Wisc. Attorney Warns of Conflicting Sex Ed Law

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A Wisconsin district attorney is warning teachers in the state they could face criminal charges for showing kids how to use condoms.

A new state law says schools teaching sex education must teach abstinence and safe sex.

District attorney Scott Southworth, a Christian, sent a letter to teachers saying they could face charges for obeying the new law because it is illegal for minors to have sex in Wisconsin.

Southworth told CBN News the new law is a radical mandate that focuses on students having sex for pleasure.

"When we devolve our programming to a point where we're instructing children on how to engage in sex using contraceptives, there's only one purpose for it and that's recreational sex amongst teenagers," he explained. "That's wrong. It's very dangerous for these children emotionally, physically, and mentally, and important in my role as a prosecutor -- it's illegal."

"I don't want to see our students put in that situation," he continued. "Many people are really accusing me of imposing my religious views because I am an evangelical Christian. What's ironic is that my letter didn't contain any religious references... I think that it shows in 2010, even when we are not speaking about our faith, that we as Christians are going to be attacked just because we're Christians. They don't even need a reason any longer to attack us."

Southworth said he's received hate mail and death threats as a result of sending that letter.

"It's very disconcerting to me as a public official, but I'm going to continue to do the right thing," he said.

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