By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
When the United States Supreme Court redefined the biblical definition of marriage slightly more than a year ago to allow for homosexual marriage, some Christians thought it couldn’t get any worse.
They were wrong. The slippery slope continues to get more slippery with each passing day.
Even before the first anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, the issue of transgender men and women had made national headlines. Laws were passed to allow men and women to use the restroom of their choice, regardless of natural gender.
Baptist Press reported Aug. 29 about a young man who had been given up for adoption by his birth mother. Approximately 18 years later they were reunited. Sounds like a happy ending? Unfortunately, no. They are now a “couple,” involved in a sexual (incestuous) relationship. They are fighting charges of incest and could go to prison.
What’s even more bizarre is that there are those who are advocating that it is entirely within the mother’s and son’s rights to do whatever they want.
The Baptist Press story noted that a support and advocacy website for related couples is raising money for their legal fees. The site supports what it calls consanguinamorous relationships and is pushing for “FULL marriage equality for ALL consenting adults.” A woman who calls herself Cristina Shy runs the site.
According to the BP account, Shy told a reporter that the issue “needs to be brought to the attention of everybody in the country, and people need to start thinking differently. It was the same with gay people just a few years ago and now they can get married and they are accepted. Well, why not consanguinamorous people like us? We are all adults.”
The paragraph above pretty much sums up today’s prevailing attitude in our world: “It’s all about me. Nobody or nothing else matters.”
Moral boundaries are going the way of the dinosaur. There seems to be no morality left in our nation as a whole.
Churches of all denominations must step up their efforts and continually remind people that there are still moral standards that must be followed and those standards can only be found in God’s Holy Word.
Until we do, stories such as these are going to become more and more common. And despite how bad this story is, it can and will get worse. May God have mercy on us.