Well, Poindexter, yes, in fact. That’s precisely what kids are using them for. Take the African AIDS epidemic. As CWA reported a few years back, Dr. Margaret Ogola of Kenya testified at two United Nations conferences that, “‘family planners’ have put so many condoms into Kenya that the children use them as balloons and play with them in the streets.”
Tragically, we all know how “comprehensive sex education” has worked-out in Africa.
Unfortunately, it’s no better right here at home. Despite a culture that relentlessly extols the phantom virtues of so-called “safe sex” and practically throws condoms at children by the handful, STD and teen pregnancy rates remain high.
Like a broken record, liberal educators and cultural elites incessantly regurgitate, “always have safe sex,” while the only thing impressionable, hormone charged kids hear is, “have sex!”
Of course, “safe sex” is code for “use a condom,” and everyone knows that condoms are anything but reliable. It’s like telling kids to walk a paper thin latex tightrope. There’s a good chance it’ll snap and there’s no safety net below.
Even radical feminists such as the vice president of the Gainesville, Florida, National Organization for Women (NOW) and a “committee chair” of the University of Florida NOW, publicly admitted during testimony before a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing that condoms failed them personally — sometimes on multiple occasions. If experts like NOW feminists can’t use condoms effectively, how can we expect children to?
Easy answer — We can’t.
Look, we know that abstinence is the only foolproof method guaranteed to prevent unwanted teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Yet the many successes associated with abstinence education go completely unreported by a biased media, as a handful of rigged studies conducted by “comprehensive sex ed” proponents make headlines.
It’s a clear attempt to undermine the impressive success of abstinence education, while — at the same time — endeavoring to salvage its failed “comprehensive sex ed” counterpart. If it weren’t so serious, it’d be funny. Still, Planned Parenthood is laughing all the way to the bank.
So, congratulations Wendy. It’s obvious from the left’s reaction to your comments that you struck a tender nerve. Anytime you inject truth into the analysis, they go apoplectic.
And if Olbermann is the chief protagonist for liberal thought, I think the conservative movement is going to be just fine. Anytime you’ve got Keith Olbermann’s goat, you know you’re doing something right.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).