MTV has introduced a new show called, "Skins," apparently involving fairly explicit depictions of sexual activity among young teenagers. Comments from those who defend the show run something like,
"If you don't like it, don't watch it,"
"MTV has been diligent in warning of the show's content. It's up to parents to control what their children watch."
The show just reflects what kids are already doing. It's nothing new."
Which is all just disingenuous claptrap. They know full well that kids too young to see are going to see it. And they know full well that kids are influenced by what they hear and see. Sex has become so promoted and normalized, much of it by songs, programs and movies available to kids as young as these grade two students, that such activity has come to be seen as normative. Children see others being depicted in sexual situatins and may indeed feel they are somehow different if they do not partake too.
And if you don't think that the liberals don't want things they find objectionable censored, I offer as evidence the fact that the Dire Straits song, "Money For Nothing" was banned recently because it contained one objectionable word
I'm not trying to say that there is only one cause of our present level of morality. Not every instance of underage sex can be attributed to TV shows such as Skins, or songs by Lady Gaga, or explicit rap videos, but even one child pressured is too many. I am reminded of the very stern warning given by Jesus regarding those who would lead children astray:
“It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. (Luke 17:2)
Many people have assumed that Jesus' warning was to anyone who hurt a child, but the term is, "causes to stumble." What it really means is this:
...to put a stumbling block or impediment in the way, upon which another may trip and fall, to offend, to entice to sin.
I wouldn't want to be some people when they stand on the day of judgement before the one who said it.