Friday, 13 June 2014

Harlotry is a "Right" of a Woman

The secular debate around whether prostitution is moral, or 'ethical', as they use the word to avoid talk to morality, is centred about rights. A right is a entitlement, and is opposed to an obligation. It is what one is justified to do. There is a rising movement against women being "trafficked" into harlotry on the grounds of rights. 'Prostitution', these godless secularists argue is wrong because it "violates the rights of women". It enslaves women and that is the only reason why it is wrong in the eyes of these secularists. 

However, these secularists, do not seek to ban prostitution altogether. Rather, they seek to criminalise people (usually men) who buy sex, but not those who sell them. To buy something, one must be offered something for sale. Thus, buying something cannot come with selling. The seller is inducing the person, or in this case, seducing the buyer to buy sex. If prostitution is wrong, why should the person 'selling sex', that is, the harlot, not deemed the immoral one?

The moral hypocrisy of these secularists, who are only too happy to accuse religious groups, especially the Christians of hypocrisy is astounding. Contrary to how they represent "human trafficking" to enslave women, people can take steps to stop acting in an immoral manner. People are responsible for their own sins (Ezekiel 3:18). Making another sin is a sin, and this is exactly what these "trafficked prostitutes", or harlots do. The Bible says that "it would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble" (Luke 17:2), which means that whoever makes another sin is committing a sin. 

So why do these secularists frame the debate around rights? They want to protect their sacrosanct "right" of "sexual freedom", knowing it is wrong, evidenced by their concern for prostitution, but still approve of adultery. 

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools (Romans 1:21-22). That describes these secularists who think they can determine what is right or wrong, and know that God exists, but out of their pride, the choose to ignore Him and make their own standards of morality. As a result, they became fools. That is why the secular prostitution debate never ends as there is no honestyEvildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble (Proverbs 12:13).