Legalized Discrimination?

Now that you’ve had your fair share of turkey leftovers, how
about something else to chew on? Try to figure out who said the

1. “The central domestic problem of our time is the
disintegration of marriage. The 9/11 act of terrorism killed 3,000
people. However since 9/11 there have been 4 million divorces
involving 4 million children. That is 1,333 times worse.”

2. Contestant number three: “I’ll take emotional consequences for
four hundred.”
Host: “Guilt, anger, fear, low self-esteem.”
Contestant number three: “What is ‘ How do you really feel after
having sex as a teen?”
Host: ‘Correct!’ ”

3. “I pledge my virginity for my future husband. I pledge so my
reputation won’t be questioned.”

Give up?

1. Mike McManus wrote this gem of a statement. He is a syndicated
columnist who was paid at least $4,000 by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services to make absurd public statements like the
one above to support the federal government’s push on marriage
intiatives. Cute, isn’t it? I’m going to take a wild guess and
say everyone who lost someone in 9/11 could argue with that
statement. Or anyone with a heart, conscience, or soul perhaps?
Terrorist killings and divorce are definitely on the same playing
field McManus, so good call there. Goodness. Tres tacky.
2. The Longview Wellness Center, part of the East Texas Abstinence
Program, does abstinence-only-until-marriage programming for kids
12-18. This quote was from a “Jeopardy” video they showed the
children to discourage sex before ‘marriage.’ I’m just going
to go on record as saying that fear, shame, medical misinformation,
biases on gender, sexual orientation, and family type is NOT the
only way to encourage safe sex. And let’s be real. None of this
is about safe sex. It’s about scaring kids in a demeaning way to
not have heterosexual sex before marriage–and we’re labeling every
child everywhere to be heterosexual–mistake? This is blatantly
anti-LGBTQ and wholeheartedly not okay.
3. This quote is from the same program—the Longview Wellness
Center. There are so many things wrong with this statement. What if
I don’t want a husband? What if I’m a lesbian? Guess this
program doesn’t allow for that. And isn’t it funny that this
program was federally funded? Institutionalized discrimination

The above information was taken from the SEICUS Public
Policy Special Report
called ‘Legalized
Discrimination: The Rise of the Marriage-Promotion Industry and How
Federally Funded Programs Discriminate Against Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Transgender Youth and Families.’
to read the report.