Saturday, February 21, 2009

Parents told: avoid morality in sex lessons

Well, just when you think you have heard everything, the British Labour government comes up with something so whacky and demented that you think you have somehow wandered into the twilight zone. With teen pregnancy rates the highest in Europe and the recent case of the 13 year old who fathered a child after the girl's mother left the two alone, (for reasons no one has been able satisfactorily to explain), the government wades in with this gem of advice: "Parents, don't try to introduce the question of morality into sex talks with your children."

"Parents should avoid trying to convince their teenage children of the difference between right and wrong when talking to them about sex, a new government leaflet is to advise. Instead, any discussion of values should be kept “light” to encourage teenagers to form their own views, according to the brochure, which one critic has called “amoral”.

Talking to Your Teenager About Sex and Relationships will be distributed in pharmacies from next month as part of an initiative led by Beverley Hughes, the children’s minister.

The leaflet comes in the wake of the case of Alfie Patten, the 13-year-old boy from East Sussex who fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl and sparked a debate about how to cut rates of teenage parenthood.

It advises: 'Discussing your values with your teenagers will help them to form their own. Remember, though, that trying to convince them of what’s right and wrong may discourage them from being open.'”

Here is the link. Who would believe me if they could not read it for themselves?

So that is what it has come to in the UK today. Official government policy is 1) sex is not a moral issue and 2) the government feels competent (and brazen enough) to lecture (order? advise? require?) parents to refrain from passing on morals to their children. God forbid that anyone might teach the children right from wrong! Will somebody get these clowns out of office before they manage to destroy the country?

It is a joke, but it is not funny. If this minster is not forced to resign over this, then one might as well consider Britain a goner. What a dispicable, pitiful and immoral bunch of losers. What a horrible society to be a teenager in today. And to think that at one time Britain was a Christian nation. Difficult to believe.

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