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Ethics
adjective Referring to acts or philosophies that are contrary to moral law.

Sexology
adjective Referring to improper sexual relations.
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But have we forgotten about the immorality of the wars we have been waging and their destruction of human life?
Monitoring corporate print media in the month following Israel's assault of Lebanon, no commentary can be found that examines Hizbullah's strategy without also condemning or at least noting the immorality of targeting Israeli civilians, a result of the fact that Israeli Jews are securely humanized in the United States.
Since becoming the pastor of New York's Calvary Baptist Church in 1918, Straton had attracted national attention as a leader in the fundamentalist movement, stridently proclaiming the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and the literal interpretation of scripture while lamenting Christian civilization's descent into immorality.
That credo, he says, is being spouted by people all over the United States--especially by the young--and shows that immorality is already morphing into the dangerous state called moral apathy.
Because of their emphasis on sexual immorality and fallen women, according to Finnegan, the arrival of the Good Shepherds in Ireland was a momentous occasion in the history of Irish magdalen asylums: "The repercussions for Irish society were far reaching, as the French order was to be the driving force in the country's Magdalen movement for almost a century and a half.
These young men may be casualties of their own studied immorality, but they are also victims of someone else's tragic apathy.
The apparent existence of admirable immorality is sometimes taken as evidence that moral requirements may be overridden by demands arising from nonmoral values.
It is not immorality per se which is the Achilles heel of New Labour.
Fourteen years ago, he was the first African Anglican clergyperson to announce he had HIV, at a time when "people associated HIV with immorality, prostitution, drug addiction.
Knust argues that such rhetoric should be seen as a resistance strategy to pagan attempts to feminize Christianity through accusation of Christian sexual immorality and through the humiliation of public execution.
I have yet to hear of humanitarian aid, be it rice, medical aid, search and rescue assistance, doctors etc etc being refused by the whinge brigade on the basis of immorality or worse coming from the lands and hands of the great Satan, which is all too crudely offered and made available during earth quakes, floods etc etc.
Among the many responses to interfacial sex and the Immorality Act, Bessie Head contributes a singular voice by disavowing realism and protest, fusing autobiography with fiction, and exploiting circuitous narrative strategies.