child abuse, Modesty and Purity Teachings, Sexual Abuse/Assault and Churches

Christian Man Blames Teens in Skirts for His Lusting Eyes

If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5:29-30

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My blogging friend, Sheila Gregoire posted these tweets, and I agreed with her so much that I took a screen shot and posted it on Spiritual Sounding Board’s Facebook page.

A lot of women chimed in in support of Sheila’s comment. And then there was this comment left by a man:

Thankfully, a reasonable man (who also happens to read/comment here), gave the man something important to think about:

Others also chimed in:

We have a long ways to go if we are unable to convince this Christian man that the onus is on him to control his lusts. And as someone mentioned above, he has daughters of his own – how is he able to not lust after his daughters? By controlling himself. The same control needs to be applied everywhere – not just because they are minors, but because Jesus said so.

Good grief, this makes me upset.

103 thoughts on “Christian Man Blames Teens in Skirts for His Lusting Eyes”

  1. These “Christian voyeurs” need to confess that they have a problem, which they need to take to Jesus for deliverance. He is the Savior. He can break the bondages of lust. “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. . . . If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:34, 36 KJV).

    I, for one, can totally sense Julie Anne’s and Kathi’s caring and compassion, as well as that of the rest of the “Spiritual Sounding Board” community. If only these people who are struggling with lust would humbly admit their sin instead of blaming the innocent, they would find empathy and support in their battle against evil. Isn’t Step 1 of Alcoholics Anonymous to acknowledge you have a problem?
    And when [Jesus] was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, “If
    thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto
    thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes” (Luke 19:41-42).

    Our righteousness is supposed to “exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees” (Matt. 5:20). We are supposed to let our light “shine before men.” (v. 16). How can the Church accomplish this when its members behave worse than the world?

    Honestly, these issues of dress just don’t come up in the world. I have hung around manifold secularists, most of whom drank and cussed, and not once was I ever shamed, judged, scrutinized, or harassed in any way.

    My father and brother never paid one bit of attention to what I was wearing. My brother now has two step-daughters, and I see him interact the same way with them. He really would not be able to respond if he were quizzed about their clothes. He simply doesn’t notice that kind of stuff. Ditto for my friends’ fathers and boyfriends. It just isn’t a guy thing to notice girly outfits. At least that’s how the men are that I know.

    Think back to middle school and high school. Hey, I can’t even remember the names of 85% of my classmates, much less how they looked or what clothes they wore. Seems like these lustful men need to “get a life” and “MYOB.”

    “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness” (6:22-23 NKJV).

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  2. If only these people who are struggling with lust would humbly admit their sin instead of blaming the innocent, they would find empathy and support in their battle against evil.

    I don’t know, I see way too of this crouched as ‘I have lust, therefore you need to do XYZ’. The women or girls simply existing in the world get all the burden of controlling this.

    If I saw a man say he has a problem with lust and he is working on it, full stop, without any wheedling, whining, it would be a different thing. I cannot remember the last time I saw that. If ever.

    But then, I also think the focus on ‘lust’ is often overdone. When it isn’t, it’s generally related to porn, which is men SEEKING OUT the objects of their lust on purpose and I don’t see how anyone other than them is supposed to help, nor do I think they should be asked.

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