I

“Sex Jeopardy” has been a staple of the freshman experience at Princeton University for a number of years now.  Although the game is not mandatory, freshmen are strongly encouraged to participate.  To be sure, the university is right to be concerned about the sexual health and safety of its students, especially incoming freshmen.  Questions concerning sexually transmitted infections and sexual violence and harassment are certainly warranted.  However, university officials are deceiving themselves if they think Sex Jeopardy educates students in a “value free” and “morally neutral” way, as the game purports to do.  Other categories, such as “Contraception and Birth Control” and “LGBT sex,” suggest that, far from being “morally neutral,” the game reflects and advances a particular (moral) view about sex.  This view is that any sexual behavior (even promiscuous and deviant behavior) is morally innocent and even good so long as precautions are taken to avoid undesired consequences. It is not a matter of sexual health and safety, for example, to know the various functions and flavors of condoms, nor how LGBT individuals behave sexually. And it is doubtful that a student choosing from the “Grab Bag” category would be better equipped to guard his safety (or the safety of the girl he is with) once learning new sex moves and positions.  The fact is that Sex Jeopardy, and other university programs, educates students in sexual liberationist ideals, where anything goes so long as there is consent.  In effect, this only results in more, not fewer, cases of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and emotional distress.  There is nothing “morally neutral” or genuinely “healthy” about it.

Furthermore, think of the young students attending these programs: the Orthodox Jew whose modesty give her reason to cover her elbows and hair; the Muslim girl who also takes care to cover up.  Let’s not forget the many Catholic and Christian students who, far from being ignorant about sex, were raised in households where sex was revered as a beautiful part of the union between husband and wife.  For many of these students, Sex Jeopardy and other university programs offend their sensibilities.  It is an affront to human decency to treat so casually and crudely matters that are respected as being deeply intimate, meaningful, and even holy.

But many within the university community seem quite ignorant of this body of students.  Worldviews that value the institution of marriage as being between a man and a woman, the special role of the family, and premarital abstinence and sexual fidelity are often either not represented or misrepresented.  The fact is, while universities tout neutrality on sexual matters, the notion that premarital abstinence is normal, reasonable, and healthy is entirely foreign.  Take, for example, the final jeopardy question in “Sex Jeopardy,” which asked why someone would choose to be abstinent.  One freshman remembers most of her peers’ answers as referring to problems with self-confidence.  With such a misunderstanding about the arguments in favor of chastity, we cannot be satisfied with mere lip-service to the word “abstinence” in university sexual health programming.  Nor can we be satisfied with the fact that so many young people today are ill-formed and misinformed on the reasons defending the institution of marriage, the special role of the family, and sexual self-restraint.

This is precisely what motivated students at Princeton to speak out on their campus and launch a student group called the Anscombe Society (www.princeton.edu/~anscombe), through which they have been working with university administrators and staff to reform sexual health programming.  These students do not seek special treatment for themselves and their values, but are instead committed to establishing a fair and equal platform whereby their reasons for valuing chastity, marriage, and family can be heard and discussed honestly.  Since the group’s founding in 2005, it has hosted over two dozen scholars and professionals for campus-wide lectures, where they discuss marriage, family, and sexuality from a variety of different academic disciplines.  At Harvard, Yale, William & Mary, and Arizona State University too, students who reject the hookup culture and defend chastity and fidelity are making inroads with speakers, lectures, and discussion groups offering an “alternative” voice to the standard “safe sex” programs and hookup mentality.

So, despite the gloomy picture of sexual health programming and campus social life, there is indeed hope.  Students are recognizing that there is more to sex than scary STI statistics, fun “Sex Jeopardy” factoids, and your typical Saturday night hookup.  They are seeking an honest and balanced education in how to make responsible, healthy, reasonable, and moral decisions, and they are respectfully making their voices heard among university administrators so as to benefit the campus community at large.  These students are calling for a new sexual revolution – one that empowers their minds and hearts to love responsibly and authentically.  

Cassandra L. DeBenedetto is an alumna of Princeton University and one of the original founders of the Anscombe Society.  She is now the Executive Director of the Love and Fidelity Network, which equips college students with the arguments, resources, and direction they need to promote the integrity of marriage, family, and sex on their campuses. She can be reached at cdebenedetto@loveandfidelity.org.   Website: www.loveandfidelity.org   

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

.

To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.