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You can't separate the ST from the D

By Scott Tibbs, January 18, 2012

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. -- 1 Corinthians 6:18

A physician in Bloomington is joining with the CDC to advocate that boys get the vaccine for the Human Papilloma Virus.

First, given the public health issues on the table, it is a good idea to have wider use of the vaccine. Fewer people will become infected with HPV, and therefore fewer will die from cancer caused by HPV. But the good this does is basically using your finger to plug the hole in a structurally unsound dam instead of repairing the dam.

The sad thing about this is that the vaccine for HPV only works to prevent the symptoms of sexual license rather than dealing with the problem of sexual license itself, which has led to innumerable broken lives, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS, HPV and many others, and the breakdown of the American family. As society has been under assault by sexual license, we have to pay more taxes to deal with the problems caused by sexual license.

The reality is that those who practice Biblical sexual morality will not get HPV or any other STD. These diseases are called "sexually transmitted diseases" for a reason, because unless you engage in the behaviors that spread the disease you will not be exposed to the disease.

Yes, there are exceptions to this. However, can we please be adults and recognize that limited exceptions to a general truth do not invalidate that general truth?

If we are going to be serious about stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, we are going to have to have a realistic conversation about what we can to do eliminate the behaviors that spread those diseases. You simply cannot separate the ST from the D, and we cannot continue to hide from this plain and simple fact. Government should not advance any policy that encourages sexual immorality, buy beyond that there is little that can be done in public policy.

No, the real failure here is with the church. The church has completely and utterly failed to preach and teach about sexual morality and the boundaries God has placed on sexual behavior. The church has failed to rebuke and discipline sexual sin, instead choosing to remain a few steps behind the culture's latest foray into depravity. In order to honor God and safeguard public health and the structure of society, that needs to change.

See previous posts from December 31, 2005 and February 28, 2007.