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What is the cost to our society of the sexual immorality that is so pervasive in it? Let us list some of the costs: 1. The cost for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis and AIDS. The bill for AIDS is in the billions and growing rapidly. And we are all paying for it, directly or indirectly, through taxes, increased insurance premiums, etc.. 2. The costs attendant to supporting illegitimate children. The typical illegitimate child ends up being supported by the welfare system in some way. That means we are paying the tab for his rearing through our tax dollars. And we are not only paying to support him but also his mother in most cases (if he is being raised by his mother). And there are other costs brought onto us by illegitimate children. An illegitimate child is likely to be an emotionally scarred and deprived child. He is likely to grow up in poverty and be angry and delinquent. So we have to add on all the costs attendant to juvenile deliquincy: costs of his crimes against society, costs of additional police forces, counseling costs, lawyer fees, court costs, costs of retention facilities, etc.. 3. The costs attendant to marital infidelity. Marital infidelity usually causes problems in marriages and there are costs attendant to this: Counseling costs, legal costs attendant to separation and divorce, increased medical costs due to the emotional stresses produced, costs attendant to rebellious children, etc. So far we have talked only of the dollar costs to society of sexual immorality. What about the cost in terms of human suffering? What about all the suffering that is produced from sexually transmitted diseases? What about all of the suffering of those illegitimate children who didn't ask to be brought into this world (children probably living in poverty conditions with only one parent)? What about the emotional suffering of the child who has watched his parents split up and found himself deprived of one of his parents? The truth is begetting a child out of wedlock is a crime against that child, a crime against society, and a crime against God. Yet it is not treated as such. In fact our society almost winks at it. It even encourages it by a policy of picking up the tab for all costs involved, including the cost of supporting the mother. The cost to society for this crime, in both dollars and human suffering, is greater than for many other crimes. Yet the crime goes unpunished. Our society speaks continually of freedoms and rights and never speaks of responsibilities and obligations. Should not a grave responsibility be regarded as accompanying any sexual intercourse --- namely the responsibility of supporting and rearing any child that is produced? Should not any child have legitimate rights and claims against both of his parents? Should it not be a serious crime to beget any child you cannot support? Is allowing adults to engage in gay lives of frivolity, producing children recklessly, and then not supporting them, right? Is not a strong sense of duty, responsibility and obligation a key element in the mental outlook of any just and healthy society? Should there not be punishment for people who beget children and then not support them? What kind of punishment? How about sterilization or a few years of hard labor? Should not things that glamorize or encourage sexual immorality in a society be banned? What about all of the licentious, lustful advertising that we see all around us? What about all of the books, magazines and movies that glamorize immorality? Should not glamorization of crime also be a crime? Dec 1991 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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