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As I’ve observed the firestorm of Josh Butler’s hotly debated article in The Gospel Coalition, “Sex Won’t Save You (But it Points to One who Will),” I was left with so many questions. Indeed, in what universe did a book describing the vagina as a Most Holy Place get labeled the “Protestant magnum opus on sexual ethics we’ve been waiting for”?
The now withdrawn article reflects a pervasive problem within the church: pornification of Christian sex.
Hyper-spiritualizing sex is no guarantee of getting it right. In fact, doing so might actually be a guarantee of getting it wrong. We make the same mistake as secular society when we frame sex as the endgame of intimacy. Salvation is better than sex; it is based on God’s work, not ours; it is received by faith, not by feeling; it is secured by Christ’s blood, not our bodies; it is expressed by love, not lust; it is fulfilled by resurrection, not orgasm.
… Why do so many Christian male authors idolize gratification instead of recognizing that the best sexual pleasure is the fruit of intimacy that is already established outside the bedroom? Real oneness is the friendship, companionship, commitment, and safety of two people merging lives
The Gospel Coalition Says – in Sex Won’t Save You Essay – that (Married) Sex is a “Salvation Icon” that Supposedly “Points People to God” -TGC Making Christianity Irrelevant to Single, Celibate Adults
I first began composing this on or around March 1 (or 2?), I have it set to be auto-published on March 4, and as of today, March 3, there’s been a lot more commentary on Twitter about this awful TGC marital sex article, to the point, TGC removed the original tweet linking to it, and I learned that one guy I quote-tweeted about it, a Brent McCracken, deleted his tweet that I quote tweeted (but I have a screen capture of it), and I was informed McCracken is head editor of TGC.
NOTE: I will edit this post after publication to add any more links or new content pertinent, so you may want to periodically re-visit this page and scroll down and skim over to find new links / videos, etc
I may be writing a follow up to this post later – a part two, if you will.
Un-freaking-believable. I’ve been blogging here for over ten years, and during that time, have I not been pointing out that not only do most Christians now, even the conservatives, attack sexual purity, sexual abstinence, virginity-until-marriage, but they have also turned sex (and marriage, parenthood, the nuclear family) into idols that they worship, to the point they act distressed when they hear that fornication among singles has declined? (I have a few examples under “Related Posts” towards the bottom of this page.)
There’s more of this nonsense, courtesy of The Gospel Coalition.
It starts off well enough by recognizing that many in secular society have turned sex and relationships into idols, and seek to find love and purpose in romance and sex, but then it goes on to make the very distasteful point that sex can, or does, point people to God.
Also… if such a book begins by acknowledging that singleness is fine in a page or two (or paragraph or two) but then never-the-less 99% of the book remains focused on a Jesus-marriage-sex analogy, it’s undercutting any “it’s okay to be single” or “you don’t have to be married and having sex to have a relationship with God” message.
This is no different from the idiot pastors who make every other sermon in church about “how to have smokin’ hot sex with your spouse” but who thinks it’s okay to overly focus on marriage constantly, if they merely toss in the token, “Hey, you may be single, but this marital sermon can be applicable to you too.”
I’m sorry, but evangelical Protestants or Baptists making the majority of the non-stop deluge of comments, sermons, or books about marriage and married sex, while only offering passing lip service, to adult singleness and celibacy, is still elevating marriage (and sex) to an unhealthy, bizarre, un-Biblical degree that still marginalizes singleness.
While it is true for a long time that many in American culture have turned sex and romantic relationships into idols, or seek to find identity or purpose in such, it’s also true that for the past several years, many news headlines and studies have been published showing that a larger number of adults are declining to have sex, date, and/or marry.
If you’re trying to titillate a secular public into giving Jesus a try by using sex-God analogies or metaphors, in a society where having sex, dating, or marrying are no longer the norm and not very popular, it’s not going to work.
I mean, while Butler is writing his book comparing knowing the Trinity to marital sexual intercourse and pro-creation, other conservative outlets have been in pearl-clutching, severe worry mode, that marriage is on the decline, and they’re shaming women for not choosing motherhood, and some conservatives are even upset that single adults are not having as much sex prior to marriage as they used to.
A Jesuit priest at the centre of a sex scandal at the Vatican tried to arrange a ménage à trois with two nuns, likening the tryst to the Holy Trinity, one of the nuns has said.
The allegation against Marko Ivan Rupnik adds to revelations of sexual antics dating back decades, all of which could be an embarrassment for the Pope, who is said to be close to the priest. Rupnik, 68, has produced mosaics that feature biblical scenes for a papal chapel at the Vatican.
A Slovenian priest who is said to be close to the Pope has been accused of inviting two nuns to take part in a ‘Holy Trinity’ threesome.
Marko Ivan Rupnik, 68, was accused by a former nun of using his ‘psycho-spiritual’ control over her some three decades ago to have sex, including group sex, and watch pornographic films.
At the time of the allegations, Rupnik, who is known in the church for his artwork, was a spiritual director of a convent in Slovenia and the former nun, now 58, has described how her complaints against the priest were ignored.
…The former nun told the Italian investigative newspaper Domani on Sunday in an explosive testimony: ‘Father Marko started slowly and sweetly getting inside my psychological and spiritual world, exploiting my uncertainties and fragility and using my relationship with God to push me into sexual experiences with him.’
The nun claimed Rupnik had groomed her, had sex with her and bullied her into silence during her time in the Slovenian convent between 1987 and 1994.
She claimed Rupnik had asked her and another nun to have sex with him, saying they would replicate the three-way relationship between God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
She said she believed Rupnik had abused as many as 20 women.
Pope Francis’ Jesuit order is asking any victims to come forward with complaints against a famous Jesuit artist
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
December 18, 2022
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ Jesuit order on Sunday asked any more victims to come forward with complaints against a famous Jesuit artist who was essentially let off the hook by the Vatican twice despite devastating testimony by women who said he sexually and spiritually abused them.
Church-Sponsored LGBTQ Pride Event Promotes ‘Kid’s Activities,’ ‘Drag Shows’
I don’t have an issue with churches (or whatever group) making homosexual people feel welcome, that’s all find and dandy, but there’s a line there between welcoming someone, and celebrating, endorsing, or affirming everything they say, think, or do, and also involving children in whatever that is.
Church sponsoring LGBTQ pride event says, ‘We mean it about inclusivity’
By Jessica Chasmar | Fox News
A church-sponsored LGBTQ pride event in Kentucky is advertising “kid’s activities” and “drag shows” in the state’s capital this weekend.
Capital Pride Kentucky is hosting a festival on Saturday at the Old Capitol Lawn in Frankfort, where children can partake in activities like jewelry making and a scavenger hunt.
Banners advertising the event posted on the LGBTQ group’s Facebook page list a number of activities for attendees, including “drag shows,” “vendor fair,” “kid’s activities,” “entertainment,” “food & beer,” and “fun for everyone.”
Sex Education Book Instructs Parents To Let Their Young Children Watch Them Have Sex
And some atheists and anti-purity culture, progressive Christians have the nerve to complain about Christians giving 1980s or 1990s era sexual purity lectures in Bible classes, where they used chewing gum analogies or whatever for pre-marital sex.
The atheistic, secular, and progressive attempts at “sex education” are far, far worse.
The left is sexualizing children… the end goal of progressive “queer theory” is to normalize pedophilia and other perverted behaviors, by the way. It’s in their academic literature and journals.
A screenshot of an excerpt from a sex education book that recommends parents invite their young children into bed to watch while they have sexual relations circulated on social media on Thursday.
The book, “Sex Education for 8-12 Year Olds: Kids Book for Good Parents,” purportedly written by Ana Leblanc, was removed from Amazon following dozens of one-star reviews and comments from readers who were disturbed by the book’s content.
Courage Is A Habit, an account dedicated to “creat[ing] tools & strategies for the average parent so they can defend their child from indoctrination in the K-12 system,” shared screenshots to Twitter of the book which immediately went viral.
But there remains a legitimate concern that some could have bought the book seeking genuine advice.
Page 47 of “Sex Education for 8-12 Year Olds: Kids Book for Good Parents” begins by explaining to readers that “it is not uncommon for children to overhear or even ‘catch’ their parents making love.”
“A child should be gradually introduced to the ordinary mechanics of love-making and allowed to enter into the parent’s circle of love,” says the authoor. “Instead of being shut out completely and left to wonder how daddy and mommy do it,” she adds.
Addison Rae Faces Backlash for Wearing Religious-Themed ‘Holy Trinity’ Bikini: ‘Blasphemous’
I can’t say as though I condone what this celebrity did, but some Christians do the same – some Christians have sexualized God and Jesus and have even taught that having sex is necessary to know God (I have blog posts about this).
Irreverence and unholiness are the two things that famous people love to indulge in for their own selfish pleasure. Social media influencer Addison Rae recently decided she was going to do both, when she donned a bikini featuring the words, “Father, Son, Holy Spirit” on the parts, as Outkick reported August 4.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Rae partnered with the brand “Praying” (I know, ironic name) to showcase a bikini the brand has for sale on her Instagram page, adorned with the blasphemous text. According to Outkick, “the comments condemning the Addison Rae bikini were enough for her to remove the post.”
RadioShack Twitter Account Takes A Walk on Wild, Sex-Crazed Side in New Marketing Strategy
Oh good grief. Everything in our culture is sexualized now. Everything. It’s so tiresome.
The end scheme of this is that a guy bought RadioShack years ago, and he’s now using the name to sell CryptoCurrency, and supposedly, most people who buy CryptoCurrency are sexy and edgy – so this doofus thinks the way to sell more to this group is to include a lot of sexualized puns and content on the RadioShack Twitter account.
The 100+ year old retailer RadioShack has been posting some wild and crazy tweets that have people wondering what the heck is going on with the company.
According to The Hill, RadioShack has in recent days “flirted with Miley Cyrus and Lizzo, talked about getting high and clapped back at replies from people telling them to log off.”
RadioShack even tweeted about marijuana edibles: “Taking the second half of an edible after feeling nothing from the first half is always a bad idea. This chocolate bar got me out here fighting for my life.”
The left is drooling over Mattel honoring actress and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox with its first transgender Barbie even though it is made in Indonesia, where homosexuals are beaten and gay marriage is illegal.
The transgender doll was unveiled recently in honor of Pride month. The “Laverne Cox Barbie Tribute Collection” doll is aimed at ages six and up and models the “Orange Is the New Black” star in a red ball gown with a translucent skirt that shows off Cox’s legs. The odd collector’s item reportedly retails for $40.
The high price tag for the doll, the sexuality of Barbie, and the political virtue-signaling attached to it are all part and parcel of America’s expanding political correctness.
Indonesia, on the other hand, is reportedly a country where gay and transgender people still experience widespread discrimination, violence, imprisonment, and at times death under Islamic law, according to Wikipedia.
A famous artist dubbed the next Andy Warhol has claimed he is having a sexual relationship with the Mona Lisa.
Spanish-born Domingo Zapata said he has been obsessed with the artwork for over a decade and dreams about having sex with the woman in the 1503 painting, which he uses as the basis for many of his iconic reinterpretations.
A self-described “order of queer nuns” in California marked the Easter holiday with the return of its “Hunky Jesus” and “Foxy Mary” costume contest in San Francisco following a two-year hiatus.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a San Francisco-based group comprised of men dressed in drag as nuns, kicked off its 43rd Easter Celebration at Mission Dolores Park with an egg hunt for children on Sunday, followed by a variety show featuring men in drag and performances from several local acts.
Video posted to social media showed families with small children were also at the event taking part in an egg hunt and posing for photos with the Easter bunny, who was seen escorted by two men in makeup and drag.
The event also featured live entertainment hosted by local gay icon “Peaches Christ” by acts such as “Nicki Jizz” and the cast of “Reparations: An All-Black Drag Show.”
A parent dressed up as the Easter bunny showed up at a Texas elementary school and handed out plastic eggs with condoms in them to students.
The parent had given the eggs to the elementary school children without the school’s prior knowledge, according to Gullett Elementary School Principal Tammy Thompson’s letter to parents Thursday afternoon.
… The parent, who has not been identified, left school grounds after being asked to do so but then began handing out the eggs of condoms from a public sidewalk.
A parent dressed up as the Easter Bunny and handed out eggs with condoms inside to children at an elementary school in Austin, Texas.
On Thursday, a parent dressed as the Easter Bunny visited the Gullett Elementary School campus. The unnamed parent handed out plastic Easter eggs to the school children. Some of those eggs contained candy, but others had unopened condoms inside, according to the school.
“The Family Sex” Show – Nude Sex Show For Children (as Young as Five) at Theater
Post Updated Below
Okay, then, the left and the right clearly have vastly different understandings of “Family Values.”
The right can sometimes be hypocrites and not abide by the standards they have in place, but at least the right has some normal, healthy, baseline standards on some sexual subjects.
(Where conservatives lack: conservatives need to be teaching boys and men that they are not entitled to sex from girls and women, and they need to be taught more often about consent.)
The left, though, just wants to normalize pedophilia and all manner of perversion and immorality across the board.
Progressives want everyone to consent to EVERYTHING and never, ever judge, not even humans engaging in sex acts on children, teens, or with animals. They want to legalize incest, too.
I’d say that conservatives, (those on the right side of the political spectrum), would say allowing children to attend a stage play with lots of adult nudity and overly frank talk of sex acts would be inappropriate. Highly inappropriate. And they’d be correct on that.
A theatre company in the United Kingdom is facing backlash after announcing it was staging a production aimed at children as young as 5 which would feature full-frontal nudity and offer an “alternative to porn.”
ThisEgg, a production company run by Josie Dale-Jones, is set to put on The Family Sex Show at the Royal Theatre in Bath, United Kingdom this coming May. The show is being run as part of the Theatre’s “incubator program,” a creative center within the facility intended to support projects aimed at young people.
…“I’m sorry but I am going to say it. This reeks of grooming. I’m horrified… 5 year olds… this can’t go ahead,” one Twitter user wrote in reply to a post putting the production on blast by journalist Sonia Poulton.
Another user tweeted, “Can I please vote for bringing back shame, thanks!” in response to The Family Sex Show’s claim that it sought to “imagine a future where there is no shame.”
Many mothers and women’s rights activists took particular issue with what they called a “safeguarding nightmare.”
One user looked into the show’s claim about its appropriateness for children aged as young as 5, writing that the guidelines the show was pulling were from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) — a UK-based children’s charity.
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… Parents thinking of taking their 5-year old to a show that explores “boundaries, pleasure, consent, queerness, sex…” and which ‘contains nakedness’, are invited to click through to see still photos of the performance.
Only there aren’t any. In their place, a message that they are not ready.
…By contrast, the Family Sex Show talks about “using pleasure to explore consent”.
If that means anything other than “try it and see if you like it” (a standard technique used to override a person’s boundaries), it means consent to the thing that might (or might not) “give pleasure” is already assumed. Because until the thing is actually occurring, the issue of pleasure (or its opposite) doesn’t arise.
It’s also a common trope, when sexual abuse is reported, to claim it wasn’t abuse if the victim enjoyed it (or appeared to, or if they were unable to indicate that they did not enjoy it). This puts the onus for stopping abuse on the victim.
… And now consider a family where abuse is already happening, or where a groomer is moving towards Child Sexual Abuse.
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