Saturday, November 10, 2007

As Bad as Slavery

The debate over legalizing prostitution is all over blogdom today. I stumbled onto the discussion at Abbey Roads 2, where I found this article. I do not understand how any Christian can be in favor of legalizing such a dehumanizing institution. Fr. Blake offers some reflections, and so does Fr. Tim Finigan, very thoroughly. Share

3 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

Both priests posts are excellent - I will link to them.

alaughland said...

In my opinion just because a society continues with certain practices that are illegal does not warrant making them legal. Illegal drug use is rampant, but the government has not decided to legalize it, same goes for prostitution.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Prostitution was legalised in New Zealand while I was a student there. It was regrettable, but at least it gives other countries an excuse to wait and see the consequences of this before they make similar laws. Also while I was there (maybe I'm bad luck!) the government started recognising gay marriage, which it called "civil union."

Yet these two laws are only the tip of the iceberg. With respect to all my dear Kiwi friends, I am certain that in two generations or less, unless the tide is suddenly turned back, the country will be a social dystopia.