As a Christian writer, I find
myself torn between scripture's admonition to remain focused on
the good and noble aspects of life and its warnings about
society revering evil as good while reviling good as evil.
Last week, yet another outrage
came out of the field we once proudly called "education".
The headline read: "University Hosts Bondage Rope Class",
with a subtitle, "British Columbia school features 3-hour course
on 'safety skills'."
As Dave Barry would say, I am not
making this up! And while all of us have known for some
time that the inmates have been running the asylum at many of
North America's once-great institutions of higher learning, they
keep testing our sensibilities with ever-increasing regularity.
The course is a workshop entitled
"Bondage 101". It is described as "a special seminar to
teach participants how to use ropes safely in a sexual context."
(I didn't even want to know what is being taught in the
follow-up course, creatively entitled "Bondage 102".)
Of course, this perversion is
being sponsored by a homosexual group. "UVIC
Pride" describes itself as "dedicated to representing queer,
trans and intersex people and allies on campus." The
workshop is facilitated by "local bondage experts from the
Sagacity Group of Victoria."
On its website,
Sagacity describes itself as "a place where folks that enjoy
BDSM, alternative lifestyles, kink and fetish gather to talk,
laugh, socialize, share, and learn. At Sagacity, we
welcome each and every individual and rejoice in sharing our
experiences and friendships."
An e-mail is sent to students
enrolling in Bondage 101, providing students with useful
information such as what type of rope to bring to class and the
best places to purchase it, as well as instructions on how to
cut and tape the ends.
Students also receive the
following directive on what sort of clothing to wear for their
lessons in sadomasochism: "Loose, baggy garments can get
in the way of ropes, and tight, constricting clothing is totally
unsuitable … Body suits, leotards, bathing suits are all
excellent choices ... nudity is fun too but won't be an option
until after the workshop when you go home … wink!"
Oh well, you say, that's just
Canada for you. After all, they just legalized same-sex
marriage, too. They're a little wacky up there.
Well, yes they are, but don't feel too smug just yet.
The Des Moines Register recently reported that a similar
type of class is now being offered at the
Iowa State University
That's right: in Iowa.
At a taxpayer-supported state university.
To most Americans, this seems too
bizarre to even take seriously. How many sick people of
this ilk can there possibly be?
More than we care to believe,
apparently. Last year, Ramada Inns in Michigan and
Illinois hosted sadomasochistic conventions. One, called
"Vicious Valentine", held at the O'Hare Ramada in Chicago, is
said to have broken numerous state laws.
At the Howard Johnson St. Louis
Airport hotel, S & M enthusiasts participated in an orgy called
"Beat Me in St. Louis IV".
Not to be outdone, Hilton Hotels
has hosted "Tribal Fire" seminars, which included the following
fun and games: "Suturing and Cutting, Body Punching,
Humiliation and Objectification, Puppy Play, Branding,
Pervertables (whatever that is), Fire Play, Electrical Play,
Buying the Right Corset and male and female genital torture
The nation's largest homosexual
The Human Rights Campaign, has sponsored
conferences for "female-to-male transgenders". These
little get-togethers included sessions on "chest surgery" for
young women who want to have their breasts removed in their
quest to become "transmen".
Vomited yet? There's more,
much more, but I will spare you the details. This is the
whirlwind we are reaping from our "tolerance" of "alternate
Where will Americans draw the
line? At pedophilia? At incest? At bestiality?
At necrophilia? Homosexuals complain bitterly of
"discrimination" and "bigotry" when these questions are raised,
yet they are at the center of this movement to call good "evil"
and evil "good".