Posted by: al66888 | July 19, 2007

Obama supports SexEd……for Kindergarteners!

Barack Obama

Can we, just for a moment, get out of the way, and let kids be kids.   Do we need to burden them with things that they can’t actually comprehend?  For a few short years, can’t it be about arts & crafts, recess, story time, and (the one I miss the most) nap time.

Nope, it’s time for Sex Education…….for 5 yr olds!

ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is “age-appropriate,” is “the right thing to do.”

What exactly is age appropriate sex ed for a 5 yr old Mr. Obama? Well according to him,

When Obama’s campaign was asked by ABC News to explain what kind of sex education Obama considers “age appropriate” for kindergarteners, the Obama campaign pointed to an Oct. 6, 2004 story from the Daily Herald in which Obama had “moved to clarify” in his Senate campaign that he “does not support teaching explicit sex education to children in kindergarten. . . The legislation in question was a state Senate measure last year that aimed to update Illinois’ sex education standards with ‘medically accurate’ information . . . ‘Nobody’s suggesting that kindergartners are going to be getting information about sex in the way that we think about it,’ Obama said. ‘If they ask a teacher ‘where do babies come from,’ that providing information that the fact is that it’s not a stork is probably not an unhealthy thing. Although again, that’s going to be determined on a case by case basis by local communities and local school boards.'”

After reading that, I’m only left with 1 question. What exactly is age appropriate sex ed for a 5 yr old Mr. Obama?

You can read the full ABC story here

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Responses

  1. I cannot think of any teacher taught sex education topics I would consider “appropriate” for an elementary student. That type of education should be the control of each individual kid’s parents. Obama’s talk reminds me of a show I saw many years ago when Ron Reagan jr. was trying to capitalize on his dad becoming president by hosting a talk show. One of his guests was some woman purporting teaching kids in elementary and grade school on how to have sex, even to the point of urging sexual experimentation at the age.

  2. It’s crazy, absolutely nuts! Let kids be kids, there will be a time and place for parents to discuss sex ed with them as they grow older and can actually understand what’s going on. Apparently, Romney and Obama have been going back and forth over this. This is the latest:

    http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=3395856


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