<<against the law or rules>>
While this refers to any activity that is not in accordance with accepted standards, it most commonly indicates children conceived or born to parents outside of marriage. With today’s declining moral standards the stigma that was once attached to these innocent children (victims) – the product of their parents undisciplined passions – is in society’s eyes, not the scandal it was in the past. However, in God’s eyes sex before marriage is still sin. Illegitimate children often suffer rejection from the mother particularly if the father of the child moves on. The emotional baggage from sinful conception needs to be addressed by those involved or implicated, for the shame to be broken.