Friday, April 13, 2012

Tennessee Senate Approves Bill To Warn Students That Hand-Holding Is A ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’

By Scott Keyes on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Like any state legislature dealing with 8 percent unemployment and thousands of its residents facing disenfranchisement, the Tennessee Senate is targeting the menace of underage hand-holding.

Last week, the Senate passed SB 3310, a bill to update the state’s abstinence-based sex education curriculum to define holding hands and kissing as “gateway sexual activities.” Just one senator voted against the legislation; 28 voted in favor.

Since the bill specifically bans teachers from “demonstrating gateway sexual activity”, educators would be prohibited from even demonstrating what hand-holding is. Breaking these laws could result in a lawsuit, as Hunter from Daily Kos notes:
If your teacher teaches you anything about sex that isn’t specifically on the approved curriculum, like demonstrating “holding hands” for the class instead of quietly tsking about the dangers it poses, they can be sued.

Still, this anti-hand-holding push may only be the second-worst bill passed in Tennessee this month. Nearly a century after the Volunteer State played host to the Scopes Monkey Trial, the legislature has now enacted a new law allowing educators to teach creationism alongside evolution.

As funny as this is, the tragedy is that these people are serious.  Hold on tight, America... we are in for a bumpy ride!  hugs, r.


Scottie said...

Oh my gods randy, can things get any more unreal in this country! Hugs

randy said...

Hi Scottie;
See, all this time I didn't want to go south because of watching "Deliverance", now I have all new reasons...


Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,
Hi Scottie,
This image is the solution:
Holding feet instead of holding hands.
Youth around the world - defending you!!!
Teachers - defending you!!!
Parents - let this does not happen!!!
Citizens and voters - do not allow yourselves like this!!!
Are those laws not checked before they are issued?

Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
I'd like to say, 'unbelievable'. But, sadly, it's all too believable. Mix religion and politics, the end result is bullshit like this.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

randy said...

Hi Nikki;
I found that pic shortly after doing the post, and thought it amazingly appropriate.
To answer your question; you'd think they would be. But, then, if the inmates are running the asylum, who's to say what is crazy anymore?

randy said...

Hi Sammy;
The weird thing is, even the religious should see this as rediculous. How does a reasonable person come up with this? For that matter, can we use this to presume that state legislature has finally become insane? It seems good proof to me!