Everybody’s Doing It
I had to laugh when I read the results of an exhaustive study on the sexual behavior of Americans. Can you believe it? 9 out of 10 Americans surveyed have engaged in premarital sex! It seems ludicrous that we would need to spend time and money to prove what most of us (9 out of 10 apparently) already know, but with the regressive Bush regime ramming abstinence only education down our throats, clearly spending the time and money was necessary.
I watched Tucker Carlson’s show on Wednesday and he led with a teaser on this story, asking the inane question, “What do these results tell us about our society?” I don’t know about you, but the first thing that occurred to me is that we apparently share this country with a bunch of hypocritical Christians. Speaking in round numbers, if approximately 90% of the American people consider themselves Christian, then at best, 80% of them are sinners in the eyes of their God. Forgive the rest of us for not wanting to legislate your particular brand of morality when you can’t even follow it yourselves.
I also heard Mr. Carlson on his show, pushing the meme that liberals hate abstinence education. We don’t hate abstinence education, what we hate is the head in the sand approach of “abstinence ONLY” education when dealing with our children. As a parent, I am all for teaching abstinence first to our teenagers, but ignoring the reality that they are hormonally charged little sex bandits is just plain stupid and we better arm them with as much information as we can about how to protect themselves if (or rather when) they do decide to have sex.