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Do You Know What They’re Teaching Your Kids?
Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin

Posted on 01/30/2014 2:56:27 PM PST by Kaslin

Imagine your sweet daughter, barely into puberty, coming home from school and showing you a photograph she took with her phone of a sex poster at school; a poster that lists the many ways people “express their sexual feelings," including "grinding," "anal sex", "oral sex", and just about everything else you can think of. And imagine, even further, that the school district representative, when asked about the poster, shrugs and says it is part of a health and science curriculum that “aligns with national standards” of sexuality education.

You’d be right to be mad.

Only this isn’t a thought experiment. This is real life “sex ed” in the heartland of America.

Mark Ellis, a dad whose daughter attends a public middle school within the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas hit the news when he found out the truth about what goes on in America's schools these days. He was shocked at the explicit nature of the school-authorized poster and perplexed by the school’s claim that the school’s sexual education curriculum is meant to promote abstinence. “This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction,” he observed.

He’s right. But, sadly, many of our nation's public schools teach the lurid propaganda every day.

Most sexuality education curriculum materials are designed not to promote abstinence but to encourage children to experiment with sex. Any kind of sex. Programs like the one Mr. Ellis protested present all types of sexual activity as equal and perfectly normal for the youngest of children to engage in, from male-female intercourse to masturbation to homosexual practices.

The reason is quite simple.

For the left, children have a “right” to have sex with no guilt, no consequences, and no commitments. And they are going to teach them how to do it, by golly.

Educators, school boards, and school districts have been snowed by “sex education” experts who peddle the claim that “comprehensive” sex education programs are designed to promote abstinence as much as “safer sex.” They are not. Sprinkling a few words about abstinence into a curriculum loaded with explicit “how to” information is simply a subterfuge. The real agenda is to expose innocent children to sexual practices that they couldn't even imagine at their tender ages without some adult planting the idea into their heads.

It’s deplorable. And it’s time for parents to wake up and fight back, just as Mr. Ellis did in Kansas.

How to Save Your Family: Know and Say No

It’s impossible to protect your child from an explicit or inappropriate curriculum if you don’t know what’s in it. Don’t expect educators to invite you to take sex ed materials home and read them at your leisure. They won’t. In fact they might not want to let you see them at all unless you raise a fuss.

In Hawaii recently, for instance, a state representative tried to obtain a copy of Pono Choices, (not misspelled), a state-approved curriculum designed to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, after a constituent complained about its graphic nature. School officials denied him the opportunity to read through the curriculum, except in their presence—an outrageous violation of his rights as a parent, and a decision he is still fighting. Creators of the curriculum boldly advocate "sexual rights" for children, and they don't want parents to know it.

You can expect to be disgusted and upset if you head to your child's school tomorrow and read over the sex ed materials. And you can expect resistance if you complain or try to pull your child out of the classes. But press on. Ask for the "opt-out" guidelines and know your rights.

Don’t accept vague assurances that such material promotes abstinence—see for yourself whether the program actually promotes sexual practices by children or not. And put yourself in the place of your child as you read the materials. Do you think he can ‘balance’ those messages out with only a few exhortations to abstinence? Is your daughter being placed in a confusing situation when the teachers or guest speakers from Planned Parenthood portray these activities as normal, even if they encourage them to wait until they are “ready"? And make note: Marriage has been tossed out as the proper context for sexual activity in favor of a personally-chosen sense of ‘readiness.’

Be willing to pull your children from a curriculum that damages their innocence and normalizes abnormal and perverted—not to mention unhealthy—sexual activities.

And consider gathering a group of parents who share the same values and are willing to stand up for their rights as parents to protect their own children from adults who don't share their values. It's time to fight back. If you don't stand up and protect your own son or daughter, no one else will either.

Mark Ellis was right to raise his voice in protest—let’s have the courage to do the same for our own children.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: arth; educationandschools; liberalschools

1 posted on 01/30/2014 2:56:27 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“They” are not teaching my children. I am teaching my children. Mrs. Atkinson the science team leader is teaching my children. A handful of Sunday School teachers, all of whom I personally know, are teaching my children. A handful of Scout leaders, all of whom I personally know ... etc., etc.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 2:58:52 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: Kaslin; All

I pretty well know that they’re not teaching the kids the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 3:08:57 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: metmom; wintertime

Here’s another one. Threads like this aren’t even surprising anymore.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 3:12:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Kaslin; Mrs. Don-o
“This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction,” he observed.

Mr. Ellis, you have identified the contemporary sexual agenda in a nutshell. It has nothing to do with abstinence (continence, chastity) and everything to do with the pursuit of genital pleasure by any means with anyone.

It also has nothing to do with sexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction, in this model, is an error. The agenda recognizes reproduction, but only "planned," that is, factory, reproduction. (Hint: you and your daughter are old enough to read Brave New World.)

5 posted on 01/30/2014 3:16:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: Kaslin

Good luck fighting public schools. Yeah, we need them and they shouldn’t be abandoned but damn if I’m going to send my offspring to their indoctrination centers. Until the gubmint, academe and media are back in the hands of citizens, the realistic option is to opt out. Of course, not everyone has the capabilities to keep a parent in the home to teach, but, believe me, where there is a will there is a way.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 3:17:16 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Kaslin
A poster entitled "the many ways to express sexual love"?

Why stop at anal sex on the poster? What about pooping on each other? Or three way donkey sex on film?

I would tell my teenager that this poster was printed by nasty old pedo school admins and counselors. They sit around all day in dark rooms and imagine kids screwing because they are sick losers. And they try and think of new ways to tell kids that it's totally cool and normal, because that's what nasty old pedos do... try and pretend they are normal.

7 posted on 01/30/2014 3:18:57 PM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Tax-chick
Saw this coming over 30 years ago...

All my kids were homeschooled. We let the hard-nosed one go to public middle-school because she was such a PITA about "being with her friends". Within 1 semester she was begging to come back. The racism, bullying, and actual lack of meaningful education is what changed her tune.

Sometimes, they have to figure it out on their own. Be careful what you wish for, it may come true with no returns...

8 posted on 01/30/2014 3:21:23 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Kaslin

Showing explicit sexual material to hormone laden teens is like throwing gasoline on a fire.

It is NOT going to produce abstinence.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:41 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

For me, it’s a question of being free or being controlled. When other parents at church are going ballistic over redistricting, I just smile and shrug.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 3:25:10 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: Kaslin; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

11 posted on 01/30/2014 3:27:48 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Kaslin

We home school and couldn’t be more happy about it.
The government has no business teaching my kids anything.
It’s neither trustworthy or qualified.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 3:36:08 PM PST by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump

Homeschooling came before Public Schools, and people were much more intelligent then, many spoke several languages and that method produced genius that helped create things. This new generation has to do so many re runs on television because creativity has died at the hands of public school.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 4:02:14 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Kaslin

Evil permeates our schools. The queer agenda permeates our schools. The ruling perverts will not be satisfied until all of our young people are acting like barnyard animals. When do we get to take our nation back?


14 posted on 01/30/2014 4:07:44 PM PST by abclily
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To: Kaslin; GeronL

Yea actually I do. Bunch of freaks


15 posted on 01/30/2014 4:38:17 PM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Society still has to deal with all those children who come out of public education. At some point, it will effect us all.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 4:53:05 PM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Kaslin
The leaders on this are SIECUS, GLAAD (the homosexuals), and the NEA.
17 posted on 01/30/2014 5:47:28 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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18 posted on 01/30/2014 5:49:22 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

That poster was tame compared to the stuff they are teaching these days


19 posted on 01/30/2014 5:57:07 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Clump

Yep, glad we’re homeschooling, too.


20 posted on 01/30/2014 6:21:09 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: ReagansShinyHair

I todays world there is no reason why a child should have to be in a brick an morter environment. Our daughter is being cyber schooled at home. Grades are off the charts and her attitude is super! She has been planning for college where a year ago she just wanted to be left alone. Her cousin just opted out of school becasue he was also being bullied. ( His school gave his mother the hardest time for pulling him out... F them!
Every parent needs to pull the kids from traditional schools and get their hard earned taxes paid back to them, not the pedofile school administrators.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 4:51:14 AM PST by msfortyseven
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