Should That Dad With The Baseball Bat Have Been Charged With A Hate Crime?


Last week a man beat another man with a baseball bat. The man who did the beating is the father of a 15-year-old girl. The man who received the beating is the 42-year-old teacher of that young girl. If you’re not familiar with the story, you can probably guess why the beating took place.

The adult teacher was having an inappropriate relationship with the young girl.

When he came to the girl’s house to try to smooth things over with the child’s father, things went south. Well, at least for the teacher.

No charges have been filed against the father and most people seem to be of the mindset that they would have done the same thing if they were in that dad’s shoes.

But if we are to be consistent in our current progressive views on love, sex and relationships, we should be outraged. The father of that young girl should be charged with a hate crime.

Who was he to stand in the way of two consenting individuals who are in love? As long as the love is there and both parties are willing, why should anything else matter? Who’s getting hurt here? Where’s the crime?

That’s how the current fascination with gay marriage was sold to us, remember? It’s how Michelle Obama and others presented their argument to us. Love is all that matters. No one is allowed to judge if it’s called love.

But, as is usually the case with progressives, the natural outcomes were never considered. They scream and shout for higher minimum wages but wonder why all of the businesses are leaving town. They demand free healthcare but fail to consider that, in economics at least, nothing is free. Everyone pays something. So a lot of people are left with no job but all the birth control they can get their hands on.

The same is true for so-called marriage equality. Progressives like to call those in support of traditional marriage bigots, hypocrites and religious extremists. But they fail to see their own bigoted hypocrisy. If love and marriage is just a matter of how one person feels about another, with no fixed standards, why is there a problem with a 42-year-old man carrying on a relationship with a 15-year-old girl? Who are we to stop a 45-year-old woman from marrying a 13-year-old boy? Why should it matter to us if she wants to marry two or three teenage boys at the same time?

Love is all that matters, right?

Who are we to judge?

Marriage equality for all!

I should stop now before I give the progressives anymore ideas. But you get the point. With our current downward trends regarding sex and marriage, today’s child predators are tomorrow’s freedom fighters.

The truth is that standards do matter. To some degree, most everyone believes that. The problem is that those standards can’t be based on current fads or trends, as they tend to be today. The term traditional marriage leaves one with the impression that marriage was invented at the 1960 Republican National Convention. It wasn’t. It was designed by God at the beginning of time (Genesis 2:18-25). We would be wise to follow his instructions for what he designed.

The dad with the baseball bat did the right thing. It’s what any loving father would do. Most of us agree with that. For now. But, as we move further and further away from God’s fixed standards of marriage and replace them with our emotion based fads, something frightening is happening.

We aren’t just redefining marriage.

We’re redefining love.

And in a society where truth is based merely on the feelings of the moment, love is a scary thing.