It’s good to see the National Review covering this type of extremism. See the links following the excerpt for even more examples of “enlightened progress,” or in other words, regressive barbarism or arrested development. From Wesley J. Smith at NRO:
The Guardian and the Atlantic have published columns aimed at normalizing pedophilia. Scientific American and the BBC have publishing articles normalizing polyamory. Now the Washington Post publishes an opinion piece that advocates decriminalizing student-teacher sex.
A Montana teacher was only sentenced to 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year old student. Betsy Karasik says that was too much. From, “Sex Between Students and Teachers Should Not be Illegal:”
As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.
And now for a few more articles about things that the old show Monty Python probably parodied: