Is the rape culture being promoted in the United States? Most people claim outrage at instances of rape, yet the penalties for a rape conviction do not seem to be harsh enough to keep it from happening. The headlines shout so many stories of otherwise upstanding young men raping women and girls that even those who are horrified at the idea can become desensitized to it. Complicating the matter are false charges filed by women against innocent men; such false allegations jar the sensitivities and plant a seed of doubt the next time a rape is reported.
Moral evil is evil that is caused by human activity. Murder, rape, robbery, embezzlement, hatred, jealousy, etc., are all moral evils. When people, created in the image of God, choose to act in defiance of God’s law, the result is moral evil. Moral evil can also be linked to inaction—to purposefully ignore a cry for help is a moral evil.
Natural evil is that which causes pain and suffering to humanity but which is not due to direct human involvement. Congenital diseases, tsunamis, earthquakes, drought, and famine are all cases of natural evil. There is no morality involved in such events.
A horrific case out of Georgia continues a recent pattern of men guilty of sex crimes walking away with little to no time in prison. “You are not a monster, but you are a pitiful man,” the victim’s mother said in court
Michael Ren Wysolovski, a 33-year-old Atlanta man who held a teen girl captive for more than a year, will not be serving time in prison. He will have to register as a sex offender for life.
On Thursday, Wysolovski was sentenced to 10 years with eight months to serve as part of a plea deal that saw charges of rape, aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment dropped, Gwinnett County Assistant District Attorney Michael DeTardo tells PEOPLE.
Wysolovski pleaded guilty to first-degree cruelty to children and interstate interference and had the eight months he spent in Gwinnett County Detention Center before bonding out count towards his sentence. As a result, he will not serve any prison time but he will serve the remaining nine years and four months on probation.
Wysolovoski was arrested in June 2017 after FBI special agents located then-missing Hailey Burns at his Duluth, Georgia, home. The teenager had been missing from her North Carolina home for 13 months.
Hailey was 16 years old when she walked out of her Ballantyne home in May 2016. From the beginning, her family knew there was an older man involved in her disappearance.
Her family told authorities that Hailey, who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, had left a diary behind that allegedly detailed her plan to run away with a 32-year-old man she met online.
She was safely rescued by authorities after asking for help, reportedly in an online anorexia chat room.
On Thursday, Hailey, now 17, faced her captor in court, WSB-TV reports.
“The second I left my home, my life was ruined,” the teenager said in front of a Gwinnett County judge, according to the station.
Hailey described how, once she got to Wysolovoski’s home, he tortured her, mentally and physically abused her, and forced her to do sexual favors in return for food.
“He lowered my self-esteem greatly and left me to believe I would never be loved or have a proper life if I gained weight,” Hailey, who suffered from anorexia, said, according to WSB-TV. “I severely mutilated myself hoping I would become unlovable so no one would hurt me like he did. I am deformed.”
DeTardo says he understands public backlash for the sentencing, but says that during a federal investigation into Hailey’s case, information and evidence collected made it hard to prosecute the sexual charges.
While she was missing, federal investigators searching for Hailey interviewed multiple people who’d had online contact with her.
“Based on those interviews, they discovered that she had been planning to run away for some time,” DeTardo says. “She was searching the age of consent in Georgia, which is 16, and she left her home about three weeks after her 16th birthday.”
After speaking with Hailey’s family, he decided to offer a plea.
“There were a number of things he made her do that she didn’t want to do, but when you compare that with all the other information we have … the likelihood a jury would [convict him] was low,” he says.
As part of the plea agreement, for 10 years Wysolovski will have to abide by more than a dozen conditions, including a lack of contact with anyone under the age of 18, random searches of his electronics and no possession of pornography.
Wysolovski had a history of going on anorexia forums to target young, vulnerable women, DeTardo says. When coming up with the agreement, he took the women’s experiences into consideration and hopes the probation will protect others in the future.
The night before she was found, Hailey’s family received a message from a woman in Romania claiming she had been in contact with their daughter.
Hailey and the woman were chatting online when the teen revealed she was reported missing, the station reports. The unidentified woman researched her case and reached out to her family.
When an unidentified tipster contacted Hailey and asked where she was, the teen said she didn’t know, so she sent a picture from the Duluth home’s window. Hours later, she was found.
On Thursday, Hailey’s parents addressed Wysolovski directly.
“You are not a monster, but you are a pitiful man who will now learn that actions have consequences,” Shauna Burns said.Source
The term rape culture refers to an environment in which the prevailing social attitudes normalize or trivialize sexual assault and abuse. History is replete with evidences that human civilizations as a whole have been dominated by a rape culture. Rape is still sometimes the means by which conquering armies or terror organizations display their victories. Whether the victim is male or female, rape has the power to demean and degrade a person in a way that other forms of abuse do not. Rape violates that very sacred part of human sexuality that was designed by God to be a private love offering to a spouse (Mark 10:7–8). The act of rape strips a victim of dignity and self-worth, leaving soul wounds that linger long after the body heals. What God intends for good, Satan intends for evil, and when Satan twists and perverts God’s greatest gifts, the devastation is overwhelming.
In recent years the term rape culture has been applied to what some see as increasing incidents of sexual assault, followed by apathetic responses from law enforcement and society as a whole. While both rapists and victims can be male or female, the use of the term rape culture usually focuses on the problem of a male perpetrator forcing a female into a sexual act against her will. In a rape culture, the value of a woman and her purity are seen as commodities to be obtained by any man who can take them, with little fear of repercussions. In some nations today, rape culture is considered acceptable, and any woman claiming to be raped is viewed as the villain. The rape victim is often executed or imprisoned for “enticing” a man. That kind of society is clearly a “rape culture.”
It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.
Like Joseph and Daniel of the Old Testament who served secular kings, we are called to serve everyone and help them fulfill their divine destiny. Jesus made it clear that people who want to lead or be great must be the servants of all. Serving is the way of leadership in the kingdom.
Forcing our way onto the world is not great leadership. Some accuse us of doing this very thing because we speak up on moral issues. It is important that we speak up on issues, but it’s also equally important that we love everyone no matter their persuasions.
Someday Jesus will rule the world; in the meantime, we should just serve well and let our good works speak of our Father who loves everyone.
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