Friday, June 25, 2010

Condoms for Kids: the Cutting Edge of the Sexual Revolution

The school board in Provincetown, MA voted recently to pass a policy stating that school nurese are required to give condoms to children in all grades - from Kinder garden to High School - upon request. A story in The Boston Globe says:

Students in Provincetown – from elementary to high school – will be able to get free condoms at school, under a policy passed earlier this month, even though their parents might object.

“We know that sexual experimentation is not limited to an age, so how does one put an age on it?” said Superintendent Beth Singer, who wrote the policy unanimously passed two weeks ago by the Cape Cod town's School Committee. . . .

The policy, which requires school nurses to supply condoms to any student who asks, was met with criticism by some parents, particularly over the possibility of preschoolers acquiring condoms. But Singer insists that if an especially young child requests a condom, the nurse will ask the student’s motive and act accordingly.

“It’s about availability; we’re not handing 'em out like M&M’s,” said committee chairman Peter Grosso.

The policy, which requires school nurses to supply condoms to any student who asks, was met with criticism by some parents, particularly over the possibility of preschoolers acquiring condoms. But Singer insists that if an especially young child requests a condom, the nurse will ask the student’s motive and act accordingly.

Superintendent Singer is giving us the old "Don't you trust us?" line and no, of course we do not trust them. Note that she never says "We wouldn't give condoms to kids; just that they would "act accordingly" - whatever that means. Likely, it means that if a child said he or she were involved in sex, they would give that child a condom and not tell the parents. This policy permits that - which is what is wrong with the policy.

But there is a back story here. This is not happening in Provincetown, MA by accident. Jill Stanek has a story on her blog entitled, "Kiddie Condom Capital is also Queer Capital" in which she outlines the recent history of Provincetown.

A couple updates on my June 23 post about the Provincetown, MA, Public School System's decision to give kids as young as 5 or 6 condoms upon request, at the same time disallowing parental approval.

I heard on WLS radio's Don and Roma Show this morning that the seaside town of Provincetown is also a homosexual harbor. Sure enough, according to Wikipedia:

In the mid-1970s members of the gay community began moving to Provincetown. In 1978 the Provincetown Business Guild was formed to promote gay tourism. Today more than 200 businesses belong to the PBG and Provincetown is perhaps the best-known gay summer resort on the East Coast....

Other notable festivals during the year include... "Mate's Leather Weekend" [photo from website gallery above right], "Women's Week" ["the quintessential lesbian vacation destination"],... "Single Men's Weekend" ["enjoy the off-season charm of Provincetown with 400-600 other gay men"]....

In October, Provincetown sees the arrival of transvestite, transgender and transsexual people for the annual Fantasia Fair [photo below]. Started in 1975, it is the longest running event of its kind in the USA.

In fact, according to About.com, Provincetown is the "top gay and lesbian vacation destination" in the US, even ranked above San Francisco.

Also, "Since the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts in 2004, Provincetown has earned the distinction of 'the place to get married,' issuing more than 2k marriage licenses to date." (Photo left via Provincetown.com.)

When the pro-sexual revolution mentality takes over a community, the ideology of free sex for all gradually spreads like a cancer until it justifies anything and everything.

The hard push today for sex education that is focused on the "do whatever you feel like doing, just use a condom" philosophy and the drive to get social approval for sex by younger and younger children is just part of the free sex ideology. According to that ideology, Judeo-Christian hangups about sexual restraint are oppressive because they deny sensual pleasure to people. And is sexual pleasure is an unmitigated good, it must be good for children too. That is where this is all leading.

Anyone who thinks that we can secure social peace by granting more legal rights to homosexuals does not understand that that is just a step along the way, not the end of the road.

2 comments:

廷雯 said...
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Colin Kerr said...

I can't believe that they would hand out condoms to kids! What if one of those 7 year-olds is allergic to latex! But it's not like they are "handing them out like M&Ms" - thank the good Lord that they are worried about anaphylaxis!

And, don't you think that if a little kid comes looking for condoms it's a good chance there is some kind of sexual abuse of minors going on?

I wish I could move there with my whole family. Imagine the money my prepubescent children could save...

Ever since I left the U of T I have missed the condom dishes distributed in the waiting room of its Health Clinic. But those ones weren't really free: my TST student fees paid for those ones. Gosh, I miss those days of subsidizing others' premarital sex.