ILLEGAL TO TALK ABOUT SEX
So I did another fireside this week. A couple hundred youth and their leaders. I did my standard “God’s Glue” presentation. This is where I talk about Satan and sexual relations. Check out these blogs for the details: Satan Exposed and God’s Love Chemicals.
I always start with a half dozen quotes from apostles and the First Presidency talking about sexual relations. Quotes like:
“The intimacy of sexual relations is right and divinely approved. There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality in itself …” (Intimacy in Marriage, Spencer W. Kimball, Eternal Marriage Student Manual, LDS Church; pg. 139) (This is the manual for the college Religion Courses 234 & 235. This section on Intimacy in Marriage is a must read!!! Go to the manual and find page 139.)
“Talk to them plainly about sex and the teaching of the gospel regarding chastity.” M. Russell Ballard, “Like a Flame Unquenchable,” Ensign, May 1999.
These quotes usually “soften hearts” so I can say words like “SEXUAL RELATIONS” while in the Chapel without a lot of resistance from the audience.
After the presentation a bishop cornered me, wanting to talk about “talking about sexual relations to youth in the chapel.” In particular, he expressed a concern about saying words like “Sexual relations, puberty, etc etc.” He later expressed his fear of using explicit sexual words and talking about sexual behavior with youth in his personal interviews BECAUSE and this is the part that concerns me:
SATAN IS PERCEIVED AS OWNING ALL SEXUAL IP (INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY)
IP is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS are recognized to the creator. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.
Satan and his angels appear to have successfully promoted and protected his/Satan’s EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS to “sexual messaging” – including in movies, music, radios, video games, relationships, church discussions, etc etc.
Understanding Satan’s successful marketing of “sex” helps me understand…
– Why good people, like you and I are hesitant to message about sex. (I for one don’t want to promote Satan’s agenda.)
– Why the bishop fears possible consequences including legal consequences from parents while talking to their children privately about sex.
Obviously this dilemma discourages us, our youth or anyone else from having “THE RIGHTS” to talk about sexual relations in the “Lord’s Way.” 🙁
IN THE END WE’LL RECOGNIZE THAT GOD
REALLY OWNS ALL THE SEXUAL IP
How can you help reclaim God’s IP rights to sexual messaging?
Have a sexual conversation “in the Lord’s way” with someone around you today.
If you need some ideas check out: God’s Love Chemicals.
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