My attention was caught this morning by a headline from USA Today that read: “Some teens gravitate toward hookah use”.
Whenever teenagers gravitate toward anything, you know it’s not good.
A quick survey of teen gravitation leads me to the information that teenagers are gravitating toward:
- Instagram… and a life of unpaid social media [...]
More secret prisoners in Guantanamo – three teenage kids – have been revealed. How can we trust our government when such secrets are kept? [...]
Walking up to other people’s children and telling them that their fathers aren’t really their fathers isn’t freedom of religion. It’s fraud. [...]
High school seniors should not believe the promises of that military recruiter: It turns out that the military has been taking soldiers money and withholding it, cheating young Americans who have been to war. [...]
That 176 million dollars being spent on abstinence-only education could be spent much better in other places – such as the proposed research into the problem of ocean acidification. [...]
These traditions don’t hold, as the Southern Baptists do, that moral status is a simple, all or nothing thing of purity or damnation. They teach a more practical morality that takes context into account. [...]
Take the 200 million tax dollars spent on ineffective abstinence-only education, and reinvest it in comprehensive sex education programs that will encourage teenagers to use birth control when they do have sex, and our economy will benefit significantly from reduced levels of teenage pregnancy and parenthood. [...]
Blocking access for sexually active teenagers to contraceptives is part of the Republican Party platform. If the Republicans are allowed to keep control of the White House, there are going to be a lot more teenage mothers like Bristol Palin. [...]