Sex Education Is Violently Assaulting Children’s Innocence
A cartoon shows a man, wearing nothing but a long trench coat. He is standing in front of two children who stare, horrified, as he opens his coat, exposing himself to them. On the back of his coat is written: “Planned Parenthood school-based sex education program.” “It’s ok,” the man is quoted as saying, “I’m funded by the government.”
Like all good satire, the joke is too true for laughs.
If a man stopped two children on the street and asked them if they knew where to buy condoms and lubricant, or how to perform anal and oral sex on one another and showed them graphic illustrations of those same sex acts, he would rightly be arrested and charged with indecency. But the sad irony is that that same man could be invited by your children’s school into the classroom, to do and say the exact same things, and the government would pay him to do it. They would call it “facts-based” sex education.
You might object that they do it with parents’ permission, so it’s different. Unfortunately, that’s only true some of the time: often, they’ll do it without asking parents’ permission, or even worse, by refusing to inform parents when sex education classes are happening, or to allow them to pull their kids from class during those lessons. Certainly, they’re hoping that most parents won’t look too closely at what they’re teaching.
Sex Ed Sit Out
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the advice world-famous psychologist Jordan Peterson recently gave to parents who are worried that their kids are being taught propaganda in class. “You take your children out of that class,” Peterson said bluntly. “They’re not being educated: they’re being indoctrinated. And there’s absolutely no excuse for it.”
He added: “[I]f you don’t stand up and do something about it, especially when it affects your own family, then all that’s going to happen is that it’s going to continue to spread. If you want to be pushed backwards, then go along with it. But if you don’t, then stop doing it.”
Stop doing it!
That’s exactly what one courageous group of parents is doing by organizing an international “Sex Ed Sit Out” on Monday, April 23 – and they’re already getting tons of interest and media coverage.
They’re urging parents in the U.S., Canada, and Australia to pull their kids out of school on that day in protest against the growing trend of graphic sex-ed curricula, and to let the principals of their school know why. Already over 22,000 parents have signed a petition supporting the effort.
In addition, they are organizing several rallies in various cities – eleven cities at last count. Organizers say the purpose of the event is to send the message that they will not accept pornographic material in sex education classes, won’t “stand by” and let leftist activists set the agenda in education, and won’t let their tax dollars continue to be spent on exposing their kids to smut – to be sexualized and dehumanized by a sex-saturated culture.
And smut it is. Sometimes cleverly disguised smut, dressed up with all sorts of fancy and comforting euphemisms, and presented by “experts” in professional suits and skirts. But smut nevertheless, often of a particularly pernicious kind. Unfortunately, many parents still have no idea how horrific the contents of some sex-ed programs being forcibly pushed on their kids in schools are.
Take the “Welcoming Schools” curriculum, pushed by the extremely well-funded and powerful anti-family Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The deception starts with the very name of the curriculum. The program is clearly not so much about “welcoming,” as about tearing down the moral and ethical barriers that keep your kids safe from the wolves of sexual and emotional exploitation, STDs, unplanned pregnancy, and spiritual death.
One section of the curriculum, aimed at children from kindergarten to grade five, describes how educators should read the book “I Am Jazz,” about a “transgender” girl, to their students. It then provides a variety of activities by which a teacher can train their students to become transgender “allies,” and to “expand” their “perception and understanding of gender.”
Another section of that curriculum introduces young children to a cornucopia of sexually charged and perverse terminology. “LGBTQ Definitions for Children,” featuring a photo of kids that appear to be as young as four or five years old, gives definitions for words like bisexual, genderqueer, gender expansive, lesbian, queer, and transgender.
Systematic Behavioral Modification
What kind of a perverse mind does it take to think that this is what children in the earliest grades need to be thinking or talking about? The most important activity kids this formative age can be doing is play. Kids this age should be listening to fairy tales, learning their letters and numbers, and playing with their friends on the playground.
Instead, the sexual revolutionaries are teaching them to think thoughts they are not remotely equipped to deal with, and to question some of the most fundamental and meaningful structures of the world around them: the family and gender. Imagine how confusing it is for an innocent child of five or six to have to wonder if she’s doing something wrong by calling a girl she just met a “girl!”
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”
— Adolf Hitler
As one of the organizers of the Sex Ed Sit Out said: “We send our kids to school to learn reading and writing and science and history, not how to question whether they really are a boy or a girl.”
Then there’s Planned Parenthood’s “Get Real” program. In that program, kids in grade six through eight are told that feeling “comfortable and ready” is a primary criterion for engaging in sexual activity, introduces oral and anal sex, describes interrupted sex as a form of “abstinence,” tells kids they can get birth control without their parents knowing, mentions sex with multiple partners, and of course directs students to Planned Parenthood’s even more graphic website, where kids can learn about every sexual practice under the sun, and how to get an abortion without their parents finding out.
Lip service is sometimes given to the involvement of parents, but this is undermined every step of the road. Disturbingly, on the page on Planned Parenthood’s site designed to answer teens’ questions about sex, the abortion giant includes a prominent link, with the text: “Worried? Had Unprotected Sex? Chat with a health educator and figure out what to do next.” Even worse, when you click on the page dedicated to the topic of “parental consent” and abortion, the very first sentence tells teens that even if they’re under 18, they might not have to tell their parents.
So this is how it works: The sex educators go into the schools, present graphic details about sex to mixed-sex classes with only a modicum of attention given to the meaning of sex (babies are scarcely ever mentioned, except as an unwanted outcome of sex!); to no one’s surprise, many of those teens (your kids!) promptly leave and decide to try out what they’ve just learned. But Planned Parenthood’s not worried: they’re there to help clean up the mess and make a tidy profit in the process.
It’s a perniciously brilliant business strategy. As one former abortionist put it: “How do you sell an abortion? In the U.S. it’s very simple: You do it through sex education.”
Join the Sex Ed Sit Out
Separating children from their parents is at the heart of the graphic sex-ed strategy and abortion business model. “[W]hy aren’t administrators being transparent with parents about the content of sexuality resources?” asks Elizabeth Johnston, known as the viral blogger “Activism Mommy,” who is also one of the organizers of the Sex Ed Sit Out. “It’s as if they have something to hide. That should frighten parents everywhere.”
The fact is, groups like HRC and Planned Parenthood do have something to hide. So parents: you have a responsibility to educate yourself and to protect your children from predators. There are bona fide perverts who are trying to get access to your children’s classroom, and you should be no more accepting of them there than on the streets.
Many parents feel powerless against a very noisy and well-organized industry, which uses intimidation, corrupt power and our silence to further its toxic agenda. However, you [we] are not alone or powerless! There are many out there like yourself who want to push back against these corrupting forces indoctrinating our children.
So, if you live in any of the three countries participating in the Sex-Ed Sit Out – U.S., Canada, and Australia – I hope that you will consider participating. Look at the list of cities that will be holding rallies and do your best to show up and encourage others to join you.
If we don’t stand up for our children and protect them from the violence being perpetrated against them, who will? They deserve our efforts and sacrifices.
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Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI as its President in August 2011. Father Boquet earned a BA from Saint Joseph Seminary College, a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology, a Certification Program in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and a Master of Science in Bioethics (MSBe) from the University of Mary in Bismarck. In 2018, Father Boquet was awarded an honorary visiting professorship by the Benedict XVI Catholic University in Trujillo, Peru. He is available for interviews and bookings on behalf of HLI by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.