By Scott Tibbs, September 30, 2010
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. -- 1 Corinthians 6:18
CBS "News" is trying to embarrass U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell by bringing up "memorable" statements she made on TV talk shows, including a statement that she wanted people to not have sex before marriage.
How exactly is this unusual?
O'Donnell is a Christian, and that sex should be confined to marriage has been widely accepted as Christian doctrine all across church history. What O'Donnell said is not unusual or "memorable" as CBS puts it. Her position is boringly normal across church history.
The CBS article is also shockingly dishonest. O'Donnell never once said that she wanted the entire country to stop having sex. That is just silly - were that to happen the country would collapse within a generation because there would be no more people born. O'Donnell's position is that sex should take place in the proper context, and that teens and young adults are capable of abstaining from sex until marriage.
How exactly would this harm our nation? It has been proven statistically that children born out of wedlock generally are worse off than their counterparts in an intact marriage. Illegitimacy has been strongly linked to poverty and crime - resulting in the need for more government to deal with the problems caused by moral depravity in our culture. What is wrong with saying that situation needs to change?
What is going on here has gone beyond normal political discussions and has become open bigotry against Christians. The elitists at CBS and the Democratic Party think they are exposing O'Donnell as a hick with primitive views, but the fact of the mater is that her views are shared by tens of millions of Christians who will not appreciate having their faith mocked by the mainstream media and the Democratic Party.
This will not help Democrats win even in a state like Delaware.