It’s fascinating to listen to the news broadcasters taking some very high moral ground this week, as they report lurid stories of alleged sexual abuse of both men and women by Members of Parliament. Everyone agrees that this is shock-horror stuff, posture amazement, and insist that it must stop. It’s almost like watching one of the old interviews with Mary Whitehouse
Whatever happened to the whole “let’s ditch morality” thing, and “no more hang-ups about sex” – whatever happened to sexual freedom and liberalism?
Will it be possible to change the culture in Westminster, but not in the rest of the country? Should we really expect the politicians to live by a higher standard of sexual morality than that taken for granted in the wider (very) sexually permissive society, UK-wide?
Oh, and wouldn’t this be the ideal time for the Bishops to be speaking out – sort of “We [or, more accurately, God] told you that sexual permissiveness brings nothing but misery” – wouldn’t that be something for the population of the UK to hear and ponder?