Ann Coulter’s latest article takes the current Duke University/stripper situation and puts in into the context of a warning against sin.
However the Duke lacrosse rape case turns out, one lesson that absolutely will not be learned is this: You can severely reduce your chances of having a false accusation of rape leveled against you if you don’t hire strange women to come to your house and take their clothes off for money.
Also, you can severely reduce your chances of being raped if you do not go to strange men’s houses and take your clothes off for money. (Does anyone else detect a common thread here?)
And if you are a girl in Aruba or New York City, among the best ways to avoid being the victim of a horrible crime is to not get drunk in public or go off in a car with men you just met. While we’re on the subject of things every 5-year-old should know, I also recommend against dousing yourself in gasoline and striking a match.
She goes on to talk about how our society has gotten into a position of justifying ourselves because we feel guilty because of the sin that we’ve committed. We have a complex moral dilemma. Without being rooted in the Bible or any moral code for that matter, we are at the mercy of some relativistic whim of the culture at large. A culture that, as she says, paints any crime where a gun was there as the gun’s fault, but does not lay the same blame on a stripper who gets raped.
In this relativistic society, the worst crime is not actually the crime, but of being accused of hypocrisy. Hence the number of Christians and even political ideas that are not discarded based on logic or reason, but because the proponents of such are “hypocrites.” Rape is a terrible thing, don’t get me wrong. But there are ways to prevent it from happening. You need to read her whole article to get the entire breadth– this was an amazing article from her.
She continues to drive home her point in regards to morality and perceived hypocrisy with these closing statements:
This deep-seated societal fear of being accused of “hypocrisy” applies only to behavior touching on morals.
But we’re all rotten sinners, incapable of redemption on our own. The liberal answer to sin is to say: I can never pay this back, so my argument will be I didn’t do anything wrong.
The religion of peace’s answer is: I’ve just beheaded an innocent man – I’m off to meet Allah!
I don’t know what the Jewish answer is, but I’m sure it’s something other than, “therefore, what I did is no longer bad behavior” – or the Talmud could be a lot shorter.
The Christian answer is: I can never pay this back, but luckily that Christ fellow has already paid my debt.