Liberals claim Conservatives want to regulate sexuality. Conservatives claim liberals promote promiscuity. Both claim the other side is simply obsessed with sex.
Liberals promote sex-ed classes that teach alternative lifestyles, and how to get away with it in public. They hand out condoms to teenagers and imply that abstinence is not a viable option. They talk freely of sexual details, and downplay the seriousness of sexual sins, such as adultery, divorce, or homosexuality. Through the National Endowment of the Arts, they support obscene glorifications of sex. Through the entertainment industry and in commercials, they make sure that sex is always on our minds.
Conservatives (at least those of the religious right) preach judgment (or even outright hatred) against those with alternative sexual lifestyles. Their watchdogs scan movies and television for sexual content and sound the alarm bells every time they find anything that could be mistaken for a sexual innuendo. Through church-sponsored classes, they teach their youth the importance of adherence to their strict code of sexual conduct.
My position: Sex is a small part of life and has no need to be discussed as extensively as it is. Sex is largely private and so there is very little about it I am willing to say or listen to. Sexual sins are serious, but are largely a private family matter that need not concern the whole country. I dislike how sexualized the entertainment industry has become, but I also dislike how often I am reminded of this by those who rail against it - and I know those people cry "wolf" a lot. So what does that make me? Conservative or liberal?
I write this entry to show that the left-right spectrum is a rather poor way to classify people, and that many don't fit. Also, for one side to say the other is more sexualized is like the pot calling the kettle black. Drop the labels and the name calling, stick to the issues, and you may learn from each other.
Hi, I'm Dan. I like chocolate, hiking, and politics.