'Don't Say Gay' bill may be dead as T...

'Don't Say Gay' bill may be dead as TN legislators turn focus to abstinence education

There are 5 comments on the www.tennessean.com story from Mar 14, 2012, titled 'Don't Say Gay' bill may be dead as TN legislators turn focus to abstinence education. In it, www.tennessean.com reports that:

Tennessee lawmakers backed away from controversial legislation that would have further restricted discussions about homosexuality before high school, presumably ending the two-year battle over how much schoolchildren should be told.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#1 Mar 14, 2012
Good lord. From one harmful law to another.

We all know that the "christians" secretly love it when a gay kid commits suicide so it's clear enough why they would support laws and behaviours that would promote that.

But how many teenage single parents do they have to create before they realize that kids NEED reality-based sex ed and they're NOT getting it at home???
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Mar 14, 2012
“We found out there really is not sex education curriculum in K-8 right now,” said state Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, the bill’s original sponsor.

Don't you think he should have checked that out BEFORE he started?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Mar 14, 2012
Sex sex sex
All they ever talk about is sex sex sex
Is anybody running the State of Tennessee?
hi hi

Pottstown, PA

#4 Mar 14, 2012
Teaching "abstinence" is literally like not talking about the subject at all. Trust me -- or fail to trust VERY MUCH at your own peril, America -- but it is absolutely and utterly IGNORED by teens who have ZERO interest in upholding some nebulous, contradictory, hypocritical "moral" and EVERY interest in engaging sexually with one another.

Teaching "abstinence" is one of the most comical failures "religion" has ever devised, and DIRECTLY contributes absolutely zero to a teen's understanding of sensible morality. It continues to contribute to a national fervor which is so hypocritical, so repressive and so useless that it makes Americans look like a bunch of pussies with sticks jammed up their tight and puckered asses, pretending to "hold" some "morality" over others when for some WEIRD REASON, every last one of those persons ends up in the ground, dead and buried.
Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Wilmington, DE

#5 Mar 14, 2012
On the one hand, abstinence education will lead to more STDs, and thereby cull the US population of likelier than average to be TN cretins over time.

OTOH, abstinence education has been proven to actually _increase_ premarital sex and unwanted pregnancies, thus increasing the US population of likelier than average to be TN cretins over time.

Since this is a contradiction I cannot resolve I choose to "Don't Say."

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