by Michael Gregory Steele and Herman B. HayesI seem to have hit a nerve with my Rainbow Party post, because I received a panicked email from a mother about it this morning. Her question is subject of the moral mailbox this week:
I read about the rainbow parties and I'm concerned that my son will go to an orgy. I want my kid to be safe, how should I talk to him about sex? I just don't know what to do, please help. - Ann
This question reminds me of the day that Michael Jr. brought home a note from his school. I had broken that rambunctious will of his long ago, so I was confused. How could he have gotten himself into trouble? But he wasn't misbehaving, it was a note about his school's sexual education (indoctrination) program.
I knew I had to act fast, so I called my son into the den so we could have the dreaded sex talk. I had him take a seat on the couch next to me, and I opened up a book to show to him. This was medical tome about infectious diseases complete with pictures. I made sure he saw every picture in that book. "No, Michael Jr, don't turn your head; you need to see what happens if you don't abstain from sex."
It can be hard being a good parent sometimes.
I based my sex talk on what works, abstinence-only education. The infinitely wise President George W. Bush has pushed for abstinence programs to be taught in all our schools. This means bringing up contraceptives only to talk about their lack of effectiveness and failure rates.
Liberals try to argue that these programs are actually highly ineffective. Many of these same godless hippies also complain about the misleading and inaccurate information included in many of these abstinence-only curriculums. My take is that overstating the danger is the only way to instill a healthy fear of sex in our children. Our children aren't frightened nearly enough, and that's something that we need to correct.
Here are some statistics to help scare your child into never having sex:
- Condoms are only 12% effective if not used correctly, and 8% effective if used correctly.
- 92% of children who have premarital sex end up with the deadly combination of genital warts, gonorrhea, and blindness.
- Taking birth control increases the likelihood of pregnancy by about 85%.
- God gets 114% angry at those who have sex.
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