I have gathered MUCH research in the last ten years and was honored to be asked to write a chapter in a social ethics book on all of the individual and societal devastation since Americans have accepted the Hollywood LIE that it is “making LOVE” when one engages in pre-marital sex—it is NOT love to pass on an STD or get someone pregnant and not be there to support that child—it is simply engaging in LUSTFUL, hedonistic, immoral behavior—and we have now witnessed thousands harmed/KILLLED from that notion that we can continue to engage in pre-marital sex as long as we use “protection!” There are MANY STDs that are in the inner thighs, like HPV and many in areas NOT covered by the condom—so they still get infected thinking they are SAFE! The ONLY protection is to teach citizens to exercise self-control and abstain from sex until the commitment of MARRIAGE!
As a nurse practitioner, and now a PROUD abstinence educator—I have counseled so many devastated young women suffering from STDs like HPV, the STD which causes cervical cancer, as well as anal cancers and even throat cancers from oral sex—but also those crying with painful herpes blisters, and so many other STDs, along with those who are pregnant considering KILLING their unborn babies in abortion. We show them an ultrasound of their unborn baby—who has a beating heart at twenty-one days—we all were once growing in our mother’s wombs and I’m sure we are ALL blessed to say we had a pro-LIFE mother! I tell these youth to go to http://www.abortion.com/if they think killing their unborn child is a moral thing and view the reality of torn apart human babies—this is NOT moral, and I will NOT vote for any person who thinks this IMMORAL practice should be legal!
I wrote a letter to Senator Obama, who may be the first black president, sadly black Americans suffer in higher rates of MOST social ills linked to choosing to engage in pre-marital sex—I pray that we ALL understand how valuable directing our youth to abstinence from sexual activity—here is a copy of the letter—and is why I will support the candidate who supports MARRIAGE initiatives as well as abstinence education for ALL American youth:
Dear Senator Obama,
I feel compelled to write and share some VITAL information with you, I have personally been gathering research for the last ten years on the benefits of directing youth to the healthy, responsible MORAL directive of abstinence education, particularly highlighting the GREAT reductions in MANY social ills directly linked to youth choosing to engage in hetero/homosexual sexual activity outside of the 4000+ year-old tradition of MARRIAGE! I hope you will take some time to review the data, as there is GREAT news on the reduction of teen sexual activity and other social ills like STDs and fatherless households, since we began funding this healthy responsible directive in 1996—the decreases for black youth are especially hopeful! We are now seeing the dramatic results, (summary enclosed), and I also am hoping that your organization will join the abstinence advocates in this country who want EVERY American child to have access to this healthy responsible directive, so that we continue to see dramatic reductions in all of these social ills.
I am sending you MUCH of the research—most from our own CDC and the U.S. Census Bureau, and an abstinence educator for the last ten years, and was honored to write a chapter in a social ethics text (summary article enclosed) which details the HIGH disparities in social ills, particularly devastating blacks and other minorities, including rates of poverty, rates of STDs, abortion rates, as well as the devastation to youth in fatherless homes—with increased rates of criminal behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, school drop out rates, and increasing pre-term labor and infant mortality rates as well as many other devastating statistics like emotional rates of depression and suicide rates. I hope you agree that directing ALL American youth to the HIGH expectation of abstinence education is the social IDEAL that would greatly reduce all of these ills—we have been teaching ALL youth to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and smoking, but especially it is time NOW to direct ALL American youth to abstain from sexual activity as there are MANY more negative consequences related to that ONE behavioral choice!
PLEASE read the information carefully, and I would be honored to discuss in detail how abstinence directives should be a HIGH priority for the Rainbow Push organization and for ALL concerned about these ills.
Sadly, blacks have higher rates as a percentage of the population—13 percent—of ALL of these social ills, BUT other statistics from the CDC state that they engage in these behaviors in higher rates—THUS more devastation. But, we have seen GREAT reductions—25 percent in teen pregnancy, and related 30 percent drop in child poverty, since we began funding Title V abstinence education in 1997, BUT have not seen that GREAT news in the media! Also, if we KNOW that so many social ills are linked to ONE behavior—why wouldn’t we invest MANY more dollars to be spent for those healthy, responsible directives?
Blacks account for 12-13 percent of the U.S. population—yet they have higher numbers as a percentage of their race in ALL of the following social ills:
POVERTY – The number one group trapped in poverty are single female-headed households—NO marriage—blacks have a 70 percent out—of-wedlock birth rate—THUS MORE POVERTY—CHOOSING to engage in sex before marriage is the causal factor!
STD’s – Blacks have higher numbers of ALL STDs—not just HIV/AIDS—which in some areas they account for 50 percent of the new cases—but also for Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and others. We KNOW that STDs are LARGELY spread by CHOICES to engage in sex outside of MARRIAGE!
CRIME – WE KNOW that blacks have higher rates of criminal behavior AND on more black victims—we also know that 70 percent of the men in prison came from homes with NO fathers—NO marriage—thus NO positive role model—people CHOOSING to engage in sex outside of MARRIAGE-and then abandon their
ABORTION – We know that since 1973, Roe v. Wade that 45 million unborn babies have been KILLED in legal abortion—BUT one third of those, 15 million—were black and Planned Parenthood et.al. sets up more inner city abortion clinics targeting blacks—that is GENOCIDE! That citizens SADLY ignore!
My research from the CDC states that black youth engage in sex at younger ages and with more partners than their peers—THUS, more of ALL of these devastating numbers!
NOW for the solution—conservatives have funded and want to expand abstinence until MARRIAGE funding so that ALL youth will understand the consequences of that behavior teach them how NOT to get STDs or end up in poverty as a single mom or have to CHOOSE to KILL her baby in abortion. Also we would like to teach young men why they need to exercise self-control and wait, and commit to the mom in MARRIAGE, that it is healthy for the child to grow up with a father and a mother and have a better chance of NOT engaging in criminal behavior and other negative behaviors!
I have a tape of some politicians from C-Span who say it is “unrealistic” to teach some youth abstinence—isn’t that soft bigotry of LOW expectation—that blacks CANNOT be taught self-control like their white peers—I believe that IT IS RACIST to not teach them the HIGH standard of abstinence AND we have studies which state black youth do abstain after this healthy, responsible, MORAL directive of abstinence education! SO—I hope we will begin to challenge those who say they want less poverty, less crime, less STDs, less abortion to join with conservatives and DEMAND abstinence education for ALL youth—so that we can GREATLY reduce these sad statistics-especially for blacks!
I also want to include the devastation from emotional effects of pre-marital sex like increased rates of depression and suicide, loss of self-esteem and MANY other emotional crises that we spend MILLIONS on counseling!
I am personally volunteering to come anywhere in the U.S. to show you a summary of the two hour presentation that we give to our students, and I KNOW that you will agree that ALL American youth are entitled to this HEALTHY, RESPONSBLE, MORAL directive, instead of the irresponsible, unhealthy, thirty year-old failed directive of “Just use your condom education” which has as described in the summary enclosed on “Sexual Behaviors and their Consequences” which has HARMED so many!
I PRAY that you will prayerfully consider looking at the UNBELIEVABLE individual and societal costs to enabling our youth to continue to engage in the one behavioral CHOICE that causes all of these social ills—AND challenge them with the FACTS and with the solution—which is to direct ALL American youth to the healthy, responsible, directive of abstinence until MARRIAGE!
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!