First, we were told to embrace homosexuals for who they are. Next, we were told to accept transsexuals for who they are. Now, we are told to accept adulterers for who they are.
Isn’t it interesting that all these groups have been portrayed as oppressed victims of religious bigotry? Look at how the conversation is playing out in liberal outlets regarding the release of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating site. These people looking to engage in affairs are portrayed as victims of a judgmental society that would dare to criticize their sexual dalliances. How dare we! How cruel of us to express negativity at the choices of others!
This also shows how empty and meaningless the liberal notion of harm is. We are told that premarital sex, same sex intercourse, and so on are all “harmless,” “victimless,” and therefore perfectly moral and definitely of no concern to public regulation. But in the past, even liberals accepted that adultery DOES cause harm, namely harm to the spouse that is being cheated on. How quickly such quaint, puritanical notions are thrown in the trash! Now we know that there is no REAL harm in infidelity. Sure your spouse might get upset if she found out, but she’ll get over it, right?
(NB: I am aware that the photo of the Ashley Madison (AM) user’s experience is supposedly about a person who consulted with her spouse before engaging in adultery. But it is still noteworthy for how easily and reflexively people play the victimhood card for the choices that they make, especially choices of a sexual nature.)