This is the best take I’ve ever seen on sex ed in schools by a politician (emphasis mine):
“As governor, as a parent, and as a grandparent of children in Utah’s public schools, I consider it important that the topic of human sexuality instruction be approached with utmost care and sensitivity,” Herbert said in a statement. “This topic is best taught in the home, and our public schools should not and cannot replace instruction by parents. It is imperative that public school instruction never supplant, but rather support and supplement, lessons learned in the home.
“Any attempt by the state to instruct in this area must respect two principles: One, the curriculum must stress the importance of abstinence as the only sure method to avoid the negative effects of premarital sexual activity; and two, the state must not interfere with a parent’s right and obligation to determine if and how their children will be instructed.”
Wow. A sane person. Now can we do the same for creationism vs. evolution? Phew, I really feel like we’re making some progress here you guys.