True love waits

As counterpoint to the “queering the schools” agenda, here’s a footnote-laden Family Research Council report on Abstinence until Marriage: The Best Message for Teens. We’ve touched before on the widespread technocratic prejudice against “abstinence-only” sex-ed programs. Nonetheless, it should be obvious that it’s the abstinence curricula that are based on reason and common sense and the “comprehensive” ones—the ones that treat sex ed as a matter of providing information so that teenagers can make their own informed choices—that are untried and narrowly ideology-based. One bit of evidence on the point is that unlike “comprehensive” sex ed abstinence-based curricula do work. Another is that teenagers, who do after all have some sense of what kind of world makes them safe, welcome such programs because they want society to take a strong stand against teen sex.

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