Religion: Lutherans and Sex

Year ago the United Lutheran Synod of New York considered instituting courses in sex education, "by Christian physicians of both sexes," in its Sunday schools. The Synod shelved the embarrassing question for a twelvemonth. Last week, in its annual convention in Albany, it heard from a Lutheran layman, Dr. G. A. Schnepel, that "sex is as clean as the stars if it is handled right." From a Lutheran pastor, Rev. Paul Andrew Kirsch, it heard that sex education has been "overemphasized and overpublicized." The Synod decided to keep sex out of Sunday School, leave sex education to Lutheran parents.


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