"teens ALREADY get that in school" ?! I attended a public elementary school in New York, a public jr. high school in the same district, and a high school in the same district (Commack High School South), and took Health class because it was required and we NEVER recieved any sex education of ANY kind whatsoever in those 3 public schools in New York that I attended.<quoted text>
No one is talking about “little kids”. There IS an age that’s appropriate for sexual education, teens ALREADY get that in school, there isn’t any reason not to include SOME education for gay kids, so they know what to expect as they become adults, and so that they can direct their lives into more positive directions. I assume you’re against this entirely. Maybe you’d rather they went down some dark path, with absolutely no guidance.
Also, no one is talking about encouraging them to TRY anything. Sex-ed classes don’t encourage kids to “try” straight sex, either. There’s more to sex-ed than telling young people to have sex.
Are you not hearing me? SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE GAY. Even YOUR kids might be gay. How are YOU going to educate them? Will YOU have any guidance for these kids? Do you care AT ALL what their lives will be like WITHOUT education of any kind?
Oh, yes, build more walls, divide more people, segregate students who are different, make these kids feel even MORE like outsiders.
Your education-free approach is the path to MORE Sanduskys. You want gays to hide in shame. Live by cover of darkness. You encourage people like that to deny who they are, to try to live lives that don’t suit them, and then their poorly-understood desires build up until they have no control. You point fingers of accusation at healthy, well-adjusted, OUT gay people, who are innocent of these crimes and would make the best role models for youths who are dealing with their own homosexuality; meanwhile, the closeted Sanduskys of the world learn to hide behind your standards of “normalcy”. You willingly blind yourself to the REAL problem, giving these predators the opportunities they need. All because you’re too ignorant to support open and honest education.
Your way of doing things has not helped the Roman Catholic Church, nor the Boy Scouts, it DAMN sure isn’t going to help any young people to find a proper path for their lives. It only puts them MORE at risk.
What is the matter with YOU? Why is THAT where your mind goes?
This isn’t about sex or sexual context. This is about IDENTITY, and helping young kids WHO ARE ALREADY GAY learn to deal with that, learn to channel it in a healthy way, learn to set their lives on the right path.
You, apparently, don’t want that for them. I guess you think “Don’t be gay” would be all the education they need.
I’m not talking about teaching kids in single-digit age, this is more appropriate for teens. I’m not talking about encouraging them to HAVE sex, or to TRY anything, but to be aware of what to expect in life. But I’m getting the distinct feeling that you couldn’t care LESS what happens to gay kids at all, and that there’s no reaching you within the ossified echo-chamber of your own closed mind.
They do that now ?!