This would be funny if it weren't so tragic. Ask any sane grownup in the world outside of Great Britain what would happen if you teach children about sex in school, hand them pamphlets saying they have a "right" to sex, never ever talk about abstinence or moral values, hand them condoms and send them on their way.
Well any sane grownup outside of Great Britain would say you'll end up with a lot of pregnant teenagers. But inside Great Britain they're stumped. Baffled even.
UK Telegraph reports:
While there are many theories as to how to tackle the apparent epidemic, interventions to date have proved bafflingly ineffective. Only last week, the Government abandoned it's £5.9m Young People's Development Programme, aimed at reducing the rates of teenage pregnancies, after research showed that teenagers who took part were actually more likely to fall pregnant than those who didn't.
And there's this:
A National Health Service leaflet is advising school pupils that they have a “right” to an enjoyable sex life and that regular intercourse can be good for their cardiovascular health.
And the fact that the government is not only anti-religion but also anti-values. Get this:
Parents should avoid trying to convince their teenage children of the difference between right and wrong when talking to them about sex, a new government leaflet is to advise.
Instead, any discussion of values should be kept “light” to encourage teenagers to form their own views, according to the brochure, which one critic has called “amoral”.
Talking to Your Teenager About Sex and Relationships will be distributed in pharmacies from next month as part of an initiative led by Beverley Hughes, the children’s minister.
So here's what you got. A government that pushes sexual activity onto young people and pushes parents not to teach values to children. And what are they blaming? Britain's prudishness and their class system.
Fr. Longenecker writes on Britain's crass culture:
This was not my experience living in Britain. I didn't find the British particularly prudish at all. On the contrary, by the time I left Britain I found them downright vulgar in their crude language, coarse television and film, and behavior generally. The British youths on beach holidays in Spain and Greece and France were known for the crudest kinds of public drunkenness and lewd behavior. The British tabloid newspapers featured nude pin ups every day, and the general coarse sexual behavior was taken for granted. Neither was it simply a crude lower class thing. The middle classes were just as immoral, they were just less public about it. The English middle classes simply got drunk on champagne and spirits rather than beer, and 'had sex' with whoever they liked behind closed doors.Now, over here in America we're mimicking the worst in Britain's culture. Think of how abstinence education is used mostly as a punchline by the elites in the media. And "values voters" are this strange exotic people in red states who the press must send reporters out to go verify like Jane Goodall visiting the chimps in the wild.
Therefore both reasons for the present state of Britain are specious. The journalist never observes that the real problem of immorality is ummm, the lack of moral standards, and of course the lack of moral standards can only be sensibly maintained with a religion that teaches such things.