Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dr. Janet Smith Draws Crowd of About 200

Last evening Dr. Janet Smith, an internationally know speaker on bioethics and moral theology, spoke to a crowd of about 200 on the campus of Central Michigan University.

The topic of evening's presentation was "Pre-marital sex: for dummies." As she opened her talk she made it clear that she meant the "for dummies" to be for members of her generation, responsible for the sexual revolution of the 60's and 70's.

Dr. Smith proceeded to explain why what she calls "natural sex" (sex between a man and a woman in a permanent committed relationship which is open to having children) is more fulfilling, better for society, and psychologically healthier than sex before marriage.

The captivating presentation was, for the most part, enjoyed by those present and there were a few moments when Dr. Smith's humor drew laughter and applause from the assembly.

It was the second time Dr. Smith has spoken on campus, the first time being the spring of 2006 when she gave her famous "Contraception: Why Not" talk and drew a crowd of 600 - 700. Both speaking engagements have been sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and they plan on having Dr. Smith out again next year.

1 comment:

Trip said...

Dude. Janet Smith is probably the most articulate speaker on contraception I've heard.

Also, if you ever get a chance to hear Fr. Tad Pacholczyk speak don't pass it up. I saw him about a month ago and not only did he keep my attention for the full 2 1/2 hours, he was very humble, gracious, and funny. Plus he's the bomb.