Wellness Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

October 20, 2007 09:00 AM

Many parents in Westchester, New York are rightfully furious over the explicit sex brochures that were part of a Wellness Fair run by the Westchester County Department of Health and attended by their pre-teens.

Children as young as 11 were "mistakenly" given brochures that were meant for adults.  One such brochure entitled "Lesbians & HIV: Are You At Risk?" offered lesbians tips on how to "prevent themselves from being infected with HIV. Another provided graphic symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases for men, including suspicious growths."

Well I guess you get the picture. And what was most disturbing to me as the grandmother of four children in that age group was the comments one mother made about her son, an 8th grader, who saw the lewd material.

She said, "He was hopped up; he tought it was funny."

And we want to know why our children are so saturated in this immoral garbage? When a parent can look a reporter in the eye and make a statement like that, our families in America are in an enormous amount of trouble.

Are we robbing young children of every sensitivity to which they are entitled, and then making light of it if asked? I know this mother is not typical, or at least I hope she isn't, but for heaven's sake, this is disgusting.

In all fairness the news report also says that some parents are so upset by this "error" that they are going to complain to the school board. But I wonder. Will they?  Time will tell.

In the meantime I must confess that I never thought in my entire life that a time would come when I would be blogging about this sort of thing. 

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