Saturday, July 17, 2010

When the government tries to parent...

Recently two American cities have been making headlines for seeking to introduce young students to graphic sexual details under the guise of education. In Provincetown Mass., a policy was recently adopted to distribute condoms to all students regardless of age without parental consent. Meanwhile Helena, Montana has been wrangling over sex ed. curriculum that is almost beyond belief.

Reporting on the controversy, Michael Foust writes:

Among the more controversial elements, the proposal says kindergarteners would learn the "basic reproductive body parts (penis, vagina, breast, nipples, testicles, scrotum, uterus)" and first-graders would learn "human beings can love people of the same gender & people of another gender." Fifth-graders would learn that "sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal penetration" and seventh-graders would learn about Supreme Court opinions on abortion and "reproductive health."

Among the other controversial elements of the Helen, Mont., policy:

-- Kindergarteners would learn "a baby grows in a woman's uterus."

-- Third-graders would learn "the ovary produces eggs and the testicles produce sperm."

-- Fifth-graders would learn that "sexual orientation refers to a person's physical and/or romantic attraction to an individual of the same and/or different gender, and is one part of one's personality."

-- Sixth-graders would learn that "the penis, fingers, tongue or objects" can be used in sex. They would also learn that "gender identity is different from sexual orientation."

-- Beginning with seventh-graders, students would discuss Supreme Court decisions that have given people "the right to make personal decisions concerning sexuality & reproductive health matters, such as abortion, sterilization, and contraception."

-- Ninth-graders would begin learning that "erotic images in art reflect society's views about sexuality & help people understand sexuality."

Read the entire article HERE.

It boggles the mind. But these are the consequences of the government taking on the responsibilities that belong to parents.

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