Once Again, a Public School is Told Not to Bring in a Catholic Chastity Speaker Who Can’t Help but Proselytize December 10, 2014

Once Again, a Public School is Told Not to Bring in a Catholic Chastity Speaker Who Can’t Help but Proselytize

If you were to visit the website of the Catholic-based Chastity Project website (and I’m not sure why anyone would), here’s the explanation you would find for why gay marriage isn’t really marriage:

Because members of the same sex have bodies that are not created to receive one another, they physically cannot express the vows of marriage. This inability of the bodies to become one expresses the deeper reality that they were not meant to give themselves to each other in marriage. Therefore, the Church has no authority to marry a couple who cannot speak their wedding vows through their bodies. A nonmarital relationship cannot be declared a marriage.

According to the Church, these would not be real marriages, even if the couples had legal marriage certificates. Similarly, if two people cannot have the kind of sexual relations that are designed to give life, they are incapable of marriage.

… realize that the Church is not singling out same-sex couples. In fact, the Church also believes that heterosexual couples are incapable of marriage if they are impotent. Not to be confused with sterility (a condition in which a couple is able to have intercourse but unable to have children), impotency means that a person is incapable of having intercourse.

There’s a lot of this faith-based bullshit all throughout the website and other resources, which is why it’s especially disturbing to learn that founders Jason and Crystalina Evert give presentations at public schools:

Chastity Project exists to promote the virtue of chastity so that individuals can see God, and be free to love (Matt. 5:8).

So you can imagine how concerned a parent might be to learn that Jason Evert recently gave a presentation at the Luverne Public Schools in Luverne, Minnesota. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center just sent the district a letter warning them about the consequences if they try anything like this again:

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that said actions are unconstitutional and must not be permitted to occur again. If we are informed that any similar actions are attempted by your school system, we will not hesitate to bring an action in federal court to remedy the situation, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages and attorneys fees. This was egregious conduct by your school and school district, and we demand an assurance from your office that it will not be repeated.

Hopefully, the pressure will do the trick. However, I still can’t believe district officials okayed this presentation in the first place. How hard is it to Google this guy?! Even if he promised a secular presentation, everything he does points to the fact that he can’t help but promote his faith through everything he does. He’s welcome to do that, of course, but not at a public school.

Jason Evert only knows how to give faith-filled speeches. His talks belong inside of a church, not a place where young people deserve to hear evidence-based presentations.

(Portions of this article were published earlier)

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