Christian News writer Heather Clark reports that a group of nine men who attended the Southern Decadence Festival in New Orleans were arrested and jailed for violating a new city ordinance that prohibits religious and other free speech after sundown on the cityâ€™s famed Bourbon Street. The ordinance, which was passed in October 2011, is called â€œAggressive Solicitation.â€ Subsection four states, â€œIt shall be prohibited for any person or group of persons to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise.â€ (Nine Men Arrested at New Orleans â€˜Decadenceâ€™ Festival for Religious Speech After Sundown, Heather Clark, Christian News, Sept.2, 2012)
Dissenters hold that the statute is a blatant violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution but supporters hold that decadence is a First Amendment right.
The Southern Decadence Festival is one of our nationâ€™s most notorious celebrations of sodomy, public sex acts, prostitution, drunkeness, and worse, but is by no means the only such festival. According to this year's Autumn Gay Pride Calendar, decadence festivals are held over and across post-Christian America and Western Europe as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Belarus, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, China, S. Africa, India and Taipei.
on-line source: http://gaytravel.about.com/od/gaypridecalendars/qt/September_Pride.htm
The decent, God-fearing, family loving America poignantly captured on canvas by Norman Rockwell is dead, or nearly so. In its place is ancient Carthage, a brash, pleasure-seeking, drunken, obscenely libidinous freak-show:
"I came to Carthage, and all around me in my ears were the sizzling and frying of unholy loves..." (St. Augustine, 354 AD, The Confessions of St Augustine)
Ancient Carthage was a porn-fueled, sexually obsessed, almost anything goes society characterized by rampant sexually transmitted diseases, jealousy, suspicion, paranoia, hate, mental illness, sexual sadism, and crime in general.
Foolish, proud, willfully ignorant modern Westerners believe they are enlightened, progressive and scientific but they aren't. In reality they haven't progressed one inch higher than the ancients.
Contrary to what moderns believe, the first sexual revolution was not in the 60's and 70's. No, the first revolution ever was brought about first by Judaism, and then by Christianity, and as Dennis Prager noted, it radically changed the world.
Writing in "Judaisms Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism And Then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality," Prager said,
'.....Human sexuality, especially male sexuality.....is utterly wild. Men have had sex with women.....men....little girls and young boys....a single partner...large groups....immediate family members...animals....inanimate objects....by dressing in women's garments.....through urinating and defecating on each other....by watching other humans be tortured.....by fondling children....by looking at pictures of bodies or parts of bodies. Not all have been condoned.....but many have, and all illustrate what the unchannelled sex drive can lead to."
Human sexuality needs to be properly channeled. Proper channeling leads to civility, safety, trust, and true social progress. But when the sex genie is unleashed, as is the situation throughout America and the West, things begin to go terribly wrong, as evidenced by the growing plague of public sex acts, serial killers, rapists, sado-masochists (leather people), pederasts and pedophiles preying upon Americans and their children. America has sunk so low that even young children sexually prey on other children. In fact, sex crimes are more frequent and more evil than ever.
In a 2003 report, "Sex Related Homicide And Death Investigation," Vernon Geberth, (ret. NYPD lieutenant commander Bronx Homicide) observed that,
"....sex related cases I am encountering today (as a consultant) are more frequent, vicious, and despicable than I ever experienced as a homicide cop.....There are more serial killers today....."
( http://www.practicalhomicide.com/Textbooks/booksxrel.htm )
Geberth provides an example of a typical sexual sadist. In his own words the sadist recounts his arrival in Denver:
"When I got to Denver there were a lot of sex shops....I found bondage magazines and videos....of women and young girls tied, bound, and gagged in just about every way possible. I was in heaven. I bought lots of magazines and videos. After a year or so......I wanted the real thing......I didn't want a willing partner (though).....I began to walk the streets.......looking for the right woman or girl....." (pp 44-45)
And then there's this:
"......the suspect......was a fetish burglar......(he) acted out his most perverse fantasies with her body.....(the) suspect made....1-900 sex-line phone calls....day and night from the victim's residence........he brought porn magazines into the scene.........he engaged in sadistic sexual activities with the victim's body." (pp. 16-17)
Geberth recounts case after brutally horrible case wherein the most unspeakable evils are perpetrated upon women, boys, and girls before their lives are snuffed out as if of no further importance.
In an address, "Pornography, Depicted Violence, And Crime," given by Richard M. Reade, Prosecutor, State of Victoria (Aus) on Mar. 16, 1991, Reade said,
"In my opinion...... the serious problem our community faces (is) a result of porn.....made freely available..." (The Link Between Pornography and Violent Crimes, Robert Peters, Free Republic, Mar. 2004)
Reade describes in graphic, horrifying details, a sadistically brutal attack upon a 31 year old woman. Upon being arrested the sadist said,
"I have been reading books on bondage and I felt a strong urge to act out what was in the books......I knew it was wrong but couldn't help myself......It's those bondage books......those rotten books!"
Geberth had this to say about sexual fantasies, and how innocent ones can become aberrant,
"....development of bizarre sexual images involving grotesque unnatural distortions of sexual imagery....is reinforced through repetition, illustrated by the use of sadistic porn and fantasy stories.....(of) sexual sadism." He added, "Sadistic fantasies.....may involve activities that indicate...dominance...over the victim......This case involved Cameron Hooker......(his) fantasy was to dominate and torture nude women......his fantasies were fueled by an extensive collection of hard-core porn..." (pp. 23 and 741)
Watch Right Internet Crimes Against Children is an extensive collection of law enforcement agencies, weblogs, and informational sites dedicated to tracking and apprehending sex criminals in the hope of preventing sex crimes against children. Scores of crimes are listed on their website and updated daily. Here is one example:
"39 arrested in NJ for child porn distribution. Those arrested range in age from 14-61 and include a high-school coach, hockey coach, a lawyer, and a pediatric surgeon."
( http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/bulletins/internet_2_2001/welcome.html )
If bondage, sado-masochism, sodomy, prostitution, and decadence in general are Constitutionally protected rights in our morally insane culture, then why not sex slavery and other forms of bondage?
"The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency estimates that 50,000 people are trafficked into or transited through the U.S.A. annually as sex slaves, domestics, garment, and agricultural slaves." (Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery
Progressive liberal corrupters and sophists and the awe-struck liberalized Christian-groupies who adore them feel that as long as there is 'love' then virtually anything is permissable if it makes you happy. Lost in a cloud of feel-good ignorance and hyper-hubris they feel that at long last humankind has been emancipated from the slavery of Biblical sexual ethics. Liberated libidos have finally emerged into the bright sunshine and warm fuzzy-feelings of anything goes if it feels good and makes you happy.
Sexual emancipation is as new as (neo-pagan) evolutionary naturalism. It is part of our scientifically enlightened "modern" age. Or is it? Historically-informed Pitirim Sorokin vehementally disagrees. In his book, "The American Sex Revolution," Sorokin contrasts modern sexually emancipated America with the Old Kingdom of Egypt 4,500 years ago and sees little if any difference:
"Sexual anarchy assumed extreme forms and spread through a large part of the population. Side by side with an increase of sexual perversions, a shameless sexual promiscuity also greatly increased. They seduced members of the same family. Relations between father and daughter.....son and mother.......Adultery, rape......prostitution greatly increased.........homosexual love entered the mores of the population......all the aberrations of morbid eroticism........unnatural relations, flagellations, and sodomy." (p. 93)
Sorokin was describing the morally depraved, sexually decadent social conditions in the Old Kingdom of Egypt not long before it collapsed. In this light, sexual anarchy, slavery and Decadence Festivals are not signs of something good but of something really, really sick, twisted and bad. Post-Christian America and the West are not going forward but quickly backsliding to an earlier and vastly lower level of intelligence and wicked behavior. Slavery, sexual anarchy and Decadence Festivals are ominous signs of the evil sweeping over and around our planet, and evil is nothing,
".....but a privation of good, which can continue to the point where a thing ceases to exist altogether." St. Augustine
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