Maybe the essay below will help St. Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) understand why the conferral of a doctorate on Dr. Rowan Williams has been met with criticism from those outside the academy. For most, the issue is not whether Dr. Williams merits the honor as an academic, but that his refusal to act against the moral deconstruction of Anglicanism shows that he does not comprehend the destruction that the licentiousness championed by liberal Anglicans causes in the larger culture. The author rightly condemns feminist ideology as a source of moral confusion in the culture, and clearly the capitulation to feminists is a major reason for the Anglican collapse.
I am the father of a fourteen year old girl. I’ve worked with teens for twenty-five years. What the author below reports is happening in the teen culture in America is true. Don’t flinch at the brutally frank tone of the essay. Not all teens fall victim to the prevailing culture of course, but all face it.
I could tell you many stories of teens who fell off the cliff. Filled with regret and shame they come for healing. Fortunately we have confession and they get a chance to start over. A few weeks ago I heard a story of a fourteen year old girl who gave oral sex to a boy hoping to win his approval. It devastated her. Other girls found out and she went around asking for forgiveness afraid she was going to lose her friends. She is too young to be dealing with these emotional demands. But she lives in a sexualized culture where there are too few adult voices to guide her and so she becomes prey to the exploiters who dominate her world.
It’s concerns like this that inform the criticism and leads to this question: Why is an Orthodox seminary giving an award to a leader who did little to stop the legitimization of licentiousness in an institution that was charged with the defense of the Christian moral tradition?
Is it fair to reduce all of Dr. Rowan’s ministry to this failure of leadership? No, of course not. But the issue here is not Dr. Rowan. It’s the conferral of the degree. To the critics, the conferral implies an approval beyond Dr. Rowan’s academic achievements. This is because the seminary possesses an imprimatur that reaches far beyond its walls. The seminary must exercise its authority with greater discretion especially when it touches problems that people outside the academy deal with concretely. The distance between poor leadership and destructive consequences is not that great.
The American Thinker Pam Geller
A new documentary, Oral Sex Is the New Goodnight Kiss, chronicles America’s moral decay. Sharlene Azam, a Canadian filmmaker, says, "If you talk to teens [about oral sex], they’ll tell you it’s not a big deal. In fact, they don’t consider it sex. They don’t consider a lot of things sex." In the documentary, teenage girls talk casually about their sexual experiences and even their forays into prostitution.
One girl sums up the new attitudes: "Five minutes and I got $100. If I’m going to sleep with them anyway because they’re good-looking, might as well get paid for it, right?"
Azam said that this was going on in good homes right under parents’ noses: "The prettiest girls from the most successful families [are the most at risk]. We’re not talking about marginalized girls. [Parents] don’t want to know because they really don’t know what to do. I mean, you might be prepared to learn that, at age 12, your daughter has had sex, but what are you supposed to do when your daughter has traded her virginity for $1,000 or a new bag?"
This is the bitter fruit of forty years of feminist domination in the United States.
Virtue, self-worth, and man’s moral value are DOA in the age of the cultural domination of the left. What an awful stench this decaying corpse gives off, lying in a smoldering, fetid pile of ash.
This is how the phony feminist movement empowered women? Girls selling the it for a handbag? Those men-hating parasites have ruined the glorious exaltation of women in 20th-century America. I know. I grew up in it. All one has to do is watch movies from the forties, fifties, and sixties (before the left culture rout) to catch a glimpse of the status of women. We were then formidable, respected, treasured, and above all…revered. It was as good as it gets.
Azam’s vulgar and depressing documentary is no surprise. The atmosphere is already poisoned by the left’s attitudes toward teenage sex. And these attitudes come out everywhere. Two weeks ago, in Crosby Middle School in Hitchcock, Texas, a member of the Hitchcock school board, Shirley Price, gave what was supposed to be a motivational talk to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade girls. Instead, she gave a graphic, smut-filled rant about oral and anal sex.
I am sickened by this — not because I am prudish, but because it speaks volumes about how girls view themselves and their roles, not to mention the ever-increasing diminishing of women in American society.
To say that feminism was one of the worst things to happen to women is being easy. It has been worse for men. The demon seeds of the "liberation" movement are everywhere — including the epidemic of single motherhood, the breakdown of the American family, the street vernacular of "bitches and hos," the emasculation of men, and the bone-crushing responsibility of single moms acting as mother, father, breadwinner, chief cook, and bottle-washer.
And what has Obama done about all this? He has appointed Kevin Jennings, the founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), to be his Safe Schools Czar. GLSEN is notorious for having sponsored a conference at Tufts University at which teenagers were given instruction in an array of risky and dangerous sexual practices. Obama has appointed this radical to head up America’s "safe schools," but who is going to keep kids safe from him? This is another terrible Obama choice. Whatever one’s sexual preferences or proclivities may be, do not traumatize children. Why can’t the schools just teach reading, writing, arithmetic — and civics?
But this is no surprise, of course. A breakdown of sexual mores and a flouting of convention is part and parcel of the agenda in every society to which socialism has come.
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be lefties.
Every child in America, all 73.7 million of them, should be kept safe from the leftist inculcation of the public school curriculum. Taxpayer money should be used to help set up home-schooling networks and resources across the country.
We spend more per capita on education than virtually every other nation, and yet we rank close to the bottom in math and science — so busy are our children being force-fed global warming junk science, the LGBT agenda, a whitewashed Muhammad, and other assorted propaganda.
This is how the left has been destroying America since they took over in the ’60s. Now the teenage girls in Azam’s documentary are reaping what the left has been sowing for decades.