The BBC has a report called Christmas squatter is jailed for six months. A homeless man, who had this year lost his job and home, had stolen some keys to an apartment. On Christmas Eve in order to be out of the cold and knowing that the lady who lived there had gone away for the holidays, he let himself in. He watched TV, cooked food and then cleaned up after himself. The outside temp on Christmas Eve was -10 degrees. When the lady returned the man did not try and escape. He apologized and quietly went with police. He has now been jailed for 6 months. Is this fair? Is this justice?
The London Times has an article this morning which is titled It’s Time For Society To grow Up And Accept Licensed Brothels. He goes on to say that society must offer “genuine and acceptable alternatives for men who want to pay for sex.” The writer is a former detective chief superintendent who led West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major inquiry team. He writes from his experience at seeing women who are beaten and raped on the streets by ‘clients’ and so his intentions are good, but his solution is terrible. In fact it’s advocating immorality. The issue has now become “How can we make sure prostitutes are safe from men who will beat and rape them” rather than “how can we champion that good and healthy sex is found within marriage.” I know that this for many is simple idealism. And one of the problems is that too many Christian married couples are not having good sex! If Christian married couples talked a little more about the incredible blessings and enjoyment that sex can be within marriage and with one partner then maybe people would take notice. Too often people look at married Christians and are not inspired to get married!!!
What we are seeing within society and especially the UK is exactly what Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the prophets experienced within Israel; immorality being accepted as the norm. And this is no longer being championed by the immoral, or those who want to profit from it, but by men who have given their life to public service; who have seen the pain and devastation of prostitution and yet their solution is “Let’s make it legal.”
That is sad.