Who qualifies as a damsel in distress? Could it be a certain mesdemoiselle who feels so compelled to have sex so often that she needs someone else to pay for her birth control? Not to worry! Seeing the helpless plight of this distraught soul under persecution for her “need,” the Top Knight rides in wearing the Emperor’s new clothes and inquires of the under privileged law student from Georgetown University, “How abidest thou under this onslaught of thine dignity?”
Sandra Fluke, the distressing, is demanding that Georgetown University pay for her birth control as a right. Rush Limbaugh, in calling attention to the absurdity of this situation, characterized her as a “slut.” President Obama, the great protector of the helpless born, showed the chivalrous compassion to give Ms. Fluke a personal phone call to ascertain the state of her emotional well-being. Nice outfit, Emperor Sir!
“This is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.”(Proverbs 30:20) Sex outside of marriage is either rape, adultery, or fornication. The Bible is clear that all of these are sin. Apparently, Ms Fluke doesn’t see it that way. Apparently, she has Executive support. But who are we Bible thumpers to impose our moral convictions on those who don’t agree with us? Conversely, who are the fornicators, adulterers and those who approve of their lifestyle to insist that we Bible readers and others who disagree with them, pay for their extra biblical choices? What’s the definition of being involved with sex against the will?
There is a damsel in distress. It is the young ladies who dare to carry their “V Card.” There still are some who hold themselves to a higher standard. There are some who want to hold out until their Knight in Shining Armour rides in and together they live happily ever after. The message they are getting out of all of this is that their ideal of the sanctity of marriage died with Camelot. Very few are left. She feels the heat of the dragon.
For those out there who have already cashed in their V-Card, there is forgiveness at the cross. “They said to Him (Jesus), ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.”. . . So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.’”(John 8:4,7) Of course, no one threw a stone. Jesus called the woman to repentance. “‘Woman, where are those who accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’”(John 8:10b-11)
Esteem the excellence of the V-Card! “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.”(Proverbs 31:29-31)