Thursday, March 8, 2012

War on Sex

The Utah State Senate passed a bill that would effectively limit sex education to abstinence only teaching. Also making it possible for districts to completely drop sex education from their curriculum and if they choose not to, the class is an opt-in for parents. Meaning that the parents have to ask the school to teach sex education.

"To replace the parent in the school setting, among people who we have no idea what their morals are, we have no ideas what their values are, yet we turn our children over to them to instruct them in the most sensitive sexual activities in their lives, I think is wrongheaded," said Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden.
OK. Senator Stuart Reid when was the last time you actually saw what was taught in sex ed classes. It's been a little over a decade for me but there was nothing sensitive about what was taught. A person's anatomy and how to keep oneself from becoming pregnant or infected with STD's is not a moral question. It is about information. What you have just voted to pass into law is telling parents throughout the state that you don't care what their wishes are for their children, you are deciding for them that their kids will only be taught that sex is bad and if they have it they will die (obvious exaggeration added to break down the subject to the senator's level of thinking). You sir are wrongheaded.

In fact, the PTA, that stands for Parent Teacher Association (again just making sure the senator knows), opposed the bill.

Liz Zentner, Utah PTA president-elect, said after the vote she was "totally shocked." The Utah PTA opposed the bill.
So the very people who you are telling that you will not take their place and teach their children what they do not want them to be taught, are saying that you are wrong and that information about reproductive health is what they want their children to be taught.

As further proof of what parents want for their children there is this...

Sen. Pat Jones, D-Holladay, called the bill "a mandate against reality," as parents already have the option of keeping their kids out of sex ed. Relatively few parents make that choice.
Oh, so currently, assuming the governor hasn't signed this bill into law, parents have a choice. They can send their child to sex ed or they can choose to not send their child to sex ed. That seems pretty straight forward. Why don't we leave it with the parents?

Quotes taken from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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This seems to align well with a greater deluge of reactionary legislation and propaganda that has become more and more evident these past few years. All of which I would say constitutes a War on Sex.

We often hear about the War on Christmas that has been going on for about a decade now, despite the fact that not one bill has been passed to outlaw Christmas. And we hear about the Gay Agenda. Why don't we hear about the War on Sex, the War on Education, the War on Health. Looking back to just this year and think of all the bills you have heard being passed or debated that involve sexuality or sexual health. Planned Parenthood has been a target for a while. Of course, that would make sense because taking control of your life and planning when to be a parent is a bad idea.

I wish all these anti big government legislatures would stay out of our bedrooms.

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