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Qtec
03-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Bill In Utah Passes Senate, Prohibits Talk Of Homosexuality In Class (VIDEO) (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/utah-passes-bill-allowing_n_1326777.html)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Utah state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow schools to drop sex education, prohibit instruction on how to use contraception, and prohibit discussion of homosexuality in class,The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Legislators passed Senate bill HB363 19-10 after a short debate during which many senators expressed their belief that sex education is meant for the home, not school.

"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," Republican state Sen. Stuart Reid said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The bill lifts the current requirement that all public schools must teach sex ed in grades 8 through 12. Districts would decide whether to offer sex ed classes that teach an abstinence-only curriculum, or not offer the course at all.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Teachers would be<u> barred from talking about homosexuality </u>even if asked about it by a student,</span> KTSU-TV reports. They also must restrict their sexual education curriculum to advocating abstinence before marriage and remaining faithful to your spouse. </div></div>

Einstein was wrong, you can go back in time!..and if you do happen to catch a STD, they recommend a Mercury cure and a course of Leeches.
Chalk another one up for the 'Small Govt/Don't tread on me' Party.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Last month, Republican state Rep. Francis Gibson said that in the Utah school district he represents, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the abstinence-only curriculum is not producing positive results,</span> and that unexpected teen pregnancy is still a problem.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"I would hope as we make this decision, that we won't think if we say abstinence only, that fairy dust will have been sprinkled and that teen pregnancy will no longer be a problem,"</span> Gibson said </div></div>

That's exactly what they think.

Q

eg8r
03-07-2012, 11:01 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"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," Republican state Sen. Stuart Reid said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
</div></div>I agree with this statement 100%.

eg8r

Qtec
03-08-2012, 12:07 AM
I know you do. You also believe in Fairy Dust.
Do you also believe that "Teachers should be<u> barred</u> from talking about homosexuality even if asked about it by a student"?

Call that Small Govt?

The reason sex-ed is taught in schools today is because parents can't be relied on to give their kids the info that they need. Its a necessity.



What about this?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Last month, Republican state Rep. Francis Gibson said that in the Utah school district he represents, the abstinence-only curriculum is <span style='font-size: 20pt'>not producing positive results, </span>and that unexpected teen pregnancy is still a problem. </div></div>

It doesn't work. Its more Fairy Dust.

You have the right to deny reality but should other kids suffer for your ignorance?

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eg8r
03-08-2012, 08:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I know you do. You also believe in Fairy Dust.
</div></div>Do you agree or disagree with the statement I pulled out? Basically the guy is saying that it is better for parents to be teaching these things than school teachers.

eg8r

LWW
03-08-2012, 08:47 AM
And?