What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:-)
This is a good step forward. A good program to allow for education and full discussion is important to go along with making birth control and std prevention available. It looks as if good steps are being taken.
Thank you both very much for sharing your honest thoughts and opinions. I strongly disagree however.
In fact, I'm disgusted. Really I'm just sick. Absolutely sick with the School System's decision.
School: I know you're going to have sex anyway, so go ahead use a condom when you do.
Adolescent child: You're saying I'm having sex, You think I'm having sex. Well I'm going to prove you right. And now you've made it even easier for me to prove you right by giving me free condoms. What you call a self-fulfilling prophecy.
What will come most from this initiative in my opinion is an increase in pre-marital sex or fornication. It is going to increase high school students or adolescent children having sex with one another before marriage. My theory is that high schools in Maryland offering condoms to teenagers in schools will do more to increase fornication among adolescent age students than it will to decrease sexually transmitted diseases among them.
Before you know it, high school staff will be putting condoms on the desks of students. Students won't have to go to the school nurse to obtain them. They will make it that easy for students.
Imagine if I had a son and a daughter. My children wouldn't be in public schools anyway. But let's say I had a son and a daughter in public school and they had been taught by their religion of Islam, taught by their God Most Knowledgeable, Most Wise and by myself and their father that they are to not have sex until they marry and they go to their public school five days a week that is telling them in words and in actions otherwise. Imagine what competition they would be up against. Their hormones, their opposite sex classmates in the same classes as them....my son's girl classmates wearing the kind of clothes or lack thereof that so many of them wear or don't wear, their classmates also having sex and speaking about it with their peers in front of whomever including my children and other children, the ads and TV programs and music that market sex left and right and everywhere everyday. And now condoms given out at their school. Condoms easily obtainable down the hallway of their classrooms. All we can count on to be the most predominant force in these dangerous and most concerning times that we all live in is Allah's (God's) Grace!
Maryland School System namely Montgomery County School System doesn't give a crap about children's/students' health. Their initiative has nothing to do with students' health. It has everything to do with them being a slave to the larger system. The Maryland School System has been bought out by corporations, by businesses. They have very little moral fabric.
I learned from tuning into a Catholic radio program that sex education classes in public schools are backed by pharmaceutical companies who make tons of doe...who make a fortune off of contraception.
Why not teach students about marriage...marriage education? Why not teach students about family...family education? Why not...because teaching this doesn't make money for anybody.
All parents of God consciousness, morality, and concern for children should be protesting the School System's decision. Who does the School System think it is playing parent -- making decisions about a parent's child's life that a parent and other concerned family members should be involved in. The problem is that parents have given schools too much authority. Parents have literally handed over their authority.
In this article, it states "Many in Montgomery expected controversy to flare after the idea of offering condoms was pressed by Ortman-Fouse (At Large) and County Council member George Leventhal (D-At Large) just before the school year started." Yes I'm sure they did expect controversy because they know what they are doing is wrong.
I'll end with this. I met an 84 year lady, a teacher of 50 years a week ago who still teaches individual students for free. She was very personable with me. She was both positive and intelligent in her conversation with me. Mrs. Marla said to me while we were talking. "My advice to parents is put your children in a religious school."
No further questions Your Honor. No further questions.