Gotta blog here about healthy sex in marriage. The TV show GLEE is nothing like that. Not much healthy sex and no marriage. So why bother talking about it? Because so many teens watch GLEE (mine included) and most would take for granted the nonsense promoted by GLEE.
To damage control, Don and I openly talk with ours about this series (and about others they watch), giving them hints to help them starting an analytic process in their minds. Teens unable to analyze the information served by the media are less likely to land in a wonderful marriage.
All it takes, teen or not, is for you to THINK, to process whatever you see or hear, to filter the data according to your system of values, which happens to be the Christian one in our case.
First, I don’t think that teenage sex is healthy. Seems that I’m not alone:
“Sexually active teens are less likely to be happy, more likely to be depressed, and more likely to attempt suicide. Teenage girls who are sexually active are three times more likely to be depressed and three times more likely to attempt suicide than girls who are not active. Teenage boys who are sexually active are more than twice as likely to be depressed and are almost ten times more likely to attempt suicide than boys who are not active.”
Second, I think that anal sex is unhealthy from a physical point of view (not all assholes are clean) and that gay people are prone to more psychological issues. Again, I’m not the only one:
“Suicide rates amongst males who engage in homosexual sexual activity in teen years through age 17–in recent studies–have pointed to be as high as 4.1 times the rate of heterosexual teens of the same age. Amongst teens and young adults, multiple sources, multiple researchers, and even homosexual activists groups themselves admit the rate is thought to be 3 times the rate of heterosexual young adults… Other disturbing statistics show that male homosexuals incur 67 times the number of cases of intestinal parasites, 27 times the cases of entamoeba histolytica, and 13 times the cases of giardia lamblia, a disease that is deadly in third world countries.”
Entertainment Weekly professes:
“I can’t think of another network series that’s taken a teenage gar relationship so far or been so progressive.” In essence, code language for, “we’re making this fantasy up right from the gay garden of our own imagination, completely disconnecting it from anything resembling reality, and idealizing it to such a dishonest length, even homosexuals (who know the truth of the struggles of their choices in life) will not recognize it.”
Not recommending sexual interaction between high-school children, who in all honesty, are too young to understand the responsibility of sex, and as nearly every study in America shows, would be far better off waiting to engage in sexual activity for a good 5 to 7 years–not to mention the concept of actually being in a monogamous relationship.
Grown-ups with an early start in their sex life may, or may not, appreciate the benefits of patience for teens. Mainstream media, and Hollywood, don’t waste a moment to tell you how cool it is to be deviant.
Well, we’re all deviants, a way or another. But we’re not all cool, at least the way mainstream media wants us to be… Does it matter what are we about to do with the skeletons in our closets? Keeping them there forever is like keeping the garbage under the kitchen sink — it will stink all the way through the house, or through our souls.
On the other hand, I think that youngsters have all the time ahead to slowly pervert their minds. GLEE only gives them a hand to speed up the process. It’s like painting a new white building with graffiti. The way vandals do! Some movie makers can’t wait to taint. Not even before the fresh paint would have the time to dry (and pale) on the new building.
Shooting for romance is wonderful. Sitting and thinking WHERE this will lead you is the logical consequence, the sense, of romance.