And Texas asked for it.
The Texas Board of Education, whose chief function is approval of statewide school textbooks, can take full credit for this latest turn of events. From a 2004 Christian Science Monitor article:
“On Friday, two messages came through loud and clear as the [Texas] State board of Education voted on a new list of approvedhealth books: That abstinence should be taught without any textbook discussion of contraception. And that the books should be explicit about marriage as a union between a man and a woman.”
So when Texas schools fail to instruct its teenage population about ways to engage in sexual activity without the consequences of pregnancy or transmission of STDs, what else results but national leadership in teens being blessed with pregnancy?
But who can blame our state school board? Aren’t they just going about fulfilling the first verse of our glorious state song? In case you’ve forgotten or live in some foreign land like California, here is the first verse.
Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!