D. Norman Easter
In our society of dirty TV and movies, and even a president that boasts publicly of the astro-turf in the back of his Camaro, when he was a youth, do you wonder why teens have become more sexually active?
Sex education in the schools was supposed to reduce if not eliminate pregnancies and venereal diseases among teens. Teachers are to take a neutral stance on morality and teach contraceptive use. This “education” is supposed to reduce teen pregnancies and VD. To further insure this reduction, schools pass out condoms. The idea to the teen comes through loud and clear: “Premarital sex is alright as long as it is safe sex.”
The facts in the increase of pregnancies, AIDS, other VD and abortions, tell a different story. Coleen Kelly Mast, a former teacher, is quoted:
When teens are taught contraception in the classroom, they are led to believe that this is a legitimate option for them. We don’t instruct in Driver’s Education on how to speed without getting caught, or how to get traffic tickets fixed. Since sex outside of marriage is not healthy for teens in our classes, why give them advice on how to do it?
There is no way such a subject can not be taught without implying moral attitudes one way or another. Would it be in the best interest to take a neutral stance while teaching a class on the techniques of successful bank robbery, since some go on to rob banks anyway? Would an amoral class in school on committing murder without getting caught benefit our society, since some go on to murder? How about Drivers Education including an amoral segment on successful drive by shootings, since the practice is increasing? It is said that “sex education classes are needed, because parents are not teaching their children proper sex education and teens are getting pregnant.” It seems that some parents are not teaching good morals to their children either. If sex education must be taught in the classroom, why not teach them the good morals of abstinence until marriage? Schools as well as parents used to teach good morals! Why undermine parents who are teaching their children the difference between right and wrong?
What really matters is not the knowledge of sex, but true values—a sense of right and wrong. Sex is being treated as something that is morally indifferent. It is not! “Safe sex” comes across as “safe sin.” However, there is no such thing as safe sin: “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Num. 32:23). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7). “For the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23a).
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6: 9-10).
The kind of sex education that is needed is that which is taught in the Bible, sex is something reserved for a husband and wife (1 Cor. 7:1-5). “ Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Heb. 13:4).