Abstinence Doesn't Work
I have always thought that teaching only abstinence was stupid and now I have proof. Abstinence didn't work in 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, or the 90's and will not work now. We're wired to have sex, hitting puberty is simply the beginning of human sexuality, a fact that can't be denied. A vast majority of our youth are going to be sexually active, telling them to just say no just doesn't cut it.
We have to give kids information to protect them from STD's, pregnancy, and from thier own misconceptions. I am not saying that we shouldn't tell kids to wait for sex, but to just give them that facts to protect themselves if they DO choose to get laid.
The churches need to raid the collection plates and buy themselves a clue, substaining from sex just isn't realistic. The Pope and the Catholic Church need to pull thier collective heads out of the sand, people are dying because of your outdated teachings. People in Africa are dying by the MILLIONS because of AIDS, and the Pope is still telling them to not use condoms. I wonder how many deaths he is responsible for, it boggles the mind.