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Posted on 09/22/2016 4:49:38 PM PDT by ebb tide
The Francis Effect: "Catholic" schools and sexual education
A U.S. Catholic bishop has explicitly refused to allow parents to opt their kids out of a diocesan-run schools sex-ed program deemed by parents to be erotic and salacious, calling the program a legitimate requirement for graduation.
Instead of listening to the parents concerns, the bishop has cited the Vaticans newly minted and problematic sex-ed curriculum as a way to evaluate the schools program.
In a letter dated September 2, Bishop David Choby of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, told parents opposing the sex-ed program that while he wholeheartedly support[s] their right as primary educator, nevertheless, when they send their children to school, they no longer exercise that right when it comes to school requirements.
Thus, in choosing Father Ryan High School as the place to engage your son in formal education, you have agreed to observe its legitimate requirements relating to the ultimate goal of your son receiving a diploma from the school, the letter, obtained by LifeSiteNews, states.
But the Catholic Church teaches that the rights of parents over their children is irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others. With respect to sex education, the Church specifically calls it the basic right and duty of parents that must always be carried out under their attentive guidance, whether at home or in educational centers chosen and controlled by them.
We had mandatory sex ed in my catholic grade school.
It was basically a nurse screaming at us for an hour about how horrible venereal diseases were. Of course she was right.
But it was too early in our lives.
A GOOD sex ed course would be most effective at and 15/16.
By sex ed I mean explaining how brutal the emotional and physical devastation can be from having sex at such a young age. The physical being STDs. The emotional not being able to share such a strong (the strongest) bond with someone, only to see them share it with someone else next week.
Can still hear her voice.
I support your rights as parents, except when I dont support your rights as parents.
Note that Mark 7:7-13 shows that Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees and teachers of the law for using the teachings of men to drive a wedge between parents and their children, thus nullifying the commandment to Honor your father and your mother.
Bergoglio is a communist.
The Francis effect produces the communist result.
The parents had better organize and push back on this hard.
Otherwise, pull your kids out. Homeschool. If necessary, put them in the public school. At least, if they get the same type of sex-ed in the public school, it won't be with the disorienting false gloss of Church imprimatur, which is to say, religious hypocrisy.
Shame on Choby.
Bishop Choby was selected in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.
Say it isn't so!
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