This nearly belongs under the mean-spirited Republican thing, but deserves it’s own thread. I’m curious if anyone has any stories to add.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 04:00 PM MDT
Right-wing sexual pathos
Attempts to ban talk of birth control and homosexuality from classrooms reveal conservatives’ deepest sexual fears
By Tracy Clark-Flory
Imagine a high school teacher having to separate a smooching pair outside the classroom door to protect herself from being sued for condoning “gateway sexual activity.” Envision a sex education class where the mention of homosexuality is forbidden by law and discussion of contraception, or even puberty, is deemed unnecessary.
That’s the world that would be created by a recent raft of abstinence education bills in Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. These initiatives are frightening — but, viewed the right way, they shine light on extreme conservatives’ deepest, darkest fears about sex. They’re veritable inkblot tests for right-wing sexual pathos.