And western Christians want to bring western Christian morals and values to Russia and other Orthodox Catholic countries. Perhaps they should look inward before looking outward.
> Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
> Feb 21, 10:55 am ET
> By Matthew Jones
> LONDON (Reuters) - British school children are to be controversially asked
> to consider oral sex instead of intercourse as part of a drive to cut the
> country's high teenage pregnancy rate.
> Sex education teachers are being trained to discuss with youngsters
> "stopping points" on the road to full sex in a bid to reduce the number of
> teen pregnancies, the government said on Friday.
> The idea is to encourage pupils to discover "levels of intimacy,"
> oral sex, which stop short of full sexual intercourse.
> But the plan has been criticized as unworkable by family groups.
> "The courses for teachers are to enable them to discuss various sex and
> relationship issues with pupils. One of those issues is oral sex," said a
> Department of Health spokeswoman.
> "Oral sex is one of the 'stopping points' on the road to intercourse," she
> said, denying the advice was encouraging sexual activity.
> "Another 'stopping point' is to hold hands," she added.
> Family groups argue that oral sex is likely to lead to penetrative sex.
> "One thing leads to another," said Robert Whelan, director of the Family
> Education Trust. "It is hard enough for adults to hold back and is even
> difficult for teenagers with their raging hormones."
> One teacher, who recently attended one of the courses, told the Times
> newspaper the advice could be construed as a green light to teens.
> "By following this course, I feel that teachers are implicitly supporting
> underage sexual activity," said Lynda Brine.
> Whelan also said oral sex was no protection against most sexually
> transmitted diseases.
> "Delaying the onset of teenage sexual activity is the only way to cut
> teenage pregnancy," he told Reuters.
> With nearly 39,000 girls under 18 conceiving each year, Britain has the
> highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe. The government wants to
> halve it by 2010.
> In line with that aim, students have already been offered condoms, oral
> contraceptives and easier access to counselors in schools.
> The Department of Education said on Friday sex education was determined by
> individual schools.
> "We give guidelines but we don't dictate what material is used," a
> spokeswoman said. "We trust head teachers and teachers to make sensible
> decisions about sex education."