Tuesday, August 23, 2005

13% of Timken (Ohio) High School Girls Pregnant

Among the notable quotes of the local TV news story?

School officials are not sure what has caused so many pregnancies...

Hmmm. I think I've located the problem, Captain.

In all seriousness, this is an example of a generation truly adrift with no moral anchor, no spiritual purposes and very little guidance from the "responsible" adults who have charge over them. Music, TV and movies, immodest fashions, lack of parental discipline and oversight, counter-productive sex education, and the rapidly diminishing influence of religion all play a role in creating such a sad statistic.

So, will the school district's planned response genuinely seek reform in these areas...or will it be yet another of the non-judgmental "sexual plumbing" courses developed by the likes of Planned Parenthood? If the latter, look for condoms, cucumbers and (yet more) consequences like the one reported in this story.