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Conservative Activist Seems To Think Sex Education In Schools Is A Liberal Conspiracy

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MARJORIE HOLSTEN
Marjorie Holsten gives a treat to her pet pig, Taylor Swine, as she campaigns for Rep. Tom Emmer for governor outside the Minneapolis Convention Center at the state Republican Convention Friday, April 30, 2010 in Minneapolis. Holsten made headlines in June 2014, when she expressed that she thinks sex education is a liberal conspiracy. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Conservative activist, lawyer and homeschool teacher Marjorie Holsten recently appeared on radio program “Understanding the Times" where she expressed arguably paranoid thoughts about sex education in America.

While on the radio program this weekend, Holsten told host Jan Markell that she thinks sex education is a plot to increase the number of Democratic voters in America, according to Right Wing Watch. She also tied obscene sex education lessons to the Common Core State Standards, a set of new education benchmarks that have been adopted in more than 40 states.

It should be noted, however, that the Common Core does not provide any standards for sex education, so it is unclear to what she is referring.

“If you go deep down and you connect those dots, you see that when children are desensitized to sexual things, that affects their ability at a later date to bond with a spouse,” Holsten said. “And so if you have somebody who can’t bond, they’re not going to have a stable marriage. When you have unstable, broken households, how do they vote? Democrat. So this has a very evil underlying intent.”

Holsten was not immediately available for comment when contacted by The Huffington Post.

In 2012, Holsten appeared on the "The Daily Show" and shared her preferred method of teaching sex ed. She was on the show to talk about a high school senior who was banned from taking an adult film star to his prom.

“Teenagers have hormones going and it's not appropriate that they see these websites,” Holsten said.

She then went on to say that she taught her kids about sex by having them watch pet guinea pigs have intercourse.

“We started with a guinea big, we had a boy and girl guinea pig that clearly liked each other,” she said. “You really couldn’t see anything because they’re big, furry little fuzzball things. I mean, that’s why there isn’t guinea pig porn movies.”

Holsten has since said she was embarrassed by "The Daily Show" appearance. “They went out of their way to make me look stupid,” Holsten said at a public appearance.

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