To the editor:
For the last couple of years, despite my own countering beliefs, I have been trying to understand the conservative agenda and promote understanding among the more liberal types.
Thursday, though, I opened my newspaper and saw that the Kansas Board of Education is trying to promote an all-abstinence sex education program. This I can't accept. This is stupid. If there is one thing about adolescence, it is surely rebellion. This is good, for without it, slavery and Vietnam would still be current issues in our flat world, around which the universe revolves.
Statistically, far less than 30 percent of high school seniors are virgins. How can you look at statistics and say, "We'll just tell them to stop." That works real well. That's why there's so little drug abuse and so few teen pregnancies. Because the school board told them not to do those things, and teens really care deeply about what older generations tell them, because it's always true. Like Santa and WMDs.
Please, someone that has half a brain under their skull, step up and fight these school board members that are so passionate about saving our kids from us, the parents.