There’s going to be a changing of the guard in both Albany and Washington, so the Temple of Moloch, er, I mean Planned Parenthood, is lining up at the trough. They want even more gobs of our tax money to kill babies and corrupt children. They can’t help it, in a way — they’re addicted to sex education and contraception.
Here in New York, the cult of death is emboldened by the apparent transfer of control of the State Senate to the Democratic Party. Their hope is that this will open up the path for the passage of the Orwellian-named Health Teens Act, which will itself open up the spigots of tax money for the Temple of Moloch.
The Health Teens Act purports to be about providing “comprehensive sex education” to teenagers. In reality, it’s all about creating funding streams to make sure that the Temple of Moloch will have access to your children in your public schools.
And what kind of sex education will your children receive in the public schools, paid for by your tax dollars? While giving lip service to the need to teach about abstinence outside of marriage, the reality is much more disturbing. State law requires that sex education be taught on the high school level by certified health teachers, and on the elementary level by the regular classroom teachers. These requirements are routinely ignored, and “peer counselors” or “experts” from the Temple of Moloch are allowed to come into the classrooms. And what do they bring? Well, I’ve reviewed some of the educational materials they use. Under any other circumstances, if an adult were to give these materials to a child, people would immediately think of calling the police.
Our State Assembly, showing its usual commitment to democratic debate, has never held a hearing on this bill, and has never solicited input from parents. Instead, they regularly pass the Healthy Teens Act by absurdly wide majorities — 130 to 14 this year. Now that the Senate has come under the control of the Democratic Party, they will no doubt follow suit in the Spring, regardless of what parents and other people of good will believe. In fact, they won’t even bother to ask you.
On the national level, the incoming administration of the 100% anti-life President-elect is expected to show its support for the so-called Prevention First Act. This wicked bill will also open the cash spigot to the Temple of Moloch to promote its anti-life agenda and corrupt children through “comprehensive sex education” and “family planning” programs. This bill will go even further, by requiring all health insurance plans to cover contraceptives, even if the plan is that of a religious employer with moral objections to contraception — like the Church.
In his prophetic encyclical, Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI foresaw the state in which we find ourselves:
Let them first consider how easily [the availability of “artificial birth control”] could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings – and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation – need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.
Can anyone doubt that this is where we are? Can anyone doubt that infamies like the Healthy Teens Act and the Prevention First Act will lead us further down this path? Is there any way to break from this addiction to unhealthy sex education and contraception?
The answer is the same as with every social or political problem — conversion of heart, starting with mine. It needs to be done in every family and particularly in every marriage. The truth, beauty and sanctity of married love and sexuality — so counter-cultural in this day and age — must be promoted by the Church. The Theology of the Body gives us an excellent and attractive platform for this.
But the most important thing is for every married couple, and every parent, to give witness to it by their everyday lives. If we want a healthy society — and healthy teens — we must be holier husbands, wives, and parents. We must all be signs of the truth that will set us all free.
A letter to your state and federal legislators about these bills wouldn’t hurt, either.