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|Thu, 04-25-2013 - 7:23am|
This article made me shake my head:
"The important thing to know about Stenzel is that she admits that doesn’t care about her message’s effect on kids’ health. As I reported in my book Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, in 2003, Stenzel gave a speech to a fundamentalist conference called “Reclaiming America for Christ,” in which she rejected the idea that abstinence education should be judged by its effectiveness. “People of God,” she cried, “can I beg you, to commit yourself to truth, not what works ... I don’t care if it works, because at the end of the day I’m not answering to you, I’m answering to God!”
In Ohio, for example, a new budget bill would fine teachers up to $5,000 for instruction condoning “gateway sexual activity”—essentially heavy petting. Tennessee passed a similar law last year, with a fine of $500. Teachers, then, will think twice before telling kids that, for example, they can’t catch a sexually transmitted disease by going to second base. But telling students that the birth-control pill could kill them? You can get paid for that."
What have you taught your kids in this regard and how have you handled their sexual coming of age or, if your kids are still young, how do you plan to handle it?