Using the First Amendment to Create a Shameless Nation

Worth ReadingRev Michael Bresciani

In Illinois a Northwestern University professor is taking heat for allowing an after school demonstration of live sex as part of his human ‘Sexuality’ class. Rather than depending on the student’s imagination and discussions the instructor thought a live show would have a greater academic benefit.

On February 21, 2011 John Michael Bailey invited his class to voluntarily attend an after school demonstration produced by someone not attending the school, of an electrically powered sex toy.

The University initially shook off any responses from inquiries about the incident but after national attention began to swell they started to look deeper into the matter. At this moment no action has been taken.

The class offering originally saw enrollment of over 600 students and to date has had panels of gay men, kinky networkers, a swinging couple and two convicted sex offenders. The class description was not “Porn 101” but it may well have been.

In an interview with Fox News Mr. Bailey said “I do not wish to surrender to sex negativity and fear.” It seems that the professor has surrendered to everything else that can be imagined and now will have to surrender to an investigation promised by Northwestern President Morton Shapiro.

In typical language for academic liberals Mr. Bailey said “I expect many people to disagree with me,” but concluded that “thoughtful discussion of controversial topics is a cornerstone of learning.” In this day when many parents are footing the bill for their children’s college tuition and expenses we can only wonder if they attend the discussions on Mr. Baileys class they will be able to remain “thoughtful” even if they want to regurgitate or worse.

Perhaps, the only thing worse than this news story, was the reactions and behavior of those who are reporting it. On Fox News March 4, 2011 Megan Kelly discussed the subject of Professor Bailey’s after school demonstration with a gaggle of other female commentators. Amid the giggles, laughter and snickering were comments about not censoring university academics and first amendment rights.

There is little doubt that the founding fathers would stand firmly behind everyone’s first amendment rights to freedom of speech even if they were alive at this day. There is also little doubt to all who have not lost their senses that modern academics, the media and the entertainment industry are not standing behind the first amendment: they are hiding behind it.

It is possible to see everything Prof. Bailey has shown or discussed in his class and a plethora of things even he couldn’t imagine on the internet. When did this kind of interest get connected to academic pursuits? In fact it has not. But it is connected to the rising star of prurient national interest in all that is sleazy and degenerate.

It is producing a shameless society that is rapidly pushing the envelope toward the complete demise of the nation and the reprobation of many a good mind. The minds are those of our own sons and daughters.

The day of “For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” (Eph 5: 12) may have long since passed and now rather than being hushed we are urged to give classroom demonstrations of our worst behavior; what folly to pretend that the framers intended to shield this with the first amendment.

The richest but most backward and deeply apostate church of the first century was Laodicea. To that church Jesus said “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Rev 3: 18)

What a leap from simple nakedness to actual demonstrations of human depravity, and with the help of modern academia we don’t have to feel any shame at all; instead we can dignify our worst behavior with “thoughtful discussion.” Following that we can join in with frolicking giggling news commentators who make light of it all and end their discussions with platitudes about first amendment rights.

In the last days the Bible predicts that many old errors will resurface but until the present day we could not have known what Jude meant by the word “foaming” in his rebuke of the prurient in his own day. “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” (Jude 1: 13)

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