Arguing with you, True Democrat, and the other sexual liberals is utter madness, as you appear to have no understanding of the nature of religion - any religion. The very word derives from the latin word, ‘religere’ to bind.
Moreover, our definition of freedom is not ‘anything goes’, ‘whatever rings your chimes’. Human freedom absolutely implies a degree of responsibility to external canons of morality. The self-denying devotion of parents to their young children is not an abrogation of their freedom, but the contrary: it partakes of the ‘sweet yoke’ of Christ’s demands. We are either a slave to Christ or to the the World. There is no lasting upside to the latter, but there is the promise of infinite, eternal joy in the pursuit of the precepts of our faith in he next life; a promise apparently supported by tens of thousands of near-death experiences; and the truly healthy, fulfilled life you erroneously claim for your ‘swingers’.
We are not interested in a secular, self-improvement philosophy, ‘How to succeed in Life’ Gospel. Unlike atheism, because its basic credo runs absolutely counter to your atheist ‘gospel’, Christian civilization, for all its sporadic human/inhuman outrages, due to fifth columnists, did not create two world wars, which destroyed much of Europe, and has killed billions of babies in the womb: one of our basic divine instructions is that we must ‘take up our cross daily’ and follow Christ. Not quite Dale Carnegie material and a slogan inviting cheap popularity. Indeed, we consider cheap popularity contemptible, certain of the survival of our church, of its prevailing against the gates of Hell’, in accordance with Christ’s assurance.
As a matter of fact, Christianity is the largest and fastest-growing religion in the world, notably in Africa and outside the West, generally. But when it really takes off in China and the Far East, it will be a wonder to behold, due to the large populations.
It seems that Christ was a fiercely economically liberal, who regularly castigated the ‘straining at a gnat, only to swallow a camel’ of the respectable, monied folk with an inordinate love of money and a determination to retain unjust the World’s historically-unjust, indeed increasingly-predatory economic structures (as did John the Baptist), and but also an equally fiercely sexual conservative. ‘The term, social conservative’ is simply a weasel euphemism. Sodomy is sodomy, abortion is killing your baby, although some measure of innocence may now mitigate judgment in individual cases, in view of our currently diabolical, militant, permissive and perverted culture; particularly with regard to abortion, having in addition regard to the duress of grinding poverty, often in no small part due to the callous avarice of economically-conservative, putative Christians, who feel their obligation to the poor and weak in worldly terms stops once the baby has left the womb.