Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky legislature is considering a bill that says wherever sex-ed is taught in the public schools they should teach abstinence until marriage as the ideal for human sexuality.  It may go against the culture of sexual permissiveness but our children should know what is right and best for them. Our kids should learn that sex is a good gift from our Creator and that healthy societies respect that sex is meant to be enjoyed within the bonds of marriage. Our children need to hear that there are biological, sociological, emotional and moral implications to sexual activity. And they should learn that the most intimate aspect of themselves shouldn't be given away as a meaningless transaction. Waiting until marriage is a good idea. And elevating that ideal is the purpose of the bill.