Posted tagged ‘Rabbi Daniel Lapin’

Do They Care…Continued

November 25, 2008


Earlier I wrote about a new study that shows promiscuity in young girls increases directly in proportion to the amount of adult themed sexually oriented TV that they watch, and I posed the question to those who put out this type of TV and star in the shows, “Do they care about the influence they are having?”  We know that promiscuity leads to sexually transmitted diseases and to unwanted pregnancy, and both of these lead to many issues in young girls, the most severe of which is suicide.


I had the opportunity to talk with Rabbi Daniel Lapin about this issue.  He spends a great deal of time on the public stage debating and discussing these issues and points out how a faulty point of view leads to dire consequences in our society.  For example, he explained to me that there is massive statistical evidence that when sex education is taught in schools promiscuity goes up, and along with it sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy.  Of course, when you mention this in a debate format the defense is always, “They are going to have sex anyway, so we need to teach them to do it safely.”


Rabbi Lapin then went on to explain to me why the teaching of sex education in schools is not about what is best for our kids, but rather it is about indoctrinating them into a secular world view.  He poses this question: “If it is true that sex education will help prevent kids from getting sexually transmitted diseases and getting pregnant, then we should also teach gun safety in the schools.  After all, kids are going to find a gun anyway, and then a tragedy will happen.”


We have had some great comments on the Do they care? post.  I agree with Drew that much of what is on TV is a result of greed.  I did some research on liberal and conservative and the definitions of each and I have to disagree with Drew on his assessment of my use of the term, but in the end that is not really important.  What is important is: Do We Care?


Do we care enough to prevent unwanted consequences?  After all, if you believe in gun control because the unwanted consequence is that a child will find a gun and a horrible tragedy will take place, then you should absolutely want to stand up and fight the trash that is on TV because the scale of tragedy is a thousand times greater in terms of destroyed lives.  Saying “parents have the ability to put a parental lock on the TV is enough defense” makes the case for those who believe gun owners are responsible enough to secure their own guns.