By Don Boys, Ph.D.
The morality of America, as seen in the Hollywood sex scandal, has sunk to the place where I believe extremism in the defense of morality is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice for women is no virtue! With apologies to Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
We have permitted the prissy preachers of permissiveness to take control of the nation’s morality and it needs to return to biblical standards. When there is an absence of or very limited pornography, sexually explicit books, magazines, and television shows there is more kindness, peace, and cooperation among our people. With ubiquitous sex being used and abused, our nation is a sleazy, sex-absorbed nation in need of a genuine revival of godliness.
In this battle against male sexual aggression of women, we must differentiate between rape and molestation. Foolish feminists are careless in this regard; but of course, no man should presume to take advantage of women. As I mentioned in a recent column, the answer for unwanted touching, kissing, caressing of a woman is a simple, strong, swift, stinging slap to the face. That would end most of the problems in my opinion. A sexually abused woman loses credibility every day she waits to report an incident, and I wouldn’t believe a 40-year-old charge without video evidence.
I felt of a girl’s back in the third grade and she stabbed me in the knee with a sharp pencil. I got the message that she wasn’t too pleased. In the fifth grade, I lifted Mildred’s pretty, purple, pleated skirt and saw stars as Mrs. Horn paddled me on the back of my lower legs. The message got louder. As an eighth grader, I was shoved through a glass door by Phyllis while dancing (my last dance) with her. Don’t remember what I did, but I deserved the shove. Women must react immediately when men take advantage of them. Men are a little slow when they think they are irresistible to women.
Most problems between men and women will be solved with a shout, a stab, a slap, or a shove. Women who fail to do that should not be believed when they make accusations. After all, women do lie from time to time. And not all men are lechers.
Then if you eliminate the drugs and alcohol most of the conflict between men and women will be solved.
No man should be convicted of rape if the woman did not yell and fight him. Deuteronomy 22:23 commands, “If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.” That was God’s practical, proficient plan to handle sex abuse in ancient Israel.
We are not under an obligation to execute fornicators today but we are obligated to understand the necessary requirements in finding a person guilty. The innocent one must resist. There is no rape without resistance. A woman’s charge of rape or molestation should not be accepted if she did not scream, scratch, or shove her assailant. That provides some protection for men against untrue sexual assault charges. Honest, fair people want protection for women and men.
One of the first steps is to protect women is to punish rape more severely. Most people don’t know that at one time in America we executed rapists! Seemed to work. We didn’t have many rapes. And for sure, there were no second offenses!
As a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, I introduced a bill to require life in prison for rape with the stipulation that the Governor had no authority to pardon a rapist. Well, almost no one liked the bill–especially rapists and liberals. Of course, the liberals began whining about it and the Republicans didn’t like it mainly for encroaching on the authority of Governor Bowen. At an impromptu news conference in the rotunda of the State House, a reporter asked me, “Representative Boys why do you want to imprison rapists for life?” I replied, “Because I can’t get the death penalty for their crime.” I got neither.
In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court in Coker v. Georgia, held that the death penalty for the rape of an adult was “grossly disproportionate” and an “excessive punishment,” and hence was unconstitutional. The court dealt a blow to women’s rights and common sense and lost an opportunity to give some protection to innocent women. But then, it had done that before. Does any sane person believe men would be so sexually aggressive if they knew they would get the death penalty if they raped a woman? Or life in prison?
Furthermore, surely anyone can support the death penalty for any man who would rape a child! In fact, they should get the death penalty twice if that were possible.
In recent years, there has been a virus I call the “hugging” virus that has especially infected younger people. It seems everyone hugs everyone for any reason. Many young women even hug the mailman. I believe there should be no touching between the genders. Extremist? Well, maybe but I prefer that to the present condition of relations between the men and women.
I have followed the no hugging dictum all my adult life thinking it is presumption of me to touch a woman or hug her. I have been accused of being aloof but I can live with that. That’s better than being accused of adultery!
Orthodox Jews refuse to shake a woman’s hand or even touch it! I think that is wise. A female medical doctor and friend wrote me of her experience with a Jewish rabbi: “I forgot this [rabbis not touching a female] and reached out to shake the hand of a Hasidic rabbi – he kept his hands to his side, bowed graciously and said, ‘The last time I touched a woman’s hand I ended up with eight children.’ It was charming, we laughed, and I didn’t mind.”
Modern sophisticates say, “How quaint.” I say to the “sophisticates” that they are partly responsible for the “anything goes” atmosphere in America. God and the Bible were expelled from our schools and we are surprised that schools have become ignorance factories where students sleep with students and students sleep with teachers. Greedy media people produce movies and television shows that are pornographic, uninteresting, and stupid; and careless parents permit their children to watch the visual garbage. Such parents are heedless of the admonition in Psalm 101:3–“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.”
America is rolling in filth because of the failure of pastors, parents, teachers, legislators, media, and others. Many are so blind they don’t even know filth when they see it.
The media have been quick to rebuff any criticism of Hollywood and television as if society will suffer if a nude scene is removed from a film. In defending soft porn, they try to give a tone of sophisticated substance to empty drivel. It surprises me that people don’t fall to the floor gasping and choking with laughter at their sick sophistication. Intelligent people see an obvious link between watching immorality and practicing immorality.
- K. Chesterton wrote in 1926 the “the madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, much more in Manhattan.” He added, “It has been left to the very latest Modernists to proclaim an erotic religion which at once exalts lust and forbids fertility. The next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality, and especially on sexual morality.” We are there!
Toleration of sexual immorality is the first stage of decadence. Acquiescing to the pathetic cries of the preachers of permissiveness is a rejection of thousands of years of civilization, biblical teaching, and an acceptance of pigpen morality.
Boys’ book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! is available here. An eBook edition is also available.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 17 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
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