I know there are a lot of Christians who oppose abstinence-only sex-education, but rarely is it ever phrased this honestly (and in a Christian publication, no less!):
… if I were an unmarried Christian considering sex in my intimate relationship, church would not be my go-to place for contraceptive consultation. Information is readily available online, from peers, a doctor, or a local drugstore. By presenting young adults with choices that shut down conversation and relationship (either do it God’s way, or your own way that is so depraved we can’t bear to discuss it respectfully or extensively), churches don’t prevent people from learning about or accessing contraception, nor from having premarital sex… If church support is available only when abstinence is practiced or professed, many will either go elsewhere or feign chastity in order to avoid shame or even expulsion. When unintended pregnancy happens, church may then be far down the list of potentially helpful places to go, and deservedly so.
A lot of that same arguments could be made in regards to the Christian church’s anti-science and anti-gay stances, too. The more church leaders distort scientific truth and treat same-sex relationships as if they’re somehow immoral/evil/wrong, the faster young people are going to leave the church. Kids know better than that. It’s so easy to find the truth these days and the church can’t keep them sheltered forever.