By Mary S. McLellan, MS, SRAS ~ Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist
While many parents are glad that their kids are back in school, they worry about what their kids will learn. Will their kids excel in academics and sports? Or, will the Sexual Rights Agenda convince their little girls to become boys?
This year, many states and their school districts across the nation have caved to the US/Planned Parenthood/LGBTQ demands for explicit Sex Ed in all grades. Even Kindergarten students will be taught that gender is fluid and that they can begin the lifelong medical process of transitioning to the opposite gender than they were born. Students will learn that sex is just like brushing teeth; if minors want to engage in sexual activity, they can and should. Sex is a Human Right.
What’s a parent to do?
Find out quickly if your school’s administration pushes the Sexual Rights Agenda. Don’t ignore this. Don’t procrastinate. You must parent your child on sexual issues, or someone else will!
Find Out Your State Law for Sexuality Education Content
What is required in your state or school district? Unfortunately, the information from the US Department of Education is psycho-babble and of little help to parents. For example, Safe Schools – Healthy Schools Initiatives sound really great until one finds out that they are obsessed with promoting sexual deviancy and normalizing sex.
Each state has a Sex Ed Law that should govern what can and cannot be taught in publicly funded education. Often, the Law and the policies conflict, because SexPerts in the system subvert the Law. Find out what the Law is and compare it to your school district’s policies. Law should take precedence over policies.
The best source for information about the LGBTQ/Sex Ed Agenda is found on their advocates’ own websites. LGBTQ/Sex Ed advocates work nonstop to overturn Laws and policies at every level of government and they are very proud of their success. Guttmacher Institute promotes “research” to only support explicit sexuality content aimed at your child. SIECUS (Sexuality Information Education Council of the US) promotes sexually explicit Sex Ed programs and the LGBTQ lifestyle to school districts under the guise of anti-bullying. Both Guttmacher and SIECUS are spinoffs of Planned Parenthood, the largest purveyor of LGBTQ/Sex Ed in the nation. Hundreds of other surrogates may be found at the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education.
Promoting sex to your children is their Bread & Butter!
Parents can find out the type of Sex Ed allowed/not allowed in their state using the following links.
- Guttmacher Institute: Sex and HIV Education – State Laws and Policies (updated August 1, 2016)
- SIECUS: Sexuality Education Activity Across the Country – 2016 State Legislative Round-Up
Guttmacher provides information about parental notification, consent, or Opting-Out. If Sex Ed is taught in your state, find out if teaching about contraception, abstinence, importance of sex only within marriage, sexual orientation, negative outcomes of teen sex, and/or Life Skills are required. If HIV education is mandated, information is available about whether condoms and/or abstinence must be included.
The SIECUS link provides progress updates and future goals on sexual issues in your particular state and legislation in the works.
Read Those Notification and Consent Forms!
By now, parents should have received a stack of papers from their school to read and sign. If not, check your child’s backpack! Read the papers carefully. Some schools may only reveal that your child will receive Sex Ed this year. They may have a fancy name for the program and never tell you the title of the actual curricula used to indoctrinate your child into the world of sexual lifestyles.
Other schools may wait until closer to the time sex classes begin to notify parents. This means that parents only have a week or two to look into the Sex Ed provided and make a decision. This popular tactic puts peer pressure on the parents to just let their child attend the classes to avoid “embarrassment” or “offending” the teacher or school.
Be sure to check the Guttmacher link (above) to find out about the “role of parents.” Most states are only required to notify parents that students will receive sex ed during the school year. They may not need your consent at all. This is how millions of kids are indoctrinated every year.
What Type of Sex Ed Is Taught?
It is important to find out the type of Sex Ed in your school. The information from your school district may be intentionally vague and confusing. Ask to see all curricula including posters, videos, teacher manuals, etc. There should be no hesitation by the administration to show these programs to parents. At the same time, many schools would rather parents Opt-Out than know what is really in the curricula!
Sexual Risk Reduction – Does your school district teach Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) education? SRR is the same as Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and might include a statement or two that abstaining from sexual activity is the only 100% way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. The remaining content in the curricula is about so-called ‘safe sex’ or ‘protected sex.’
Parents beware…Don’t be duped by Sex Ed programs claiming that they are “Abstinence-based” or have an “Abstinence-Approach.” These programs usually spend less than 5% of their content on abstinence and 95% on promoting reasons to have so-called “safe sex.” Many school districts, teachers, and parents are deceived by this type of marketing.
CSE/SRR education cannot claim to prevent pregnancies and STDs, because it does not discourage sex. SRR might reduce the risks. CSE/SRR programs normalize LGBTQ and transgender lifestyles. Check to see if your school provides any of the CSE/SRR programs, (except for Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education,) on this Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs list. If you find a program on this list, check out the research to see if the program even worked to increase condom/contraception use, reduce number of partners, and/or reduced frequency of sex. How long did their results last? Was there any effect at the end of the program? How many studies were done and what were the sample sizes? Was the program evaluated in a school setting or in a community/after school setting? You may be shocked at what you learn.
Sexual Risk Avoidance – Some states mandate or at least allow schools to offer a separate course on Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) or Abstinence Education. SRA/Abstinence Education is a public health approach that advocates teaching all students, regardless of sexual history or sexual orientation, the benefits of abstinence, the life skills to avoid sexual risks, and how to plan for their future.
If your school district says that they offer a proven-effective SRA/Abstinence Education curricula, it should be on this Authentic SRA Curricula list. Any SRA/Abstinence Education offered must be taught as a separate course! Otherwise, the medically accurate information and life skills contained will be obscured by the illicit content in CSE/SRR programs intended to entice kids to have sex. Mixed messages do not work for kids!
ExposeSexEdNow ONLY supports the SRA/Abstinence Education Approach. And, Heritage Keepers® is the only Abstinence-Outside-Of-Marriage curricula on both the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and the Authentic SRA Curricula sites. This program should be welcomed in all public schools!
After one year, Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education students
initiated sexual activity at a rate that is 67% lower than students not receiving the program.
Write an Opt-Out Letter, Today!
If SRA/Abstinence Education is not allowed in your school, parents must resist the pressure to conform to the LGBTQ/Sexual Rights Agenda. Seriously consider Opting-Out of all Sex Ed in that school!
Write a standard Opt-Out letter each year. This letter specifies what you, the parent/legal guardian, will allow and/or not allow regarding sexual content taught to your child. Get other parents in the school to do the same. The more parents that will Opt-Out of CSE/SRR education, and all sexually explicit content in any course, the safer your child will be.
Opt-out letters can be as simple or detailed as you want. Some excellent examples of opt-out letters can be found at these sites:
- The Thomas More Law Center – Student Privacy Protection Opt-Out Request
- NYC Parents’ Choice Coalition
- Parents’ Rights in Education
Experience has taught us that Opt-Out letters need to include the following to be effective:
- Ask for a written response by a defined date indicating that the administration received and agrees to your requests
- Address your letter to the Superintendent and copy all members of the School Board and principal
- Send letters by registered mail so that you have a signed confirmation that it was received
- Keep a dated and signed copy each year
If all else fails to reveal the true intent of your school’s administration, ask to sit in on Sex Ed classes BEFORE you will allow your child to participate. Don’t let anyone tell you that they are the experts and “not to worry!”
If your school’s administration “drank the LGBTQ/Transgender Kool-Aid,” you may need to seriously consider Opting-Out of all public schools in your state.
It is up to you to protect your children.
No one cares more about your children than you do!