He Who Be Without Sin Cast the First Stone
Anyone who has read my testimony or my textbook in sex education realizes that I survived a childhood that included years of incest, molestation, low self-esteem, and shame, etc. Today, I marvel at the grace of GOD in my life via my not smoking, drinking, gambling, using drugs, or having attempted molestation, murder, or suicide. “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praises shall continually be in my mouth.” Lamentably, millions of Americans who now are addicted to drugs or alcohol were traumatized similarly as either children or teenagers. Thus, I challenge anyone who flounders in life via sin and shame to allow Jesus Christ to perform “spiritual surgery” in your life! Albeit only an exiguous number of now married, virile jocks and veterans ever will admit it, their erstwhile “initiation” included a friendly game of sexual obedience that parodies prison. Prior to the advent of Jesus Christ, recorded history affirms that homosexuality in the military was a commonly accepted practice in cultures around the world. More recently, “The Pink Swastika” chronicles how Adolph Hitler’s success was attributable to the brutality and the loyalty of his homosexual commanders and troops, despite an adroit heterosexual public persona. Similarly, Marshall Kirk’s “After the Ball” is a veritable blueprint for the development of GLBT acceptance in the United States. Thus, an intractable code of secrecy within their “brotherhood” circumvents the kind of candor Junior’s Dad shared with him about male sexuality. Gentlemen, is such a shame based self-concept ever responsible for rape and other sadistic and predatory forms of sexual expression? Can any man self-actualize if he, like Junior’s grandfather, is trying to outrun his own sexual shadow? Explain. The most painful part of my years of sexual abuse was having my relatives threatening me with, “You better not tell anybody about what happens in this house!” All too often, victims of sexual abuse will blame themselves, become reclusive, or engage in impulsive, self-destructive behaviors throughout adulthood. For example, was former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky ever molested as child? Apparently an only son, Jerry grew up surrounded by jocks while living in an apartment located in a recreation [football, boxing, indoor soccer, lacrosse, hockey, etc.] complex his Dad managed for nearly thirty years. Social scientists often cite a correlation between former prey and future sexual predator. Unfortunately, the media’s vilification of men like Coach Jerry Sandusky or even Rev. Geronimo Aguilar never ferrets for such pertinent details from their childhood. Stated differently, pedophilia is neither congenital nor incorrigible…IF we seek victory in Christ. Despite what these once revered role models [and countless others] did, do austere parents, teachers, police, and preachers, etc., have a moral obligation to discuss puberty in a manner akin to VICE’s unorthodox pedagogy? For example, VICE’s textbook in sex education explores how pederasty was an institutionalized, if not inextricable, component of “rites of passage” within ancient Greek and Roman societies. Concomitantly, VICE’s sexually explicit vignettes closely explore these bisexual “rites” across three generations within Junior’s family. Via extrapolation, hopefully, members of VICE will be more transparent and more thorough with their sons and other teenagers when broaching the subject of sexual orientation or sexual expression. Gentlemen, IF we cowardly avert such a discourse, then is it possible, probable, plausible, or preposterous to believe that NAMBLA will succeed in legalizing this common form of “male bonding”? Taken to its political extreme, might the “Pink Swastika” commence Inquisitions and execute devout Christians in the US, who already have been labelled as “domestic terrorists”? Explain.
A positive outcome of my having been emotionally abandoned during childhood was the freedom to find my own path in life vis-a-vis seeking the approbation of others. Ergo, I prefer reasoning rather than any authoritarian approach to sexual morality. IF God gave Adam and Eve a choice, then let each of us exercise sovereignty regarding our obedience or disobedience to His commandments. Of course, on Judgment Day there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in Hell’s lake of fire. Until then, however, it’s your prerogative to do whatever you want to do. One of the most profound experiences Victory In Christ Ensemble’s workshops offer is tangible differentiation or distinction between libido and lust, which vaporizes the shame and guilt inveterately associated with sexual mistakes. As such, men who previously may have been promiscuous, unfaithful husbands, irresponsible fathers, sexual predators, or the predator’s prey, etc., henceforth can better control their concupiscence without self-disclosure or having to remove their fig leaves. Antithetical to abashing them, VICE’s pedagogy focuses upon educating and enlightening men [and to a lesser degree women] regarding the powerful spiritual motive or sexual motive for most of our actions. As such, Tiger Woods, Lamar Odoms, Willie Gary, Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby, Pastor Geronimo Aguilar, Pastor Bob Coy, Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, Coach Jerry Sandusky, and literally millions of other successful, well-respected, “good men” [who never got caught] can see that sexual mistakes are a result of Satan’s age-old game of “trick or treat”. WE can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. In a nation wherein two men now can get married or even change themselves surgically into “women”, Ivy League institutions [and academia in general] have all but silenced erudition in philosophy and religion. Ergo, WE the People of the United States cower from intellectual and ethical scrutiny of the life-altering consequences of “gender reassignment” and other perversions vigorously promoted by both the media and the GLBT community. Antithetically, VICE’s workshops revisit the Scriptures, Plato’s Symposium, Martha Hodes’ White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth Century South, Scott Lively’s The Pink Swastika, Michael Rose’s Goodbye Good Men, David Friedman’s A Mind of Its Own, and other books that will enlighten those of us born with “a banana and two grapes”. Fornication, sexual abuse of minors, adultery, pegging, illegitimate children, HIV infection, and prison rape, etc., can approach zero percent in any milieu IF we sublimate or use the safety on the pistol in our pockets.
Fortunately for this little girl, her Christian mother protected her from potential abuse, thus providing her daughter with the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual “security blanket” she needs to reach adulthood unscathed. Truthfully, I am not angry or bitter [any more] about what happened to me. Instead, “Child Molestation, Incest, or Neither?” [ISBN 978-1-4675-6858-6] entreats Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and even agnostic members to discover the spiritual weapons that control our insatiable libido. Parents and educators everywhere must face the reality of child sexual abuse by respected pillars of our temples, churches, mosques, synagogues, colleges and communities. Otherwise, the ubiquitous conspiracy of silence aids and abets child sexual abuse in virtually every country on Planet Earth. Victory In Christ Ensemble’s unorthodox pedagogy promotes probity among members of all races and religions via supplanting myriad sexual vices with more virtuous living. Please report what your instincts tell you; then let the experts in social services do their job of investigating. Remember, WE can’t fix it, IF we can’t face it, inconsequential to whatever “it” is!
And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in Heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of hHeaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in Heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye Heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
[Revelation 12:1 – 17]