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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:00 PM
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Goodman: Sex Ed Silliness in Texas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A46799-2004Nov...

Here it is, just days after the red states gave their presidential seal of approval to the man from Texas, and we've already been treated to another skirmish in the culture wars. The Texas Board of Education has now given its educational seal of approval to what may soon be dubbed Red Sex Ed.

The big news is the state's successful demand that textbook publishers change the description of marriage between "two people" to marriage between "a man and a woman." They also ordered that marriage be defined as "a lifelong union between a husband and a wife."

Frankly, I found the "lifelong" description charming considering that the Lone Star State has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Massachusetts, by the way, has the lowest divorce rate in the country. We are so fond of marriage that we want everyone to do it.

But never mind all that. The real heart of the textbook controversy is whether Texas students should learn about contraception. And the answer is no.

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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-13-04 11:56 PM
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1. These people are so clueless
look, let's relate this to something these people can understand.

We know some kids are going to speed once they get behind the wheel of a car. Even so, we teach driver's ed in school.

Same with sex. We know some kids are going to have sex during their school years but EVERYBODY (except the most unlucky) are going to have sex at some point in their lives. Teach them what they should know.
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