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Tennessee Bill To Tamp Down ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’ AKA foreplay

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Here is the links:

TN bans foreplay?

Time

From the Time story;



The state has passed a long-mocked bill allowing parents to sue teachers and other outside parties for “promoting or condoning ‘gateway sexual activity’ by students.” The controversial measure is intended to curb teen pregnancy and is an offshoot of the state’s growing abstinence-based sex education program.


If this bill really allows parents to sue outside parties for their childs failures... I can see someone suing because they sell condoms or offer birth control.

The bill is waiting the governor’s signature. I really do not see how this can even be Constutitional by limiting free speech of "other groups" There is really not much to say but WTH?




Heard of gateway drugs — smoking marijuana supposedly leads to harder, more addictive substances. But what about “gateway sexual activity”: the hand-holding, lip-locking and light-grazes that can lead to … other things?

The Tennessee Legislature on Friday sent a bill to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk that, according to the Tennessean, would require sex-ed classes to “exclusively and emphatically” promote abstinence and ban teachers and outside groups from promoting “gateway sexual activity.”

The bill defines “gateway sexual activity” as: “sexual conduct encouraging an individual to engage in a non-abstinent behavior.” The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Jim Gotto, said the bill wouldn’t address things as innocuous as holding hands, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. But critics of the legislation say the offending behavior is not clearly defined. Gotto did not immediately return TPM’s request for comment.



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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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I'm speechless.

Gateway to sex? It's called HORMONES! That's the gateway.

Just another way to sue schools.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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I'm speechless.

Gateway to sex? It's called HORMONES! That's the gateway.

Just another way to sue schools.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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States with abstinence only sex ed has higher teen pregnancy rates. Love it.
nothing like forbidden fruit.


Hows that smaller government thing workin out for ya Tennessee


Anyhow, I don't want to go all partisan here, just...hmm..lets see what party did this...yep..no surprise here. Get out of our taxes for the rich, but, add a politician in your bedroom (and now seemingly watching your kids for hand holding).

I support this bill though for the state of Tennessee. I hope it is enforced and all. Why? because its good to have something to point at. Hitler gave us a reason not to subscribe to fascism. Tennessee is giving us a reason not to subscribe to anti-science theocracy. Well done.

I swear, the fringe right have become a parody unto themselves. Any fiscal conservative would immediately break off and start their own party.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
I'm speechless.

Gateway to sex? It's called HORMONES! That's the gateway.

Just another way to sue schools.


The full desire is to abolish public schooling. Has been for ages. Give a huge gap to blow holes in the system, making it less and less effective, then voila, private schooling, and corporate schooling wins.

Its good to keep score here. "they" want to destroy the DOE, make people sue schools for hand holding or hugs/cutsey notes/etc. This is not just random moves, this is a long term plan to enslave and dumb down our population.

Putting my conspiracy hat fully on, I wouldn't be wildly surprised if all this was being pushed by an outside source, say, china or the middle east. Get the american public dumbed down, financially and technologically make them hobbled or redundant...something smells very fishy.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:43 AM
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So...all of the issues our country faces, all of the problems we are failing to fix...

And we focus on this one? I think it's another controlling mechanism. Control sex, and you control the animal side of nature. They are controlling expression and emotional freedom itself.

By God, I am really getting sick of this country.

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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Teachers dont need to be playing "parent" anyway.....

Society needs to be putting the parenting back in the PARENTS hands.......

Its clear if you look at the numbers of teen pregnancy and STDS among middle and highschool kids, that all this new "sex education" in schools has been making problems worse.......

When i was in school we had it, but it wasnt like it is today, it was more about the education of the male and female body and the process of reproduction...

Not filled with ideology and agendas.......

Im not saying I agree with this bill, but I am saying that the revamp of this sort of teaching hasnt made things better.........



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
States with abstinence only sex ed has higher teen pregnancy rates. Love it.
nothing like forbidden fruit.


Hows that smaller government thing workin out for ya Tennessee


Anyhow, I don't want to go all partisan here, just...hmm..lets see what party did this...yep..no surprise here. Get out of our taxes for the rich, but, add a politician in your bedroom (and now seemingly watching your kids for hand holding).

I support this bill though for the state of Tennessee. I hope it is enforced and all. Why? because its good to have something to point at. Hitler gave us a reason not to subscribe to fascism. Tennessee is giving us a reason not to subscribe to anti-science theocracy. Well done.

I swear, the fringe right have become a parody unto themselves. Any fiscal conservative would immediately break off and start their own party.


well, the people of tennessee elected these asshats, so when november rolls around, think long and hard about the political philosophy of those running for office. just because one of them starts talking about "taking back our country" doesn't mean they want to do it in a good way.
hmm...makes me wonder if the FEMA camps that were set up, are for people that are going to rebel against this type of crap.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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thinkprogress.org...




Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle found that teenagers who received some type of comprehensive sex education were 60 percent less likely to get pregnant or get someone else pregnant. And in 2007, a federal report showed that abstinence-only programs had “no impacts on rates of sexual abstinence.”


sigh.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Stuff like this is why I can't stand the Republican party. Stay out of my bedroom, my kid's bedroom, and all other parts of my life not tied to the general welfare or defense of the people.

I hate the democratic party as well. Don't get me wrong on that point. Keep your hands off of my right to defense, stop pandering to racial divides in our nation, and stop trying to force me to buy services to remain free.

Where can I find a social libertarian that understands business needs some regulation to protect the little guy? In other words, where can I find somebody with common sense?



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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How do you think that it is making problems worse? Teen pregnancy and STDs were declining until 2006. That was the height of the "abstinence only" education crazy. Teen pregnancy rates were on the rise from 1972 until 1990. As comprehensive sex education began taking hold across the country rates began to decline rapidly. The rate had dropped by 40% in 2005 compared to the peak in 1990. Now that comprehensive sex education is being pulled out of schools the rate is climbing again.

Do a cursory five minutes of research and you could have found that information.


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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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As a teacher, I agree with you 100%.

As a teacher, I can tell you it will never happen. Too many parents are content to let television and Nintendo raise their kids. Or some parents simply don't care; they're too busy going to parties to spend time with their children. And realisticly, what would these parents teach their kids? Safe sex? Obviously not, bc mom is 19 with a six year old.

I realize I'm generalizing, but this is the reality where I work and teach. We have six graders who are pregnant. Hard to believe...



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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Sooooooo this isnt banning foreplay, rather banning teachers to talk about.
Big difference.
I know it's forum rules to copy exact headlines, but man they are so misleading a lot of th
Edit: I think the OP changed the title after I posted this.
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
 


As a teacher, I agree with you 100%.

As a teacher, I can tell you it will never happen. Too many parents are content to let television and Nintendo raise their kids. Or some parents simply don't care; they're too busy going to parties to spend time with their children. And realisticly, what would these parents teach their kids? Safe sex? Obviously not, bc mom is 19 with a six year old.

I realize I'm generalizing, but this is the reality where I work and teach. We have six graders who are pregnant. Hard to believe...



absolutely agree........its a sad state of affairs.........its a bit of 6 of one half a dozen of the other......

You have my respect........teaching today , with the way things are in society now, has to be extremely hard......



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by capone1
Sooooooo this isnt banning foreplay, rather banning teachers to talk about.
Big difference.
I know it's forum rules to copy exact headlines, but man they are so misleading a lot of th
Edit: I think the OP changed the title after I posted this.
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Actually this not limited to teacher. Any outside group that speaks about sex, can be sued........

read the Times article




The state has passed a long-mocked bill allowing parents to sue teachers and other outside parties for “promoting or condoning ‘gateway sexual activity’ by students.”


so, it could even be a counselor or even Planned Parenthood giving out condoms...

and since when hasn't a law been mis-applied? I mean this law is written very vague and really doesn't list specific things.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Here is a link to the TN SB3310 "Gateway Sexual Activity Bill" as written and voted on.

Gateway Sexual Activity Bill SB3310

READ THIS BILL and you will realize that this is nothing more than socialism installed in the public schools!

This bill is a slap in the face to all Americans and now a conservative state is mandating the teachers to teach the "family values" the parents are responsible for teaching..

way to go TN!





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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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Thats some real small government...

wow



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:38 PM
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(c) Instruction of the family life curriculum shall not:
(1) Promote, implicitly or explicitly, any gateway sexual activity or health message that encourages students to experiment with non-coital sexual activity


Of course not! Let the boyfriend do this!


This section shall not apply to instruction by any teacher, instructor, or organization, who, with respect to a course or class otherwise offered in accordance with the requirements of this part, verbally answers in good faith any question, or series of questions, germane and material to the course, asked of the instructor and initiated by a student or students enrolled in the course.


"Miss Johnson! My boyfriend says I can't get pregnant and technically we're not having sex and I can still be a virgin if I ..."

Whew! At least someone can ask this question and get an answer. Hope someone knows what to ask.



Originally posted by SaturnFX
Putting my conspiracy hat fully on, I wouldn't be wildly surprised if all this was being pushed by an outside source, say, china or the middle east.


Taliban?



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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you expect anything less form a state whos two main accomplishments are whiskey and the right to marry your first cousin?
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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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Wow, if our legislators are seriously too asinine to realize that kids are still going to bang; irregardless of what their belligerent laws state, they have truly forgot what youth was like.



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