Today, rather than writing a longer article, I want to share with you some of the things which I read as news each day. I’ll make a few comments as well.
Here is an article about sex education in schools in the UK:
This is scary stuff! More and more, I think there is a growing need for Christians to evaluate whether the public schools are safe for their children. Here are some of the problems with this trend:
- There is a belief being pushed which says “not all pornography is bad.” This is fundamentally opposed to Christian ideas of purity, sexual morality and holiness. Any pornography which is the source of lustful temptation is wrong. To be sure, it is possible to allow for nude images in art. However, the nudity in art is generally aimed at producing admiration for the artist rather than sexual desire for the object. This is the fundamental problem with pornography. Porn presents people as objects to be desired, used and consumed.
- The school system has been given the task of teaching children about health – all aspects of health. The issue is that moral choices are part of being healthy. The morality of the school curriculum is not a Christian morality. Rather, it is, at best, neutral. At worst, it is immoral.
Can Christians send their children to school to learn about these things? Here is part of the summary of student views taken directly from the “Sexual Education Supplement:”
The students helped Boo to put together a list of what they felt students should be taught about pornography:
About safety: Not all things are safe in your own sex life. Keep safe, use condoms and go to clinic regularly.
If this is the outcome students want and thus the goal which teachers try to deliver then all I can say is “Dear God, please protect us.”