‘You Won’t Believe This–“Fornicaid”?’ (2017)

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I don’t feel like illustrating this nooze item. Here’s a nice jolly axolotl instead.

A “date” with a hooker is a tax-deductible business expense?

We’re a long way from catching up to Europe.

You Won’t Believe This–‘Fornicaid’?

This is another one of those nooze stories that came and went without our ever knowing how it turned out. The German Green Party proposed this in 2017 and that was the last we heard of it. They’d tried it on a little earlier in the UK, but Brits resented their tax dollars going to set people up with “sex workers.”

5 comments on “‘You Won’t Believe This–“Fornicaid”?’ (2017)

  1. This brings to mind the words of Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
    who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
    who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
    and shrewd in their own sight!
    22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
    and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
    23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
    and deprive the innocent of his right!”

    Prostitution doesn’t have a good side. It’s bad for the prostitute, and in many cases leaves them emotionally scarred. It’s bad for their clients, who have reduced sex to a business transaction and bear the internal stigma of having had to “pay for it”. It’s bad for a society, because it spreads disease, can easily ensnare both young men and young women. If there’s a true upside, I have yet to see it. It was also against the law given to Moses, with God not wanting such folly among the nation of Israel.

    Over the course of history, innumerable nations have come and gone. Most nation’s histories are not detailed in scripture, but we know that there is evidence of vast civilizations, such as that in The Indus Valley, which vanished from the face of the earth, leaving behind only anonymous ruins. We can only speculate that perhaps God allowed these civilizations to pass off the scene because of their practices. Even if God does not act directly against a people, their own ungodly actions can bring about the collapse of a civilization.

    When I was born, sexual immorality was not nearly as common in the US as it is today. Accusing someone of immoral behavior would have been considered an insult, and people that lived sexually immoral lives tended not to publicize their behavior. This all changed rapidly with the sexual revolution and suddenly, criticizing the sexual morals of another became socially scorned. Nearly absolute sexual freedom, without accountability, came to be considered a right, as actors and musicians made a point of publicly flaunting their immorality. What has been the fruitage of this?

    Does anyone really believe that society has improved because of the sexual revolution? Single parent families are quite common, these days, with economic hardship as a common side-effect. Sexually transmitted diseases have become more common and, in many cases, less curable. While there are strict laws protecting minors from sexual exploitation by adults, these laws are far from 100% effective, and have led to a world where parents are justifiably concerned about the safety of their children. Beyond that, sexual addiction has become a problem, with some people finding out that once they choose to “settle down”, they crave to excitement of their former sexual exploits, which has led to “open marriages”, and quite frequently, to divorce.

    The notions of the linked article are not likely to have a positive effect upon society.

  2. Fort Smith, AR where I live used to be the western border of America. In the days of Hanging Judge Parker, prostitution was legal but only in a certain section of the downtown. Our visitor’s center today is housed in Belle Starr’s brothel.

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