The Federal government has settled an ACLU lawsuit by prohibiting further support for the Silver Ring Thing abstinence-only sex education program until the program is changed to eliminate the overtly religious content of the course.
Under the deal, the Silver Ring Thing program won’t be eligible for more funding unless it ensures the money won’t be used for religious purposes.
“Public funds were being used to fund a road show, really, to convert teens to Christianity,” said Julie Sternberg, an ACLU attorney.
She said the ACLU supports the program’s right to offer religious content, but not with taxpayer money.
Abstinence-only sex ed needs to end completely. It’s a total failure that will only worsen the teen pregnancy problem in America. But I’m glad to see that at least the government now realizes it can’t fund sectarian sex ed programs.