Magic forward Jonathan Isaac‏ calls for more abstinence education

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In the NBA lately, most noteworthy political and social stances have been opposition to President Donald Trump.

But Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is taking up another cause.


This is a refreshingly nuanced viewpoint. Isaac makes clear he’s not advocating for abstinence-only education, which studies have shown to be ineffective. He just wants abstinence discussed more prominently among options, which seems far more reasonable.

It’s difficult to remove religion – clearly important to Isaac – from his arguments despite his stated intent of not factoring it. But that doesn’t invalidate his larger points.

I don’t endorse the absolutes Isaac conveys. But I also don’t mind him trying to influence the greater conversation, and I appreciate him speaking his mind.