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Friday, May 22, 2009
WND's Unruh Hauls Out the Nazi Smear Again
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily's Bob Unruh has a long history of likening anyone who can be potrayed as opposing homeschooling to Nazis. He does so again in a May 19 WND article by repeatedly noting that restrictions on homeschooling in Germany is "a leftover from its Nazi era" -- even though it's irrelevent to the subject at hand, in this case criticism of mandatory attendance for a "state-run sex education program" for 9- and 10-year-olds. Unruh goes on to refer to the German government's "totalitarian-type ban on homeschooling."

Unruh goes on to attack the sex-ed classes as "indoctrination" and baselessly asserted that the classes taught "that if something feels good sexually, then it is acceptable to do it." Unruh cites an action filed by the right-wing (though of course he doesn't call it that) Alliance Defense Fund as support for the claim -- but that claim comes straight from an ADF press release. Unruh demonstrates no evidence that he contacted German school officials for their views on the case, let alone details about the curriculum in question.

Unruh also fails to mention the efficacy of sex education in Germany, which most other reporters would consider to be relevant to the issue at hand. In the 1990s, the rate of both birth and abortion for girls age 15-19 was much lower than that of the United States. It seems that the ADF is opposing a program that works quite well -- something Unruh fails to relate to his readers.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:51 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, May 22, 2009 3:21 PM EDT

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