Sex ed bill passes House second reading

Sex ed bill passes House second reading

There are 12 comments on the www.q-notes.com story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Sex ed bill passes House second reading. In it, www.q-notes.com reports that:

RALEIGH, NC - A bill that would replace North Carolina's abstinence-until-marriage sex education curriculum with a more comprehensive sex ed approach passed the House in its second reading Wednesday. Supporters of the Healthy Youth Act (HB 88) say a more inclusive and effective “abstinence-based comprehensive sexuality health education” is a better fit for Tar Heel school children in grades 7-9. The bill passed 64-53. A third and final reading is scheduled for Friday. The bill has become a hot button issue across the state. Opponents and conservative groups say the measure could destroy respect for “traditional marriage.” The bill had instructed school districts to teach students respect for marriage and “long-term committed relationships.” It was amended to remove the latter yesterday. The amendment, offered by Democratic Whip Rep. Bruce Goforth, was meant to make the measure less controversial. Conservative groups, including the Family Policy Council and Christian Action League, had said inclusion of respect for long-term committed relationships would open the possibility of teaching students about homosexuality.

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“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#1 Apr 16, 2009
Great !

:)

Since: Mar 07

Washington DC

#2 Apr 16, 2009
It's a step (not a big one) in the correct direction.

Since: Nov 08

Roanoke, VA

#3 Apr 16, 2009
Good idea. Of course the "right" does not like the idea. Educated youth will not produce as many young recruits for the "Right". All about the numbers not child welfare!
Disgusted American

Cranbury, NJ

#4 Apr 16, 2009
Is it me or does it seem that back in the 70's we had BETTER Sex ed? The religious Fundies wanna keep people stupid.
Jonah

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Apr 16, 2009
Still kills me in this day and age that people fear a discussion about homosexuality will possibly change someones pre-existing sexual orientation. So foolish.

But hooray for the end of abstinence only. Maine and a few other states did this years ago. And of course these states have the lowest level of teen pregnancy. Go figure!

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#6 Apr 16, 2009
This is GREAT ! How are the kids supposed to learn the latest gay oral sex techniques if they don't do this ? You want them to lean this in the school yard from other uninformed kids ?!

“Read my name”

Since: Jul 07

Raleigh, North Carolina

#7 Apr 16, 2009
I don't know the current statistics, but I would guess that only maybe 20 or 30 percent of school kids are virgins by the time the graduate.

Abstinence only is fine for that small group, but what about the other 70 percent? Sorry people, but if they are already having sex then they need to know,..

1. How to protect themselves from STDs
2. How not to get pregnant
3. How to identify all the slick lines the boys share on how to get her to put out,
4. And most importantly, what to do when they are all hot and bothered,... how to get control and turn off the heat,..

Yes, I wasn't very popular with the school when my kids were teenagers,.. The schools (and parents) don't like hearing the truth,..

“Devoutly anti-religious”

Since: Apr 09

The Universe

#8 Apr 16, 2009
"inclusion of respect for long-term committed relationships would open the possibility of teaching students about homosexuality"

Good job on the part of the Christian groups here again showing their behinds. It's against their bible to have pre-marital sex among heteros but that can be taught and life will move on but what they say the same bible preaches about gays means they better not have a sentence in there that doesn't even mention being gay, just in case? Progress? A step in the right direction? No, they were better off before, at least it taught a universal theme (abstinence no doubt was not discriminatorily applied).

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Kempton, PA

#9 Apr 16, 2009
>"Opponents and conservative groups say the measure could destroy respect for “traditional marriage.”"

Yeah, like Bristol Palin and hockey redneck, Levi. Praiz!

They'll probably soon have regular shuttle buses from these abstinence education, Buybull Belt states to the nearest ones where you can still obtain an abortion. Praiz!

“Devoutly anti-religious”

Since: Apr 09

The Universe

#10 Apr 16, 2009
What is a "traditional marriage"? I did a little research and was happy to see that such a thing is a fallacy: what is "traditional" in marriage has changed every few generations or centuries. "Traditional" marriage meant two Caucasians in this country until two generations ago.

Here's just a short version of what I found:

http://gabrielsshofar.blogspot.com/2009/04/de...

http://gabrielsshofar.blogspot.com/2009/04/de...

Maybe I'd have more compassion for the sanctity of those supposedly traditional marriage if they didn't have a 50% failure rate (that's quite "respectful") or if Britney Spears' first marriage lasted longer than 55 hours...how "traditional".

“Down To Earth”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#11 Apr 17, 2009
Disgusted American wrote:
Is it me or does it seem that back in the 70's we had BETTER Sex ed? The religious Fundies wanna keep people stupid.
Keeping people ignorant is the easiest way to manipulate people using fear. Once they become educated, they can't be controlled any longer. Fear is a means for maintaining power. Of course they want to keep people stupid.

“Devoutly anti-religious”

Since: Apr 09

The Universe

#12 Apr 17, 2009
IndyStevie, you are right on. If the Christians were about G-d they'd know that if their ranks were filled with the truly educated who STILL worshiped the same way, that would be a lot more meaningful than those that have it imposed on them.

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