Kids tutored in ‘pleasure’ despite STD epidemic
And Planned Parenthood tells teen girls on Facebook that "sex is hot," abstinence is not. Even universities like U.C. Santa Barbara are now promoting sexual pleasure for children ages four to seven.
Yet the Centers for Disease Control just revealed that sexually transmitted diseases are exploding among our nation's youth.
"We are sliding backward," said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in the agency's press release. "It is evident the systems that identify, treat, and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point."
Despite the stats, progressives virtually escort kids to clinics without parental knowledge, where their sexual "rights" produce pills or IUDs that often fail or are incorrectly used. So this teen's next visit has one deadly purpose: to end the life of an unborn child whose mother is little more than a child herself.
And at that visit, she may also ask about that strange genital discharge. Could this be any more messed up?
The Centers for Disease Control recently reported on the explosion of sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia – a record 1.7 million cases in 2017, 45% among youth. Gonorrhea –up 67%. Syphilis has risen 76%, and is especially high among young homosexual males.
Other STDs are also at epidemic levels – human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer; genital herpes; and the monster of STDs, HIV.
So think of the incongruity of middle-schoolers (ages 11-13) trapped in progressive, X-rated sex ed classes, who dutifully learn there is no need for sexual self-restraint. As a result, many begin early to experiment with practices that mar their healthy young bodies, sometimes for life. This crucial fact is withheld or minimized as our precious kids are encouraged to engage "safely" in anal, oral, and vaginal sex at younger and younger ages.
What kind of wicked adults do this to kids?
If an abortion doesn't break a girl's heart, infertility from chlamydia will. But these teens will be thirty years old before they see the rotten "fruit" of STD-induced infertility. They will sadly believe sexual anarchists like Laci Green and Planned Parenthood and begin exercising a "right" to teen promiscuity.
And let's not forget the deadly contribution of "LGBTQ" advocates who demand "inclusive" sex ed – i.e., lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals. These lessons often encourage masturbation and pornography use.
The "gay" community explodes over any attempt to restrict homosexual access to youth. But the evidence is everywhere that their influence is despicable. Parents at Emmaus High School in PA found out, finally, the content of radical pro-homosexual videos shown to all students during an April week observing GLSEN's "Day of Silence."
Outright molestation isn't always the outcome of "LGBTQ" propaganda, but mental and moral corruption is.
Still, the latest trend in "comprehensive sexuality education" (CSE) barrels onward with its latest demand: "pleasure" as the new focus of sex education.
One group, the Healthy Teen Network, laments too much emphasis on disease:
The disease-prevention model has long gripped the field of adolescent health, casting all adolescent sexual activity in the narrowest, most sex-negative of lights.
This group is dedicated to promoting pleasure and has an October conference in San Diego (emphasis added):
So let's center pleasure in adolescent sex ed. Let's assemble a new language for the field that fosters authentic conversations in classrooms – conversations centered not on plumbing and pathology, but on pleasure.
Do "pleasure lessons" include free antibiotics for 13-year-olds?
And of course, this group wants to make sure "LGBTQ" priorities are covered:
And having frank, open conversations about sexual pleasure acknowledges people have sex for reasons other than reproduction, affirming the identities of LGBTQ+ people too often erased by curricula infatuated with the nitty-gritty details of when sperm meets egg.
And yet facts remain stubborn things. Male-to-male sex is still responsible for most HIV.
CDC reports that in the year 2016, 67% of HIV infections were transmitted through male-to-male sex, around 28,000 cases of HIV that year.
And let's ask again: why do schools support, rather than discourage, boys who claim a homosexual identity?
Responsibility in sex is unpopular among today's "hip" educators. Bowing to social justice warriors, rabid feminists and "LGBTQ" advocates, abstinence is discarded as the equivalent of racism. Never mind that this reasoning is short on reality and long on mythology.
But the irresponsibility is not always the fault of schools. Other than hand-wringing, what is CDC doing at the public health level to address this problem?
A CDC web flyer for youth about sexually transmitted infections sounds the alarm over this epidemic. "Undiagnosed STIs cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year! Americans ages 15-24 make up just 27% of the sexually active population, but account for 50% of the 20 million new STIs in the U.S. each year." Yet the three recommendations given for prevention are to get tested, reduce risk behaviors, and get vaccinated for HPV.
Sounds almost as weak and ineffectual as the CDC's series of outrageous pro-homosexual videos produced during the Obama years, called "Doing It," enabling rather than discouraging male-male sex.
Shouldn't we focus instead on abstinence until marriage? It's no longer a standard acceptable to public health officials, but we all know it would correct this epidemic.
Do we really want to? Let's face it – current policy simply manages STDs. No medical or political leader is apparently brave enough to do what needs to be done. It would mean offending/excluding powerful special interests, and who wants to deal with the wrath of the left?
Nevertheless, here's the solution:
1. Promote marriage to our youth – the authentic male/female kind
2. Expel all abortion providers from schools
3. Stop promoting homosexuality/gender confusion and eject these activists from classrooms
Can we do this? Yes, we can.
But will we?
Linda Harvey is president of Mission America.