What is sexual integrity? “It is to consistently live your life with the highest moral sexual standards -- consistently guarding your mind, will and emotions from sexual impurity. The word integrity means whole, undivided, and void of hypocrisy. To have sexual integrity is to be the same in the dark as you are in the light – not double-minded with contradictory thoughts, word, and deeds.”
Note: The following article, in three parts, is Chapter 11 from my book "The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the Digital Age". In this book, I have tried to be as clear and honest as I can be. It is my goal to shed Light on what are some of the darkest areas of our culture. Please let me warn you that, in this article/chapter, I do not hold anything back. This is an honest – and, please note, explicit - appraisal of the nature of pornography in technology today. It is important to me that you understand that as you begin to read.
Read Part 1 : Faux Sex
When it comes to porn, the question facing many men and women is simple: is it really wrong? Is it really that big of a deal? I mean, it’s just an image on a screen. It’s not someone I know, or someone I’m having an actual affair with, so I’m still faithful to my future (or current) wife. It’s just sexual release, like masturbation, and we all know that masturbation is not condemned in the Bible. It’s not even mentioned.
Not long ago while speaking during Spiritual Emphasis Week at a school, a student informed me that her mother was upset with her. When I asked why, she explained that her mom thought she was “too sexual”. When I asked if her mother was correct, she answered, “No”. I then asked why her mother thought she was too sexual. “Well”, she proceeded, “I only do oral. I’m not having sex.” I challenged her by saying, “It’s called oral sex.”
Times-Dispatch Owes Bob Marshall An Apology
June 13, 2012 My daily habit of reading the Times-Dispatch from cover to cover began in my early teens–when I delivered it on my bicycle—and has continued over the decades, except for my Army years. I have noticed the T/D’s increasingly liberal perspective in its reporting and editorial comments, but this was to be expected – society, morals and values have been “downgraded.” What used to be “wrong” may not be “right” but is now “acceptable.”
To the Editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Recent editorial jabs at Del. Bob Marshall reveal more about the writer than about Marshall. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find those who remain committed to upholding the values that have been pillars of successful civilizations for millennia. The unprecedented pressure applied by homosexual activists causes law enforcement to drop charges, legislators to change votes, and decent people to embrace their family members' bad choices.
Since 2005, when the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting, political correctness has demanded that all agree with the spurious assessment that children of homosexual parents do fine. The APA declared, "A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual.
Matt Barber has a message for average, ordinary 'gay' people
I write this not to professional homosexuals. That is to say, not to members of the well-funded, politically powerful homosexual activist lobby. They will mock and reject my words outright. They will twist and misrepresent what I say to further their own socio-political agenda. That’s fine. It’s to be expected. It merits little more than a yawn and an eye roll.
Letter to the Editor
You would expect Democrats to promote acceptance of homosexual behavior, but certainly not Republicans. But now the GOP leaders (McDonnell, Cuccinelli & Bolling) are falling all over themselves to show their support for homosexuals. Bolling’s statement is- ‘…appointments should be made on the basis of merit and qualification, and no other consideration, personal or political, should be a factor’.
On Friday, May 18, we sent the following letter to our email list of pastors and church leaders and the response has been such that we decided to share it more broadly.
The letter comes from a Richmond pastor in response to President Obama’s recent public acknowledgement of his support for homosexual marriage. After the President’s announcement, the first media calls we received were asking for names of African American pastors to get their reaction. The letter below, however, goes far beyond just the President and marriage. It is one of the best explanations of the role of pastors in speaking truth to our culture and in the face of both political and cultural opposition that I’ve ever read.
A broad coalition of pro-family groups recommends that students stay away from school on Friday, April 20, 2012, the national “Day of Silence,” if the school is officially recognizing and/or allowing students and teachers to observe this event during instructional time by a silent protest. High schools and even some middle schools are now the targets of this event.
For the homosexuals in OutServe, the basic goal is OutCry. Since the overthrow of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the organization of "actively serving LGBT personnel" has planted 42 chapters on military bases--all with the common goal of tearing down the Defense Department's (and by extension, society's) marriage policies from within. "We're about to become the largest [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender employee resource group] in the world," the group's co-director told the Washington Times.
Marriage is the foundational relationship for all of society. All other relationships in society stem from the father-mother relationship, and these other relationships thrive most if that father-mother relationship is simultaneously a close and a closed husband-wife relationship. Good marriages are the bedrock of strong societies, for they are the foundations of strong families. One can see this strength manifested at the national and state level, as indicated in other works of the authors, such as the Index of Family Belonging and Rejection and its relationship to various outcomes.