With the latest Centers for Disease Control figures showing the infection cases of three major sexually-transmitted diseases at an all-time high, a senior fellow for policy studies says the remedy is pretty simple.
Though the government says the high figures might be the result of better reporting, Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council thinks the bigger picture is that all efforts to teach safe sex have completely failed.
"Every one of those 2.4 million people is a victim of the lies of the sexual revolution, which has told us for years that we can have sex without consequences," Sprigg submits. "This epidemic of these STDs is one of the most serious of those consequences."
In many cases, Sprigg says sex education in schools contributes to the problem because it teaches intimacy is possible at no cost. It encourages promiscuity, which leads to STDs, pregnancy, and abortions, while abstinence is barely mentioned. He contends the problem can be remedied without paying a penny, as the solution is that people take individual responsibility and "simply change their behaviors."
"It was disappointing that the CDC did not even mention sexual risk avoidance or abstinence until marriage and fidelity within marriage as being a behavioral solution," Sprigg continues.
CDC figures show 54 percent of the syphilis cases were the result of men being intimate with men, and Sprigg points out that those relationships do not even involve five percent of the population.