So now Tennessee says that kids can be taught that holding hands is a possible “gateway” to sexual activity. Great, let’s place a stigma on the same thing parents do with their kids, and kids do with one another from the time they’re little, as a simple gesture of affection. Anyone in Tennessee want to explain how shit like this happens in your state? Anyone…..?
In Tennessee, the Republican controlled legislature has introduced bills that discriminate against homosexuals, a bill that allows the teaching of creationism in science class (which has since become law), and bills that restrict abortion.
That, however, was not enough. Republicans are now going even further by introducing language in a sex education bill that would define kissing and holding hands as the gateways to sexual activity (the bill also says sex education teachers cannot discuss contraception.)
According to WMC-TV:
“Tennessee senators approved an update to the state’s abstinence-based sex education law that includes warnings against ‘gateway sexual activity.’ In a new family life instructions bill, holding hands and kissing could be considered gateways to sex.”
When the Beatles sing “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” they will be proposing illegal activity. When the Crystals sing “Then He Kissed Me” they are really singing “He initiated Sexual…
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