Why should average guys and girls avoid Tennessee?

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 Activity.

What on earth is wrong with these people… didn’t they learn ANYTHING from the Scopes Trial?

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Posted on April 13, 2012, in Announcement, Arts, crime, Dreams, Education, ethics, Family, funny, government, humor, Legal, News, Opinion, quote, vote, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. As someone who grew up in Memphis, all I can say is that I’m glad they’re loosening up a bit.

  2. WTF. It’s Tennessee. No changes since the Scopes Trial in 1925 or so.

  3. Reblogged this on DoubleyooTeeEff and commented:
    Add your thoughts here… (optional) 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…..?

  4. Oh, you’ve gotta be kidding…We’re past the boundary for regular old “crazy” here. This veers directly into “dangerous” territory. Sounds like the language used in cults to control their members.

  5. Are you sure we are in the good old USofA? This sounds like the Taliban to me. What is next, women veiled in burqas?

    • The only difference between the Taliban and the Talivangelicals is the book that they willingly pervert for power and control over people’s lives. “Freedom” indeed.

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