Saturday, July 07, 2018

Is consent a sufficient criterion?

Homosexual activists typically draw the line with consent. At least that's what they say when publicly defending their lifestyle. Consenting adults should be free to do whatever. 

Let's test that. Suppose an attractive mother and her attractive teenage daughter are captives in a concentration camp. One of the guards has designs on her daughter, so the mother offers to take her daughter's place. That's consensual sex, but does that make it right? 

Consider another example: Fr. Maximilian Kolbe offered to take the place of a prisoner condemned to die. That's consensual. Does that mean the Nazis were blameless in starving him to death?

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