Thursday, August 17, 2006

Stunned, Just Stunned

First of all, I have only read the first page of this article, but I am absolutely stunned. I'll be the first to admit I am so naive to so much. Part of me wants to go back to "ignorance is bliss" but for the sake of my children, I have to know what they are up against. I really don't like it.

12 comments:

Robin said...

Having trouble with the link. Trying to fix.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

I don't even know what to say, seriously. It does make me glad we raised our kids. They are all christians, normal christians. Scary, scary. Here in Pa the kids still get detentions for passing notes. I'm hoping this school is not indicative of what's really going on out there. The fact tht they report it should say that's not the norm. Still,there are those statistics.

Addie said...

Whew! I've only read a couple of paragraphs. Ugh. I can't bear reading anymore for right now. I will come back. But you're right ... no use sticking our heads in the sand.

*heavy sigh*

Tori said...

Wow...one of the girls said that due to the fact that they are getting a better education, they are more open minded...Why do people think intelligence and lack of morals go hand in hand. I heard a self proclaimed protestant pastor on talk radio a few weeks ago say he was "Too intelligent" to be a conservative christian and that he thought the President was an idiot for his veto of the stem-cell bill.
I also was only able to read one page....there are SEVEN! Makes me even more determined to ensure that if we have children they will be homeschooled (like you are doing) or sent to a private Christian school.

Diane said...

Well, I read it all, I'm sorry to say. This is definitely "Hell in a handbasket" material. Our school in our tiny little town (less than 2000 people) has a no PDA policy on campus. (Public Displays of Affection) That includes holding hands, much less kissing and all the stuff outlined in that article. I don't have any answers but I'm glad I'm not a parent to any of those kids. God bless 'em. Really.

Brenda said...

I couldn't get past the first page. I am more and more convinced that homeschooling or private school is the only way to go.

Cheryl said...

I couldn't read the first page in its entirety, and then to see there were six more!! UGH!!!! There are so many thoughts running through my mind right now I just don't know what to say.

Addie said...

OK, so now I've read it. (It was part of my reading material before bed last night. great choice, huh?)

My thoughts are:
1) This seemed more novella than news article. quote: "Despite the fact that she’s fully clothed, she seems somehow exposed, her baby fat lingering in all the right places." What does that even mean??? I think the 'journalist' enjoyed writing, more than reporting. I'm just saying.

2) I just wonder how much these kids were playing things up for the journalist in their midst.

3) I knew kids like this in high school. They just didn't exhibit it, this way. And I think for the most part, you can see why they think this way, based on their parents reactions. One parent says it's safer to be with the same sex at this age, another says she loves how open her daughter is to the world, and the third girl has THREE copies of Kama Sutra around her house. The lack of sexual boundaries placed around these kids is astounding.

I guess I'm saying that I'm glad I read it, because it opens my eyes to the things this generation (before my girls) is thinking and seeing, and I should continually read this kinda stuff to get a guage on the world around us.

How ya like that long review there. ;-)

Tawnya said...

yikes, that is all I can say.
my dd is starting kindergarten in a week... I have to believe that this world about to open up will bring me to my knees in prayer... scary stuff...

Sandy said...

I read all seven pages in a kind of stunned, disbelieving state of mind. Is this what my 12 yr old girl has to look forward too??? In addition to all my motherly worries, do I have to add this to my list??? I thought all those kids sounded lonely and a bit unloved, like they weren't worth the effort needed for commitment or time or involvement. We need to pray for them that they will find someone who shows them they are worthy and worth it and that they don't just have to "give it away". That love and affection and sex are important and special and need to be treated as such. For such "smart kids", their futures don't look so bright :(

Carol said...

Rome was also in the throes of such a lack of sexual morality before she fell. If family is the fabric of our society, it would seem the moths are busily working to fill ours full of holes.

And the scariest thing is that if lauding teen poly-sexuality (for lack of a more encompassing term) the way this reporter has done continues unchecked, it will soon mean the end of legally separating the sexuality of those over and under the 18 y/o mark.

I better stop. This could turn into the world's longest comment if I start pointing out how these smart kids are poised to lead our nation....

CarlieKae said...

I'm sorry to say I think this may be more common than we realize. A friend in Mississippi told me a teenaged girl said it's not uncommon to walk into the bathroom in her public school (academically respected school district) and find two girls kissing . . .