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Does Abstinence Education Violate Human Rights? Teen Forces School To Dump Christian Sex Ed
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Posted on 07/17/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT by Morgana

A teen in Alberta, Canada, was forced to sit through a sex education class taught by a Christian group, a class that she says advocated abstinence and included such teachings as “condoms don’t work” and “gonorrhea can kill you in three days,” among other examples of flagrant misinformation. So Emily Dawson and her mother Kathy filed a human rights complaint against the Edmonton Public School Board.

The board has now dumped the Christian group that taught the abstinence education class, the Edmonton Pregnancy Care Center, an anti-abortion activist group. The group says that what it teaches in the class is “science and research based.”

But that’s not how Emily saw the course, which is taught by the Christian group to about 60 Edmonton schools each year.

“She did a lot of slut-shaming to the women, and pointed out the guys as horn-dogs,” Emily, now 18 and no longer in high school, says of the course’s instructor. “She really ridiculed single-parent families, she made it sound like they all give birth to juvenile delinquents.”

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Meanwhile, up north, in Canaduh
1 posted on 07/17/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
“She really ridiculed single-parent families, she made it sound like they all give birth to juvenile delinquents.”

Statistically, they do. See "African-American Crime Statistics" for reference.

2 posted on 07/17/2014 9:03:41 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Morgana

Didn’t the United Nations (which has plenty of it’s own sex scandals abusing children, running sex rings, prostitution rings, and rapes by ambassadors and peace keepers) put some language in their RIGHTS OF THE CHILD to determine sexual identity and a right to engage in sexual activity (age of consent laws be damned)?


3 posted on 07/17/2014 9:03:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes something like that.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 9:05:00 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Who says abstinence is exclusively a Christian idea?
It seems pretty common sense to me.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 9:05:42 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Morgana

Question authority, like the “authority” that put this unqualified into the “human rights” column.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Morgana

“hey don’t touch that stove.”

“you’re violating my human rights.”


7 posted on 07/17/2014 9:07:45 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Morgana; GeronL
She said that when a classmate posed a question to the abstinence education teacher about same-sex relationships, the teacher responded, “We’re not here to discuss that,” and refused to answer.

"Abstain from that too!"

8 posted on 07/17/2014 9:09:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Morgana

1. Condoms don’t always work. Even if they might when used correctly, they are used correctly infrequently by teens.

2. There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea can kill in a matter of days.

3. Single parent families have a much higher incidence of juvenile delinquency and other problems.

What’s wrong with the course? It tells you, “No”?


9 posted on 07/17/2014 9:10:20 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar

Abstinence, 100% Effective....


10 posted on 07/17/2014 9:13:06 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Morgana

Sex education that gives erroneous information in order to advance an ideology should be rejected. There is nothing wrong with abstinence based sex ad provided it deals with facts and the very legit reasons for abstaining. Scare tactics just invite contempt and challenges.

Honestly except for the baisc biology I don’t think sex ed belongs in schools at all. Because sex ed without a moral dimension fails to acknowledge that sex involves the whole person, not just their naughty bits. Since one persons “forbidden” is another person’s “great!” sex ed should be left to the parents and they can instill their values as they see fit.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: Morgana
slut-shaming

Sluts should be ashamed.

12 posted on 07/17/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Ingtar
2. There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea can kill in a matter of days.

Can you provide more details about that?

13 posted on 07/17/2014 9:17:32 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Morgana

“Condoms aren’t reliable/don’t work” is a common claim of people insisting that medical plans include ALL forms of contraception, yet when a conservative group makes the same claim, it is called “misinformation.”


14 posted on 07/17/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Morgana

Also.... keep in mind that this news article’s characterization of a hostile party’s characterization of the Christian sexuality education program should not be taken at face value.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 9:25:05 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: NorthMountain
If you Google on "STD death in days" you will get all sorts of hits.

https://www.google.com/search?q=STD+death+in+days&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

However...
From the Center for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/Resistant-Gonorrhea-Press.htm

Recent Press Coverage about Drug Resistant Gonorrhea May 8, 2013 Several recent news stories reporting cases of the H041 strain of gonorrhea in the United States are inaccurate. The H041 strain referenced in many of these news articles refer to a case detected in Japan several years ago. The H041 strain has not been detected since then, and was never reported in the United States. CDC is, however, concerned about the threat of drug resistant gonorrhea and continues to raise awareness on this important public health issue, but it is critical to remember that currently-recommended treatment regimens remain effective in the United States. For information about gonorrhea and recommended treatment regimens, please see CDC’s fact sheet on the topic: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/Gonorrhea-Treatment-Guidelines-FactSheet.pdf Adobe PDF file.

16 posted on 07/17/2014 9:34:21 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Morgana

>>“She did a lot of slut-shaming to the women, and pointed out the guys as horn-dogs,” Emily, now 18 and no longer in high school, says of the course’s instructor. “She really ridiculed single-parent families, she made it sound like they all give birth to juvenile delinquents.”

And...?


17 posted on 07/17/2014 9:35:23 AM PDT by struggle
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To: NorthMountain
This is the story.
18 posted on 07/17/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by struggle
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To: mbarker12474
From the CDC:

To date, no patients have failed treatment with either cefixime or ceftriaxone in the United States. However, a small but growing number of cefixime treatment failures have been observed in other countries. This information, coupled with past experience and the latest U.S. surveillance data, suggest that it is only a matter of time before gonorrhea becomes resistant to the only remaining treatments currently available.

Nasty.

19 posted on 07/17/2014 9:38:38 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Morgana

I’m sure all these statements are completely accurate. After all, teenagers never use hyperbole to get their point across. /sarcasm


20 posted on 07/17/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Morgana

I think Emily is probably lying.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 9:58:04 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: Morgana
A teen in Alberta, Canada, was forced to sit through a sex education class taught by a Christian group, a class that she says advocated abstinence and included such teachings as “condoms don’t work” and “gonorrhea can kill you in three days,” among other examples of flagrant misinformation.

Well, liberals don't like condoms as birth control devices for that reason: they break. However, in the same breath, the same liberal will tell you that condoms are good for preventing AIDS.

22 posted on 07/17/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: NorthMountain

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/198235/new-gonorrhea-strain-could-kill-you-in-a-matter-of-days/

This is a sensationalist view of the story, but the reality is still frightening. The version that cropped up in Japan killed at least one because they could not find a treatment fast enough. They are running out of drugs that it is not resistant to.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 10:36:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Morgana

Sometimes they do go overboard with the warnings, much like the marijuana-will-make-you-a-killer stuff. But the one undeniable truth is that abstinence works EVERY TIME!


24 posted on 07/17/2014 11:05:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Morgana

Anyone think Canada is anything like us? no


25 posted on 07/17/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: NRA1995

Well, liberals don’t like condoms as birth control devices for that reason: they break.
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When used properly by married couples in controlled experiments (not horny , hurried teens) you typically get a 20% failure rate in a year ,, the “failure rate” isn’t breakage , it’s pregnancy ,, so the breakage or leakage (far greater and caused by simply not changing as required when “filled”) is FAR greater ...


26 posted on 07/17/2014 3:58:39 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Morgana; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

27 posted on 07/20/2014 6:41:10 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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