One never knows what might be posted as a YouTube video, readily available to anyone with an internet connection. Among the most recent is a shocker starring Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s vice president for medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, M.D. In a recent Wednesday STOPP Report, Rita Diller, national director of Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP), described this video’s basic message quite simply as “Get sexually active and get your STDs.” In fact, Cullins makes it clear that you should “expect to have HPV [human papillomavirus] once you become sexually intimate; all of us get it” and that you should expect this because “most of us” are sexually active and just have to admit it.
Cullins’ hellishly brazen comments are not anything new, of course, and many who read my commentaries know that American Life League has been working for many years to expose Planned Parenthood’s true agenda. Through our STOPP project, we are constantly encouraging parents to get involved with their children, their school systems and their community, to get rid of this extremely harmful stain on the cultural environment. For just as surely as oil sludge can pollute a stream, Planned Parenthood is polluting the minds and souls of our children.
Any adult female such as Cullins who can, with a straight face, expound on the virtues of promiscuity is contributing to corruption in more ways than one. She tells young people that “whether you’re thinking this a relationship [that is] going to end up in marriage or one that’s gonna end up as a one-night stand,” you just need to “take precautions in order to stay healthy.”
This is evidence that Cullins is an adult female who has sold the virtue store down the river for a few measly dollars that will go into Planned Parenthood’s coffers. The problems with this mindset are myriad, but as long as that cash register is ringing out ka-ching, ka-ching, nobody at Planned Parenthood is going to blink an eye.
But what about the public? Aren’t parents concerned about this? Don’t they want their teens to be chaste until marriage, appreciate the authentic meaning of their sexuality and understand why it is important to save oneself for marriage? The sad answer to that question is, for the most part, no!
Cullins’ implication that if you are not sexually active, you are not “like most of us” rings true among not only young people but far too many young parents, many of whom are single parents, and even among married couples who have bought into the lies inherent in the prevailing contraceptive mentality. It is a sad testimony to the times in which we live, but all too true. If we bury our heads in the sand and pretend that such grossly misguided attitudes and distorted theories about human sexuality are normal, then we too are part of the problem. So the question is, how do you solve it?
Well, there are a growing number of young, vibrant experts who already have the answer and are teaching it in any venue they can find that that permits them to discuss sex from a Christian perspective. And some of them are using their public identity to foster wholesome values in the midst of all this bunkum.
For example, Jeff McLain, of American Life League’s Rock for Life project, recently blogged about the failure of school sex education programs. His insights are very useful in this age of “everybody’s doing it, so just admit it.” He writes,
There is an old saying: “When it rains, it pours.” A Chicago high school is now learning a new meaning to that saying. The principal of Paul Robeson High School discovered one out of every seven of his female students is pregnant.
Nowadays, it isn’t unusual to find a few pregnant girls in a school; however, this is certainly a high number. Principal Gerald Morrow told CBS2, in an interview, that he is aware of 115 young ladies, out of 800 female students, who are currently expecting or have recently given birth.
Perhaps the first question that comes to mind is the topic of sexual education. You’re probably assuming the school doesn’t teach it. Otherwise, it would be working, right? Wrong. Reporter Kristyn Hartman, from CBS2, says that the school has had “prevention talks” with the students. So what can we blame this high number on? Is sex education not working in our public school systems?
Principal Morrow is blaming the problem on a lot of issues, one of them being a lack of leadership and a lack of fathers at home. Another issue brought up is the fact that parents aren’t educating their kids.
In case it’s news to you that parents are delinquent in their duties, let’s remember that for the last 50 or more years, Planned Parenthood has been busy in our schools nationwide, brainwashing students, handing out birth control information and referring expectant young mothers to abortion practitioners.
So the parents of today’s kids in that high school are perhaps convinced that their kids are going to have sex, so why interfere? If that sounds crass, you really need to get in tune with the world out there. It is the rare parent who accepts responsibility for instilling values in their children and by doing so, preparing them to say no to sex outside of marriage. Such are the parents of college football great Tim Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner.
As a matter of fact, it’s at times like these that I wish the nation had at least a million young men like Tebow. To understand why, read on.
One Florida sports reporter, Martin Fennelly, described his favorite moment at the Southeastern Conference’s Football Media Days:
[T]he moment, at least to me, was when some writer (not me) entered virgin territory – there, in front of hundreds of people, all those cameras, he popped the question to college football’s leading man.
“Tim, are you saving yourself for marriage?”
Heads turned, many with eyes rolling. Some groans, some breath being held.
Given Tebow’s faith and what it means to him, it might not have been out of line to ask this question. But here, in front of hundreds, to put him on the spot in front of hundreds and hundreds of …
Uh, Tebow, laughing, interrupted:
“Yes, I am.”
Another reporter began to ask another question, but Tebow, still laughing, interrupted again.
“I think y’all are stunned, right now. Y’all can’t even ask a question. Wow. I was ready for that question. I don’t think y’all were, though.”
It was just another touch of class from a kid who has exuded it from the moment he set foot in Gainesville. It probably goes a lot further back than that.
Leave it to Tim Tebow to steer a rancid Gotcha moment onto the high road and stay there.
Obviously, Fennelly sees what a positive effect a young person with good character, faith and the ability to be honest can have. You see, Tebow is a heartthrob, not a guy with buck teeth and thick glasses. And yet Tebow knows what he’s about and is not ashamed to express it.
Whether the good news about how amazing it is to live according to God’s standards instead of Cullins’ is coming from Rock for Life, Tim Tebow or the purity ring-wearing Jonas Brothers, the message needs to be broadcast to young people and their parents over and over again. Real men such as McLain, Tebow and the Jonases need to be in the spotlight so that America can finally replace sicko with hero!