There is big trouble in the tiny town of Piney Flats, Tennessee.
Rich Penkoski, a minister and conservative activist, reached out to me the other day after his seven-year-old son came home from school with a provocative flyer.
The flyer, which had been stuffed in his son’s homework folder, invited people to contact an organization for information about free birth control and free family planning information.
“Free birth control and pre-pregnancy services,” declared the flyer from Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps.
“Free birth control including implants, IUDs, pills, condoms, and more,” the flyer promised.
This is small-town Tennessee, folks – not Berkeley, California.
“My reaction was disgust,” Pastor Rich said during an interview on the Todd Starnes Show. “My son is 7-years-old and the last thing I wanted to do was explain to my son what a condom is.”
Pastor Rich said he reached out to the principal at Mary Hughes Elementary School but so far none of his questions have been answered.
“What concerns me the most is the blatant sexualizing of these children,” he said on my radio show. “The complete disregard for parents in how they raise their children. Why does a 7 year old need to know what a condom or IUD is?”
It’s a fair question. So far the principal has not responded. Maybe that’s because the principal – just like the rest of us are just speechless.