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Sat May 12, 2012, 09:37 AM

Tennessee governor signs controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill

Source: Reuters

Snip < Tennessee teachers can no longer condone so-called "gateway sexual activity" such as touching genitals under a new law that critics say is too vague and could hamper discussion about safe sexual behavior.


Snip< president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, which pushed the bill, said it does not ban kissing or holding hands from discussion in sex education classes. But he said it addresses the touching of certain "gateway body parts," including genitals, buttocks, breasts and the inner thigh.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-governor-signs-gateway-sexual-activity-bill-001703989.html



The American version of the Taliban.

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Reply Tennessee governor signs controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill (Original post)
sarcasmo May 2012 OP
jberryhill May 2012 #1
Hugin May 2012 #2
roguevalley May 2012 #20
cstanleytech May 2012 #37
no_hypocrisy May 2012 #3
valerief May 2012 #4
Wait Wut May 2012 #5
LynneSin May 2012 #6
Blue_Tires May 2012 #10
freshwest May 2012 #16
atreides1 May 2012 #19
indivisibleman May 2012 #35
KG May 2012 #7
awoke_in_2003 May 2012 #38
C_U_L8R May 2012 #8
Botany May 2012 #9
lastlib May 2012 #11
IDemo May 2012 #13
cosmicone May 2012 #15
lonestarnot May 2012 #23
fascisthunter May 2012 #12
rurallib May 2012 #14
christx30 May 2012 #17
roguevalley May 2012 #21
mbperrin May 2012 #22
Marrah_G May 2012 #39
Lionessa May 2012 #18
Scuba May 2012 #24
olegramps May 2012 #25
riderinthestorm May 2012 #27
Iliyah May 2012 #26
DFW May 2012 #28
OVERPAID01 May 2012 #29
octothorpe May 2012 #31
sarcasmo May 2012 #32
truthisfreedom May 2012 #30
quaker bill May 2012 #33
TygrBright May 2012 #34
sarcasmo May 2012 #40
rug May 2012 #36
CarmanK May 2012 #41

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:41 AM

1. This bill was watered down by the elbow fetish lobby

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:42 AM

2. Be afraid of sex.... Be very afraid!

Boogah! Boogah!





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Response to Hugin (Reply #2)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:16 AM

20. someone got weaned too young

I think the Gop have lost their minds

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #20)

Sat May 12, 2012, 03:26 PM

37. Well then they should try bending over and seeing if maybe

its in the same place they have their heads inserted.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:42 AM

3. It will be invalidated when challenged on constitutional grounds as too vague and extending

overbreadth to include conventional behavior.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:45 AM

4. No more trips to the gynecologist! nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:55 AM

5. That's it. I'm getting my eyes checked.

I read: "Gateley sexual activity" bill.

Look, I like Gateley and all, but I don't think we need a law keeping track of his sexual activity. It's not like he's an orangutan or some sort of endangered swallow. (The word "swallow" has no sexual connotation whatsoever. Get your mind out of the gutter.)

And then...I read it again. Oh. "Gateway body parts". That's just fascinating. Depending on your fetish, that could be eyebrows. Tennessee family reunions are going to get really boring. (GOP families, not good Democratic families that are stereotyped because they live in TN. I understand. I live in AZ.)

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:55 AM

6. And these people were afraid that Sharia law would take over the land

They're just creating their own

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:20 AM

10. the crazies hate competition

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:06 AM

16. The anti-Muslim thing was a shell game. See, no burka! Everything else, but...

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM

19. The reality is

That they were against the Islamic version of Sharia law...this law and others like it is what they've always been in favor of...you see it's the "Christian" version, not the ones that the heathens adhere to.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #6)

Sat May 12, 2012, 02:36 PM

35. isn't that the truth!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:57 AM

7. some days i think this country is just circling the drain...

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Response to KG (Reply #7)

Sat May 12, 2012, 04:07 PM

38. Truthfully...

I think we are almost to the p-trap

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:06 AM

8. Obama's FORWARD strategy

Is looking more brilliant everyday.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:16 AM

9. gateway body parts?

Last edited Sat May 12, 2012, 12:34 PM - Edit history (1)



When I was a teen or in my twenties my gateway body parts was having a
girl touch me.

Old white dudes w/ too much time telling people that they are not related to
on how to act.

****** maybe "the kids" could pull out a picture of



David Fowler of the Tennessee Society of sticking their noses where they
don't belong and that would kill the mood.

Way to go Tennessee get that teen pregnancy up there with Mississippi and other
places that teach only sex education that doesn't cover sex.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:24 AM

11. Q: What's the difference between a conservative and a wood tick?

A: One is an insidious, primitive, small-brained, disease-carrying, bloodsucking parasite--the other one is an insect.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:28 AM

13. Perfect!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:34 AM

15. LMAO

Ticks are arachnids and not insects but hilarious nevertheless.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #11)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:34 AM

23. What he said!

K & R!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:25 AM

12. religious nutcase with sexual hang-ups

stop trying to control people, you totalitarian undemocratic dorks.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:31 AM

14. better start building jails

maybe this is just a way to fill the jails for the for-profit prison companies.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:10 AM

17. I'm not sure I get the

problem with this law. From what I read, it's about teachers getting kids to touch each other for educational purposes?
Is that not correct? "hey Jim. Why don't you go ahead and get to second base with Jessica?"

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Response to christx30 (Reply #17)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:19 AM

21. paybacks. the authors didn't get any in high school

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Response to christx30 (Reply #17)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:32 AM

22. Read it again. The teacher will not be allowed to discuss those body parts in relation

to sex education.

Literally, the teachers will be able to teach holding hands. And kissing.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #17)

Sat May 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

39. You need to go back and read it

It bans the discussion of anything except abstinence, hand holding and kissing. Basically sex ed will consist of........." someday when you get married you might hold hands and kiss your spouse and then you can have a BABY!"

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:11 AM

18. "condone"?? I don't think teachers should condone

 

or condemn. It's simply their job to teach the facts. This stops all discussion though, entirely ridiculous.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:35 AM

24. "Kissing and hugging are the last stop before reaching Groin Central Station."

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:35 AM

25. I wonder when they are going to jail kids for playing doctor.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #25)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:47 AM

27. Or the infamous football butt slap of joy

this law is ridiculous

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:41 AM

26. Why are these religious nutjobs

worried about whats going on in my life? Now you have to hide your feelings in public, what the hell? Now peole will have to sneak and duck. Hell you might as well put women on one side of the state and males on the other if they are not married. This is fucked up, severely and seriously.

Legislators from the party of the insane need to open up their eyes. The same people who are instilling these types of law are their themselves perverted, only sick minds think like this. This has nothing to do with GOD.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:53 AM

28. Next thing in Tennessee: mandatory earplugs

The ears are gateway organs for extremely dangerous things, such as ideas, and
a good Christian state like Tennessee can't allow such radical things entering the
gateways of its students, can it?

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 12:26 PM

29. Very confused

 

I am not being sarcastic, I read this twice, and don't get it. What is it they are outlawing? Could someone take the time to explain what this law even means in layman terms. People can't discuss these things, can't perform them or what? Don't understand why a teacher would need to touch people in this manner to teach a class...

Seriously I am missing the point of this law, feel really dumb. I am usually able to read between the lines on these kinds of laws, but I find my self clueless as to the point of or even the meaning of this law passed. It is vague and confusing as towhat they are attempting to do or push.

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Response to OVERPAID01 (Reply #29)

Sat May 12, 2012, 12:34 PM

31. I'm with you on that...

It seems like a law meant to protect some fucked up hypothetical situations that never happen (or at least are extremely rare and are probably covered under some other laws or rules)

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Response to OVERPAID01 (Reply #29)

Sat May 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

32. I'M pretty sure it's an attempt to keep teachers from discussing sex ed.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 12:32 PM

30. Remember, when you speak to someone, you're speaking to everyone they've spoken to, and everyone

they've spoken to, and so on and so on.

Always wear a gag.

And blinders.

And earplugs.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 01:52 PM

33. Kids will figure it out anyway

They just will not know how to avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancies. There is a ton of evidence for this. The body is pretty well programmed to strongly desire romantic / sexual activity at a certain age. Having raised two kids, there is this point where suddenly, personal hygene becomes very important to them. Up to that point you have to argue with them to get them to take a bath / shower, after it, they go on their own and take alot of time at it.... It turns like a light switch, in short order there is a boyfriend or girlfriend....

The force behind this sudden change is vastly more powerful than parents or teachers. Try to put a lid on it if you want to, it does not work.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 02:01 PM

34. "It is unclear from the bill's wording whether Tennessee teachers could promote masturbation."

Amazing.

Simply amazing. OK, here is my mental picture of the first day of what back in my day was called the "Interpersonal Hygeine" unit of "Health" class.

"OK, settle down, students. We're ready to... Michael, was that your ring tone I just heard? I want you to bring that phone up here, turn it off, and leave it on my desk until it's time to go. Now." (waits....) "Alright, thanks. I know, you just forgot to turn it off. Anyone else 'just forget?' Now's your chance to turn 'em off, because the next one will go to the office until the end of the day." (some rustling...)

"Alright, then. Today we're starting our "Interpersonal Hygeine" unit, which covers the physiological processes of reproductional maturation and how this affects persons in adolescence who should never ever ever ever even consider doing anything that might involve physical contact more explicit than a very short handshake. Meaning, all of you. I'll take questions as we go along... yes, Monique?"

"What's 'reproductional maturation?'"

"Good question, Monique, glad you asked that. 'Reproductional maturity' is the physiological state of being capable of human reproduction."

"You mean... sex? Sexual maturity?"

"I'm not allowed to say that, Monique. For now, we're using 'reproductional maturity.' So, we have two basic items to cover here, and then we can move on to our next unit on anabolic steroids. First item: Young men, keep your hands and every other body part to yourselves. Second item: Young women. If you allow more than two square inches of skin anywhere between your collarbone, wrist bones, and ankle bones to be seen, it's your own fault if you get raped and pregnant, and there will be no abortion for you. That concludes out unit on reproductional maturity. Any questions, students?"

(Long silence. Just as the teacher is about to speak again a hand goes up.)

"Yes, Marshall?"

"Umm... if we're supposed to keep our hands to ourselves, does that mean it's okay to... um... I mean, can we... uh..." (trails off. Teacher consults a heavy stack of paper, flips through...)

"The lege doesn't say, Marshall. Fap at your own risk. Alright, class. Anabolic steroids, who knows what they are?"


The stakes for this year's "Stupidest State Legislature" award are pretty high. My money's still on Arizona but I have to admit Tennessee & Kansas' entries are impressive!

amazedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #34)

Sat May 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

40. Nailed it

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 02:47 PM

36. Thank God feet are not off limits.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:20 AM

41. POOR, PATHETIC BACK WOODS TN. With all the farms, U wld hardly think kids don't know abt sex

This is just another example of where the state should really stay out of the business of regulating sex. Just who is going to be the SEX POLICE?? As if law enforcement doesn't have enuf troubles in UNJUST TN. Now they want to add another egregious attack on human dignity and rights in the state.

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