Peter Cooke says he would veto sex education bill if elected

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  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    Oct. 22, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    Rifleman: You write: "by definition Utah parents aren't confused about their sexuality." So you think that because a person lives in Utah (or are Mormon) that they are not confused about their sexuality? Sometimes Mormons are born gay. Sometimes gay people are Mormon. Do you not read those books written by spouses of those who leave their families once they can no longer live a lie? One especially poignant and loving book was written by a women trying very hard to understand what her husband was going through when he could no longer live as a heterosexual man: Goodbye, I love you. And then she wrote: No More Goodbyes. This book is what I envision Christianity really being about. Loving what IS.
    So, yes, Utah parents can indeed be confused about their sexuality. As are humans around the world. Religion does not protect us from being human.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 21, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    Re: one old man Ogden, UT
    "... are you talking about Utah's parents?"

    No, by definition Utah parents aren't confused about their sexuality. Probably why I specifically referenced "TEACHERS" that are confused about their own sexuality.

    Do we really want someone who is preparing for a sex change operation trying to explain concepts they are confused about to our children? Probably not.

  • Patrick Henry West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    the only reason why Cooke will not win is because LAZY moderates do not vote.

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    Oct. 20, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Common sense must prevail. Why is it a bad thing to teach children how their bodies work and why not teach this in school? You teach them about all these other topics, but want to draw the line at teaching them how their bodies work? It does not make sense. They all have bodies. All those bodies have the ability to procreate. The morality part is taught in the home and churches. The objective part should be taught in the schools. Parents might be uncomfortable with it, but it's best to deal with reality. Wishing they would not have sex does not produce the desired result. They make their individual choices regarding sex, and some will choose to wait, while others are too curious and choose to have sex before they are ready. They really need to know how to prevent pregnancy if they do choose to have sex. Shaming them does not work and only results in hidden pregnancies, often with a deadly outcome for the child. Children having children almost always turns out bad and costs society more in the long run.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    Rifle, when you say "What kind of sex education can students expect from teachers that are confused about their own sexuality or who think promiscuity is an acceptable norm," are you talking about Utah's parents?

    That's exactly why so many of them need this training. Perhaps Utah's teachers might be able to help provide it.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    Maybe he could us all a BIG favor and simply veto the entire Utah loonislature.

  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 4:18 a.m.

    Cooke gets my vote just to make sure Herbert is not put back in power. Herbert has become a propaganda mouthpiece for special interest and PAC money with no ethics or morals and shirking his duty to the people. Kill the bill, its a government attack on our children and parents rights holding schools hostage.

    Its time for some of our legislators put a clamp on our education systems and educators who think that the board of education is a regulatory government agency in charge of morals and ethics and the lives of the american people. We don't need the schools controlling and moderating morality and personal preference issues in public or the home.

    This bill is a tool to make it illegal for parents to go against propaganda being taught by government. This bill is not just abut sex education, its about total control of propaganda the schools force feed the vulnerable minds of children. Political educators make poor representatives with their narrow minded visionary ideals.

    Stepping over the line of teaching our children to learn reading and comprehend, writing, math, science, US and world history and personal accountability. Teachers and schools duties end at the classroom door.

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    Oct. 20, 2012 1:11 a.m.

    Good luck with having parents do the training. I'm willing to bet teen pregnancy and STDs only increase if this is the path taken. I love my parents and they tried their best but a 5 min awkward talk from my dad was nothing compared to the semester long class I took that covered in detail all of the issues. I suspect nothing would change even with formal training because as any parent knows it's a lot more difficult sometimes to teach your own child, whether it's math, science or this topic, than it is to teach another's.

  • Makid Kearns, UT
    Oct. 19, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    According to a lot of people we just recently had a Democrat for Governer, Jon Huntsman. He implemented a flat tax rate, modified liquor laws and we saw businesses grow within the state.

    If we could get another RINO like him in office the state would see further growth. Cooke sounds exactly like Huntsman except that he has a D next to his name rather than an R.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 19, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    Is this article for real? I am completely opposed to Herbert. But, even I know he is going to be re-elected. Why is this even news? Utahns are not going to elect a Democrat to be governor. Not going to happen . . .

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 19, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Kudos to Peter Cooke for standing against immorality at its most basic form, but should we believe that his stance is anything but political?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 19, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    What kind of sex education can students expect from teachers that are confused about their own sexuality or who think promiscuity is an acceptable norm.

    Either which way Gov. Herbert will be re-elected so Peter Cooke's comment is moot.