When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
— Genesis 3:6
Many young people today have been enticed to taste the forbidden fruit of sexual immorality. They have been told that it is good, fun, and freeing. As they have followed the siren song of the age right into the marshy swamplands of impurity, they have suffered the consequences, such as seeing their bodies eaten up with sores and sickness, and their souls reduced and shriveled up. “Then, when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and when sin is finished, it brings forth death” (James 1:15).
AIDS has devastated much of the homosexual community. Homosexuality reduces the life span of men by almost half. Whereas the average married man in America lives to be seventy-four years of age, the average homosexual dies at forty-three. This is the tragic, natural consequence of their unnatural acts, which God clearly tells us to avoid. So maybe God truly wants the best for us and isn’t such an ogre after all. Maybe every good gift and every perfect gift does come down from above, and not up from beneath with a hook in it and Satan at the other end of the line.
As Leslie Unruh, founder of the Abstinence Clearinghouse, points out, there is no condom available to prevent a broken heart. God created sex, and when we play by His rules, things go better for everyone.