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Besides this type of Sex Ed in schools (this is referring to birth control – gasp!)), they also teach here that there are 6 types of sexual orientations. Some teachers even describe them in detail to our 15, 16 and 17 year olds. And yet, what are the real stats?
A recent research synthesis by Gary Gates of the Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA Law School dedicated to sexual-orientation law and public policy, suggests that among adults in the United States, Canada, and Europe, 1.8 percent are bisexual men and women, 1.1 percent are gay men, and 0.6 percent are lesbians.
These stats are extremely low. So why are we teaching the kids that these are acceptable and desirable lifestyles? Why do they even get “air play”, so to speak?
These are the reasons that I am agaisnt sex ed in schools. It needs to happen in the home and we should be teaching our children about abstinence. Not only because of the problems with unwanted pregnancies, but because of the emotional scarring as well. The Sex Ed teachers don’t talk about the bonding that happens when people have sex, and how it is so difficult, particularly for women, to break up. Women who have one or more partners before marriage have a lot more issues with trust, deep love etc because they have experienced abandonment and pain already.
Also, girls have spoken up and said that the sex ed classes seem to give guys a Green Light to ask for sex, and get sex. I have read testimonials saying that the classes just lead to sex abuse of women, because there is so much peer pressure to give in to the demands for sex. They are made to feel that this is expected of them, even when they don’t want to do it. If the girls were polled, many would say that they wish abstinence was taught in the schools so they had more weight behind their NO’s to sexual innuendo and invitation. We need to be protecting our daughters, not telling our sons it is okay to have sex with girls in highschool!
We live in a world that idolizes living for the moment, fun, lust and pleasure. We have not been teaching our children about consequence, about commitment and about real love. They are the losers. Abortion clinics grow. Marriages flounder.
There seems to be so little hope for the world,and for our children. I pray for my children every day, sometimes many times, for their safety and their futures. My husband and I have had open conversations with them about sex, about the gay lifestyle, and about God’s plan for their lives.
If all the parents who really believed this DID this, and stood up against what is happening, maybe we could turn things around. I don’t know. But meanwhile, teens continue to have sex and to abort many unwanted children. It makes me so sad.
Since this person, that I have never spoken to one-on-one before, is approaching me and opening up a dialogue, I feel like she wants a discussion. I could be wrong; she could just want someone to preach to and is now becoming aware that I may not share her prejudiced and ignorant assumptions.
However, I do not want to right her without putting thought into it first. And, that thought needs to be directed at my homework right now.
I’m guessing this is not the time to say that I identify as bisexual. 🙂 (And by that I mean that I am not one of the 10%, as estimated by Kinsey, that is exclusively heterosexual.)
She does touch on girls feeling pressured to say yes and that their no’s aren’t taken seriously. I am also concerned with this but see it as a biproduct of rape culture that fetishizing virginity supports.