I know I just wrote about the topic of teaching sex ed in schools, but this is something that I feel is very relevant and is a principle that members of the church should hold no compromise.
Proponents of teaching sex ed in schools use the idea that teens are having sex anyway, we might as well teach safe sex in a way to help curtail teenage pregnancy and the occurrences of sexually transmitted diseases. To demonstrate how morally weak and ridiculous this argument is, I want to use this example: Let's have Drug Ed classes and apply that same mentality and see how it works.
Taking drugs and having sex are both highly immoral activities and are clearly against spiritual and moral conduct as well as secular law and standards. If public schools were to offer a drug education class would it be appropriate to teach children and youth how to properly sterilize drug needles? Should we teach safe drug use? What if the teacher showed the proper way to administer IV drugs so as to minimize risk of infection? This would be ludicrous!?
So why is sex education any different? Why is it okay to teach safe sex as if that is somehow a different concept or principle? Children are taking drugs too, we might as well teach them how to do drugs safely using this methodology. Teaching proper needle sterilization is not only similar in a phallic metaphor to condom use, it is principally congruent.
We wouldn't want our children to attend "a how to take illegal drugs" class, so why support a "how to have sex" class?