Originally posted by Bleys
A couple of other things in this article really caught my eye (other than the disinformation they are teaching).
Congress first allocated money for abstinence-only programs in 2001, setting aside $80 million in grants, which go to a variety of religious,
civic and medical organizations. President Bush has backed the movement enthusiastically, proposing to spend $270 million in 2005. Congress reduced
that to about $168 million, bringing total abstinence spending to nearly $900 million over five years.
Nonpartisan researchers, however, have been unable to document measurable benefits of the abstinence-only model. Columbia University researchers found
that, although teenagers who take "virginity pledges" may wait longer, 88 percent eventually have premarital sex.
The second item of note was WHO was getting this money - religious, civic and medical organizations. Why are religous organizations getting money for
preaching something that they teach every week anyway - have sex before marriage and you'll go to hell? Now they need money to reinforce that.
This lovely piece of federal spending gets my vote for biggest waste of my money to date.
Want to get really mad? Alot of those sex education groups are Moonie fronts. I can post tons on this (I had about 30 Moonie bookmarks when I quit
caring), but different normal sounding
groups all over the country have been established by off-shoots of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon just for
this purpose. Gettting government funding and a foothold in public schools. I know for a fact they are the ones in the New Jersey system and lobbying
for several others as promised by Bush. The Moonies are huge Republican backers. They co-founded Falwell's Liberty University. They own the
conservative Washington Times and papers all around the globe. And they hate, hate, hate homosexuals and pre-marital sex. But they love mass weddings
and (for some reason) Republicans. They want to teach
our children so bad they can't stand it. They'll pay anything and do. And the Federal
government let's them, then kicks it all back after campaigns with stuff like this, paying Moonies to teach our kids.
The Bush's (father and son) have benefitted substantially from the good Reverend going back to Texas days, but the Bush 41 still
figure sums to stump for Moon on the international circuit. W got smart around the time this was coming out in 2000 and backed off. That's when Moon
got creative with new group fronts, but it's still Moonies. All this is nothing new though.
It's been going on a while. From Nixon to Rumsfeld (back in the day) and Kim Jong Il to assisting Oliver North's Nicaraguan Freedom Fund, this is
and pulls the strings of the religious right.
They can lie to kids, because they paid to lie to kids and for the most part Repubilicans agree with them. Who's going to investigate them anyway?
The Senators that crowned Moon the new Messiah on government property last year?
Oh and there's many, many links to the anti-Kerry groups like
Swifites and Stolen Honor
. These guys fund pratically everything. Even money bet they're in Sinclair Broadcasting and Diebold Voting too. If
you look, they're in it. That goes for about everything. They back an anti-feminism group that just started in Iraq of all places. I mean they are
the conservatives in charge now. Everywhere!
I can't imagine why this hasn't been blown wide open. Well I can...but I don't like to think about it. I'm pretty sure though if Red State America
had a clue
who they were really putting in charge here... :shk:
[edit on 8-12-2004 by RANT]