The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 19, 1987, Image 12

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    The Bryan Rotary Club
Texas A&M University
, 1987
Rudder Auditorium
TAMU Campus
Page 12/The Battalion/Thursday, November 19, 1987
(Continued from page 1)
sertion. “I’m uncertain what a mar
riage certificate does to insure safe
sex,” he said.
“AIDS education is about saving
lives,” he said, “which is of greater
importance than your moral point of
view.” Without that education, sex
ually active teenagers are put at risk,
he said.
Levi encouraged the use of con
doms as an important part of, but
not complete, protection against in
fection with the AIDS virus.
“We want to teach everybody to
take responsibility for their own lives
and to protect themselves,” he said.
“When people come into the pub
lic schools and tell them that sex can
be safe with condoms when teen
agers engage in sex with each other,
they are telling something that just
isn’t true,” she said.
Shelp, however, refuted the idea
that sex education leads to and en
courages promiscuity.
But Schlafly said it is “unhealthy”
to teach children that sex with con
doms is all right, because it promotes
teenage sexual activity and preg
“There’s a motion in some circles
that teaching sex is promoting sex,”
he said. “But it’s teaching how to
protect their (students’) health. We
make a point of telling them the
risks, not to promote sex, but to in
form them of the facts.”
Yet according to constitutional
rights, Schlafly said, giving that in
formation in public schools is mor
ally wrong.
“It’s simply unacceptable,” she
said. “You can’t legitimize promiscu
ity. It’s a violation of the Fin
Amendment constitutional ri[
for those of us who believe thatpit
marital sex is wrong. Our childrt:
have the right to be in a publi
school classroom and be free frot
having some authority figure lei
them that premarital sex is OK.”
Among other topics discusstJ
Shelp said that AIDS presents ab
moral challenge.
“AIDS, misinformation about tin
AIDS virus and fear and prejuditi
toward people with AIDS are beiti
manipulated to advance the ageni
of the political and religious right'
he said.
“The challenge to us all implicit
this observation is whether we willh
misled by the exploitations of tht
ideological right or whether we
meet the challenge of AIDS bydoir.|
what is morally right,” he said.
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gime that oppresses the opposition
by force.
For example, most of Gadhafi’s
involvement in terrorism is in Libya
and also abroad against his opposi
tion. They use terrorism also against
their neighbors. For example, Syria
used to support terrorist groups in
Jordan. To keep Jordan, for exam
ple, from changing its attitude to
ward Israel...
Liberation Organization. But still
Gadhafi supports terrorist groups in
Italy like the famous Red Brigade,
because Italy opposes his ambition in
Northern Africa, in Tunisia and in
By using terrorism all over the
world they found it is a beneficial
way to achieve what they want — un
til recently when the U.S. decided to
in your asumption that.. . destabi
zation in the Middle East isg
the Soviets. As long as there is coo
flict in the Middle East there
good opportunity for the Sovin
Basically all the Soviet Union hast
offer in the world is military
They have little to offer in econona
or social aid.
The Middle East, by the way
They kiss one day and the next
you embrace someone with your left
hand and with your right you’re
stabbing them with a knife. That’s
part of this society .. .
They found out they can gain po
litical achievments by spreading ter
rorism to other countries in the
Western world.
'They kiss one day and the next you embrace someont
with your left hand and with your right you ’re stabbing
them with a knife. That’s part of this society...”
— Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, consul of the Israeli Consulate
in Houston
They have done it for several rea
sons, mainly for their own interests
and to achieve political goals. For ex
ample, Libya has supported in the
past and still supports terrorist
groups in France and Italy, though
both France and Italy are not big
supporters of Israel. So why did
Gadhafi do it? Because France sup
ports forces in Chad, which is south
of Libya, in order to deter Gadhafi
from taking over that state, which he
has tried in the past.
So in retaliation he put pressure
on France by supporting terrorists.
The same with Italy. Italy is a
staunch appeaser of the Palestine
change its attitude toward terrorism
and rather than appeasing these
countries it is willing to use force
against them . . .
Q: Are Israel and some of the
other countries in the area worried
that with Iran’s strategic position
with a border with the Soviet Union,
it could become so destabilized that
it could be an avenue for the Soviet
Union to move into the Middle East?
A: Israel, in a way, is a very unique
country in the Middle East. It’s a
democratic country and the most
stable and the most Westernized so
ciety in the region. But you are right
one of the most important are
from the Soviet perspective. First!
all, it’s very close to the Soviet boi
der. Iran and Turkey haveabordf
with the Soviets and the other
of the Middle East are not far
the Soviet Union.
So I would say that in general,
political settlement with peace oral
political settlement in the Midi
East between Israel and its
bors ... is good for the Wester
world and it’s beneficial for
United States, while destabilizatid
and conflict in the Middle East
favor of the Soviets.
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