Paid for by your tax dollars. So not kidding. From Amplify Your Voice:
Derek Dye, the latest in the long, funny and sad line of abstinence-only sex education heroes. Dye uses his juggling clown schtick to draw the middle school kids’ attention, and then… Wham!
“Having sex before you are married is just like juggling machetes!”
“Sex before marriage will destroy all of your life’s dreams!”
Check out this must-see video of Dye at work in a middle school classroom:
...Thanks to George W. Bush and a complicit Congress, we currently spend $1.5 billion a year to fund abstinence-only until marriage sex education in our public schools. And yes, that money goes to people like Derek Dye, as he is employed by the Elizabeth New Life Center that received a $800,000 CBAE grant in 2007 to promote abstinence until marriage. His qualifications? A “Bachelor of Fun Arts” from Barnum Bailey Clown College, and an abstinence educator certification that can be purchased for $50....
Then again, as one colleague told me today, nothing wants to make her have sex less than a clown… so maybe they’re on to something.
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