Friday, May 11, 2007


The Big Picture

In yet another sign of the times, the Kansas school board has voted 6-3 to repeal the infamous opt-in sex education policy enacted last year when the board had a Christian fundamentalist majority.

The new board policy, described as "abstinence plus" stresses abstinence before marriage, but advises schools to teach students about birth control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Predictably, Kathy Martin, one of the surviving right wingers on the board, didn't like the vote. She says the old standards "emphasized self-control over birth control." The new standards "fail to give a true picture."

Yes, refusing to provide students with factual information about birth control and prevention STDs really gives them the "true picture."


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