So it seems music legend Elton John - whose music, by the way, I like very much - feels Americans aren't spending enough money on sex education in public schools. "With young people, the infection rates rise and until you inform people and make this disease [HIV] a non-stigmatized thing, you're never going to have any change and we're batting our heads against a brick wall. We need to get into schools."
I see. We need to make sexually-transmitted diseases a non-stigmatized thing. Funny, I thought they already were.
What, pray tell, would Elton want taught in the classrooms of America if he had his way? Kids in public schools are already taught to "do it" in every conceivable method, way, position, and combination except standing on their heads. (Or maybe they are.) Do you really think throwing more money at an issue which isn't the government's business will solve it? We've already thrown literally billions of dollars at "educating" young people about sex - and where has it gotten us? Rampant diseases and out-of-wedlock birth rates ranging from 40 to 70%. Yeah, we're just oozing success, and throwing more money will make all the difference.
(And then we wonder why our national test scores are an international disgrace. Who has time to concentrate on science and math when prophylactic activities with fruit are so much more important?)
To my way of thinking, we need to make teen sex more stigmatized, not less. In times past, there was always been a tiny (and shocking!) minority of girls who got in the "family way" before marriage; but societal stigma prevented most girls from tripping down this tragic path.
But no more. Now it's a free-for-all. Everything goes. Nothing is stigmatized. And Big Daddy Government helps these poor "victims" every step of the way so they never feel the repercussions from their poor decisions and in fact encourage additional bad decisions, thus trapping more and more generations into poverty and dependence.
WHY CAN'T PEOPLE SEE THIS?
I am so thankful we're homeschooling our girls and teaching them the proper timing and placement of sex, namely within a marital covenant.
And which path do you think will lead my girls toward a happier life? The old-fashioned prudish path of saving their virtue until marriage? Or the anything-goes hook-up-with-strangers path the public schools encourage with federal funding? Just asking.
Grrrrrrr. Okay, I'll calm down now....