Reuters is reporting that Dutch pedophiles are organizing their own political party to legalize child pornography, beastiality and lower the age of consent from 16 to 12 years old.
The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its Web site it would be officially registered Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"Why? Such actions seem quite consistent with the slippery slope the Dutch have found themselves descending since the 1960's. The same arguments advanced for legalized drugs, legal prostitution and especially gay marriage "naturally" support the pedophile cause. The case from moral relativism is easily made. If pragmatism, tolerance and human freedom are the only boundary markers left we can justify anything.
The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.
"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.
"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said, adding the subject had been a taboo since the 1996 Marc Dutroux child abuse scandal in neighboring Belgium.
"We want to get into parliament so we have a voice. Other politicians only talk about us in a negative sense, as if we were criminals," Van den Berg told Reuters.
The Netherlands, which already has liberal policies on soft drugs, prostitution and gay marriage, was shocked by the plan.
Paul saw this over 2000 years ago when he wrote in Romans:
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
What particularly worries me is that the United States seems to be following the same downward spiral as the Netherlands. We are still a few sins and years behind, but picking up speed...How soon before we see just such debates and advocates in this country? Don't think it can't happen here. Who would have thought the homosexual agenda would be promoted as it is today?
I may seem a bit Don Quixotish, but I think that some windmills needs jousting. May God give us clear vision and strong hearts in the struggle ahead and may God preserve His people in these sad days!