As the Penn State University child sex-abuse scandal grows, the Wall Street Journal addressed the ethical implications, albeit in a somewhat backhanded way: “It’s also something of a relief that in a culture as libertine as ours at least some behavior—sexual exploitation of children—is still considered deviant” (Nov. 10, 2011, A-20).
Could it be that there is still an ethical absolute? Wouldn’t it be ironic to witness the demise of moral relativism at the hands of liberalism’s most cherished activity—homosexuality. Yes, Virginia, there is truth after all. It is always ethically wrong for a grown man to violate a 10-year-old boy. Continue reading