The British Government will soon be publishing a pamphlet giving advice to parents on how to talk about sex to their offspring. Stunningly, the pamphlet includes the words:
Discussing your values with your teenagers will help them to form their own. Remember, though, that trying to convince them of what’s right and wrong may discourage them from being open.
So, parents shouldn’t try and teach their kids right and wrong. Apparently the reason for this is clear.
Linda Blair, a clinical psychologist, said educating older children and teenagers about sex had to be a process of negotiation. “We do not know what is right and wrong; right and wrong is relative, although your child does need clear guidelines,” she said.
It’s nice to have an official statement that right and wrong are relative and that we don’t know what they are. Perhaps this is why Britain has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Europe. Of course, saying that we should talk about sex independantly of discussing morals is a value laden statement, just as value laden as saying that it’s better to confine sexual activity to a life-long married relationship. In the guise of being open and sensitive, this is simply a way of foisting a particular set of values upon the British public at the tax-payers expense.
Read the full story here – then take a few moments to pray for the youth of Britain.
A question to ponder; how do we respond to stuff like this without sounding desperately old fashioned and out of touch? As Christians we have a far better solution to morality questions than either the government or this clinical psychologist, but how to we communicate it?