I am deeply grateful to the Presidents of the United States for giving me more of a challenge. It was not enough for me to contemplate the "sex talk" with our son, who is 12 and will be 13 much later this year. Seriously, the thought of discussing body parts and what comes out of them in a context of a mystical and divine union created by God was not a sufficient challenge for me, and two of our Presidents have raised the bar for me, and I must say thanks.
Now, I really should be fair and thank only one President for this assistance. I mean, our children were not of age for the "sex talk" when President Clinton brought the phrase "oral sex" into the mainstream discourse, and at this point, it has become such a norm that it is hard to credit him for my having to discuss the matter with our son.
I do, however, owe a debt to President Obama for putting homosexual relationships on the fast track to legal status as marriage and thus making this a necessary part of the "sex talk" with our children. To be sure, it was not like we could have avoided it in the sodomy-obsessed culture in which we live, but what is innocuously termed "gay marriage" will become a legal reality in all fifty states within our children's lifetimes, and our President is seeing to it that it happens sooner rather than later.
I will, of course, continue to pray that this does not happen and I am pleased that we serve a God of miracles. Short of divine intervention, however, one would have to be willfully naive to believe that this is not going to happen. It is going to happen, the same as abortion became the law of the land. The battle will then shift, as it has with intra-uterine murder, to teaching our children that even though our country has legalized these sins, they remain sins nonetheless and must be avoided by faithful followers of Christ.
And so it is that in the midst of a discussion that must properly take in the sacrament of marriage, the model of Christ and the Church, various passages of the Bible, nocturnal emissions, kissing, dating, orgasm, pregnancy, testicles, the penis, the vagina, love, vows, and big words like "monogamy," all of which are enough to make a pre-teen's head spin (to say nothing of his father's), I must now be sure to add, "Oh, and if anyone tells you it is okay for any of the stuff I have just told you about to take place between two men or two women, minus the reproductive stuff, they are wrong, no matter what our government, movies and television, and our schools may say.
Yeah, I probably would have had to say that even if President Obama had not given a prominent place to it in his inaugural speech. I just have to thank him for guaranteeing it.