or Mature: News headline: Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police

(Link): Conservative Christians Teach Fairy Tale that Parenting and Marriage Makes People More Godly and Mature – News Story: Parents so strung out on drugs their child dies from eating detergent

(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles

(Link): Grandma Smashes Infant Granddaughter to Death with SledgeHammer, Slits Infant’s Throat – Motherhood Does Not Make Women More Mature, Godly

(Link): Married Youth Pastor Father of Four Caught Raping and Molesting Several Little Boys claims the molesting kept the boys sexually pure and cures them of homosexuality

(Link): Apparently Marriage and Parenting Turns Adults Into Incestuous Child Rapists

(Link): Motherhood Makes Women Selfish and Thieves

(Link): Fatherhood Not Quite the Producer of Manly, Mature, Godly Men Some Conservative Christians Make It Out To Be [married guy who is a father on trial for canniablism]

(Link): Married Church Pianist Found Guilty of Repeatedly Raping Little Girl Over Four Years

(Link): Married Christian Expert on Child Spirituality Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Porn

(Link): Motherhood Does Not Necessarily Make Women More Mature, Selfless, Responsible, Or Spiritual

(Link): Lists of More Married Preachers Arrested for Being Rapists or Child Molesters

(Link): Hypocrisy in Christian Culture – Those who idolize parenting chide infertiles for trying to have kids

(Link): Do You Rate Your Family Too High? (Christians Who Idolize the Family) (article)

Parenting Does Not Necessarily Make People More Godly or Mature: News headline: Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police

Parenting Does Not Necessarily Make People More Godly or Mature: News headline: Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police

Some Christians teach or believe that parents and married people are more responsible and godly than childless and/or unmarried Christians. Here’s another example that, no, they’re not.

Some Christians also teach that “family is the backbone of society / culture.” But here we have a family unit contributing to the decay of society. Conservative Christians need to get over the idea that culture can be saved via the family; Jesus Christ never promised society can be saved via the family.

Examples like this also prove you do not have to achieve perfection, total holiness, sanctification, or some other state or quality, before God will allow you to marry or send you a spouse.

The article does not mention what the religious beliefs are of this couple.

(Link): Tennessee couple rented daughters for pornographic videos: police

    Ronnie Lee McCall and Connie McCall face federal sex crime charges after investigators found the girls, ages 5 to 16, living in a ‘deplorable’ trailer in Johnson City. The creepy parents forced their children into sexual encounters with paying adults, authorities say.

    BY DOYLE MURPHY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013, 5:36 PM

    A Tennessee husband and wife rented out their four daughters as sex performers in porn videos, authorities said.

    Ronnie Lee McCall, 61, and Connie McCall, 40, face federal sex crime charges in a case a local prosecutor described as one of the “worst” cases he’d seen in 20 years, WATE reported.

    The couple, strung out on so-called bath salts, forced the girls, ages 5 to 16, to perform sexual acts with paying adults who filmed them, court documents allege.

    Investigators busted the McCalls after finding the girls living in disgusting conditions inside a Johnson City trailer.

    Investigators said the 6-year-old had rotten teeth, flea bites, ringworm and lice.

    “The amount of tooth decay, you can imagine, was extremely painful,” Johnson City police Investigator Debbie Dunn told WATE. “She had black teeth, and holes in all the teeth, just really inexcusable.”

    The girls’ home was squalid — “just filth and extremely deplorable,” Dunn said.
    An investigation revealed even more horrors.

    The parents took the girls around town, dealing them to creepy customers, according to court documents.

    The case went federal when authorities learned the couple had taken one girl across state lines into South Carolina for a black market porno.

    The girl was sexually abused and filmed by a man who later committed suicide, Washington County District Attorney Tony Clark told WCYB.

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Related posts this blog:

(Link): Woman Pleads Guilty to Torturing Mentally Handicapped Son (she burned his penis and other body parts, committed other torture) – Motherhood Does Not Make Women More Godly Loving or Responsible

(Link): Conservative Christians Teach Fairy Tale that Parenting and Marriage Makes People More Godly and Mature – News Story: Parents so strung out on drugs their child dies from eating detergent

Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles

(Link): Grandma Smashes Infant Granddaughter to Death with SledgeHammer, Slits Infant’s Throat – Motherhood Does Not Make Women More Mature, Godly

(Link): Married Youth Pastor Father of Four Caught Raping and Molesting Several Little Boys claims the molesting kept the boys sexually pure and cures them of homosexuality

(Link): Apparently Marriage and Parenting Turns Adults Into Incestuous Child Rapists

(Link): Motherhood Makes Women Selfish and Thieves

(Link): Fatherhood Not Quite the Producer of Manly, Mature, Godly Men Some Conservative Christians Make It Out To Be [married guy who is a father on trial for canniablism]

(Link): Married Church Pianist Found Guilty of Repeatedly Raping Little Girl Over Four Years

(Link): Married Christian Expert on Child Spirituality Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Porn

(Link): Motherhood Does Not Necessarily Make Women More Mature, Selfless, Responsible, Or Spiritual

(Link): Lists of More Married Preachers Arrested for Being Rapists or Child Molesters

(Link): Hypocrisy in Christian Culture – Those who idolize parenting chide infertiles for trying to have kids

(Link): Do You Rate Your Family Too High? (Christians Who Idolize the Family) (article)

New study helps estimate online sex advertisement usage

I wonder how many Christians were in these numbers?

(Link): New study helps estimate online sex advertisement usage

    “Invisible Offenders: A Study of Online Sex Customers,” a study concluded this month by a team of researchers from ASU’s School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department, developed a model to estimate the number of customers contacting online sex advertisements.

    “Invisible Offenders: A Study of Online Sex Customers,” a study concluded this month by a team of researchers from ASU’s School of Social Work, Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department, developed a model to estimate the number of customers contacting online sex advertisements.

    This model was applied by placing decoy online sex ads on escort services classified websites in fifteen cities.

    The ads received 677 contacts, calls and texts and the researchers collected distinct phone numbers of 451 online sex ad customers. Population estimates were created for all 15 cities with Phoenix having an estimated 78,412 online sex ad buyers with a range from Houston with 169,920 to San Francisco with 9,594.

    The researchers created a probability estimate for each city using this number and found that on average, approximately one out of every 20 males over the age of 18 in a metropolitan city area is potentially soliciting online sex ads.

    The findings ranged from approximately one out of every five males in Houston, (21.4%) or using a more conservative estimate of 13.8%, one out of every seven males, to less than one of 166 males in San Francisco (.6%).

    This study was funded by Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children and led by Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, an associate professor and Director of the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research, along with her research partner, Lieutenant James Gallagher of the Phoenix Police Department’s Vice Enforcement Unit and the STIR office research team.

    The team placed decoy ads online in 15 cities at two different times to collect information about calls and texts from potential online sex buyers.

    The cities, all of whose police departments were made aware of the study included: Atlantic City, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Salt Lake City.

    According to the authors, the purpose of this study, the first of a series on prostitution demand, was to contribute to the field of demand research.

    The intention of this study is to inform law enforcement, advocacy groups and policy makers about the scope of this illegal behavior and to begin a dialogue about how to best integrate this new information into the demand reduction activities currently being implemented.

    This study should be viewed as a first step in an ongoing attempt to understand the “demand side” of the sex industry.

Trend Du Juor & Partially Off-Base Solution To – Sex Trafficking

Trend Du Juor & Partially Off Base Solution To – Regarding: Sex Trafficking

I disagree a tad with this author’s solution to the problem of sex trafficking:

(Link): To Fight Sex Trafficking, Fight the Ideology That Creates It, Expert Says

Before I get to that quibble, I wanted to complain a moment about how conservative Christians get “trendy” with causes, sometimes like secular culture does. I have written of this weird, odd habit of Christians before, in several posts, this is just one example: (Link): Suffering and Misery Trend Du Jour

Remember in the 1980s, when there was Hands Across America and LiveAid massive, public fund raising events and rock concerts? There was a real obsession with feeding the hungry, and in particular, hungry dark-skinned Africans.

Disclaimer: I think it’s great if Christians, or whomever, wants to feed hungry, and yes, the Bible encourages it; and no, I’m not opposed people of any skin color helping people of whatever skin color. I’m not opposed to people saving little girls or teens from sex trafficking, or helping orphans.

What has driven me up the wall for years, though, is this narrow focus on classes of suffering, and that many white Christians want to help only dark- skinned Africans, or other highly specific groups, such as American homeless crack addicts.

Your average, middle class Christian refuses to simply help the people who God (if He even exists) puts in his or her path daily – like maybe your 76 year old widowed neighbor, let’s say.

Maybe your elderly neighbor is lonely. Why don’t you invite her over for a spot of tea? Why don’t you mow her lawn for her, instead of running downtown to hand sandwiches out to… drunk homeless people you don’t even know?

Why not help the people in your immediate vicinity who need your help, rather than twisting your hands in concern over starving orphans you’ve never met on another continent, and mailing checks to “Feed Africa” charities you see advertised on television ministries?

There are Christian churches in Africa – but American Christians continue to behave as though there are no Christians in Africa.

I have noticed in the last five years an uptick in interest among Christians in the human (sex) trafficking situation. I’m sure human sex trafficking has been going on since time immemorial; why are Christians only showing interest in it lately?

Varieties of human suffering are not like fashions, one day 1860s hoop skirts, then 1950s poodle skirts, then polyester leisure suits, bell bottoms, then on to parachute pants and Members Only jackets. But Christians treat suffering in this way.

While I still see a lot of “feed the African” appeals on Christian TV shows, the overall spotlight seems to be on sex trafficking now. The attitude now seems to be, “Let’s forget about the starving African kids, now, the cooler, hip brand of human misery is six year old girls being sold as whores to adults, so let’s focus all our energy on that.”

Here are excerpts from ‘To Fight Sex Trafficking, Fight the Ideology That Creates It, Expert Says’

    By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post Reporter
    February 25, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA – In the fight against sex trafficking, the Church needs to address the root causes – the ideas in culture that break the linkage sex has to love, responsibility and children, Lisa Thompson, liaison for the abolition of sexual trafficking for the Salvation Army, said during a Friday presentation at The Justice Conference.

    “Sex trafficking is a battle of ideas,” Thompson explained during a pre-conference session on sex trafficking. The Church in America too often does not do enough to address the ideology upon which sex trafficking is based – “an ideology that disassociates sex from love, responsibility and children.”

    American culture embraces this idea, she continued, and it is “spewed upon us” by “media elites in our culture,” such as movies, books and TV shows.

    “One of the reasons sex trafficking is flourishing is that we, as a Church, do not do enough to address the ideology that disassociates sex from love,” Thompson explained.

    … “The Church is uniquely situated to do prevention,” Morgan said, through youth leadership and spiritual formation programs.

I appreciate that both ladies, Thompson and Morgan, are trying to fight this evil, I truly do. However.

With 80% -(or whatever the high rate is, stats are in other posts on my blog)- of conservative Christians fornicating (that is, having sex outside of marriage these days), and I think 80% is also a recent number I saw for number of conservative Christian men who are addicted to pornography…

And given that for decades now, preachers and Christian books have been telling Christians ‘sex is for marriage only,’ ‘don’t divorce sex from love,’ and all the rest of the usual sex shtick one hears from conservative Christianity mouthpieces…

If such propaganda and argumentation was not enough to keep Christian themselves chaste, virgins until marriage, and to keep men (and now, some women) away from pornography (and it has not for many of them, though certainly some have remained sexually pure), how oh how do these anti- sex trafficking women speakers expect the same rationale and arguments to work against sex trafficking of people?

I’ve seen a few secular news articles about sex trafficking, and some of the men who were caught soliciting sex from kids were employed as PREACHERS. That’s right, men whose job was to love people and spread the Gospel.

I have previous posts on this blog with lists of links to news articles about “Christians,” including preachers, who have been arrested for raping children, raping women, murdering people and similar, horrid things.

Regarding this quote from the article:

American culture embraces this idea [an ideology that disassociates sex from love, responsibility and children.”], she [Thompson] continued, and it is “spewed upon us” by “media elites in our culture,” such as movies, books and TV shows.

I hate to break it to her, but it’s not only “media elite” and secular movies, books and TV shows which have cheapened sex, but it is also the Christian church, certain preachers, and Christian culture in America today, that has cheapened sex and sexual purity and sexual self control. Rather than restate my arguments here on those points, I invite you to read my previous posts on those issues:

(Link): The Contemporary Church Undervalues Celibacy / Virginity [Christians do not support virginity, celibacy, or even traditional marriage, even though they say they do]

(Link): 50- Something- Year- Old Baptist Preacher Simulates Masturbation during church service in front of kids, teens, and adults – and the adults just sit there, do nothing to stop him. Same Preacher later arrested for statutory rape of teen girl

(Link): Preachers Who Use Strippers, Hula Girls, Topless Hunky Men, and Strip Poles During Church Services and Give Sex Diplomas to Teens – Yes, Really

(Link): [Christian personality with daily TV show] Pat Robertson Expects Men to Commit Sexual Sin (and it’s not the first time)

(Link – hosted on WND.com): The Church of Sex – mentions sex obsessed preacher Mark Driscoll and Ed Young Jr.

Excerpt:

    Exclusive: David Kupelian challenges Pastor Mark Driscoll about his ‘obsession’

    There’s a new form of Christianity sweeping the U.S. Its main focus: sex.

    …And while there is a surprising number of preachers, teachers and Christian websites today whose main focus is sex, the most prominent is Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of the wildly popular Seattle mega-church Mars Hill Church.

    …By the way, as runner-up for top mega-church pastor in “The Church of Sex,” I’d nominate Ed Young, senior pastor of Dallas-based Fellowship Church, who recently staged “a 24-hour bed-in with his wife atop his church,” a stunt designed to publicize his just-released New York Times best-seller, “Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy With Your Spouse.”

    … However, let’s just state the obvious: Mark Driscoll is utterly obsessed with sex.

    He tells, for instance, the following story of one female member of his congregation who – and I quote – “brought her husband to Christ” by giving him oral sex, in accord with Driscoll’s specific pastoral advice to her. Here’s how Driscoll, during a Nov. 18, 2007, sermon in Edinburgh, Scotland, described this particular husband’s “conversion”:
    [(Link): Read the rest here]

Again, I appreciate that Thompson and the other lady mentioned in the article are speaking out against human sex trafficking, but I do not think telling Christians to remember or spread the word that sex should not be divorced from love will do much of anything to decrease the selling of females for sex.

Conservative Christians have been telling other Christians, and secular society (at least the teenagers), that sex is for marriage only for several decades now, and that has not exactly diminished the number of people – as teens or as adults – having sex outside of marriage, cheating on partners once they do marry, or using pornography.

I fail to see how the same strategy could be all that helpful in fighting sex trafficking.

A lot of Christians today actually mock and ridicule or criticize the idea that any adult can practice sexual self control (I refer you again to my previous post: (Link): The Contemporary Church Undervalues Celibacy / Virginity [Christians do not support virginity, celibacy, or even traditional marriage, even though they say they do]).

These are Christians doing the mocking and questioning of sexual purity/ celibacy / virginity these days, mind you, not just secular society, where one would expect to find it. You can’t win an anti sex trafficking situation when even Christians have thrown in the towel on sexual purity concepts, which they have.

See also (on this blog):

(Link): Why So Much Fornication – Because Christians Have No Expectation of Sexual Purity

(Link): Douglas Wilson and Christian Response FAIL to Sexual Sin – No Body Can Resist Sex – supposedly – Re Celibacy