Friday, April 01, 2005

ACLU is against dictating values

This AP story says:
WASHINGTON - How should you talk to your children about sex? Tell them, "No sex", says a new government Web site that proclaims "abstinence is the healthiest choice." That's dictating values, say organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and gay rights groups, and they want the site taken down.
Normally I'd be sympathetic to an argument against the govt dictating values. But where is the ACLU when teachers and courts try to dictate values and tell me how to raise my kids?

Here is what enraged the ACLU:
I don't want my children to be sexually active until they're married, but is this realistic?

Tell your child what you expect of them and what you believe they are capable of. Children often rise to meet their parent's expectations. If you are one of the many parents who believe that sex should be saved for marriage -- tell your child so.
This sounds like benign advice to me.

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