I spoke to my 18 year old son about this at dinner last night and before I finished telling him all the background, he looked at me and said it’s illegal for an 18 year or older person to engage in sexual relations with anyone. He completely understood the real reason why the girl is in trouble and that it has NOTHING to do with hate or bigotry. Why does he get it? Well, when he turned 18 a few months ago, we sat him down and talked to him about it in great detail since he’s still in high school and dates a 16 year old girl. Actually we talked about it all before he turned 18 but as soon as they started dating due to the age difference. It’s what parents do and this mother was too busy being her daughters best friend to love her enough to protect her.
May 10, 2013 at 2:40pm
Please don’t stereotype Baptists and assume we all preach love and HATE those who don’t believe. That’s simply not true. You’ve been terribly misinformed if you believe this. I am Baptist and despite what the media would like for everyone to believe, we are not a bunch of a bible thumping, funeral protesting, nut jobs that believe our way is the only way. I do hate the fact we all try to make blanket statements about a group of individuals based on a the beliefs of a few but thanks for calling all of us out on something you know nothing about.