Just don't tell 'em what it is, they'll never figure it out
That's the working theory in Texas on teenagers and sex. After all, there was no such thing as sex before 1956, when Elvis invented it to piss off parents and good Christians. And now they want to teach it in schools! What next--how to brew beer?
This week, the Texas school board will decide whether or not to wipe sex off the face of the planet completely in the way that the Christian right best knows how--take it out of the school books and voila! It doesn't exist anymore. It worked for evolution, didn't it?
Kudos to those in this debate who work hard on their hopeless causes, both sides. On the side of right, in the sense that they are right that teaching kids how to take care of themselves will help them, we have the pro-education people. They are fighting a losing battle. The Christian right in this state wields far too much power over the school board, and soon we will be teaching our kids out of nothing but Jack Chick tracts. On the other side of right, the right wing nuts that is, they are also fighting a losing battle. People aren't going to stop fucking any time soon. Of course, if the goal of the right is to increase the HIV transmission rate, then they will succeed. Oh yeah, and the rate of STD transmission overall. And the rate of unwanted pregnancy. Which of course means the rate of abortion. Good work, guys!