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On Whom Should the Dogs Be Set?

by Robert J. Young
©, 2003, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

I feel compelled to begin with an apology! You are likely as tired as am I with press coverage, articles, and focus on sexuality--abuse, homosexuality, harassment. I justify one more article amidst the many because one perspective--the plea for morality and a biblical standard--is too seldom touched.

The word, harassment, of French origin, originally meant "to set a dog on," or "a cry to incite the dogs." Today it has come to mean "to trouble, to worry, or to torment as with repeated questions or attacks." As I observe our society and culture, I suggest that people who are trying to be Christians today are victims of sexual harassment! If you love Jesus, love His Word, and strive to do right, you have probably experienced sexual harassment. Have you realized it? Consider the following.
I believe I am sexually harassed...

Examples of such themes abound in our society. We are under attack. The bodies God gave us, human sexuality as He designed it, marriage as God ordained it, and the family unit as God established it are all under question and attack--harassment! Frankly, I'm tired of the hypocrisy.

I am saddened by our world. The condition of our culture does not speak well for our govern ment, our nation, our society, our morality, or the influence of the church in our culture. I am saddened because of what Christians face every day in a world obsessed with sex and bent on questioning, attacking, and tormenting any whose view of sexuality is different.

Frankly, the dogs have been set on the wrong people!

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