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[Re: A Wisconsin law known as the Healthy Youth Act]

In his letter, Southworth told school district leaders the new law promotes sexual assault of children, and warns that teachers who follow the law could be charged with misdemeanor or felony delinquency of a minor, with maximum punishments ranging from nine months in jail to six years in prison...
"For example, if a teacher instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to utilize contraceptives under circumstances where the teacher knows the child is engaging in sexual activity with another child -- or even where the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child -- that teacher can be charged under this statue," Southworth wrote...
Southworth's letter also said the new law requires schools to condone controversial sexual behavior because they must teach students about gender stereotypes. He said that would likely mean teaching about homosexuality and transgender and transsexual people.
"In effect, the new law injects an intense amount of unnecessary politics into our human growth and development classrooms, and places our teachers and children into a position of discussing extremely controversial issues that will likely conflict with the religious beliefs and values of most Juneau County families," he wrote.





D.A. Scott Southworth, AOL News 79 Comments [4/15/2010 4:04:51 AM]
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The Jamo

Here in Australia we had sex education in primary school [c.a. 12 years old]. The kids thought it was hilarious, nobody turned into a deviant and the amount of homosexuals is statistically exactly the same. In other words, nothing happened, you alarmist idiot. Now shut the fuck up. If you want your children to be repressed, ignorant twats then that's your problem. Don't impose this shit on other people.

4/15/2010 4:21:47 AM



I live in Wisconsin and this shit PISSES ME OFF!!! Sorry for shouting but it is a way sore subject for me since I went to Catholic grade school and was subjected to highly-sanitized "sex education." We were told sex was for reproduction only and that any other use was a sin, punishable by an eternity in Hell. Of course, this was being told to us by geriatric, celebate priests and nuns who knew nothing of the subject.

However, as Sienfeld once mused, the best revenge is to live well. I'm a healthy man, good education with a great career, loving family and a wide circle of friends. I'm not married but I do date regularly though I'm not seriously seeing anyone in particular. I have no children and I have no wish for children. Life is good.

For those priests and nuns? A dirt nap by now (30 years later).

4/15/2010 4:22:06 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

So legislature passes a law requiring schools to teach something he'll arrest them for breaking the law...who does this moron think he is?

4/15/2010 4:23:45 AM

Canadiest

"will likely conflict with the religious beliefs and values of most Juneau County families"

And science classes,,,and history classes.

Or have you already 'fixed' those in Juneau County?

4/15/2010 4:34:41 AM

shadkat

Teenagers. Will. Have. Sex. Anyway. Not joking.

4/15/2010 4:39:32 AM

Nowonmai

So you're equating comprehensive sex ed with child molestaion? What kind of sick fuck are you?

4/15/2010 4:42:55 AM

Beast

Wow. just wow... D.A stands for District Attorney right? Because, yeah...fuck the seperation between church and state.

oh, and kids will have sex anyway, enjoy your teenage moms and daddies

4/15/2010 4:43:30 AM

Mister Spak

Keep your religion out of my school and away from my children.

4/15/2010 4:45:54 AM



What the hell? In what world does a guy who thinks he can go around telling people that they will break the law by following a law he doesn't like, get to be responsible for prosecuting criminals? It would be one thing to just send out letters urging them not to adopt the new policies until the state "amends or repeals these new mandates" as he believes will happen. However, to try to use his position to strong-arm these schools by threatening legal action against people who would be following the law is a total abuse of power.

4/15/2010 4:47:19 AM

Canadia

As a Wisconsinite I sincerely would not mind watching this state burn.

Edit: Actually, the above is a lie, but I do hate this retard and everything about what he'll do to Wisconsin.

4/15/2010 4:48:08 AM

aaa

Your detachment from reality amazes me.

4/15/2010 5:19:49 AM

Berny

Scott Southworth is an ultra-conservative religious fundamentalist and he opposes the Healthy Youth Act because it tells kids the facts, which he as a fundie opposes.
He's all bluster and wind.

4/15/2010 6:08:22 AM

shykid

(Part 1/2)

Southworth told school district leaders the new law promotes sexual assault of children...

What planet are you on, buddy? My junior-high and high school health classes stressed abstinence but had a surprisingly comprehensive sex-education program (in the Bible Belt no less), and nobody was "sexually assaulted". In fact, what was promoted was the exact opposite (i.e. "No means no. No exceptions.").

...and warns that teachers who follow the law could be charged with misdemeanor or felony delinquency of a minor, with maximum punishments ranging from nine months in jail to six years in prison...

Okay, so, let me get this straight: you want prison time for teachers being law-abiding citizens and teaching their students what they are supposed to teach? Uhh... what the fucking hell, man? The law does not work that way!

Southworth's letter also said the new law requires schools to condone controversial sexual behavior because they must teach students about gender stereotypes.

Wait, I thought you Religious Right types were all about enforcing gender stereotypes? So, what's the problem here?

4/15/2010 6:11:02 AM

Xotan

If a student is going to engage in sexual activity - of any kind - he needs to know how to use a condom. The fact that he may be abusing a younger person is incidental. Certainly knowing how to use a condom does not encourage sexual activity. Rather is is essential information for sexual health. If, however, a student is in fact having sex with someone younger, then the knowledge of how to use a condom is possibly going to save the younger one from an STD.

As to knowing about homosexual, transgendered and transsexual people, since when is such knowledge a bad thing? Knowledge is good! That why people go to school in the first place.

4/15/2010 6:36:52 AM

Painful

Wait... what? Oh Wisconsin... yeah, they are pretty much the Florida of the north. On average they also make me feel skinny by comparison, but that's a whole other issue.

4/15/2010 6:48:12 AM

campbunny

It's hard for me to understand homosexuality being "extremely controversial" but I don't live in Wisconsin.

4/15/2010 6:49:53 AM

LabRat

So this guy think's he's the State Supreme court and can just do away with laws the state legislature votes into law?

And they whine about activist judges!

4/15/2010 7:04:09 AM

Dan Onymous

"where the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child"



Yeah 'cos we all know that the only reason teens refrain from sex is because they don't know how to use a condom...

4/15/2010 7:05:28 AM



Translation: OH NO!!! THEY'RE TEACHING ABOUT THINGS I DON'T LIKE!!!

4/15/2010 7:09:01 AM

Semi-Christian

@The Jamo:
Yeha, I'm from there too and i've got to say that I never realised how lucky I was to get real information, rather than googled info.

Hell, the State government even gave every student a hand book outlining everything from how to buy a car, how to purchase alcohol, and how to screw without getting a kid. Damn do we rule

4/15/2010 7:10:12 AM



Y'know what? I was taught about human sexuality at 12. Because that's around when I and other girls hit puberty. Trust me, the boys noticed and were wondering what was happening to us just as much as we were. Not one of my teachers has ever touched a child; not even the ones from my inner-city high school who had to include lessons on how to deal with the pimps outside the school in the human sexuality classes.

As for conflicting with your community's values, guess what? There's a high chance that some, it not most, if those kids aren't going to stay in that community. Many are likely to go live in a city where they will be confronted with all sorts controversial issues that you should have prepared them for.

4/15/2010 7:13:56 AM

Horsefeathers

""In effect, the new law injects an intense amount of unnecessary politics into our human growth and development classrooms, and places our teachers and children into a position of discussing extremely controversial issues that will likely conflict with the religious beliefs and values of most Juneau County families," he wrote."

Which is the real issue here, isn't it? That someone might actually discuss, in a reasoned and factual manner, something you personally deem "controversial" that might "conflict with religious beliefs." The rest of your bullshit and obfuscation is there simply to prop up a shaky argument that you hope will bamboozle all those too stupid to think for themselves and get them on your side.

4/15/2010 7:19:48 AM

TGRwulf

Wait... how the fuck can you get arrested for FOLLOWING the law???

4/15/2010 7:20:24 AM

Blasphemina

Sick and sad. First they go after the doctors for doing their jobs and helping women. Now they are going after the teachers for doing their jobs and educating students. I really do wonder if I am going to spend the second half of my life somewhere besides this miserable, ignorant country.

4/15/2010 7:21:58 AM



First homosexuality, then sex ed. Is anything that's not sex between two consenting different-sex adults in missionary position child molestation to these people?

4/15/2010 9:00:12 AM
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