Health workers in Britain advocated that pensioners "be given the same sex education as teenagers after statistics indicated that cases of chlamydia among the over-50s had doubled between 2000 and 2005 and cases of genital herpes had tripled" (The Times, July 19). HIV-positive sufferers also increased in the senior age group.
The growth factor in swinging (wife swapping) and illicit sexual behavior on foreign trips is a big contributing factor to the problem. Eighty-year-olds are now visiting clinics for treatment of STDs. A consequential spin-off is a marked increase in the divorce rate among older people with long-established marriages.
Do we think God is ignorant of all these happenings? In due time He will respond, but right now we are mainly reaping the sad consequences of our own actions (Jeremiah 2:19 Jeremiah 2:19Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, said the Lord GOD of hosts.
American King James Version×). (Sources: The Times, Daily Mail [both London].)