My husband noticed a news story yesterday in which a 16 year old "boy" had been accused of raping an 11 year old "girl". If the ages involved in this tragedy weren't shocking enough, get this....apparently the mother of the "girl" was quoted as saying she did not feel the boy should be charged because...it was consensual sex!! AND "they had done it before". Now this just brings up a whole bag load of issues for me. First of all, it seems to me that it is the PARENTS of these two children who should be charged with something. I mean OBVIOUSLY the "mother" of this poor little girl thinks it is OK for her to be sexually active at 11!! And I am not so sure that she is alone in this truly sickeningly dysfunctional thinking. This type of story, sadly enough, isn't even front page news worthy any more. Young...very young kids having sexual intercourse. Am I the only one who still finds this shocking ? Really? I guess we've completely skipped the days when girls and boys were happy to just play hopscotch or hide-and-go-seek ....or to write little notes simply saying "johnny has a crush on you ... if you like him too...check yes" Does anyone remember those days? If you checked the box for "yes" ,you could bet all of your girlfriends would poke fun...saying" Johnny and Katie...sittin' in a tree K_I_S_S_I_N_G....first comes love.." But nowadays I guess this is all skipped and they just go straight for the "baby- in -the- baby carriage " part!! With their parents knowledge apparently. I was a senior in high school before I had any heated make out sessions. 19 years old before I gave away the keys to my "vault". And even then I was probably the only one in my group of friends who hadn't already allowed a boy past second base. But come on ....11? Well,God as my witness, no child of mine will be out doing more than just swappin' spit before the age of 16. And with any luck...even later than that!
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. COLLOSSIANS 3: 20