Monday, May 29, 2006

Our tax dollars at work

Any idea what radical group advocates anything-goes sexual expression for our children without any restrictions, down to the elementary school level? Who roundly condemns people of faith and the abstinence movement—and who even calls the institution of marriage "homophobic"?

The Human Rights Campaign? Act Up? Americans United for the Separation of Church and State? The Symbionese Liberation Army?

Would you believe our esteemed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? At least, that was about the size of it at a recent CDC conference in Florida for public health officials on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Linda Klepacki, a brave and articulate public health educator who happens to support abstinence over so-called "safe-sex" approaches with youths, was shocked at the radicalism and vitriol on display at this government-sponsored boondoggle.

"The mantra of sexual activity as a Human Right echoed from numerous speakers -- sex at any age, with any gender, with persons of any age -- makes one wonder if anyone at CDC has looked at age-of-consent laws lately," she wrote after the event. Another group coming in for special disssing—parents, who were portrayed as irrelevant inconveniences.

Klepacki concluded, "Maybe it's time to stop all government money from flowing into the coffers of the CDC until it includes more diversity of opinions in its ethical think tank."

That may be. And somehow I don't think this is the last we're going to hear of this. Read the rest of Linda’s hair-raising account here.


Blogger The Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady said...

I had bits and pieces of this conversation with my stepmother last week. Parents don't know enough to raise their own kids; abstinence is an unrealistic goal and should be abolished in the public school system, blah blah blah. This otherwise intelligent woman also -- apparently -- believes that the only work the church has done to combat rising abortion rates in this country is to picket clinics and "kill doctors."

Boggles the mind.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

This is outrageous! I agree - we need to shut off the financial spigot until they start reflecting family values and appropriate behavior! So many of these federally funded organizations need to be gutted and/or eliminated!

4:52 PM  

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