Making A Difference!, one of the sex education curricula in the news, out of Kansas and South Carolina, plainly states on its cover that it is an “Evidence-Based, Abstinence Approach to Teen Pregnancy, STD and HIV Prevention.”
The authors, Jemmott/Jemmott and their Select Media company, are responsible for this Sexual Foreplay curriculum, as well as, Making Proud Choices!, and Be Proud! Be Responsible!, in school districts across the nation.
The same sexually explicit content found on the Making A Difference! poster can be found in Module 2, pg. 65 of the Facilitator Manual, and similar verbiage is repeated on pg. 149, 150 in Making Proud Choices! and pg. 54 in Be Proud! Be Responsible!
Proponents of Making A Difference! defend its poster by saying that it’s content is taken out of context. So, let’s look at the context. The RATIONALE for this “brainstorming” lesson in Making A Difference! is in a sidebar on page 65 and states:
“Understanding that there are many behaviors that express sexual feelings help participants choose sexual behaviors that do not result in pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection.”
So, 11-13 year old minors are instructed to “choose sexual behaviors” and given a list of options to “brainstorm” about in class with mixed genders present. This lesson is all about introducing and normalizing sex acts to adolescents. As long as the risk of a pregnancy or STD is reduced, the sex act is OK. This is classic condom use and sexual foreplay instruction and it is found in most of the Jemmott/Jemmott and Select Media programs.
Where is the so-called “Abstinence Approach?” It appears to teach kids that, while abstinence is the best choice (disclaimer), PROTECTED SEX is just as safe when it comes to preventing pregnancy and disease.
Is this medically accurate, age appropriate instruction?
If this were in any other setting, there could be criminal charges against the perpetrators for sexual exploitation of minors. As it is, public school districts and their teachers are exempt when instructing your children about sexually explicit subjects under the guise of Pregnancy and STD Prevention.
These types of curricula play with your child’s mind and mold him/her towards sexual exploration. The content also labels mostly innocent behaviors as “sexual” so that the boundaries between nonsexual behaviors gets blurred with sexual foreplay behaviors.
Behaviors such as hugging, talking, saying “I like you,” dancing, holding hands, kissing, caressing, and massage are listed as “sexual behaviors” along with oral sex, sexual fantasy, anal sex, touching each others genitals, vaginal intercourse and grinding.
They are all on the same list.
Adolescents have a difficult time with boundaries, as it is. What are they to think when their teacher states that these innocent behaviors are also “sexual?” Why shouldn’t they “cross the line” into those other more exciting sexual behaviors?” After all, they are all listed as “sexual behaviors.”
Sex education in the schools has been out of bounds for decades and our culture is reflecting it. The Jemmotts, Select Media, and many other authors and publishing/distribution companies have made fortunes with federal CDC HIV funding contracts and by peddling their wares to school districts across the nation.
The federal government and the Planned Parenthood/SIECUS Networks continue to use your tax money to fund and approve these programs and to influence legislation to mandate them in all schools.
It is all about the money. The earlier an adolescent begins to have sex, the more sexual partners they will have, and the more sexual partners they have the more likely they will get pregnant and have an abortion. It is all about the money.
No one cares about your children more than you do. Right? Sexual Climate and Peer Group are significant predictors of teen sexual activity. And, your school may be providing the perfect sexual climate (cesspool) and negative peer pressure to entice and seduce your child and their friends into engaging in sexual behaviors.
Now that you know, what will you do about it?