Wishing for Simpler Times
Lately I'm mindful and aware of how sex is portrayed in the media and our culture. Everything revolves around sex. There is Jessica Simpson selling Pizza Hut pizzas by seducing a teenage boy in front of his parents. Commercials for Viagra and Cialis during the Superbowl. Celebrities hooking up, getting married and divorced like they are buying new cars. Next time you're watching a sitcom in prime time with your kids, count how many sexual jokes you hear. The total will amaze you. And don't think it goes over your kid's head. Their minds soak it in and process it and the message they get is sex is cool, and if you want to be cool, you better have lots of sex. As a Christian male, I find it hard to keep my mind and thoughts pure when I'm being constantly bombarded with sex. Lately I have started asking my wife to change the channel when something raunchy comes on the television. I can't deal with it anymore.
As with most problems in our society, I blame the baby boomers. Their "sexual revolution" started this whole thing, and they have twisted society to conform to their sinful sexual desires ever since. They legalized abortion so sex could be carefree. They made sex jokes "cool." Sex has even been injected into our politics. Presidents are sleeping with the interns. Every Supreme Court and federal judge nominee has to answer questions about abortion and gay marriage. Baby boomers are creating new ways to stay young, look young, and hold their erections longer so they can keep having sex until they are in their 90's. Does this disturb anyone else? I mean, fine if you want to do all that, but do I have to see the comercials for it all the time?
I don't know how I'm supposed to raise my son in all of this. How is he going to listen to me when I tell him about the sinfulness and pitfalls of pre-marital sex while MTV shows teenagers sleeping around and changing partners more often than they change underwear? I am afraid my voice of reason will be drowned out by what is "cool."