Well would you look at that? An intelligent opinion piece on sex education. In a Texas newspaper no less!
As John McCain proved last week, sex and big government do not mix, except in ways that most officials would rather keep under their desks and away from the press. The topic only makes the old guys embarrass themselves, and its taboo-or-not-taboo nature puts the country at a disadvantage.
Despite politicians’ best efforts, even good, smart kids have sex. They do it because it’s normal. Instead of letting young students become consumed by mixed messages, we owe them the knowledge they need to protect themselves.
Now, to be fair, it may sound like I’m giving too much credit when this is a college newspaper out of Texas. But if you read the first five comments, which call the writer a “hippie,” argue that sex belongs only in marriage because people who are married never have abortions or end up single parents, abstinence-only education is the only way to let kids know that sex is “wrong,” STDs and unplanned pregnancies be damned, and — I kid you not — compare teen sex to snorting cocaine and shooting heroin, you might see how the praise is warranted. Because far too many people in this world have lost all grips with reality.