Sexual Rights Agenda: Confuse the Masses

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by Mary McLellan and Robert Swain

Sexual Rights Advocates claim victory for the lowest teen birth rates in decades. But, why are the rates at an all-time low? Is it really due to “safe sex” education in the schools and the push to get all girls on birth control?

Or, are teens making better decisions and refusing to engage in sex, so that they can focus on their future?

It is laughable that Sexual Rights Advocates claim responsibility for the majority of teens delaying sex! Their programs do not teach Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) skills to abstain from sex. In fact, most of their sex programs teach Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) skills to “avoid unprotected sex” and “to enjoy the pleasures of “safe sex.”

How can teens focus on their future in such a sexually charged climate?

The goal of the Sexual Rights Agenda is to confuse the uninformed public. They do this by masking the content of most sex programs, keeping the media hype going, and demanding that hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars continue to flow in their direction.

It is true that teen pregnancy and birth rates are at their lowest in decades. Yet, the Sex Cartels demand that “more taxpayer money is needed, state laws must be changed, and more must be done, because one unplanned pregnancy is just too many.”

This false narrative convinces school districts and legislators that only SRR (“safe sex”) programs will work, because “all teens will have sex.” These programs are pushed by the Sex Cartels, including Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, LGBTQ, Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Advocates for Youth, and the CDC.

However, if one really looks at the data a different narrative emerges. In South Carolina (SC), SRR advocates receive millions in taxpayer dollars annually to expand into more and more schools. And, they claim that they are responsible for the dramatic 68% decrease in pregnancy rates for teens (15-17) and 80% decrease for adolescents (10-14). (SC DHEC 2015)

This decline is not a phenomenon, but consistent with national trends. Plus, the CDC’s YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) for SC reveals that for almost 20-years, most sexually experienced teens have NOT used contraception. They are not practicing “safe-sex.” There has been a:

  •  26% increase (2005-2013) in teens who did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse.
  • 83% of girls did not use birth control pills to prevent pregnancy before last sexual intercourse. (UNCHANGED since 1995)
  • 97% of girls did not use an IUD before last sexual intercourse.

The SC YRBS also reveals that only 32% of high school teens were sexually active at the time of the survey. In addition, there was a:

  • 28% decrease in high school teens who have EVER had sex. (1995-2013)
  • 49% decrease in 9th grade teens who have EVER had sex. (1995-2013)
  • 30% decrease in high school teens who are sexually active. (1995-2013)

In other words, over the past 18 years:

  • Sexually active SC high school teens have not been practicing “safe-sex.” (SRR education has failed in SC for decades and  they don’t want you to know it!)
  • The majority of SC high school teens were not having sex and/or have NEVER had sex!
  • The percentage of sexually experienced high school teens has decreased steadily since 1995.

Most SC students are not duped by the “all teens are having sex, so you better protect yourself” mantras that are chanted in sex classes. Rather, smart teens embrace the SRA (abstinence) messages promoted by their parents, churches, and agencies that teach Evidence-based Abstinence Education.

Teens will live up to high standards! So, we should set high standards for them and for ourselves.

Such progress bodes well for SC, but only if the current trend continues. SRA (abstinence) should be taught as a separate component for all school age children. To omit this vital perspective from schools is censorship.

 

“Safe Sex” education sets our kids up for failure and it defeats the purpose of quality education.

 

 

Parents: Making a Real Difference!

Making a Differnce

A mother in Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston) took the time and effort to read the Making a Difference! sex education curriculum that her child was to receive in middle school. She wrote a very compelling letter to the editor which can be found here:

This mother says that no other reproductive health option was made available. Really?

Making A Difference! does not teach Reproductive Health Education as required by Law.

[If the school district wants a program that completely fulfills the SC Law for middle schools, the Heritage Community Services program, Heritage Keepers, has been approved for at least a decade by Charleston County School District for all middle schools and provides all except contraception for high schools. It is up to the Principal to request Heritage Keepers in a school. Parents need to ask for it by name.]

Making a Difference!, the curriculum exposed in this letter, does not fulfill the Reproductive Health requirements in the State Law, because it does not teach reproduction!!! If it did, by Law, genders would have to separated. They do not separate the boys and girls.

If Making a Difference! were to follow the Law and teach Reproductive Health Education then they have to teach “human physiology, conception, prenatal care and development, childbirth, and postnatal care” and “Abstinence and the risks associated with sexual activity outside of marriage must be strongly emphasized.” They are not teaching reproductive health as required by Law, therefore should not be touted as a reproductive health curriculum.

Teaching Pregnancy Prevention Education in middle schools is not mandated by Law. It is only at the discretion of the school board. Has the CCSD School Board voted to allow Pregnancy Prevention Education in middle schools? When? If so, then they should follow the Law.

Making a Difference! only says it is teaching “Pregnancy Prevention”, so that it can introduce condoms and contraception to middle schools as part of their STD prevention education. Yet, they do not fulfill the Pregnancy Prevention Education component of the Law either!

If it did follow the Law, teacher must:

“(a) stexplain methods of contraception and the risks and benefits of each method. Abortion must not be included as a method of birth control. Instruction explaining the methods of contraception must not be included in any education program for grades kindergarten through fifth. Contraceptive information must be given in the context of future family planning.”ress the importance of abstaining from sexual activity until marriage;
(b) help students develop skills to enable them to resist peer pressure and abstain from sexual activity;
(c) explain methods of contraception and the risks and benefits of each method. Abortion must not be included as a method of birth control. Instruction explaining the methods of contraception must not be included in any education program for grades kindergarten through fifth. Contraceptive information must be given in the context of future family planning.”

Making a Difference only teaches kids how to have fun with condoms by introducing sexual foreplay. They say their “goal” is to prevent the spread of STDs by encouraging kids to use condoms when having sex. Only problem is…it doesn’t work. Many STDs are spread skin to skin, outside the area covered by a condom.

Nothing in the Law requires that skills in sexual activity and sexual stimulation be taught to any school age child. In fact, it is a violation of the law to depict a sexual act.

Making a Difference is in at least 8 SC School Districts: Anderson 3, Barnwell/Blackville-Hilda, Charleston, Dorchester, Horry, Lancaster, Richland 1, and Spartanburg 3.

It targets 11-13 year old minors, who cannot legally consent to sex.

How can this be age appropriate if it breaks the Law?

What happens in sex class, stays in sex class!

middle school kidsWhen parents are told about the sexually explicit content in Sex Ed programs, they are first horrified and then they deny that it is happening in their school.

“If it were happening, I would know about it!” they say.

How would they know?

Who would tell them?

Parents should take responsibility for finding out everything there is to know about the Sex Ed programs in their child’s school. Unless parents spend at least 10 hours reviewing the entire curriculum, research the effectiveness of the program, and sit in on every sex class, they will not fully know the content.

Rather, many parents assume, wrongly, that their school’s Sex Ed classes will teach their children about reproduction, the consequences of sex, and their contraceptive choices for future family planning. Most Sex Ed programs are teaching much, much more than they imagine and leaving out the healthiest option for sexual activity.

Making Proud Choices! is a popular Sex Ed program sweeping the nation. Parents should be very concerned if they have children in public middle schools. This program is anything but Comprehensive because it fails to emphasize the benefits of abstinence and marriage, and encourages sexual activity.

The first class of Making Proud Choices! sets the stage for the rest of the course. Sex teachers facilitate behavioral change with a strategy called Shaping, beginning with our most vulnerable minors. The students are engaged in a fun brainstorming session where they set rules and guidelines that everyone must adhere to. Rules such as showing respect for others opinions, no name-calling, and confidentiality. (pg. 38, 39)

Sound harmless?

Confidentiality is a major rule or guideline that the teacher makes sure is on the list. In order for everyone to feel comfortable sharing personal information during the activities, they must agree:

We will not talk about any personal information we hear in this group with people outside the group.” (pg. 38)

After the teachers have conducted this activity, they praise the class by saying:

“I am excited and feel that we can work well together and respect each other by following our Group Rules. I look forward to working with this group.”  (pg. 39)

As a parent, how does it make you feel to know that the sex teacher is “working with your child?”

This confidentiality requirement is totally inappropriate for minors and sets up barriers between students and their parent or guardian.This is why parents do not know what is being taught! Most minors will not tell their parents what happens in sex class, even if they feel uncomfortable or “weirded out.” They don’t want to be “the one” that breaks the code of silence that the entire class (i.e., the sex teacher) has established.

Other rules are used to control independent thinking students. For example, if a student is brave enough to speak against any content, teen sex, and/or in support of abstinence, they are isolated and shunned until they conform to the group’s rules. (Read: Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.)

And, if a student resists participating in an activity they are “forced” to be the first to role play or read aloud scripted text. (pg. 260-261)

Parents, your children are being groomed for sex!

Sex Ed over the past 2 decades is not about educating kids about reproduction, or emphasizing abstinence, and it has gone far beyond teaching teens about condoms and contraception. It is primarily about seeking sexual pleasures and fun ways to use condoms.

A careful review of Making Proud Choices!, which is being mandated by school districts, reveals that most of the emphasis is on teaching kids as young as 11, how to engage in sexual foreplay as a substitute for intercourse. These minors are also given the “OK” and taught about oral sex using dental dams and flavored lubricants. (Pg. 96, 108, 266)

And, minors are taught how to have pleasurable sex with various brands of condoms to entice them to use them for protection. They are given a list of brands available, such as lubricated, ribbed, flavored, and even the best brand to use for a smaller penis called, Hot Shot. (pg. 88)

Hormonal contraception is primarily back up for when the stimulated couple’s brains shut down and they cannot remember the 10 steps to correctly use a condom, if at all. What if your daughter has not even gone through puberty? Should she be encouraged to take the pill? (pg. 149, 150)

In other words, teen sex is fine as long as it is protected sex.

Unprotected sex is a No! No!

Making Proud Choices! does not teach reproduction, emphasize abstinence, or mention marriage, therefore it is not a Comprehensive program. It is only a “Safer-Sex Approach to Teen Pregnancy, STDs & HIV Prevention,” except… that it is not safe and fails to prevent many pregnancies, STDs & HIV.

Research on Making Proud Choices! has shown that it does not delay sex. Plus, sexually inexperienced students, virgins, are less likely to use condoms when they do have sex. While  sexually experienced minors do use condoms more often, the correct and consistent use was not measured. Sexually inexperienced students, virgins, are less likely to use condoms when they do have sex. (See evaluation on HHS website.) (See also A Lesson from Middle School Sex Class)

Valuable information is censored from our students throughout their middle and high school years. Unless they also receive a separate, proven effective, evidence-based abstinence education program, many of them will grow up not knowing about other realistic options regarding sexual behavior. Many will not know, until it is too late, that credible research has proven there are numerous benefits physically, emotionally, academically, and financially if they choose to abstain from sex at least until they graduate from high school.

Better yet, until marriage.