Sunday, February 5, 2006

Unfortunate Questions

The latest news is that the shooter who entered a gay bar in New Bedford and started shooting is now dead. Unfortunately, he killed a police officer and a passenger in a vehicle he was driving before he was killed. He ended up in Arkansas, where the shootout occurred.

There is much speculation at how this could have happened. How his parents say that they had no idea what he was up to even though he had Nazi flags in his bedroom and a website which proclaimed his hate. Are his parents responsible at all?

Only last week we saw many people cram into the Statehouse to debate a bill about about teaching health to children. The opponents of bill want to leave it up to the parents. They say they want the parents to teach the children about the moral lessons of life not the educators. What happened here? Who's fault is it? How do we fix it? In this instance the parents failed, or did they?


Anonymous said...

Umm, okay.... so the word "educators" is synonymous with Planned Parenthood now?

Anonymous said...

Planned Parenthood? What are you talking about? If you're referring to the health classes, there is more to health than just sex, you should probably get your mind out of the gutter. Unless of course, that's all your parents taught YOU about health.

Anonymous said...

Okay, you obviously never went to MY school system.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. Even the heavily edited version on the Article8 site makes it clear that this is far more than just teaching kids that contraception and abortion exist.

Even if health were just sex ed, all studies I've ever seen show that girls who don't take sex ed are far more likely to get pregnant. So, in a sense, if you *don't* have health and sex education classes, Planned Parenthood become the educators.

However, BostonBud's point is that Article8/MassNews want to pretend gay people don't exist at all, or if they do are out to destroy civilization (truly - just read Amy and Brian's writing),

Anonymous said...

Really? Would you happen to have the links to those studies? I'd like to read them for myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure you're just trolling, but here's a pointer to National Campaign to Prevent Team Pregnancy site.

And here's "fun" quote on the subject:

Nearly two-thirds of unwed teenage women report that they never practice contraception or that they use a method inconsistently. According to the Guttmacher Institute, only nine percent of unmarried teenagers surveyed said that they did not use a method of contraception because they were trying to become pregnant or were already intentionally pregnant. Forty-one percent thought they could not become pregnant, mainly because they believed, usually mistakenly, that it was the wrong time of the month.