Sexlife Journal: from our correspondents - coast to coast
Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. is meeting opposition from the Canadian Council of Law Deans after applying for accreditation with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada for a proposed law school. The Christian university requires students to sign a Community Covenant Agreement which calls for students to “uphold [all persons’] God-given worth from conception to death,” “reserve sexual expressions of intimacy for marriage,” and abstain from “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”
This paper examines the conflicting views regarding childhood and adolescent sexual education and the moral frame works from which they developed. Explored issues include childhood exposure to such contentious topics as homosexuality, masturbation, non coital play and alternative relationship forms and what values, if any, should be stressed. It is argued that only comprehensive sex education fulfills the conditions of a functional morality that allows everyone to lead happy, meaningful and productive lives.