So, the Brits decided to tackle the problem by making sex ed mandatory in schools -- all schools, including the 'faith' schools.
Well, you know what happened next, right?
The Catlicks went berserk, demanding an opt-out.
But the government held firm . . .
Oh. Wait. There's an election coming up.
The bill was passed but with an amendment allowing
Commenter Mark Steel rants:
How can there be so many lunatics opposed to sex education? And apart from anything else, what makes them think a lesson about sex is going to make kids go out and immediately have sex? It's education about it, not an instruction to get it done before dinner break. Maybe they should demand an end to history lessons as well on the grounds that "I don't want my fourteen-year-old learning about Napoleon as he's too young to invade Italy."
It continues to astonish me that weaselly pols bend over and grab their ankles for this crap.