Hemet School District Scraps Sex Education Programs

According to Don Feder, Boston Herald columnist, in his excellent book "A Jewish Conservative Looks at Pagan America":(page 125) "Condom distribution in public schools has nothing to do with disease control, and everything to do with normalizing a sexual ethic." Nowhere is that fact better demonstrated than in recent events at the Hemet Unified School District in California.
The Board of the Hemet Unified School District voted that abstinence-based sex education was to be taught in all their schools rather than the condom-based programs used so widely across America. Immediately Planned Parenthood and People for the American Way, representing a few parents who support condom-based programs, threatened an expensive lawsuit that would have depleted the school district's finances. In response to the threat of a lawsuit the school board voted 4-3 to discontinue all sex education programs rather than promote the teaching of promiscuity which they felt was inherent in condom-based programs.
School Board Chairman Gary Young is quoted as saying: "If we can't teach it right, we won't teach it at all."
Those who support condom-based sex education always insist that they strongly support abstinence education as an alternative means of helping children to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. When faced with the prospect of an abstinence-based program, however, Planned Parenthood and People for the American Way revealed their true agenda. In Hemet, California, Planned Parenthood and Norman Lear's People for the American Way may have to settle for no sex education program rather than an abstinence-based sex education program that stresses moral values and personal responsibility.
Don Feder is correct when he observes: "Condom distribution in public schools has nothing to do with disease control, and everything to do with normalizing a sexual ethic.

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