ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is “age-appropriate,” is “the right thing to do.”
I am at a loss to understand why anyone would think it even rational to teach sex education to kindergarten children. Hey, I know what–novel idea, I suppose–but how about the ABCs, counting, sliding down slides, swinging on swings, erecting sand castles, standing at an easel and, with a floppy brush, smearing poster paint onto white paper, and rolling out clay people and dogs and cats. How about singing Teensy-Weensy Spider, and manipulating building blocks, and banging cymbals and triangles, and marching in cadence, and learning to share, and sitting in a circle to hear the teacher read from a magic book.
Sex education! Let me think about it. Seems to me the more we talk about sex education, the less educated, the less moral, and the less wise our young people become. More couples live together sans marriage than ever did in my day when the schools left such tender and delicate information to the venue of the parent. More babies are born outside of wedlock than were generations ago when the schools hadn’t a clue about sex education.
No, Mr. Obama, we don’t need government schools teaching our babies about sex. Let the Mamas and the Daddies speak of these things. Let it be done lovingly, thoughtfully, and in the fear of God and in consideration of His holy principles.