Home Education Video: Hard-Right VA Committee Chair Practically Faints as Students Talk About Sex...

Video: Hard-Right VA Committee Chair Practically Faints as Students Talk About Sex Education, “Slut Shaming,” etc.

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Looks like Virginia House Education Committee Chair Del. Steve Landes (Hard-Right “R”) was in desperate need of some smelling salts and possibly a fainting couch this morning, as students testified passionately in support of REAL family life education for students throughout Virginia, as included in Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)’s HB159:

Local school boards; family life education curricula. Requires each local school board to implement a comprehensive, sequential family life education curriculum in grades kindergarten through 12 that is consistent with the family life education Standards of Learning or curriculum guidelines developed by the Board of Education and removes from such standards and guidelines the requirement for instruction in the benefits, challenges, responsibilities, and value of marriage for men, women, children, and communities; abstinence education; the value of postponing sexual activity; and the benefits of adoption as a positive choice in the event of an unwanted pregnancy.

Check out the video below, as Chairman Landes bizarrely cuts off Graham Weinschenk with a rude, “young man do you realize what the bill actually does?” Then later, when Pablo Moulden uses the phrase “slut shaming,” Landes jumps in and tells him not to use language “not within the decorum of the committee.” The committee then proceeded to vote down this important legislation along – predictably – party lines (with Republicans on the wrong side, of course). Ugh…

  • RobertColgan

    GOP members greatly fear that sex education might lead to dancing.

    Superstitious belief wins over science every time for them.

    • woodrowfan

      Old joke: “Why don’t (insert conservation religious group here) have sex standing up? Someone might see them and think they’re dancing..”

  • Harry

    We will be suffering until the 2020 session when we will take control, When that happens, no Rs on any committee, let them sit in the audience and observe, then do not recognize them on the floor, let them observe.

  • Anthony Shifflett

    It’s a little crazy. Gotta admit. Just juvenile.

  • I hope this only empowers anyone reading this article and watching these testimonies to stand up and speak up. If enough of us make ourselves heard they will not be able to drown us out. Every Virginian reading this has the power to make a difference.

    This fight is not over. We will be back next year and every year after that until the give Virginia’s children the medically accurate sex education they so rightly deserve.

    – Pablo Moulden
    HIV Positive Face-to-Face Speaker