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Book Claims 'Controllers' Hinder Sex Drive

Danielle Thomas
Arts & Entertainment Editor

   If you need a good laugh, then reading "Sex, Lies, and the Bible" should definitely be on your list of things to do.

   Not only does "Sex, Lies, and the Bible" cover an odd, if not grotesque, topic, but the author continuously refuses to validate his points.

   Francis D. "Frank" Ritter tries to prove that "controllers" have twisted the Bible's meaning to oppress human's natural sex drive. Trying to prove a point is fine, but only if the point is backed up with actual facts.

   The sexual topics covered include masturbation, incest, adultery, prostitution, homosexuality and bestiality. Ritter drives home the point, again and again and again, that the mosaic laws that Moses created and recorded in the Old Testament were created to destroy human sexuality. He pointed it out so much in fact, that particular phrase made up most of the book's content. Ritter also mentions that those laws only applied to the Jewish people that had to roam the desert for 40 years so that they would pro-create, but he gives no basis whatsoever to back up his statements.

   Quite hilariously, Ritter gripes so much about "controllers" twisting the Bible for their own agendas, when he does this exact thing! Ritter talks about how St. Paul made up everything he wrote about in his letters in the Bible, and again, gives no information on where he got his facts. Apparently, when Ritter reads the Bible, he reads a different one from me, because I have never seen half the stuff he talks about in the Bible. Ritter makes a claim that St. Peter recognized Paul made his letters up and uses 2Peter 3:15-17 to back his point up.

   "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position."

   Ritter adds that St. Peter said in this verse to be careful when followers read Paul's letters because he makes things up. This example is one of many that shows how Ritter twists the Bible to say what he wants it to say. What St. Peter, quite plainly, says in this verse is that Christians should be careful of people like Ritter, who twist the Bible for their own purposes.

   Ritter, very nastily, discusses that masturbation can be a "wonderful thing" in one chapter. The most grotesque and sickening story I have ever read is an example Ritter uses to back his masturbation statements up.

   Ritter vividly describes a "wondrous affair" he had with a married mother of two boys he baby-sat for when he was only 16-years-old. Ritter talks about how the mother and father of the two young boys let them explore their naked bodies to learn about sex. The parents even masturbated the boys to show demonstrate how to perform the act by themselves. He goes on to mention that the mother said she would consider having sex with the boys when they got older, because it's natural. Nothing is "natural" about that! Ritter, with much regret it seems like, said that unfortunately, a parent would be thrown in jail for that today. Something very drastic should happen to those parents because not only is that sick, but I wonder what it did to those poor boys.
   I am shocked and appalled by this account, and many others, in "Sex, Lies, and the Bible." Ritter discusses how incest should only be considered a "physical manifestation" of love between family members. I can only imagine how messed up his family is. He also says adultery is okay if the other spouse consents, prostitution was never condemned by God or Jesus Christ, bestiality is just animals seeking love from humans, which is natural and my personal favorite, "humans are not heterosexual or homosexual. Much middle ground exists."

   This book is, by far, the worst thing I have ever read. Not only does Ritter cover sickening topics, but the book is terribly written. Ritter repeats his thoughts, the same ones, over and over again. I became quite frustrated while reading the book, because of the repetitive ideas.

   If you believe that the "controllers" are out to put a stop to all sexuality, then rush out and buy a copy today. Too bad books do not come with ratings, because this one would definitely be rated R for really disgusting, nasty and vile book: Not appropriate for any age.

Grade: F-

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