Premarital Sex: Illegal?

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    Premarital Sex: Illegal?

    Family Research Council thinks so:

    According to senior FRC fellow Pat Fagan, the Supreme Court’s “first assault on marriage” was a 1972 case that overturned a state law banning unmarried people from purchasing birth control. Fagan claims that court decision effectively sanctioned premarital sex, “brushing aside thousands and thousands of years of wisdom, tradition, [and] culture.” Appearing on a radio show with Tony Perkins, the head of the organization, Fagan asserted that “society never gave young people that right,” and instead has an obligation to stop, punish, and shame that type of sexual behavior:

    "FAGAN: The court decided that single people have the right to contraceptives. What’s that got to do with marriage? Everything, because what the Supreme Court essentially said is single people have the right to engage in sexual intercourse. Well, societies have always forbidden that, there were laws against it. [...]

    It’s not the contraception, everybody thinks it’s about contraception, but what this court case said was young people have the right to engage in sex outside of marriage. Society never gave young people that right, functioning societies don’t do that, they stop it, they punish it, they corral people, they shame people, they do whatever. The institution for the expression of sexuality is marriage and all societies always shepherded young people there, what the Supreme Court said was forget that shepherding, you can’t block that, that’s not to be done."

    Now obviously FRC is advancing a religious agenda based on biblical doctrine that sex before marriage is a sin.  Now,of course the question of whether the state should have the power to either punish individuals who do engage in premarital sex or alternatively deny them them access to contraception is not a religious matter for one who believes in scripture clearly has a choice to abide by their beliefs or not.  But what the FRC is pushing is the idea that scripture and law should be one in the same.  This is dangerous and thankfully this is but one fringe group's opinion and not likely to ever become law anywhere, but it speaks to the priorities of the fringe right and its crusade to theocracize America.

    http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/03/9427/

     
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    Re: Premarital Sex: Illegal?

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    In response to DamainAllen's comment:

    Fagan claims that court decision effectively sanctioned premarital sex



     

    Roughly 3.5 billion years behind nature... 



    more like a few thousand according to their way of thinking...

     
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    Re: Premarital Sex: Illegal?

    What's odd is that cavemen had sex with their cavewomen, before there was religion, laws and politics.

    We wouldn't be here if they abstained from sex....we wouldn't be here to say whether it is right or wrong.

    And we know God did not strike them all dead. We also know God didn't spare the ones who did abstain ( assuming there were some who did)....because obviously they weren't fruitful and did not multiply.

    Yes, sadly we all have dozens of bastards in our family tree....possibly even hundreds of them.

    We are all going to hell.

     
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    Re: Premarital Sex: Illegal?

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    What's odd is that cavemen had sex with their cavewomen, before there was religion, laws and politics.

    We wouldn't be here if they abstained from sex....we wouldn't be here to say whether it is right or wrong.

    And we know God did not strike them all dead. We also know God didn't spare the ones who did abstain ( assuming there were some who did)....because obviously they weren't fruitful and did not multiply.

    Yes, sadly we all have dozens of bastards in our family tree....possibly even hundreds of them.

    We are all going to hell.



    Frankly the people who are convinced they are going to heaven are a bunch of folk I don't want to associate with... particularly for eternity...  Hell will be a better party with better people for sure.  Of course, it does not actually exist... but it is fun to talk about.

    "Now back on your heads."

     
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    Well, I doubt hell would be a big party.

    If it did exist, it would be burning and burning followed by more burning, and just lots of pain and ...did I mention burning?

    If there is a heaven and a hell, we probably have both here on Earth while we are alive.

    Somedays are great...that's heaven.

    Some days really suck...that's hell.

     
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