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Monday, May 21, 2007

Huckabee: Nixes sex ed

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2007 at 10:25 AM

A candidate with crossover appeal?

Not with this kind of claptrap, courtesy of Christian Broadcasting:

The results are in. Abstinence-only sex "education" is an abysmal failure. Some Democrats in Congress want to stop wasting money on the just-say-no program. (The better course is well-known. Teach sex education. Emphasize that abstinence is the preferred course for many reasons, but also teach contraception for those who don't say no.) Mike Huckabee is having none of this. He hurls chunks of red meat at the CBN crowd. His statement to CBN on the issue of sex education in schools:

Abstinence education provides a valuable counterweight to peer pressure and the message young people get from the popular culture encouraging casual relationships and separating sex from love, commitment and marriage.  I do not believe in teaching about sex or contraception in public schools.  That is the responsibility of parents. "I am disappointed that funding for abstinence education is not likely to be renewed by the Democrat Congress.  This reversal only emphasizes how important it is for Republicans to take back Congress and win the White House with an authentic conservative in 2008."I miss the America I grew up in where the Gideons gave Bibles to fifth graders instead of school nurses giving condoms to eighth graders. With so much at stake, it's important that we return to the core values and guiding principles which have made our country great.

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