A Christian Sex Educator - What Possibly Could Go Wrong?

A Christian Sex Educator - What Possibly Could Go Wrong?

School officials at Jenks High School in Oklahoma thought they had a great idea when they invited Shelly Donahue, a "Christian" sex educator, to give a presentation at their school.

Predictably, the whole thing was a disaster as Donahue gave the typical, fact-free conservative message that premarital sex is bad, abstinence is the only answer and that girls are silly creatures.

It was enough for one student, Brooklyn Wilson, to post her complaint about it on Facebook:

'''...So today our school decided to have a sex ed class, given to the entire senior class. As usual, this sex ed class was based around the idea of abstinence (both a CLEARLY unrealistic and ineffective approach to teaching safe sex). However, on top of the usual disappointed, today a line was crossed. A direct quote from the presentation "Do you know why girls are so desperate and always text guys first? Two words: Daddy. left." I am DISGUSTED. How dare our school allow a statement so demeaning to girls and so belittling of broken families to be presented to a class of such impressionable and already insecure seniors . "Daddy" leaving is a life changing and heartbreaking situation, but to stereotype and undermine girls by calling them "desperate" for having the confidence to text a guy first is SO OUT OF LINE. Parents, I would be furious if I sent my child to school and this is the way they are treated, with shame, guilt, and embarrassment being used as a way to try and prevent sex. I am genuinely so upset and let down by a school I gave my trust and faith to, since kindergarten until now. I demand an explanation, not just an apology, but a re teaching of a positive, healthy, and secure way of having safe sex, that does not belittle other students family situations, which are already hard enough for them to deal with. It is heartbreaking the hate I was shown today by the adults who are supposed to be our leaders and protectors, and I cannot let it go unnoticed."


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The backlash was so big that school officials said they would never ever invite Donahue back and that they had been bamboozled by her because she said she would give a secular presentation.

As Hemant Mehta at Patheos, points out, this utter bovine feces. One look at Donahue's website would have revealed what she was all about:

Host a TALL Truth Parent Education Meeting or a Parenting for Purity On Purpose 1-Day Workshop for your school, community or ministry/business event to educate, encourage, empower and equip parents, pastors, teachers, and adults to raise the bar of sexual self-control in the teenagers they influence. Here’s what you can expect in a Biblically-based or a secular presentation:

TALL Truth Parent Education Meeting when accompanied by TALL Truth student school assemblies

  • 60-90 minute inspiring and engaging presentation
  • Mary Tyler Moore to MTV – What’s Happened Over the Last 60 Years to Put Us In This Mess
  • Raising the Bar of Sexual Self-Control in Your Teens
  • Why? How? & Support for Waiting Until Marriage
  • Parents Are #1 Reason Teens Delay Sex
  • Q & A
  • Parenting for Purity On Purpose Workshop

8 hr. full day fun activity-based workshop

  • Mary Tyler Moore to MTV – What’s Happened Over the Last 60 Years to Put Us In This Mess
  • Why Am I Tempted for Sex power point presentation
  • Who Should Your Child Date & Whom Should They Marry Someday? Personality Strengths Inventory
  • How Does Your Teen Spell Love? How Does Your Teen Feel Loved?
  • How Far Is Too Far – Steps of Sexual Intimacy
  • The “M” Words: Media, Masturbation & Marriage
  • The Consequences of Teen Sex
  • Forgiveness, 2nd Chances & Renewed Virginity
  • Q & A

But there's more. There's always more.

Reading down on the same page at Donahue's website again displays the abstinence only, anti-premarital stance she would be taking.

But it also reveals that she is a bit odd herself with such talking points like:

  • How are we wired? Guys’ brains tend to be like waffles and girls tend to be like spaghetti
  • Boys tend to be wired sexually like microwaves and girls tend to be like crock pots

Huh? What?'

Am I a waffle or a microwave? Is my wife a pile of spaghetti or a crock pot? What the hell is that even suppose to mean anyway?

It seems to me that it's not the kids that need sex education, if Ms Wilson is an example of their knowledge level.

But the administrators of that school need remedial classes and in more than just sex ed.We

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