Rebecca Hagelin

A recent paper from the Heritage Foundation reports on a poll in which parents were asked if they want their kids to be taught about sex and condoms, or if they would like for someone to help them teach abstinence and virtue. Guess what? Parents want schools to tell their children "no" when it comes to sex.

Nine in 10 say they want teachers to link sex to love, intimacy and commitment and to point out that these qualities are most likely found in marriage. Nearly 96 percent want their children taught that abstinence is the only way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and a host of psychological problems and will enable them to form healthy relationships and marriages later on.

They want the no-sex message to come through loud and clear.

But many of these same parents give up in the cultural battle and allow their kids to view countless hours of raunchy videos and television, fill their minds with vulgar lyrics, and dress like the above-mentioned lap dancer on her way to "work."

Moms, Dads ... it's time to go to battle for our kids. Set the standards higher for your schools and yourselves. Set limits on everything from video content to television viewing to how your kids should dress ? and stick with them.

And let your voices be heard loud and clear by CBS and others who would pass-off cheap tricks as family entertainment. Log on to and click on "Speak Out on the Raunchy Super Bowl Half-time Show" where you can e-mail many of those responsible for the Super Bowl Sexcapade to let them know you've had enough.

Oh, and one more thing. Next time, join me in shutting off the smut before it's too late.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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