Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sex Is Everybody's Business

For centuries America has recognized that sex is truly everyone’s business.  Drawing from the Hebrew Bible, Roman law, English law, and American law have all prohibited polygamy, incest, and (until recently) adultery.  These laws reflected our conviction that we all have a say in what two of our fellow citizens might be doing in the privacy of their bedroom.  Yet, during the past three and a half decades or so, too many of us have uncritically embraced the revolutionary idea that sex is nobody else’s business. . . .  Our society flaunts sex publicly while claiming it is private; the truth is that sex is a private act with immensely powerful impact.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin, "America's Real War," pg.203, 204

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