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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is This Absurd, or What?

Recently, I read a motion. It includes making a new law to change the definition of marriage, allow the adoption of children by same-sex couples, etc. The fifth part of the motion was especially disturbing to me.

It says that pedophilia should be recognized as a legitimate sexual orientation.

I don’t shock easily anymore, but this was beyond belief.

How in the world could you legitimate the abuse of children? How could something as scarring as the victimization of children be passed off as okay—and protected by law as normal behavior?

Part of my ministry is counseling women. Tragically, quite a few of them have been victims of some kind of sexual abuse as children. They had no say in what happened. They were threatened with harm if they ever told. In some cases, the abuse went on for years. In every case, it hurt them. It harmed them as people. It harmed them as young girls, and later colored how they viewed themselves as women.

We have read and seen on TV the horrible hurt—sometimes so damaging a person into adulthood that he can hardly function in a normal way—wreaked by “wayward” priests or orphanage workers. We abhor such actions towards the children entrusted to them. Our hearts go out to the men and women whose abuse so colored their thinking and self-worth all their lives.

Interpol is cracking down on child porn rings, as well it should. Thankfully, they are rounding up hundreds of people who exploit children. They are also catching child traffickers.

I’m just scratching the surface.

But imagine, if all of this abuse is ruled a legitimate sexual orientation, it would no longer be a crime to hurt a child in this way. Everything from incest to child porn would be deemed okay.

I am outraged!

I believe it is past time to stand up for the vulnerable, those who have no say whatsoever in the laws that are passed. It is our responsibility as adults to protect our children and grandchildren from becoming defenseless victims of crime.

Jesus had a lot to say about people hurting children. He loved children. He loves our children and grandchildren.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea (Matthew 18:6; the same idea also in Mark 9:42 and Luke 17:2).

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:10).

Jesus showed people what it meant to receive Him by showing them an illustration of kindness to children: And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me (Mark 9:36-37).

I love how Jesus and John refer to Christians as “my little children.” It conveys the love of a parent for a child. It’s a beautiful, pure love that invests itself in the child. This love has the child’s best interests in mind.

Jesus loves children.

We love our children.

May we fight to ensure their safety. 


  1. Oh, my! That is disturbing indeed! Satan has so blinded the world that they accept wrong for right and right for wrong on a regular basis. I pray our leaders will come to their senses and do what is truly right! God have mercy on us all!

    1. Many thousands of Christians and decent family people marched in protest and signed petitions. I hope the government understands their concerns. We all need to do our part.

  2. Sería horrible que eso ocurriera.
    No tengo hijos pero tengo dos sobrinas y no me gustaría que se toparan con nadie así.
    No es que podamos sino que debemos luchar para garantizar su seguridad.

    1. We need to pray for them and for all children, for the Lord's protection, and for the various governments to realize how vulnerable children could be if something like this were passed. (Necesitamos orar por tus sobrinas, por la protección del Señor, y por los gobiernos que entiendan cuan vulnerables estarían los niños si una ley así se aprobara.)

  3. That's beyond absurd -- that's appalling. I don't know how anyone in their right minds could include such a thing.

    1. Appalling is right! I could hardly believe my eyes when I read the motion! We need to pray and fight.

  4. Lou Ann, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Indeed, tragic and shocking. Woe to him who calls good evil, and evil good. Pray God keeps us ever aware of the difference and gives us courage and conviction to do our part. Blessings...

    1. Thank you, Rose. You're exactly right. We need the courage and conviction to do what we can.

  5. I heard about this too. The speaker was comparing it to the homosexual movement. When it first started we never thought gay marriage would be legalized or condoned. But here we are, years later, in exactly that position. I hope the Lord returns before then!

    1. I am always sad when bad is called good, but I was still shocked when the motion was to legitimate the hurting of children for someone's twisted pleasure. I, too, am looking up!


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