Public Schools and Christianity – Sex Ed

Tonight I will be discussing the injustices that public schools do to Christians. Specifically, their required “health” classes, which are, from experience, not much more than glorified sex-ed classes. The curriculum in use within many school systems advocates the use of condoms to prevent teenage pregnancy and STD’s. The wording is along the lines of “if you can’t control your urges, at least use a condom.” Could it not be said that abstinence, not condoms, prevents far more regrets than condoms and birth control pills?

I can honestly say that children are not regrets. Children are beautiful in the eyes of the Lord, no matter how or why they came to be. I am talking about that guy from last night that you know she’ll never see again, or that girl whose name he doesn’t even know. Clearly, these regrets are covered in the teachings of Christ and moral values that are instilled into us by our Christian faith. So why then, is our public school system conscientiously objecting and attempting to undermine what parents want to teach their children?

Sexual immorality is covered in the first book of Corinthians, chapter 6, verse 13:

The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 6:13 (NIV)

And what does the Bible have to say, specifically–about premarital sex? That is covered in the first book of Corinthians, chapter 7:

But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:2 (NIV)

So, because sexual relations were mentioned between a married couple and not any other type of couple, sexual relations between an unmarried couple are considered immoral? Surprise, surprise–the answer is a resounding “yes.” Some Old Testament verses also delve into premarital sex, but for the sake of brevity, I will not go further into analysis, as this verse is fairly clear by itself:

If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.

Exodus 22:16 (NIV)

The problem that I have with many public school systems is not that they teach these safe-sex courses. However, I do not personally believe, in my heart of hearts, that Christian families necessarily want their children to be told that it is “OK to have premarital sex, as long as you are safe.”

However, I would strongly suggest that parents speak up and advocate–no, demand the choice of an abstinence-based health course which can be taken in lieu of the current course that is taught within many public school systems–the one that advocates the use of condoms with your boyfriend or girlfriend, rather than with your husband or wife.

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