So What Does Harrisburg Know About Sex? — KYW1060.com, yesterday, reported that state lawmakers were mulling mandatory sex education in public schools. While the story didn’t mention a bill number, HB 1163 was the only one found in a search for “sex education” at the website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Granted we might think our elected officials are experts on the matter of sex due to their amazing skill at finding imaginative ways of, well, giving it to us taxpayers, but one is puzzled at why they think it best to place a new mandate on public schools.
Oh yeah, I forgot, silly me. They are good at finding imaginative ways etc.
Still with this one you would think that they would have figured that we, their masters, had caught on to this game. Sex education is sold as a means of curtailing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, yet in just about every place where it has been instituted those problems increase.
And with revelations of Alfred Kinsey’s motives and the rise of social conservatism which led to success being found in doing the opposite of what Kinsey crowd advocated — even the stupid bill itself recognizes that there have been state and national declines in teenage pregnancy and STDs — it is mind-boggling that this is even being talked about.
So What Does Harrisburg Know About Sex?
Why Did Kennedy Want Communion Anyway? — The controversy involving Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Bishop Thomas Tobin who heads the diocese in which Kennedy lives raises the question as to why the Congressman would think the matter is important.
On Feb. 21, 2007, the Bishop told the Congressman he should not receive the sacrament of Holy Communion due to Kennedy’s political positions implicitly regarding abortion.
Kennedy revealed the action in an interview with The Providence Journal published Sunday describing it as a ban.
Bishop Tobin pointed out that it was a not a political but a pastoral action he took involving the Congressman and that he had not intended for it to be made public.
Catholic clergy generally don’t take much issue with politicians reluctant to pass laws turning women who have abortions into criminals. It’s when the politicians start trying to promote the act — calling it a “right”, funding it, distorting the motivations of opponents, giving abortionist privileges not available to real healers such as acting without parental consent or withholding parental notification — that the Church notes that a line has been crossed.
Kennedy has clearly crossed it as have many other politicians who call themselves Catholic and who seem offended at being forbidden the sacrament.
OTOH, if it’s hard for one to understand the teaching “Thou Shalt Not Kill” it’s probably impossible for one to understand transubstantiation.
Why Did Kennedy Want Communion Anyway?
A display of crosses has been placed on Springfield Road at Holy Cross Church in Springfield, Pa. with each representing a million surgical abortions that have occurred since attempts to restrict the act were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1973. There are 45 crosses.
Congressman-Admiral Joe Sestak (D-Pa7) was among the 247 House members who voted down legislation, July 24, to not give federal tax money to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The legislation was House Amendment 389 offered by Congressman Mike Pence (R In6) and would have prohibited the money in H.R.3293
— the bill that sets the appropriations for the Departments of Labor,Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for thefiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010 — to be available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under title X of the Public Health Services Act.
While the money cannot be directly used for abortion, it can pay for administrative cost and other things and is basically a subsidy for the abortion industry.
To support tax-subsidies for abortion is pro abortion regardless of the spin.
Planned Parenthood gets about a third of its income — $349.6 million in FY 2008 according to Wikipedia — from government grants and contracts albeit not all from the federal government.
For the amendment go to: thomas.loc.gov/ and search for H.AMDT.389 via bill number.
Sestak Is Pro-Abortion