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When Evil Becomes Good

Doug Patton

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"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right."
-- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Founder, essayist and revolutionary pamphleteer.

October 14, 2003

 

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 in Ames.

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 workshops."

The nation's largest homosexual lobby group, 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 lifestyles".

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".

 

Copyright Copyright 2020 by Doug Patton & America's Voices, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Doug Patton is a freelance columnist who has served as a speechwriter and policy advisor for federal, state and local candidates, elected officials and public policy organizations.  He is a senior writer at GOPUSA, and his weekly columns are published in newspapers across the country, on selected Internet websites, including www.GOPUSA.com, and on America's Voices where he writes the weekly column
"As It Is".  Doug also writes for the Talon News Service.  Readers can e-mail him at dpatton@americasvoices.org.

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