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HUG ME GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM. Tell Tennessee Governor That Hand Holding, Hugging and Cuddling Is Not A Crime. SIGN NOW!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tennessee, politics, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', sex education, women, gayrights, hand-holding, hugging, cuddling, kissing, girls, schools, Senate Bill 3310 )

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Tennessee has battled with high teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates for decades, despite its abstinence-based sex education. The old-world and outdated attitude that teenagers will restrain from sexual intercourse if denied education


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Teresa W (782)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:38 am
Noted and signed. Sex may be disgusting, but if it doesn't involve rape, it's not a crime. And the US shouldn't become another Saudi Arabia.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:45 am
Signed, of course. What century are the good folks of Tennessee living in? Unbelievable.

To paraphrase Woody Allen, Teresa, sex may be disgusting, but only if it's done right.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:48 am
Me again. My mind just went back to a gay friend of mine who told me that his partner is a nervous flyer, but they're too embarrassed to hold hand on take off and landing.

Isn't it a terrible reflection of a society that someone can't try and help their partner simply by holding their hand to comfort them?

Jim J (203)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:49 am
Well Roger you just quote a very great man! I cannot currently send a star to you because I have done so within the last week.

Voicila G (172)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:53 am
Signed, thank you!

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:58 am

divergent r (309)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:58 am
signed. why are we going backwards in prudish pursuit of innocence lost for good.?
stupid people making even stupider laws.

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:00 am
................ UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then someone says that WE HAVE PROBLEMS in ITALY as we have the Vatican......

and that ITALY is in MEDIOEVAL TIMES!!!!!!!!! (????)

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:00 am
noted, signed and shared

Jim J (203)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:06 am
Oh no, Michela, there are also places in America so underdeveloped and mentally backward to make your jaws drop to the floor!

CherAway C (1424)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:14 am

Thnx for posting hun!


Patricia Cannell (818)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:17 am
Signed and noted. Wish I could do more but ignorant people bother me so. Perhaps they will find their way back to the rock from which they have crawled under from.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:34 am

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:51 am
Signed and shared thank you Jim.

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:51 am
signed thank you Jim

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:54 am
Geez, this is ridiculous! What is up with the attack on gay rights?? No marriage, not even hand holding?? Do men in power feel threatened or what? How about any straight guy who thinks up a way to curtail the rights of a homosexual has to attend therapy until they figure out why the straight guy feels the need to control someone else's life.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:08 am

tammy B (52)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:19 am
noted and signed....just nuts is all I have to say

penny C (83)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:34 am
Signed & noted,thanks Jim.

Edwin M (346)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:34 am
Let's hear it for those forward thinking folks that proposed this bill. While they're at it I think they should reintroduce the chastity belt and the colonial Pillory as a deterrent to keep those rascals chaste. Holding hands, why those sexual deviants! (noted and signed, thanks Jim)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:04 am
Noted and signed

Terrie W (798)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:11 am
Signed, noted and posted to FB.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:16 am
Signed & sent. Thank you, Jim. The power of human touch is critical and shouldn't be censored or legislated. This is absolutely unbelievable. "People touch because they must". Very gladly signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:45 am
Clearly, the governor is a horse's a**.

Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:47 am
Signed and noted, thanks.

Emma S (239)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:00 am
Done it! Thank you, Jim!

Jim P (3247)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:19 am
Petition signed.

Promoting and teaching abstinence-only education has been a failed policy for years.
Abstinence only does not work.

Yep, the State of Tennessee gets what they deserve - an abnormally high prenancy rate as
well as higher STD's.

Veto Senate Bill 3310.

Ty, Jim.

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:23 am
Signed and noted, thanks Jim!

michael sullivan (1022)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:27 am
noted and signed -- if more teens were allowed to hold hands, hug, and kiss, maybe they wouldn't feel the overwhelming need to have sex!

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:47 am
Signed. O dont hold hands it might disturbs these kiddie porn watching "law" makers of Tennessee!

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:49 am
Hugs Everyone!!! and cyber holding hands ;D hehe

Penny C (17)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:00 pm

This bill requires that a family life education curriculum, among other things and to the extent that the topic and the manner of communication are age-appropriate:

(1) Exclusively and emphatically promote sexual risk avoidance through abstinence, regardless of a student's current or prior sexual experience;
(2) Encourage sexual health by helping students understand how sexual activity affects the whole person including the physical, social, emotional, psychological, economic and educational consequences of non-marital sexual activity;
(3) Provide factually and medically-accurate information;
(4) Encourage students to communicate with a parent, guardian, or other trusted adult about sex or other risk behaviors;
(5) Address the benefits of raising children within the context of a marital relationship and the unique challenges that single teen parents encounter in relation to educational, psychological, physical, social, legal, and financial factors;
(6) Discuss the interrelationship between teen sexual activity and exposure to other risk behaviors such as smoking, underage drinking, drug use, criminal activity, dating violence, and sexual aggression; and
(7) Educate students on the age of consent, puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases, and the financial and emotional responsibility of raising a child.

Instruction of the family life education curriculum may not:

(1) Promote any gateway sexual activity or health message that encourages students to experiment with non-coital sexual activity;
(2) Provide or distribute materials on school grounds that condone, encourage or promote student sexual activity among unmarried students;
(3) Display or conduct demonstrations with devices manufactured specifically for sexual stimulation; or
(4) Distribute contraception on school property; provided, however, medically-accurate information about contraception and condoms may be provided so long as it is presented in a manner consistent with the provisions described above and clearly informs students that while such methods may reduce the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases or becoming pregnant, only abstinence removes all risk.

Sue McGuey (106)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:02 pm
Noted & signed!~

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:12 pm
noted and signed thnx jim

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:31 pm
signed & noted, thanks

JL A (281)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:34 pm
So sad this governor cannot accept the facts and the data demonstrating his philosophical preference of program type is failing his state and continuing this denial is harming the teens in his state.

Margery Coffey (8)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:35 pm
We have become the land of the absurd.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 12:40 pm
Signed. Thanks

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:05 pm
My sex education course was going down to a neighbouring farm with some friends and watching the barnyard animals. This was in the early 70s in Alabama. We ignored the 'abstinence' lectures and got parents or older siblings to buy rubbers so no-one would get in trouble. Result: fewer hangups about sex and fewer STD and pregnancy problems. Cows & bulls, horses, sheep, pigs, and dogs are better health and sex ed teachers than idiotic abstinence lecturers.

Liliana D (125)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:14 pm
done, thanks

Lisa Neste (202)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:27 pm
Signed, thanks Jim.

Beth M (138)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:45 pm
Oh yeah, abstinence-only always works... Signed & shared on FB.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:46 pm
It's easy to understand the governor's position since all TN citizens were born by immaculate conception.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 1:47 pm

Trudy Killa (125)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:11 pm
Obviously the issues identified in the Family Life curriculum are not discouraging teens from having sex. It is unfortunate that true health/sex education cannot be taught. Come to labor & delivery in the South & see 13 & 14 yr old girls giving birth.They have no concept on the actual process of giving birth but more unfortunately have no idea on how to raise a child. It is usually their mothers that will raise the child while they go on being children. It is a sad situation that could so easily be remedied by providing true, discussion on sexual health which would also include abstinence. But let's not be an ostrich & put our heads in the sand thinking teens will not go beyond that boundry, especially if they have not been taught birth control methods.

Fran F (116)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:32 pm
Unfortunately, this is about what I'd expect from Planet Tennessee (and some other states). A study of the abstinence-only programs promoted by Bush II showed a much higher incidence of pregnancy than comprehensive, unbiased sex education that included birth control. Signed and shared, thanks, Jim.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 2:59 pm
signed/shared thanks Jim.

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:14 pm
Signed. I suggest this governor realize that this is the 21st century and not 16th.

Eternal G (734)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:52 pm
The situation in America is just incomprehensible if one was born and raised in North-Western Europe.

Agnes N (703)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:56 pm
Thanks Jim

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 3:58 pm

Christopher Fowler (82)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:35 pm
Penny C., have you failed to notice that the definitions used within the bill i intentionally vague and creates an air of isolation between students.

How, exactly, does the law define "gateway sexual activity"?
You don't know that, do you? Well neither does anyone else; intentionally vague. This opens the door to some of the most extreme cases of enforcement. It could conceivably be used to even ban such simple and innocent things as school dances.

Think about it.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 4:58 pm
Noted & signed.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 5:21 pm
Signed and Noted.

Tomoko Harris (83)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 5:34 pm
Stupid, stupid! I sign right away and also note!

Pat B (354)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:03 pm
Thanks, Jim. Signed!!!

Melanie Clark (13)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:09 pm
What is wrong with this governor? Is he stupid or something? Seriously, this shouldn't be a top priority in ANY state. It should be getting those teen pregnancies and STD rates down. I think that this governor needs to be more educated than the students.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:47 pm
HUGS to everyone!!!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:50 pm
Noted, signed and promoted (and cuddled!) thank you Vivien

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 6:53 pm
Thank you Jim for this petition. Vivien shared your news in Slavery Today.

Shane C (3)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 7:05 pm
Signed and noted.

When are people going to realize that sexuality is a normal, natural, and beautiful part of human existence? It is not disgusting, immoral, or something to be ashamed of.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:34 pm
Signed and noted.

Brenda Burks (1)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:07 pm
Hopefully the english classes teach the students how to spell JERK!!

Kim O (396)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:27 pm
Signed and noted!! Thanks Jim!

Mary T (178)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 9:38 pm
Thanks Jim I have already signed and shared this.

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:02 pm
What the hell is wrong with these supposedly "Small Government", "Anti-Intrusive Government" Repug/Tea Bagged politicians? Could it be that their small minds are not getting enough oxygen when they switch from their heads being up the ass of Norquist to being up the asses of their Corporate owners.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11:57 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Jim

Ludger W (65)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:00 am
signed, noted, ty

Jessica C (178)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:20 am
Lloyd -- My theory has been that they want to shrink government to the point where it will fit in our bedrooms. Hypocritical [insert expletive here], if you ask me!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:16 am
Signed. Thanks Jim!

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:21 am
Signed,thanks Jim.

Terri Hughes (416)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:31 am
''SIGNED''.....thanks Jim

Margo R (14)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 8:45 am
Signed! If it isn't one thing, it's another. What is wrong with these people?

Gwynethrose F (12)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 11:08 am
Just shakes my head...again, it feels like girls/women are being demonized...what is wrong with this picture?

Robert O (12)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:03 pm
Signed. Thank you Jim.

Gabriela C (105)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:25 pm
i'm speechless ... Noted and signed, thanks Jim.

M B (62)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:29 pm
signed & noted, thanks Jim. The more "in God we trust", the more "ashamed and behind" some people are. There's nothing wrong with "it", it's all in your heads - open up people and start living.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:14 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Jim.

Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:01 pm
Signed. Thanks Jim

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 7:47 am
Maybe they need to get serious about sex education! Welcome to the twenty-first century!
Everyone needs hugs, kisses, and (gasp!) even hand-holding--demonstrations of affection--from family, friends, the family pet!
I think Gov. Haslam is the one in need of an education!--dirty old man!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 8:39 am

Dee C (229)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:28 pm
It's not so much the focus on modesty that bothers me..But the focus on heterosexual marriage as the only acceptable outlet for sexual urges..or that the Heritage Keepers curriculum fails to give students information on safe sex practices or address the needs..or even existence..of LGBT youth..

That is just wrong and so ignorant..

Signed & noted..
Thanks Jim..

alicia m (97)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:56 am
noted, signed, gracias

Margaret K (19)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 1:53 pm
Signed and noted thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:21 pm

Nancy C (806)
Saturday May 19, 2012, 8:50 pm
any updates on this Jim? What a bazaar way to grow up...
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