Jamaican Education Minister Ronald Thwaites: No Homo In Sex-Ed Curriculum

Jamaica’s new Minister of Education, Ronald Thwaites, promised a receptive crowd that school curricula would promote “healthy heterosexual relationships.”

Recently, parents had expressed outrage that students as young as 11 were allegedly being asked about anal sex. To calm their fears, Thwaites explained, “we are going to promote healthy heterosexual relationships, but with a tolerance and compassion for those who adopt a different lifestyle. There is a difference between grooming and conditioning, and being tolerant; and that distinction is quite possible for us to craft.”

But not everyone agrees with Thwaites: Health educators, argue that young men and women (even those as young as 11) are engaging in risky sexual behavior and need comprehensive sex ed.

Thwaites disagrees, saying “the important thing is that we balance an appropriate exposure of sexuality and of human relationships to young people, but in an instance where you are not promoting and advancing a particular lifestyle which many consider to be inappropriate.”


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  • Dumdum

    Sex Ed is to intercourse as Marijuana is to hard drugs. It is a gateway people. We don’t want children exposed to deviant behavior and we certainly don’t want them to know what they are doing when they do it. And if they do it they had better be doing it with the opposite sex. We can have our children thinking that it is OK to fornicate with every tom dick and harry that gives them a lollipop.

  • Dumdum

    I remember my sex Ed class in middle school. I thought it was totally gross.

  • JOHN 1957

    Your kidding right? I had great teachers, that commenced with biology, tadpoles into frogs, chicks into chickens and how the human body functions and puberty takes place into adulthood. And just for the record the word homo comes from Homo |?h?m?| the genus of primates of which modern humans ( Homo sapiens) are the present-day representatives. What does a teachers sexuality, religion, race and or color have to do with teaching a course as long as they are a good respectful teacher. I’ll take a gay teacher over a hetrosexual pedophile any day, like the football coach that just got busted to name one, or the Catholic Church that has thousands of years experience under their belt on how to devour children.

  • IzzyLuna

    Yes, exactly. Because anal sex is strictly a gay issue. What a ‘tard.

  • Guillermo3

    I’m old enough that sex didn’t exist[or wouldn’t
    have been considered as a curriculum item]when I was in
    school__probably a good thing,given the times
    [’50s-mid60s]and places[the deep South],but
    a much younger friend had it in Catholic high school,
    taught by a nun.You can imagine how much she learned.

  • Ruhlmann

    In Catholic school when I was in grade eight sex education consisted of students writing questions on paper that was put into a slot on a box that was passed around. The school was run by nuns but there were civilian teachers as was the woman teaching my class. Anyway I had written on my paper “Is it true that late at night when good Catholics are in bed that nuns locked the convent door and had wild lesbian orgies?” My teacher didn’t read this out loud of course but looked up and right at me and said “Ruhlmann, come with me” and we went to the office. I was suspended for three days and this was when you could stay at home for the three days.

  • GreatGatsby2011

    @JOHN 1957: Actually, while the rest of your comment is spot on, the homo’s from homosexual and Homo Sapien are linguistically unrelated. The homo in Homo Sapien stems from the Latin hom?, meaning “man” (Homo Sapien roughly translates to “wise man”), while the homo in homosexual stems from the Greek homós, meaning “one and the same” (as opposed to the Greek heterós, meaning “the other of two”).

    As stated above, this in no way invalidates the rest of your comment. I just thought you’d like to know.

  • GreatGatsby2011

    @JOHN 1957: Oh and if I misinterpreted your comment I apologize. Communication via text has never been my strong suit.

  • Dr. Dick

    @GreatGatsby2011: THANK YOU, honey was way off

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