Posted September 1, 2011 by 1KnonOCoKhet in News

Vatican Criticizes NYC Sex Ed Classes

As it should be everywhere in the world, middle school students in New York City have mandatory sex education classes.

It’s the best thing since slice bread.

Teaching students about their options and safety when it comes to sexual behavior is a must.

Recently, the Vatican had something different to say about the program.

According to the Huffington Post, he said “teaching middle school students how to use a condom is ‘useless, and even harmful.'”

Really? “Useless?” “Harmful?”

I will never understand this mentality. NOT teaching kids about sex, only leads to unsafe practices, the spread of STD’s and higher rates of teen pregnancy.

And teaching them doesn’t mean they will go and have sex, it just makes them more responsible when they do make the decision.

Yes it is the parent’s job to teach their children about the birds and the bees, but when the schools reinforces it, there will be less teens doing things they have no idea about. They’ll be thoroughly aware of the decisions they make and how to be safe.

How isn’t that obvious?

The Post reported that the Vatican “criticized all mandatory sex ed classes in public schools but was aimed particularly at New York’s new program, which has been opposed heavily by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.”

What do you think? Do you agree with him that teaching middle school students about condoms is useless and harmful?

Read more about the Vatican’s firm opinion at the Huffington Post.