Category Archives: Sex
That summer, the laws covering fertility treatment in Poland were shifting. Informed by the Vatican’s absolute opposition to IVF, the socially conservative Law and Justice Party, known by its Polish acronym, PiS, had put forward legislation that would ban IVF and criminalize its provision. PiS held a minority in Poland’s parliament, but support for the party was growing. A revised version of the IVF bill, seen as a compromise between conservative, Church-backed parties and the governing centrist coalition, proposed to restrict fertility treatment to heterosexual couples who were married or living together. It would require clinics to get signatures from would-be mothers and fathers, who pledged to take legal and financial responsibility for any children they had as a result of the treatment, before IVF could take place.
another provision in the law, intended to insure that unused embryos wouldn’t be destroyed, mandated that they be donated to an infertile heterosexual couple if they weren’t used within twenty years.
Culture War Can Be Waged Back! 🙂
If there really was no shame in that, why would one need to hide it the morning after?
Never marry a woman of a more liberal strain within your tradition; watch out for those that do end up in your fold because of foolish brethren
(Note: this post mostly applies to Protestants, IMO, but perhaps there may be analogues within other Christian traditions, I don’t know.)
Something I’ve observed a number of brothers falling prey to: marrying a woman not from their own particular denomination, but from a more liberal one from the same tradition.
For instance, a brother from, say, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, meeting a nice fellow Lutheran girl, but one from within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, deciding to pursue a relationship with her. (Or, to use a Canadian equivalent, a brother from the Lutheran Church – Canada, pursuing a Lutheran gal from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.)
After all, she’s a fellow Lutheran, right? As long as she’s not like some tattooed slut priestess like Nadia Bolz-Weber, surely, it doesn’t matter, right?
It always matters.
Might as well be unequally yoked, frankly.
Because unless she converted to your more confessional, conservative, traditionalist Protestant denomination of the same tradition as her own, prior to meeting you, she’s only doing it so she can be with you.
Which means she brings all her baggage with her – all her more progressive, anti-traditionalist POV with her, into your flock.
That makes her a Trojan horse. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.
And she’s hardly likely to be particularly submissive and deferential, compliant towards you.
Don’t do it.
And keep on your guard against such women brought into your fold by foolish brethren.
Don’t trust them unless they appear to have had a full change of heart and mind.
Which they won’t have.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing.
They’ll push their husband and your denomination in a more progressive direction.
Keep your eyes on them, always. Watch for promotion of heretical ideologies, or a push for more ‘peace’ rather than conflict against heresy / societal promotion of prog ideals / policies.
Between this, and the blackface scandal, which showed him to be a hypocrite and a fool, the only question is how bad the Grits will lose…
(Not that a Tory victory thrills me particularly, but if the PPC can just manage to get a toehold… Who knows what the future might hold for them…)