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.
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.
Monkthe only reason why Cooke will not win is because LAZY moderates do
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.
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.
Maybe he could us all a BIG favor and simply veto the entire Utah loonislature.
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.
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
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.
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 . . .
Kudos to Peter Cooke for standing against immorality at its most basic form, but
should we believe that his stance is anything but political?
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.