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Sex In Uniform: Why the Increase in Sexual Assaults in the Military? Comments

President Obama and the secularist liberals in the Congress are aghast because they expect virtue from people who they teach that no virtue exists. C.S. Lewis said in The Abolition of Man, "In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful." Continue Reading

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  1. John Mainhart
    1 year ago

    I agree that there is the chance that we will make Obama a scapegoat an I heartily agree that we are each responsible for the sins we commit. However, when you as a national leader create a climate that moral laws in general are silly and go out of your way to make legal that which is intrinsically evil, I believe you will have to answer for the sins you committed ,to encourage illicit behavior. Scandal is a sin whether it can be proven legally or not.

  2. Katie
    1 year ago

    The caliber of people joining the military is different than it was even 40 years ago. There are still many wonderful men and women who are serving "for God and country", but there are many who join the military to serve themselves and bring their violent pasts and immorality with them. Honor, respect of others, and patriotism are taught at home first.

  3. DLL
    1 year ago

    War is insane. Fighting in a war is against the normal everyday mindset that requires everybody to tolerate and to be considerate of one another. Sex is an expression of love as a procreative tool. As a source of humiliation,sex is a weapon. As a seductive tool it is a the weapon of spy's and informants of everykind. Sex is like a drug as a weapon. Men and women have a battle of the sexes going on all of the time to humiliate each other. This is a sad and true fact. Afghanistan men throw battery acid in the face of women to scar them for life. If that isn't nuts I do not know what is. These women need plastic surgery and most never get that. A war perspective is bad enough for men and women to assimilate,how much worse is it with gay and lesbian elements added to the lethal brew? Predator sex creatures find all sorts of excuses to resort to such behavior in a military environment. If you do not believe,e than just wait as time will tell of it all with more stories like this. Notice! I did not mention God in any of this! Sexual abuse in the military brings its own source for the damnation of the military. As a matter of fact we damn ourselves as God never does. God has offered salvation in the form of Jesus Christ! Repent and believe the Gospel Truth! Now! I have mentioned "Religion"!

  4. Staszec
    1 year ago

    I see alot of labeling happening here. Women have been operating in forward areas since the concept of war was founded. So to label it a liberal phenomena is intellectually dishonest at best.
    What you have in recent years, last 30 or so, are more stressful military situations. WW2 vets saw combat about once a week. Vietnam vets saw combat saw combat 4 out of 7 days. In Iraq and Afghanistan, vets saw combat 6 out of 7 days. One day down is not enough to clear one's mind and reset it.
    There has to be an outlet. There has to be control. As Jenn says, rape is not about sex, it is about control. This is why there is rape.

  5. Jenn
    1 year ago

    This article is complete nonsense. Rape is not "sex", its rape! You are excusing men's abuse of power and inability to control themselves on women who are serving their country with them? What about free will? How convenient to blame this violent crime on "secular liberalism". How is this characterization "fact driven/faith informed"? We are all responsible for our own actions.

  6. John M.
    1 year ago

    I wonder what we were thinking when we approved the placement in close, stressful proximity of young, virile men with young fertile women. We expected chastity? We neglected to observe the human condition, if that is so. Military conditions are not remotely similar to those found in the average living room where manners and cordiality can hold forth. You can't train people to be an effective military force and expect them to retain all of their civil niceties. That is why a period of retraining is used to bring men back from combat zones and to help them re-enter "normal" society. If we have any common sense at all we will eliminate the "progressive" rules that place these people in such peril; the peril of combat is great enough without having to fear your own comrades.

  7. heirsinhope
    1 year ago

    it's important to remember there is a difference between sexual assault/abuse & all forms of fornication (I include sodomy for purposes of this comment.). sexual assault is an act of violence against men & women who are seen as vulnerable. alcohol lowers inhibitions & when he was drunk, Lt. Col. Krusinski chose to sexually assault a woman rather than behave in the 1001 other ways a drunk person might. just as a drunk person is responsible for committing murder or a theft, he is responsible for committing acts of violent assault, including sexual assault. sexual assault is not just a moral defect.

    fornication is a great evil. but sexual assault has nothing to do with sex or self control. sex is only the weapon used. sexual assault is on par with murder & other crimes of violence. to address both fornication, the armed forces must address the moral immaturity & misguided attitudes by "acting in loco parentis for these kids and helping them to control themselves," separating men & women & limiting women to those areas which do not conflict with her primary, God-given identity. but to address sexual assault, the military must prosecute, convict & jail those who commit such crimes & work to weed out the criminals who use the military to find victims.

  8. Gio
    1 year ago

    There is an incentive for military superiors to oversee a clean (in this case, clean means free of cases of sexual abuse under their watch) troop, platoon, brigade, battalion, etc.. The incentive is to receive merit, awards and possibly to move up in rank. Thus, superiors have been sweeping accusations under the rug for years. In the cases abuse, women and men do not get the proper examination to gather evidence about their abuser (collection of DNA evidence, etc.) that they would in civilian life if they were to visit the police or hospital. Sadly, I have seen a parallel with the coverup of archbishops and their priests in the abuse scandals. I do not like to bring this up, but it is to provide a counterexample to what you imply about what happens in the presence of virtue.

    There needs to be a culture in which victims can report their abusers without shame or fear. Superiors who do not take proper and just action in response to such cases need to be held accountable. Abusers need to be brought to justice. Without such cleansing of the ranks, we cannot move forward and instill virtue.

  9. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    Obama the scape goat! People wake up! We kid ourselves when we think to overcome Obama is to win a victory. Each and everyone of us is a sinner. We all participate in the structure of sin. Think of what we buy or watch on TV and in the movies that glorify sex and violence of all kinds. The enemy is in us all. Let us all pray to walk and talk with humility and to live like Christ. Who did not condemn his enemies, in fact told his followers love your enemy.

  10. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    You think it's bad now?

    Wait till these women who are now allowed to fight in the front lines, thanks to liberal progressives on the supreme court, start to get raped and murdered in the battlefield.

    Woman do not belong on the battlefield.

    Feminism is not respected in war.

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