Procreation is the biological purpose of sex, after all, and as the Contraceptive Culture encourages us to have unnatural sex — to thwart the natural purpose of sex — it also disconnects sex from love, marriage and parenthood, so that sex becomes a meaningless recreation of no more ultimate consequence than a video game.

Robert Stacy McCain

In this morning’s Tim Tebow post I noted how he was ridiculed for his determination to save himself for marriage as Christianity teaches.

Mind you as a standout college athlete and as  an NFL Quarterback the opportunities for Mr. Tebow to obtain the  sexual partner of his choice at his convenience was not and still is not in doubt.  Yet he has eschewed this choice to maintain a the moral standard that his belief system requires.

Now there was a time when such restraint would have been celebrated (See Jimmy Stewart in the Philadelphia Story) where society would give its approval of a man choosing not to take advantage of women in that fashion when he could and such a man would be considered an example to young men to carry themselves like gentlemen.

Alas our hookup culture has rejected such things which are now considered the end all of existence.  The end result for society has been costly in terms of unwed mothers, broken relationships and people not to mention the incredible spread of STD’s.

For the most part those costs are not readily apparent to society as a whole, but once in a while it’s made plain for all to see.

A drive-by shooter went on a nighttime rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.

The gunman got into two gun battles with deputies Friday night in the beachside community of Isla Vista before crashing his black BMW into a parked car, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.

The 22-year-old shooter is the son of a Hollywood film director who left an angry manifesto behind

College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. But in those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me. But I will punish you all for it,’ …

I’m going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoilt, stuck-up, blonde [slut] that I see inside there. All those girls that I’ve desired so much, they would’ve all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them,’ 

My first thought when reading about this is “This kid is 22 has a black BMW and is whining about being a failure?”  but if the only purpose of such a car is as King Ralph suggested to get laid, the expensive car simply amplified his perception of failure.

At the root of the “Nice Guy” rationalization is a narcissistic blindness to his own shortcomings and a sense of entitlement to female companionship. He cannot admit (especially to himself) that his own resentments are actually motivated by envy, nor that his rage against women is a type of “sour grapes” rationalization: Frustrated desire expressed as rejection of those who reject him.

Let’s grant that this man is a fringe example as the vast majority of sexually frustrated men will not convert sexual frustration into a murderous spree (and hopefully the vast majority will not consider a killer “hot) but consider what might have been if he lived in a culture with different values.

Picture for a second if he lived in an environment where for example the sexual example of a Tim Tebow were advanced.  That society, which embraced the Judeo-Christian culture & norms existed in the United States in living memory.  It was the society of the “Greatest Generation” , our popular culture displayed, our songs and Television promoted it.  Even those within the Hollywood  it who secretly disdained it felt the need to give it lip service in public.

Might such a society where abstinence before marriage was a virtue been enough to keep an unstable person on the right side of the cliff?  As Stacy McCain put it:

In the end of course the final blame for his murderous acts has to fall on himself but a society advances lives without moral values will produce people who do not see a value to life. I’ll give the last word to Lisa Graas:

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Author in New Mexico
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By John Ruberry

Last week, while few people outside of the west noticed, President Obama declared nearly 780 square miles in southern New Mexico America’s newest national monument, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, his largest designation yet. Two months ago the president, who infamously boasted early in his term, “We can’t wait for Congress to do its job, so where they won’t act, I will,” added 1,660 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.

So far Obama has declared eleven national monuments.  But another shoe, or actually I should say more shoes are about to drop:  “And I am not finished,” the president said at the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks announcement.

In another brazen move that still angers Utahns, shortly before his reelection, Bill Clinton set aside nearly 3,000 square miles of southern Utah to create the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I’ve been there. It’s pretty. But it doesn’t measure up to the grandeur of Grand Canyon or Yosemite. When we were driving through Grand Staircase-Escalante in 2010, Mrs. Marathon Pundit remarked to me, “You know, the land on this side of the monument isn’t any better or worse than what’s inside it.”

As that monument and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks are located in sparsely populated areas of our nation, it’s likely that you are reading this post many miles away from both places. So, you may ask, “What does this have to do with me?”  Grand Staircase-Escalante and Organ Mountains Desert Peaks are closed off to drilling and fracking.Grand Staircase sign

Regular gasoline is selling for just under $4-per-gasoline where I live.

As for the newest monument, national security could be threatened.

From the Wall Street Journal [paid registration required]:

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), though, faulted the president’s “unilateral action,” saying the latest national monument designation would undermine security by limiting law enforcement access to high crime areas near the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Once again, the president has chosen to bypass the legislative branch—and, in this case, do so in a manner that adds yet another challenge in our ongoing efforts to secure our Southern border,” Mr. Boehner said. “At a time of continued cartel violence in Mexico, we should not be putting any additional restraints on efforts to protect our borders.”

The Obama administration should have included protections to ensure the U.S. Border Patrol and other agencies have adequate access the southwest border, Mr. Boehner said. Such legislation was introduced in Congress but never passed into law.

As you’d expect, local law enforcement officials are even more hostile to Obama’s declaration.

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

Doña Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison recalls the times his deputies and federal agents were shot at as they pursued suspected drug smugglers through the area that will now be known as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. He also talked about the dozens of stolen cars that have been used to ferry drugs along pathways that lead through the desert and past border patrol checkpoints.

“If we have no ability to patrol that area, crime is going to increase. It will be akin to the Organ Pipe National Monument in Arizona. I wonder how many years it will be before we have to post signs that say ‘Enter at your own risk.’ That’s my concern,” Garrison said.

Remember, Obama says, “And I am not finished.”

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Oh God, you who gave free will to your creation, bless those who use that precious gift to blog.

May we though this gift of freedom of expression enlighten, entertain and inform our readers, and we ask particular blessing for those who bring your word across the net, that they may faithfully execute your command to make disciples of all nations.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Do you remember Tim Tebow?  He won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 while still a sophomore and managed to win two national championships while at Florida.

He came to the NFL to the Denver Broncos as a backup during his first season in 2010 getting three starts at the end of the season.  After Denver’s 1-4 start the following year Tebow led the Broncos to a series of improbable wins leading to the division title & playoff appearance since 2005 and their first playoff win before falling to the Mighty New England Patriots to end their season.

Despite this success when future hall of famer Peyton Manning became available the Broncos jumped at the change to sign him and traded Tim Tebow to the New York Jets, where the Jets kept him firmly out of the starting lineup as they limed to a 6-10 record, the following year the Patriots signed him in pre-season.  He would be cut after the final pre-season game, ironically a game where he would throw 2 touchdowns in a Patriots come from behind 4th quarter win.  A 52 yard touchdown pass was his last play as a New England Patriot.

Though this entire Time Tebow remained a target for the media over his open and unfettered Christianity.

Many people attacked it,  protested it , sneered at it, went absolutely nuts over it

Tebow’s sanctimonious God-talk has led even pious peers like Kurt Warner to suggest that he cool it. Joseph could have used the same coaching.

If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.

(that was from a Rabbi no less)

and one, the cheating website Ashley Madison even put up a 1 million dollar bounty to corrupt it.

I guarantee that no man of Tim Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city,” CEO Neal Biderman sneers in a press release.

But his sneers, and the laughs of the others proved in vain, Tebow remained faithful to Christ even as the press mocked him and the NFL rejected him.

“I think number one is, what my mom and dad preached to me when I was a little kid: Just because you may have athletic ability and you may be able to play a sport doesn’t make you any more special than anybody else,” Tebow said. “Doesn’t mean God loves you more than anybody else.

“We play a sport. It’s a game. At the end of the day, that’s all it is, is a game. It doesn’t make you any better or any worse than anybody else. So by winning a game, you’re no better. By losing a game, you’re no worse. I think by keeping that mentality, it really keeps things in perspective for me to treat everybody the same.”

Tebow has remained true to himself and God  and while has not been signed by an NFL team, he’s keeping himself in shape:

The former Heisman Trophy winner hasn’t given up on playing in the NFL and wanted to get a couple of workouts in at the D1 Training facility in Cool Springs.

The only problem was that Tebow didn’t have anyone to catch his passes.

So the staff at D1 placed a call to Bill Back, who coaches the Venom, a Professional Indoor Football League team.

Back rounded up four of his receivers and they ran routes for Tebow on Wednesday in what turned out to be a pretty intense workout.

As one put it

“I can’t believe he’s not signed somewhere,” Back said. “I don’t know what the deal is. His passes were right on the money. His arm strength is so good it darn near broke my fingers. And he’s still built like a sculpture and in great condition.”

Alas there’s still that pesky belief in God that gets in the way.  If only he had been more like say Michael Sam:

imagine if Tebow had gotten up at the combine and proclaimed that he wanted to be known as a football player, not a Christian football player.

Then he started selling John 3:16 wristbands and eye patches on his website. Then he signed up for a reality show on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Tebow did none of this, he simply won games, sold plenty of merchandise and gave God all the glory.  Who would want a guy like that on their team or in their locker room?

Two thoughts to close:

First one can certainly point to Tebow’s personal stats as unimpressive and that’s a fair critique but consider:  Last year while Tim Tebow found no takers the man he replaced in Denver, Kyle Orton signed with Dallas as a backup.  When Tony Romo went down Orton started the final game of the season with the playoffs on the line.  Orton went 30 of 46 passes with 358 yards & two touchdowns

…and lost.

Finally Tebow has not played in the NFL for a year,yet he was still worthy of a jab at the White House correspondence dinner.  Could you imagine for one second if anyone had made a joke at Michael Sam expense at that venue?  You could not because the bottom line is among the media and cultural elites in Obama’s America there is,  as Jennifer Leclaire put it more tolerance for homosexuality than Jesus Christ.

Update: Tebow played his college ball at Florida not Florida State corrected.

By Steve Eggleston

In an interview with the Associated Press, former Polish President Lech Walesa said of the world and the American role in it, “(T)he world is disorganized and the superpower is not taking the lead. I am displeased.” Walesa, who led the Solidarity movement that led to the end of Communism in Poland, knows a thing or two about leadership. After all, unlike the “peaceful transition” the AP article insinuates, his Solidarity movement was brutally repressed by the Polish Communist leaders in the early 1980s.

Now, why would Walesa say the US is not taking the lead? Among the many reasons, there are several just related to Poland. One of President Barack Obama’s first foreign policy actions was to cancel a European missile shield that would have been based in Poland at the insistence of Russia. Never mind that Russia is prohibited by treaty from having missiles that target Europe, and that the shield was designed more for protection from missiles launched from Iran.

Obama’s promise of more flexibility vis a vis Russia in his second term is rather disturbing to Poland. Going back through history, not only did the former Soviet Union dominate a nominally-independent Poland after it (re)seized eastern Poland following World War II, but before World War I, it directly ruled Poland as a part of the Russian Empire.

Obama’s and Secretary of State John Kerry’s rudderless reaction to Russia’s seizure of the Crimea peninsula and designs on other parts of Ukraine bear that out. Like Poland, Ukraine was forcibly annexed into the pre-World War I Russian Empire, and Russian President Vladmir Putin has expressed a desire to recreate that version of Russia.

One more thing – the AP story notes that Obama didn’t meet with Walesa on his previous trip to Poland. Something tells me that, even though the purpose of the June trip is to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from Communism, Obama will duck Walesa again.