Nothing has had a profound effect on our society as the Sexual Revolution. This is no clearer than when analyzing ways in which the Sexual Revolution victimized children.
Below is a list of seven ways in which the Sexual Revolution, brought to you by the advent of the birth control pill, has ill-treated children.
I am not claiming this is an exhaustive list. I just hope this gets folks thinking.
1. Devaluing of Children as a Whole
The sexual revolution has brainwashed nearly two entire generations. Adults just do not value parenthood like in times past. We live in the dawn of the Post-Child phase. The movie, Children of Men, while allegorical, just may prophetic.
Once sex and its consequential children could be decoupled, “free love” ran rampant. Carnal pleasure took precedence over common sense. Now we are left with forty years’ worth of hatred for family life.
2. Their Existence Serves as an Intrusion, Rather than as a Gift
Debate abortion long enough, and you are bound to run into this one. Progressives think autonomy is the only law worth upholding. ((PRIOR POST)) So long as no one infringes on another person’s will, then life can proceed, or so they say.
Thus, when a baby enters the picture, their entire world gets rocked.
They believed the lie that children would not come from sexual activity. A baby changes everything.
He is now in the way of their plans, of their “free love.” Thus, the child becomes despised.
3. Children Function as Commodities for Adults’ Pleasures
It might seem like a paradox. As much as the Sexual Revolution taught its adherents to hate children, it welcomes in vitro fertilization.
With IVF the Culture of Death says that children exist to fulfill adults’ desires. Thus, an entire industry was created to literally breed children in laboratories.
Test-tube conceived children are often passed through surrogate mothers for large sums of money. Millions of babies have died through this barbaric process. Millions more are stored in freezers, having been discarded by their own parents. ((PRIOR POST))
But this need not seem paradoxical at all. The Sexual Revolution says sex and babies need not go together. In fact, they engineered a way that the latter can come without the former even being necessary.
Which leads us to the next one…
4. Children are No Longer the Result of the Loving Embrace of a Husband and Wife
Anyone can look at the sexual act and see its meaning. Despite this, too many hide their head in the sand, pretending not to notice.
The sexual act can literally create a new human life where there was not a person there before.
To engage in that activity with someone screams the need to trust the other person. Come what may, your sexual partner will remain by your side.
This is why sexual activity, when thought through from a Natural Law perspective, must take place within a committed, married relationship between one man and one woman.
The Sexual Revolution has frustrated that entire paradigm. In its place, it has pushed a model of procreation that is haphazard. This has led to a lot of pregnancies outside of wedlock, divorce, and so forth.
The entire family structure has been ruined inside the Sexual Revolution worldview. Children are left to suffer the consequences of unstable home life.
5. Children’s Well-being Went from the Forefront to an Afterthought
The point of government is to create an environment serving the common good. This begins with protecting the most innocent or vulnerable within the group.
Thanks in part to the Sexual Revolution that understanding of the role of government has been thrown out the window. If the government would embrace traditional values that uphold family life, children would be able to better flourish than they do now.
Children do best when raised by a mother and a father.
This axiom is being challenged and the results are not pretty.
Divorce, which the Sexual Revolution has catapulted to astronomical rates, devastates many children, often with lifelong effects.
Single-parent households are nearly the norm in this age. Children are thus deprived the opportunity to be raised by the second parent—most often the father. Many kids turn to crime, to drugs, and to other harmful activities.
Same-sex parenting is now on the rise, as well. Children raised in these households also face additional challenges to a healthy childhood. No child needs two moms or two dads. They need a mom and a dad. Period.
6. Children are Robbed of Their Innocence at a Young Age
The Sexual Revolution has, unfortunately, succeeded in sexualizing the entire culture. Sex is used to sell a tremendous amounts of products these days. Television commercials, magazine covers, and song lyrics are drenched in such filth.
This is the toxic milieu children are immersed in on a daily basis. It is not wonder the vast majority have their innocence robbed at a young age.
7. Children are Put to Death for the Sins of Their Parents
Lastly, a list like this cannot be complete without stating the most obvious way in which children are victimized by the Sexual Revolution.
Surgical abortion takes the lives of over 3,500 children a day in the USA alone. The abortion rate worldwide is sky-high.
As well, estimates of ten-times as many children have had their lives taken by abortifacient contraception. ((PRIOR POST))
This is a logical conclusion to the premise the Sexual Revolution has tried to get everyone to accept. Sexual activity need not—and daresay, cannot—lead to child birth.
In order to prevent sexual activity from producing children, pills, foams, jellies, patches, and latex must be added to the act. If those contraceptive methods fail and a baby still results, then surgical abortion serves as the backup plan to prevent birth.
Thus, children are put to death, because their parents care so little for them.
Did I leave out an obvious #8?
Have any thoughts on these ways in which the Sexual Revolution victimized children?
I look forward to hearing from you below.