FROM AZ RIGHT TO LIFE EMAILING
Today’s edition of the Arizona Republic ran a story about the Arizona State Budget in crisis over the issue of abstinence education.
In the article, Senator Linda Binder (R-3) has refused to cast the key vote because it contains a $2 million provision for sexual abstinence education. Binder decided to take a three-week second honeymoon to Australia and thus avoid and delay the vote. In an interview with the Republic, Binder is quoted in saying, “That (abstinence funding) tapped me over the edge,” in avoiding to vote on the state budget. She went on to say, “We should worry more about teaching reality rather than morality.” Binder’s move throws a wrench into the Arizona State budget process over this two million dollars in education that has proved to work.
Pretty ironic abstaining from voting on abstinence. That line about “teaching reality rather than morality” I totally disagree with. Morality is based on truth which is the highest reality. You cannot fully teach reality without morality, when you do try you end up teaching an illusion that further destroys lives. What this view says is that people cannot be chaste which is just another modernist lie. I watched the great Alice Von Hildebrand on EWTN Live last night and she describes a scene where someone suddenly drops dead and ends up being taken to the coroners office for an autopsy. She said that the doctor will not pronounce death due to virginity.