October 29, 2010
We have a multi-trillion dollar debt and what is the Obama administration doing? It wants to spend $110 million on a sex education campaign. Actually it's more of a campaign to avoid the consequences of premarital sex, not a program to delay sexual activity until marriage.
This will satisfy the pro-abortion, pornography lobby just fine. But the real problem is not that kids have too little information about sex, but too much.
A campaign to persuade them to engage in behavior other than what they are subjected to every minute of every day in music, films, TV and magazines is nearly futile. It is like giving a child a good meal after she has ingested poison.
There are no foolproof ways of persuading teens to delay sexual activity, but there are ways that can help: parents should stick together and be involved in their children's lives; teach the consequences of premarital sex and the benefits of marital sex at home; get their kids out of government schools which will subject them to all things Obama and put them in private, preferably Christian schools.
Again, there are no guarantees, but these ideas will help.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.