Monday, June 2, 2008
Here's an Idea for You
Imagine a march on Washington in support of abstinence.
What an awesome idea! Read the snippet below from LifeNews.com, then go checkout the article. There isn't a date listed in either the article or on the web site of the National Abstinence Education Association, the driving force behind it. I've contacted them and will let you know what they have projected for the rally date. As I said in the e-mail, I'm hoping it might be scheduled at a time when school age children might join the march so as to concretely see the numbers of people who know abstinence to be a viable option.
Abstinence Education Proponents Prepare One Million Parent March
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Backers of abstinence education are preparing a new campaign to counteract the media bias and attacks from abortion proponents on Capitol Hill. They're hoping to organize a national march and rally featuring one million parents to support abstinence education for teens and young adults. The National Abstinence Education Association is leading the effort and it has already sent out tens of thousands of emails to supporters to try to recruit volunteers to help organize the event. A Washington Post report indicates the campaign could top $1 million and result in significant educational and public relations efforts to promote abstinence on a national level. The pro-abstinence group hopes the march will result in parents stepping up efforts on the state level to lobby for more abstinence funding and support and increased pressure on local schools to adopt pro-abstinence curriculum. Valerie Huber, the National Abstinence Education Association's director, told the Post: "There are powerful special interest groups who can far outspend what parents can in terms of promoting their agenda. But we recognize that parents more than make up for that by their determination and motivation to protect their own children." "Parents are being misled. They are told the content of the curricula in their children's classrooms stress abstinence and just have information to make decisions in case they become sexually active," Huber added. Full story at LifeNews.com.