Church gives underage teens ‘qualified for sex’ certificates
TEENAGERS who passed the “Love and Sexuality” course run by the Church of Sweden were given awards. The 14-year-olds got badges and certificates declaring them “qualified for sex”.
The course was run by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU). But vicar Mats-Ola Nylen says that the man who set the thing up hasn’t worked for the RFSU for years. Nylen says:
”Giving 14-year-olds a certificate saying they were ready to ‘shag’ was sending a mixed message. Under Swedish law you don’t have a right to engage in sexual activities until you’re 15.”
Nylen said he had asked to sit in on a session but the organiser said the vicar’s presence would “inhibit” the kids.
The story gets curiouser then the spokeswoman for RFSU, Josefin Morge, tells the Local that his outfit stopped using the sex certificates in 2007. Furthermore, the programme was “not primarily geared at youths”.
So that’s alright, then…