by Christopher Paslay
Under the Obama administration, the Boy Scouts, the military, and even kindergarten classes have been sexualized, while God and religious freedoms have been trampled.
Last December, when Philadelphia School District officials announced that condom dispensers would be installed outside nurses offices in 22 high schools, I though I’d heard it all. That was until I recently learned that Chicago pubic schools are now mandating sex education for kindergarteners.
According to CBS Chicago:
Some people may think a five-year old is too young for sex education. Administrators with Chicago Public schools do not. New to the curriculum this year, mandatory sexual and health education for kindergarten classes. . . .
Students will also take a look at the different family structures that exist in today’s society.
“Whether that means there’s two moms at home, everyone’s home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background,” said [CPS Chief Health Officer Stephanie] Whyte.
How does President Obama feel about sex education at the kindergarten level and exposing 5-year-olds to diverse sexual orientations? In July of 2007, speaking at a Planned Parenthood conference in Washington, he said that sex ed. for kindergarteners “is the right thing to do.”
Promoting the open talk of sex and sexuality is a recurring theme under the Obama administration. Not only does the president support age-appropriate sex education in the early grades, but he also repealed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in the military, and stated that openly gay men and boys should be able to join the Boy Scouts.
Now, before I’m vilified as a homophobe, which I’m not (for the record, I support same sex marriage so long as this is legislated at the state level . . . furthermore, my wife and I were married via a Japanese tea ceremony performed by a gay tea master and his partner), I’d like to point out the problem with Obama’s approach with the aforementioned issues, and it is this: kindergarten classes, the military, and the Boy Scouts do not need to be sexualized. In other words, you can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, whatever. This is your personal business, and you can live your life any way you want; America is still a free country (as of now). And you can be open about your sex and sexuality almost anywhere you choose.
There are places, however, where talking about sex and/or openly flaunting your sexual preferences is inappropriate, distracting, and as a whole, counterproductive (and in some cases even dangerous and risqué).
Kindergarten classes, the Boy Scouts, and the military are such places—and as such should be asexual, or sexually neutral. These are not the proper venues to openly promote sex or sexual preferences. Again, Boy Scouts, soldiers, and friends and family of kindergarteners can engage in sex with whomever they so choose, but there is absolutely no need to publically advertise this. This goes for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered folks all the same. I may be ignorant, but how is the open discussion/display/advertisement of sex and sexual orientation going to benefit soldiers in combat or training situations? Commonsense would dictate that this would be a distraction and impact safety and performance. How is the open discussion/display/advertisement of sex and sexual orientation by Boy Scout Leaders good for children on a camping trip? Ditto for five-year-olds in kindergarten classes (such discussions should be done by parents in the home).
The irony here, of course, is that while Obama is encouraging such sexual openness under the guise of “freedom,” the opposite approach is being taken when it comes to faith and religion. As gays and lesbians are being encouraged to be open and proud of their sexuality in the military, Christian troops and military chaplains are now facing court marshals if they “proselytize” or share their faith “too aggressively.”
According to USA Today:
A Pentagon ban on proselytizing has left some conservative activists fearful that Christian troops — and even military chaplains — could face court martial for sharing their faith.
In Richland, Washington, a Christian florist was hit with a lawsuit for refusing to accommodate a homosexual wedding. In Kansas, a law was proposed to force churches to host same-sex weddings and receptions.
The most egregious violation of religious freedoms is Obamacare. A 2012 US News and World Report article states:
Monday the Catholic Church filed 12 different federal lawsuits against the administration on behalf of 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations ranging from local Catholic Charities to parish schools, hospitals, and colleges. The lawsuits are in response to last year’s ruling by the Department of Health and Human Services, known as the HHS, which mandates all healthcare plans must provide sterilizations and abortion-inducing contraceptives for free, with an exemption for churches only, not broader religious organizations. Only churches which serve solely the members of the same faith are exempt; religious organizations which serve the general public are not covered—the most narrowly defined “conscience clause” ever adopted under federal law.
In August of 2012, the Democrats even removed the word “God” from their party platform. In a May 2012 speech at the prestigious Roman Catholic Georgetown University, President Obama not only failed to mention Jesus once in his remarks, but also persuaded the school to cover the name of Jesus–IHS–at Gaston Hall where he made the speech; Obama did the same thing in April of 2009 when he delivered remarks on the economy at Georgetown.
In 1882, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche proclaimed God was dead. 130 years later, it appears He is at least slowly dying.
Not to worry, though. As long as religious organizations are forced to cover your birth control (and kindergarteners are well-versed in the dynamics of the homosexual family), all is well in Obama’s America.