Take this gum and share it
Jim Kennedy just noted that a speaker from a fundamentalist Christian group in Montgomery County MD (suburban Washington DC) made an entire health class chew on the same piece of gum.
I want to inform you of an incident that occurred January 8 in your child’s comprehensive health education class. It has been brought to my attention that an outside speaker encouraged students to chew a piece of gum already chewed by other students in the class. I have learned that the intended purpose of this exercise was to demonstrate to students the power of peer pressure and to use it an analogy for transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
I am appalled and aghast…
Oh. My. Gawd.