'Motivational speaker' at school compares girls to meat
Who is Justin Lookadoo? I’ve never heard of this low-rent “Christian author” and abstinence “educator”. Blender Lisa sent me a link to this article and his web site and clearly Justin is scoping out the bottom-feeder territory. He’s marketing himself as hip and cool and down with today’s students as he explains to them how to control those horny desires by insulting them.
Well, he managed to make the news at Merritt Island High School in Florida when he shared his wisdom with juniors and seniors about the dangers of teen relationships and sex. WFTV has the story and the video.
Students and parents were shocked and outraged when, they said, female students were compared to pieces of meat by a Christian author at a Brevard County high school lecture. A group of students said the speech was biased and made them feel uncomfortable.
Tuesday, the controversy over Monday’s assembly at Merritt Island High School made its way all the way to school district offices. Meanwhile, students were split over the message some said insulted female students with statements like “you can kick my woman…but you can’t kick my dog.”
“[The Christian author said,] ‘Women shouldn’t be surprised, if they dress like a piece of meat, if men want to put them on the barbeque .,'” said student Dana Tarasabage. [He said,] ‘Go out and shop a little longer, there’s more fashions coming out that cover your entire body,'” said student Shivani Patel.
He also suggested that girls are to blame for boys’ adolescent attractions. Are you getting the feeling that Justin has issues? Just wondering.
Guess what? The folks who paid Lookadoo to speak were shocked, shocked that the speech didn’t go over well with the young women in the audience.
“Our intention in this foundation is always to affect the lives of young people in a positive way, to equip them to make wise choices,” said event organizer Janet Shaffer.
Shaffer heads KLD Foundation, the organization that paid for Lookadoo to speak at Merritt Island High School. She admits he’s a bit over the top, but the Foundation believes that drives home the message.
KLD, incidentally, is some sort of religious claptrap org. The Flash-laden web site is so irritating that I couldn’t waste more than 30 seconds on it.
Justin is the author of Extreme Encounters (“Devotionals Dare You To Be Extreme”), and this excerpt will give you more of the “flava” that he brings to his school talks on abstinence.
The night has been perfect. Your guy has been a dream. You are sitting in his car. He kisses you good night, then all of a sudden…he’s all over you.
You are trying to block all the shots. But, is it OK?
You think that maybe you are being too old-fashioned. No way. This guy just doesn’t get it. He is not respecting you, and he for-real isn’t following the Bible.
So guys and girls, remember: Don’t touch it if it ain’t yours, and keep your hands to yourself.
Concerning the things of which you wrote to me: it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1 Corinthians 7:1