Sex Goes Public|
November 20, 2008
The days when sex was a private matter between two consenting adults are gone for
good. Sex is now public. In a big way. Subject to instruction, modification and
definition by an ever expanding array of bureaucrats, courts, religious leaders,
organizations and miscellaneous busy bodies.
Now that it is out of the closet, public sex is being used in a variety of ingenious
ways. Mexico City just decided to
give out Viagra
to every male over the age of 50. Mayor
Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot
to do with quality of life and our happiness."
In Australia, an official 'sex' party, having enlisted the
necessary 500 members,
will get an official entry into national politics when it registers with
the electoral commission next week. This new sex party sees itself as "a political
response to the sexual needs of Australians in the face of moral campaigners and
Here in the USA, the left has long been adamant about keeping
the government out of bedrooms. With the recent defeat of gay marriage in three
states however, they're changing their tune. Government is now OK, as long as it
hews to the progressive view. What can't be accomplished
at the ballot box is now being accomplished by activist judges.
site, E Harmony, originally founded to promote traditional love and marriage, has
bowed to a court order
and officially agreed to begin matching homosexual couples, beginning next year.
The courts may also replace the people's votes, especially on California's Proposition
8, which bans gay marriage. The California Supreme Court just agreed
to hear legal challenges to this voter-approved measure. If past rulings
are any indication, the voter's will be over ruled, once again, by the elites on
this left leaning, activist court.
Sex sells. It's controversial and titillating. And government
isn't the only sector rushing in to use sex to promote their own agenda. In South
Carolina, a with-it pastor last week challenged his congregation to
7 days of sex. "We want couples to intentionally walk,
even run, toward the marriage bed and away from sin city."
Advertisers, long known for pushing
the sexual envelope, are pushing it even further. Penthouse is
looking to buy a casino on the Las Vegas Strip and generate business by
tying it to the adult magazine and Web site. In Australia a
holiday resort is planning a month-long, nude, "anything goes" party. Ostensibly
to divert people's attention from the messy economic downturn.
I expect more 'let them eat cake' bacchanals will follow.
After all, the masses must be kept happy. And what harm is
there in making a profit at the same time? As long as we don't call it capitalism,
it should be a sure winner, as a company in Massachusetts is finding out. Their
ad campaign, promoting a web site that informs people how to cheat on their
spouses, is generating tons of publicity.
Organizations are jumping on the public sex bandwagon also. PETA, which bills themselves
as an 'animal rights' group, is planning to
stage a nude protest to discourage locals from attending an upcoming Ringling
Brothers Circus show in Louisiana. The appalling mental images that spring to mind
actually serve to increase PETA's latest bid for yet another 15 minutes of conversation
on the national stage.
Sex in public is the new 'in'
thing. Granted, you might still be subject to arrest if you engage in sex too openly,
41 year-old woman recently did on a crowded train in England. But for your
average high-schooler here at home, being caught engaged in the 'non-sex' Bill Clinton
made popular, only serves to enhance one's You Tube reputation.
Traditional sex, which includes
love and marriage and a private setting, is sneered upon by the enlightened elites
who are intent on transforming a once beautiful act into a useful tool to be used
to further diverse agendas.
It remains unlikely that traditional,
Christian men and women will be able to put this genie back into the bottle. Pandora's
box has been opened and the ramifications will continue to affect ever increasing
segments of what used to be 'polite society'. Unless, of course, we can find a way
to bring shame, modesty and just plain good manners back into vogue. Here's hoping.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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