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Posted on Sat, Dec 08, 2007 at 3:27 p.m. EST



AUG 2006 - JULy 2007




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"Coulter Comments Concerning Liberals Leaving Land!"


Slideshow: "Sodexho Serves Recepients the Champion of Diversity Award "


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Photos: Light Up Night Lights with Liveliness!



“Pitt News wants you to believe Shady Henien is the wrong guy for SGB President, but we don't"


Photos: “Egyptian-American Ascends to SGB Presidency with INTEGRITY believing in Almighty!"


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"Dennis Muttu Delivered Before His Death!"




Photos: “Egyptian-American Ascends to SGB Presidency with INTEGRITY believing in Almighty!"


Will Powers of TRUE slate attacks Shady Henien of INTEGRITY slate"


“Powers Promotes Preposterous Resolution to be Ratified Regarding Racism!"  


"Russia’s renegade attitude alienates and aggravates War on Terror"




Slideshow: "Peer PGSIS 2006 Poster Portfolio Presentations! "


“Top 25 candy cane responses given by Pitt students eating at Schenley Cafe in 2006!"


"If Cocaine were an alien, what it would not want you to know!"




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“Rebuttal to the Pitt News editorial, 'Abstinence-only education not way to go!'"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Saturday, Dec 08, 2007

The Pitt News editorial board approved an immoral editorial and blames the Bush administration’s abstinence-only education for an increase in the birth rate among teenagers.

If there is someone to blame for teenagers sex habits and promiscuity, we need look no further than papers like the Pitt News whose articles have glorified premarital sex by some of their columnists and also by their editorial that discouraged abstinence-only education.

Just because the birth rate went up by 3% in 2006 since 1991 does not mean abstinence education is not working. The percentage could have been higher without abstinence education.

Anyway, if people want to have sex, they will find ways to have it whether they are taught about abstinence or not. This does not mean the Bush administration’s push for abstinence education is falling on deaf years. A 3% increase which equates to 3 out of 100 is not much even though I wish it were null.

The Bush Administration has done the right thing by spending $176 million dollars to push abstinence-only education as the only means of educating teens and they need to be commended for it and not ostracized by the Pitt News editorial board.

It always appalls me when people use the argument that ‘teenagers are going to have sex anyway if they want to, so let us help them do it safely by giving them safeguards.’

I feel this is what the Pitt News editorial board wants to see happen! They want teenagers who plan to have sex to be taught how to have safe sex.

Where are the family values?

I have not found one religion unless it is a cult that glorifies premarital sex and makes it ok. Just because lots of people are doing it does not mean it is right or ok.

I was approached by a Muslim student who said to me, “I cannot believe that the Bible is ok with sex before marriage and sexual immorality. That would never be condoned or accepted in the Koran’

‘I asked him why do you think the Bible is ok with sex before marriage?’

His response to me was, ‘I thought it did because lots of people have sex before marriage here in America and America is supposed to be a Christian nation. In Islam that would never be tolerated!’

I told him that’s the impression you will get if you read papers like the Pitt News and mostly liberal papers. No, I did not say that!

I told him, ‘The Bible does condemn sexual immorality more than any other sin. Just because people do not adhere to the Word of God and Jesus’ teachings does not mean the Bible condones it. The Bible is filled with hundreds of verses against sexual immorality.’

Jesus said, “And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.” (Mark 7:20-22, NLT)

“But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.” (1 Corinthians 6:13, NLT)

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20, NLT)

“And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day.” (1 Corinthians 10:8, NLT)

Finally, the Muslim student understood that the Bible is clearly against sexual immorality just as the Koran is.

We need to get away from the mentality of ‘we don’t want teenagers to face consequences for their actions even if their actions are immoral.’

There are consequences for actions and providing condoms and sex education to have immoral sex the safe way is still wrong and immoral.

The best way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies before marriage is avoiding sex before marriage, not by giving allowance to it by giving a way out. Condoms and sex education is a way out to practice sexual immorality.

What is happening to this nation and nations that want to alleviate consequences for wrong-doing! Fear of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies should stop people from having sex before marriage and not finding ways to make it easy like the Pitt News editorial made me feel.

What will the Pitt News endorse next?

Will they endorse an editorial giving clean needles to drug-addicts if they already have not, just so they won’t get sexually transmitted diseases, etc?

By providing clean needles to drug addicts is like saying, ‘we know taking drugs is illegal and everything but we don’t want you to face the consequences for your actions, so we are finding a way for you to continue to use it’

Once we get away from the ‘Do the crime, do the time’ mentality, there is only danger on the horizon!

Providing ways to continue to take drugs for addicts is as wrong as providing condoms and sex education to teenagers who plan to do it. Teenagers should know abstinence is the only way to go and waiting for that special person in marriage to have sex is the blessing of sex as God ordained it, not before then!

The Pitt News editorial is not completely wrong and the HOTPRESSIONS section of http://www.pittsburghstandard.com does commend them for their stance on the influence of media on teenage pregnancies. They are absolutely right when they write that shows like ‘Sex and the City’ glorify sex before marriage without emphasizing consequences of promiscuous sex, etc.

Teenagers are corrupted by the media a lot whether it is print media, online media, TV media, etc. They do not need more incentive to do wrong. It is believed that sex education and providing condoms, etc are a promotion to do wrong. Stick on the right path and be safe! ABSTINENCE is the way to go!

President Bush, politicians, and religious leaders should continue to speak about family values as long as their own family values are biblical! Abstinence is not just for religious people but for the welfare of every child. You need not be religious to promote abstinence!

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4, NIV)

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Related Article Archives:

"My kiss of a lifetime hopes to be special" (Feb 2007)

"Homosexual Hater" by Jim Moore (Dec 2006)

"Contraceptives cause consequences for children!" (Nov 2005)

Rebuttal to Rose Afriyie's sex column, "Relationships part two: when to emotionally invest!  (Sept 2005)

"FDA should continue to ban gay sperm and ignore editorials opposing them!" (May 2005)

"SGB and Rainbow Alliance's view of homosexuality is not held by all" (April 2005)

Students should know death came because of premarital sex (July 2004)

Students need to call their Senators to support the Federal Marriage Amendment (July 2004)

Two students expelled from university for being in love! (July 2004)

Students should watch out for churches that support candidates who go against Biblical Scripture! (July 2004)

Student sees self as a prisoner to homosexuality! (July 2004)

Pitt should be proud denying same-sex benefits (June 2004)

Homosexuals do not need a special bill! (June 2004)

Rebuttal I to Kate Mavrich's Pitt News A&E features article, 'Make Her Your Baby Tonight!' (Jan 2003)

"Homosexuality examined in light of Scripture and science"  a rebuttal IV to Todd Morris' column "My sexuality is not something I can choose or change" by Jeff Jasko (Sept 2002)

"Homosexuality never seems right!" by Jeff Jasko  (Sept 2002)

"Consequences do not imply hate!" a rebuttal II to Todd Morris' column "My sexuality is not something I can choose or change" (Sept 2002)

"Who says God is not for SEX?" (April - May 2002)

Sinfulness of Homosexuality is up for debate! (March 2002)

Bodies should be used as temples for souls (Nov 2001)



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