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TBC Staff 5/21/07: "Have sex, do drugs," speaker tells students. "Men with men, women and women, whatever combination you would like." A guest speaker at an assembly at Boulder High School in Colorado has told students as young as 14 to go have sex and use drugs, prompting school officials to say they will investigate.

The instructions came from Joel Becker, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles. "I am going to encourage you to have sex and encourage you to use drugs appropriately," Becker said during his appearance at the school as part of a recent panel sponsored by the University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs.

"Why I am going to take that position is because you are going to do it anyway," he continued. "I think as a psychologist and health educator, it is more important to educate you in a direction that you might actually stick to. So, I am going to stay mostly with the sex side because that is the area I know more about. I want to encourage you to all have healthy, sexual behavior."

Boulder High sophomore Daphne White and her mother, Priscilla White...told board members it's inappropriate for such a message to be delivered by a public school. [Mrs. White]was reading excerpts of the presentation to the board when board President Helayne Jones told her to stop, because the language was inappropriate. "The panel discussion was a completely irresponsible and dangerous invitation to Boulder High students to have sex and take drugs," her daughter, Daphne, told the board.

No student should have been forced to be at that panel discussion, incoming Boulder Valley Supt. Chris King agreed.

[TBC: Too few Christians who are outraged by this event fail to recognize that the view presented by the psychologist represents the amorality (read immorality!) consistent with the concepts of psychological counseling. Psychological training opens the door to that kind of practice under the protection of a license.]