Amazon will no longer sell a computer game called Rapelay:
In Rapelay, gamers direct a character to sexually assault a mother and her two young daughters at an underground station, before raping any of a selection female characters. . . .
Rapelay was developed by the Japanese production house Illusion, which makes a number of sexually violent games for the domestic market. Their other titles include “Battle Raper” and “Artificial Girl”.
A spokesman for the company said: “We believe there is no problem with the software, which has cleared the domestic ratings of an ethics watchdog body.” . . .
Rapelay, which was released in 2006, encourages players to force the virtual woman they rape to have an abortion. If they are allowed to give birth the woman throws the player’s character under a train, according to reviews of the game. It also has a feature allowing several players to team up against individual women.
Reducing rape and abortion to a game, a mere fun diversion, is monstrous, a sign of an inward depravity that is staggering. I would remind gamers that, according to Jesus Himself, fantasizing about sinning is sin and deserves a horrible judgment (Matthew 5:21-30).