Sodom and Gomorrah


Sdom and Gomorrahby Gary Spina

It’s a Sodom and Gomorrah world out there, and as with those Biblical tourist towns, there is a reckoning soon to be had.

Writing in New York Magazine just a week before Barrack Obama’s State of the Union Address, Alexa Tsoulis-Reay tells the story of a 17 year old girl from New York State who had not seen her biological father for 12 years. She made up for those years by losing her virginity to her father, and now at age 18, she is planning to marry him and have children with him.

I mention Obama’s State of the Union address because on the day of the speech, Dr. Ronnie Floyd of the Southern Baptist Convention asked about the “spiritual” state of the union. It seems the spiritual state of America is in freefall.

Our politicians and bureaucrats are shamelessly corrupt. By the millions, we kill our own babies while they are still in the womb. We’ve driven God from our schools and public places. We sanctify gay marriage.

Why not legalize incest? Why not legalize polygamy?

Do you remember the trial a couple of years back of a farmer “caught in the act” with his mule or horse or whatever? Not surprisingly, the litigants immersed themselves in the madness of modern jurisprudence, for during the “carnalis copula contra Naturam” trial it became somehow relevant to the court whether or not the animal had enjoyed it. By “animal” here, I’m referring, of course, to the mule or horse, not the farmer.

Anyway, according to last week’s New York Magazine article, the 18 year old girl and her father have made their wedding plans. “We plan to move to New Jersey,” the girl said, “where we can be safe under the law, since adult incest isn’t illegal there, and once I’m there I’ll tell everyone.”

In her story, Tsoulis-Reay refers to the term “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) – a politically correct way to describe the intense romantic and sexual feelings that reportedly occur in “many” reunions of biological relatives.  She writes: “According to an article in The Guardian, experts estimate that these taboo feelings occur in about 50 percent of cases where estranged relatives are reunited as adults.”

“Those who have studied GSA,” she writes, “offer a range of possible explanations for it, including a primordial feeling of always having “belonged” to the estranged relative, a sense of wanting to experience the bonding missed out on during childhood, or simply an overwhelming closeness based on similarities: like meeting a mate who was designed for you in a science lab.”

The 18 year old girl puts it this way: “Everybody says we are the cutest couple they’ve ever seen. I took him to prom.” How heartwarming.

Which leads us finally to the one abiding charm of the citizenry of Sodom and Gomorrah. They practiced acceptance and tolerance. And by necessity, they had to practice their own political correctness to explain it all away. In the words of our 18 year old bride: “I just don’t understand why I’m judged for being happy. We are two adults who brought each other out of dark places. People need to research incest and GSA because they don’t get it and I don’t think they understand how often it happens.”

Spoken like a true Sodomite.