He's been pounding away at Palin ever since she was reported as McCain's VP choice, and here's the latest...
He posts an Q&A involving Palin:
Here's another answer from Palin that suddenly has more significance:
3. Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?
SP: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.
Then he digs at the fact that her daughter is knocked up...indicating that it's her mother's fault for wanting schools to include abstinence as a form of birth control. News flash! It's the only form of BC that provides 100% assurance that you'll not contract STD's or get knocked up. Hence, it should always be the number one consideration when birth control methods are being taught to our students.
The question is misleading because it says nothing about *abstinence ONLY* education, and I agree with her that school-based clinics and handing out condoms like candy is not the job of our schools for cripes sakes. Schools should work *with* the parents in their efforts at teaching sex education.
PZ makes it sound as if Palin supports abstinence only classes. This reminds me of the nonsense that went on here in Kansas. Not only did activist groups like KCFS get involved in the science standards, they also slammed several of our board members making is sound as if they supported abstinence only sex education. That was apparently a figment of their imagination because I contacted those board members and voiced my concerns about abstinence only, and they replied that they DID NOT support abstinence only sex ed, but what was being put forward was *abstinence PLUS* programs that included the teaching of all forms of contraception.
I am happy to report that my 8th grader has a wonderful class covering these issues, though I don't believe that has anything to do with what was discussed at the state level about sex education. It's a year long class that not only includes sex ed but also helps students learn about how to relate to others socially, they work on building confidence, they learn how to go about choosing their career path, etc., etc.. Before school even started this year, all the parents were invited to a meeting so that we were well versed as to what our students would be learning in this class. I was very impressed, and guess what? Abstinence is on the top of their list as far as teaching birth control, yet it is NOT the ONLY form of birth control that they will learn about.
All this liberal BS is nausiating...
EDIT: Vox Day posts further on the topic of sex education.
Alpha Male has spoken...!