Monday, 13 August 2007

Sex and Christians

And people say 'Only in America'.

Too bad this happened in South Australia

It seems that the education department has been censoring sex education sections because of the religious people.

What annoys me even more is that I was very likely one of the first people to be taught under the 'new' curriculum, however I did find it rather boring, probably because I found really nothing new.

The first thing to note is that they removed many examples pertaining to gay couples. I would hazard a guess that it has something to do with Leviticus 18:22:

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination

However it probably also alienates all the gay people because they might find it harder to relate to a heterosexual couple.

Also removed were the words 'harm minimisation". I guess these people would prefer people to either a) not have sex, or b) have sex and run the risk of many problems.

It reminds me of what one murderer was told (whose name eludes me, I will post the name when I can remember it), that 'All sex is dirty, if you have sex you will get a disease".

And we see that Family First had something to do with this. For those that don't know, Family First are a somewhat popular political party which are more religious then most political parties.

From the article:

Family First MLC Andrew Evans said he met Education Department officials because of concerns about inaccurate portrayals of Christianity and representations of intimacy that included masturbation.

He said the party was "grateful" for changes made but they "didn't go far enough". "We pushed abstinence," he said.

As we all know masturbation causes you to go blind, get acne and causes a whole host of other problems.

And we all know how well abstinence-only programmes work.

Especially when you see what the US Congress had to say about their abstinence only education.

See the problem with promoting abstinence is that, yes it is a good way of avoiding unwanted pregnancies and STD's but the effectiveness is being debated. If you want to pass on stupid facts to people then you can reap the rewards.

The only plus is that the Education Department was not that stupid when the started to censor their programme.

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