Tuesday, May 22, 2007

'Have Sex, Do Drugs' Speaker Tells Students

From "Have Sex, Do Drugs Speaker Tells Students" by Bob Unruh, posted 5/21/07, at WorldNetDaily.com

A guest speaker at an assembly at Boulder High School in Colorado has told students as young as 14 to go have sex and use drugs, prompting school officials to say they will investigate.

The instructions came from Joel Becker, an associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles.

"I am going to encourage you to have sex and encourage you to use drugs appropriately," Becker said during his appearance at the school as part of a recent panel sponsored by the University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs.

"Why I am going to take that position is because you are going to do it anyway," he continued. "I think as a psychologist and health educator, it is more important to educate you in a direction that you might actually stick to. So, I am going to stay mostly on with the sex side because that is the area I know more about. I want to encourage you to all have healthy, sexual behavior."

This is a perfect illustration with what's wrong with so many of the people who are having a profound influence on public policy in public schools and elsewhere. They really believe that kids are going to have sex and do drugs 'regardless.' Is this belief a result of these 'educators' projecting their own behavior onto everyone else or a belief that kids SHOULD have sex and do drugs?

Who knows?

What I do know is that they are wrong - however well intentioned. By 'lowering the bar' in order to help some kids, they are ultimately harming many, many more.

When young people were expected by their parents and society to behave morally, MOST of them did. Common sense tells us that expecting that kids (or adults for that matter) will 'have sex and do drugs' ultimately becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Our children are being destroyed by this foolishness...

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