Wednesday, April 02, 2008

“I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, while stumping in Pennsylvania, responded to a question at a town hall meeting over the weekend about his views on the AIDS crisis. Obama began speaking about the importance of both comprehensive sex education and abstinence. Here’s the controversial comment in its context:
"The most important prevention is education, which should include...teaching the children... you know, that sex is not something casual... Look, I've got two daughters--9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."

Obama’s statement reveals his dismal respect for human life and his outrageous perspective that a baby is “punishment.” The Bible clearly reveals God’s viewpoint on human life regarding babies: “Children are a heritage from the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward” (Psalm 127:3). Babies are reward, not punishment. They are a blessing, not a curse. Let us hope that Obama’s daughters do remain chaste until marriage, for their own sakes as well as a future grandchild reading Grandpa Obama’s words.

And since when is contraception 100% effective? Obama speaks more like a Planned Parenthood propagandist than an informed Presidential hopeful. The sex ed crowd has done a masterful job foisting this myth upon the American people, but the fact remains only abstinence is 100% effective in stopping the physical and emotional effects of sexual intercourse.


Should we be assuming that Barack and Michelle plan on offering training to their daughters on safe needle drug use? I’m sure he teaches his daughters abstinence in the area of drugs as well, “but if they make a mistake” I’m sure he wouldn’t want them “punished” with some disease from shared needles. And is Obama’s “abstinence plus” philosophy also extended to others areas of morality like bank robberies? I’m sure he wants his daughters to abstain from crime, “but if they make a mistake” is he teaching them how to make a fast getaway?

The philosophy of Barack Obama articulated this past weekend has about as much moral weight as Jello. The only consistent and reasonable position in sexuality and all other moral issues is to teach abstinence only. A part of that equation is teaching that consequences come from a result of violating that code.


Scott said...

"consequences come from a result of violating that code."

Surely you're not serious. We shouldn't be teaching our children that they have to actually live responsible lives and be prepared to deal with any consequences. How purely Puritanical of you, Rod.

This is just further evidence of how Democrats in general have bought the Planned Parenthood party line: live as you please and escape the consequences at all cost.

Unfortunately, on these issues, our GOP friend isn't much better. I'm still planning a write in vote for Mike Huckabee.

How's the weather in Indiana?

Anonymous said...

Come now. Education of how to rob a bank is irrelevant to the sex education argument. Making a connection between the two topics is pointless. They are related by a long shot when consequences come into play. Education of correct use of a drug needle, however, is more closely related, and I believe it is important to explain that shared needles spread disease, just as I believe sexual education is important for the same reason. One can always include abstinance as the way to avoid the consequences.
Also, you're saying that a 12 year old with a baby is a gift from God? I believe you're taking the word "punishment" as used by Obama way too far and in an unproportionate way. Again, your argument is unrelated and I hope very much that you allow this post so that others can see the flaws in your thought process. It's obvious that Obama's grandchild would enter a house of love. And I'm sure that hypothetical grandchild would not grow up and be blown away by Obama's opinion on informing young people that sex is not casual.
In the end, Obama does not deserve this attack, as -- if you read between the lines you will find -- his point that sex is not casual and that one needs to inform their child of how to not fall into the prevalence of secular ways and peer pressure... is a good one.

Take care.