Making Proud Choices! “I was appalled…”

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By Pastor Gordon Cashwell, Without Walls Ministry

Charleston, South Carolina

 

Making Proud ChoicesRecently, I became aware that Charleston County School District is considering offering a sex education course called Making Proud Choices (MPC) in the schools. I am concerned about this because 2 of my 3 girls are in a public middle school, and because I work with youth in “high risk” neighborhoods.

My first contact with MPC was as a pastor. A lady from our church wanted to recruit youth to attend a YWCA MPC seminar at which they would be given $50 gift certificates. After researching and reading some excerpts from the curriculum, I was appalled and I requested that she not recruit from the church youth.

When I discovered that our local school board was considering offering this program (designed for 11-14 year olds), I had to put effort into fighting it. After reading the entire curriculum, I became even more fervent in my protest. The unedited version of MPC contains no instruction on abstinence skills, but it contains plenty of instruction on how to engage in pleasurable sex, how to purchase condoms, the joys of “safe” oral and anal sex, and the proper use of condoms, dental dams, pills, sponges, patches, rings, shots, diaphragms and more.

The question of offering MPC should not even be entertained considering that no consistent school- based studies exist which demonstrate that MPC makes a long- term positive impact. In addition, this curriculum which is posted on Planned Parenthood’s websites was tested on particular races in “at risk” neighborhoods (a racial issue if you ask me).

Most importantly, however, MPC is ILLEGAL in SC.

SC Code of Law Section 59-32-10 states that any sex education offered in public schools must emphasize the benefit and importance of abstinence until marriage, strong family and marriage life, and support the development of responsible personal values and relationships.   It is not to include instruction about sexual activity outside of marriage or practices unrelated to reproduction.

MPC breaks this law.

If you are not convinced, I would challenge you to contact the Charleston County School Board so that you can set up a time to read the original curriculum for yourself.  Here are some sample quotes from the curriculum for our middle schoolers:

  • “Girls who carry condoms are smart, responsible, proud and safe”
  • “Condoms can be fun and pleasurable if you know the skills to make them that way…. Sex can still feel great with condoms. You can also make sex fun with condoms.”
  • “Keep a supply of condoms on hand… Get used to condoms so they are natural and fun.”
  • If erection is lost… “Have partner take off condom, continue playing and stimulating one another, relax and enjoy the fun”.
  • “…do something positive and fun. Go to the store together. Buy lots of brands and colors (of condoms). Plan a special day when you can experiment. Just talking about how you’ll use the condoms can be a turn on.”

 I hope this shocks you into action.

If we do not stand up for our kids, who will?

Making Proud Choices!…Still a Problem for Parents

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By Debbie Jones – Charleston, South Carolina

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Revised version of Making Proud Choices! in Charleston, SC. Page 87

Making Proud Choices! is still under consideration by the Charleston County School District for middle and high school. Over the summer, a group of parents reviewed the revised Making Proud Choices! to determine if there was anything of concern contained in it. 

Public protests forced the proponents of Making Proud Choices! to “sanitize” the Facilitator Manual of some content that parents found vulgar and offensive. While we are sure they did their best, the parents found that the messaging remains the same in the revised version. The DVDs, posters, activities, and student workbooks, and handouts, which will also be used, were not edited and remain the same. 

The parents conclude that Making Proud Choices! is still unacceptable, and even harmful for students. It is the mindset of the authors, proponents, and teachers, who would tell these things to our children that bothers us the most.

WHO thinks that teaching sexual foreplay to adolescents and teens is a smart way to prevent pregnancies and disease?

“Abstinence” should never be taught as “avoiding unprotected sex.”

Any information about sex should stick to the facts as the SC Law instructs. Making Proud Choices! violates the Law by not teaching abstinence from all sexual activity, does not emphasize abstinence until marriage, does not teach the benefits of marriage, and does not inform students about the risks and limitations of contraception.  

Following are some of the comments from parents about their findings:  

  • The lessons are designed to be interactive…Imagine self-conscious adolescents and teens participating in these activities:

    • One lesson has students talking one-on-one to brainstorm endings to these kinds of sentences. “A person can make condoms less awkward by…”

    • In one lesson students have to stand under a sign that says if they agree or disagree about attitude statements such as, “Abstinence is an easy choice to make” and “It would be easy to talk about contraception with my friends including boyfriend/girlfriend.”  What kinds of message does this send to peers?

    • Students brainstorm the names of condom brands and are taught about types and flavors of condoms, including condoms designed for little boys called Easy Rider. (page 87)

    • During the condom practice demonstrations where condoms, lubrication and a penis model are provided to each student pair, the facilitator is supposed to say, “Some religions and individuals do not believe in using condoms. Your beliefs will become an important part of your decision making.” (page 86) Teen sex and how sex and reproduction are  taught is a public health issue, not just a religious issue. 

    • The condom use activities break down natural inhibitions that children have at their age regarding sexual activity. Facilitator note, “There may be lots of giggling and nervous behavior. The participants will have lots of fun.” (page 90)

  • Overall, it [Making Proud Choices! revised version] still just pays lip-service to abstinence.

    • “Marriage” was only mentioned once. “At some point most people transition from abstinence to being sexually active…” [as in marriage] (page 42) This is not true. According to the CDC, most students surveyed nationally (17 and under) have not had sex. Why tell 11-17 year old students that most of their peers will have sex, except to normalize it? 

    • Making Proud Choices! glorifies condom use. One scenario had a girl saying, “I’m glad you agreed to use condoms. I feel like you really care about me.” (page 178)

    • In the lesson on negotiating and refusing sex when you don’t have a condom, one acceptable response was, “Let’s go buy some condoms right now.” None of the responses considered recommitting to abstinence. (page 180)

    • It normalizes sexual behavior for young teens. The Facilitator’s guide discusses the scenario of two 14 year-olds who have been dating for a year and both want to have sex. The ultimate solution is condoms and “Safe Sex.” (page 122) Why are they not told that they are minors incapable of legally consenting to sex with anyone

    • It redefines “intimacy” as just sex. A note to the facilitator says, “Main points to cover: Other things can lead to intimacy and orgasm without risking getting pregnant or infected with an STD or HIV.” (page 124) Sex affects the whole person and should be much more than keeping the genitals safe. 

    • Making Proud Choices! is just a sex program for minors and teens. It teaches how to have sex and how to have protected sex with condoms. It is not about reproduction or how to form a family within marriage. (pages 2, 4, 10, 60-66)

    • Where is the research to support the following statement? Adolescents “struggle with issues of self-esteem, and self-pride. Due to this, it is extremely important that they learn to feel good about themselves and their decision to practice safe sex.” (pages 13, 81 #10)

    • Making Proud Choices! in no way teaches teens the skills to say no to sex, only how to say no to “unprotected sex.” And, it fails to teach students that condoms are not 100% protective. Students should be reminded about this often throughout the course.

    • It fails to teach students that some STDs do not have symptoms. It states that anyone can get STDs, and that condoms are the only way to prevent the transmission of STDs. That is medically inaccurate information. What about abstinence? Students who abstain do not get STDs and several STDs are spread outside the protection of a condom. (pages 73-77)

    • Sexually active teens are not encouraged to return to an abstinent lifestyle. It is assumed that sexually active teens will continue having sex.

    • Redefines what it means to be “Proud and Responsible” within a sexual context, regardless of the values they have learned from their parents. Rationale: “The emphasis on being proud and responsible provides motivation for engaging in health-protective behavior and for encouraging others to do the same.” (page 40)

    • It teaches students to always use condoms when having vaginal, oral, and anal sex. This assumes they will have vaginal, oral and anal sex. Adolescents are concrete in their thinking and take instruction at face value. Therefore, this is not age appropriate. It also normalizes all types of sexual acts.

    • Students are not taught that infatuation and/or sexual activity can affect their judgment. Yet, during the condom lessons they are told, “Refrain from using alcohol or other drugs because they affect your judgment.” (page 92)

    • In the lesson on Risk Behaviors for HIV, students are taught Green Light, Yellow Light, and Red Light activities. The lesson is about HIV transmission, but is that what teens will remember? The immaturity and impulsiveness of adolescents and teens is not considered when labeling sexual behaviors as Yellow Lights. Many teens will take the challenge, take the hit, and might think that these activities are what they can “get away with.” Yellow Light activities are:

      • “Touching your partner’s body parts”

      • “Vaginal sex using a condom”

      • “Oral sex on a female using a dental dam or condom” and

      • “Having sex with only one partner using a condom.” (page 108)

  • In the activity “Condoms are the Proud and Responsible Thing to Do!” students are told that:

    • “If you use condoms, it will be easier to reach your goals and dreams” “You will feel better about yourself (higher self-esteem)” and “You can do more for your family and community.” (page 150) Where is the research to support this? 

    • Students are also told that “Condoms don’t have to be embarrassing if…You have a supply of them ready to use.” (page 150-153)  

    • This lesson is one that was “cleaned up” by the proponents. It use to be called, “How To Make Condoms Fun and Pleasurable!” The verbiage about how condoms can be used as a method of foreplay, sexual fantasy, sexy/sensual, teasing, hiding condoms on your body, and how condoms make erections last longer have been removed. The intent of the revised lesson is the same.

  • None of the material as presented in the videos is age appropriate in my estimation. There seemed to be a nominal suggestion of abstinence, and then immediate reference back to the use of condoms. There was nothing about abstinence until marriage.

    • One of the DVDs to be shown in class describes how to use condoms during sex, by talking about the female’s role, sexual arousal, rolling condom on, intercourse, orgasm, holding onto the rim, removing the condom and relaxation. Videos (visual images) will be remembered longer than words.

    • Another DVD called “Nicole’s Choice” was difficult for me to watch. The video opens and closes with scenes of heavy foreplay and intercourse. There is talk about having unprotected sex. Nicole now wants her partner to use a condom. Another scene shows Nicole at a doctor visit. The doctor talks about STDs, including HPV, prior to the exam. Nicole finds out that she has an STD from a previous boyfriend. Her girlfriend shuns her only to find out that she, too, had sex with that same boy and is infected as well. There is talk about how condoms can be fun by using different kinds of condoms. Abstinence is mentioned at the end, but there seems to be laughing and mocking about it. Then more talk about the pleasures of condoms, putting them on, lubricating, etc. Contracting an STD is no longer the problem. The problem to be solved becomes making sex with condoms fun, so that they will be used. If HPV is the STD contracted, nothing is said about HPV being transmitted skin-to-skin outside of the protection of a condom. Condoms do not make sex 100% safe.

    • A DVD called “Wrap It Up” Teen Condom Use…” revolves around a boy not wanting to use a condom. He says he will protect his partner by “pulling out.” His partner encourages him salaciously by talking about types, colors, flavors of condoms, putting them on, etc. There really is no talk about abstinence as to what it really is, the healthiest choice, but is spoken of by the girl as a THREAT, if the condom is not used. This was terribly disturbing to me.

The revised version of Making Proud Choices! is still unacceptable. It sends unhealthy, even dangerous messages to adolescents and teens about the appropriateness of sexual activity at their age and outside of marriage.

Making Proud Choices! omits “medically accurate information” about the risks and side effects of hormonal contraception and the limitations of condoms. It censors healthy messages such as abstinence and marriage, and promotes sensuality. It teaches immature students how to reach orgasm by using condoms, as part of STD prevention, and it gives students false assurances that if they use condoms, they will have a happy future. Where is the research to support that?

If academic achievement is the goal of our schools, how can students learn anything when the school and students’ minds are saturated with sexual information?

If this concerns you, as it did the parents who spent hours reviewing the revised edition of Making Proud Choices!, contact your School Board Trustees. Consider sending these comments to the Trustees.

Our children deserve better.

Charleston, SC: Bogus CRISIS! in Teen Pregnancy

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Sexual Rights Advocates claim the victory for the lowest teen pregnancy rates in decades. They even claim responsibility for the majority of teens choosing to abstain from sex, yet none of their programs promote sexual abstinence or teach the skills to do so.

In order to keep the media hype going and millions of taxpayer dollars flowing in their direction, these teen sex advocates must claim victory where there is none. They use these bogus claims to convince school districts that all teens will have sex so that they will adopt their Planned Parenthood Sex Programs, exclusively, for middle and high school students.

Teen pregnancy rates have been trending downward for well over two decades. In SC, abstinence-until-marriage education was first funded in 1996 under Welfare Reform. Until then, condoms-only programs were the norm, resulting in skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates. Since 1996, pregnancy rates for teens (15-17) and adolescents (10-14) have dramatically decreased by 60% and 80%, respectively.

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SC 10-14 Preg Rate

Heritage Keepers® is the predominant Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program used in South Carolina schools over the past two decades. It is the only abstinence-until-marriage program in the nation listed by U.S. HHS as an Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.(2012) This list of 35 programs is used by school districts to select sex education programs for their students. 

Independent evaluation of Heritage Keepers® in SC public schools reveals that a year after the program, Heritage Keepers® students initiated sexual activity at a rate that is 67% lower than non-program students.

This evaluation included 2,215 sexually experienced and inexperienced students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade, with 63% of the students African-American.

Heritage Keepers® was shown to be effective across age, gender, and race.

These are amazing behavioral outcomes in the science of teen pregnancy prevention.

In Charleston County, Heritage Keepers® is the only Abstinence-Until-Marriage Education program approved for the public schools, while “safe sex” condom programs are also on the list. When Heritage Keepers® Certified Educators arrive on campus, the sexual climate of the entire school changes. 

Students choosing to abstain feel validated, and those contemplating a return to abstinence are empowered to follow through on their goals.

Pregnancy rates in Charleston have declined even more dramatically than the state, with pregnancy rates for teens (15-17) and adolescents (10-14) decreasing by 72% and 90%, respectively.

Charleston 15-17 Preg Rate

 

Charleston 10-14 Preg Rate

 

 

 

So, is contraception use driving down pregnancy rates? Not according to the most recent CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for SC released in 2014.

According to the YRBS, only 32% of SC high school teens were currently sexually active at the time of the survey. That means that almost 70% of high school teens in SC were not having sex! Who knew?

The survey also showed that there was a:

  • 26% increase (2005-2013) in teens who DID NOT USE a condom during last sexual intercourse.
  • 80% of girls DID NOT USE birth control pills to prevent pregnancy before last sexual intercourse. (UNCHANGED since 1995), and
  • 95% of girls DID NOT USE an IUD before last sexual intercourse.

The YRBS further reveals that between 1995 and 2013 more teens abstained from sexual activity. There was a:

  • 28% decrease in high school teens who have EVER had sex.
  • 49% decrease in 9th grade teens who have EVER had sex.
  • 46% decrease in 4 or more life time partners.
  • 30% decrease in high school teens who are sexually active.

Clearly, contraception is not the only reason that pregnancy rates have decreased, since their use has flat lined. The facts show that sexually active teens are not increasing contraception use! And, more teens are abstaining from sex.

Since “safe sex” condom programs used in SC do not teach teens how to abstain from sexual activity or teach about the benefits of abstinence and marriage, how can they take credit for any increases in abstinent behaviors?

They can’t, but they do!

The complicit media will not report the good news from the YRBS, because it does not fit the Sexual Rights narrative. They continue the drum beat demanding that abstinence-until-marriage education programs have failed and must be kicked out of schools in favor of Planned Parenthood Sex Programs.

Don’t believe the hype about a teen pregnancy crisis in need of the Planned Parenthood solution.

It is only a distraction to hide the Sexual Rights Agenda, which has nothing to do with health. It has everything to do with recruiting adolescents and teens into a sexual lifestyle that benefits their business model.

It’s all about the money.

 

 

 

Sex Ed Racists and Bigots

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People raised with strong beliefs about certain classes of people, faiths, income or education levels, intelligence, lifestyles, knowledge or ideologies, find it difficult to tolerate other beliefs. Neural pathways develop during early years making it easier to think, accept and act based on their own perspectives.

 

Unless something dramatic happens in their lives, this is their world and life view.

Many Black and White parents in the South taught their children “to not judge others by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Thanks to Dr. King, we saw results from those efforts in Charleston, SC after the tragic slaughter of nine faith leaders at Mother Emanuel AME Church. Much of Charleston’s response was based on looking beyond color to the content of character and understanding that it is the inside of a person that causes evil, not the outside.

Racism and bigotry are learned behaviors.

There is another, more insidious type of racism and bigotry doing great harm to all people and their families. That is the bigotry of low expectations, especially regarding sexual behavior. Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and other Sexual Rights Bigots have targeted children for over 30 years through Comprehensive Health Education. These racists and bigots have specifically targeted Black, and other minority, children by using them to “test” sex programs and then by herding them into those sex programs through public schools.

For decades, these sex programs have taught that most kids their age are having sex, which is a lie, and that they have a right to experience sexual pleasures regardless of the consequences. (Kinsey Sex) As a result, millions suffer and are enslaved to a Master – the Government.

No one escapes this enslavement. Either you are forced to pay for welfare entitlements with your taxes or you must subsist on them. Many do both. Unless new generations learn the life-script for success and self-sufficiency, there will be nothing, but further social decline for our children and grandchildren.

There is simply not enough money in the world to support a welfare system that has more dependents than those paying into it.

Change is not easy. The majority of adults – who have never known a day without birth control, abortion, and STDs and have no idea how to form healthy relationships or make marriages work – are raising children to do the same. Not only are their brains wired, their children’s teachers, also groomed, normalize sex acts as entertainment. Sex is just sex. They cannot imagine a world where sex is meant for life-long marriage, intimacy, and procreation or where healthy married families thrive.

Their world is a complex mix of chaotic families, single parents, divorce, STDs, abortion, infertility, porn, sex trafficking, lack of job skills, poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, life-long dependency on welfare, depression and addictions, and more and more indulgence in sex acts as entertainment to escape their dire reality.

Many so-called “safe sex” programs do not teach children about puberty, conception, or reproduction. And, none teach your child about abstinence until marriage or about the benefits of marriage. They use pregnancy and STD prevention to teach sex acts (tricks), grooming the masses for self-destruction.

The proven, ideal life-script for centuries has been censored in public schools for decades. The benefits of marriage and delaying sex until marriage are barred topics from health and sex classes. Even now that Same Sex Marriage has been legalized in the U.S., these subjects are censored! (This proves that much of the Same Sex Marriage Movement is/was about sexual freedoms, not about so-called equal rights or about family.) Students are not taught how sex leads to pregnancies and babies, and therefore when pregnancies occur, they demand that the baby be eliminated. “I didn’t sign up for this! All I wanted was great sex!” Cohabitation and hook-ups are presented as normal, expected, healthy lifestyle choices, regardless of the impact on children.

There is institutional racism and bigotry within our government and academic bureaucracies to transform all people into sexually dependent minions. This is a bi-partisan issue! Both Republican and Democrat leaders have promoted this agenda in our schools and state agencies since the early 60’s. Federal funding will only pay for the implementation of Planned Parenthood Sex Programs in school districts, eliminating quality Evidence-based Abstinence Until Marriage Education programs from consideration. As a result, Sexperts teach vulnerable adolescents and teens how to perform “fun and pleasurable” sex acts to fit the Planned Parenthood/Sexual Rights narrative that “all teens will have sex,” thus leading them down the dark path towards chaos and welfare dependency.

These racists and bigots discriminate against entire classes of people, based on race, gender, and religion, to push their new world order. They target the most vulnerable when their brains are experiencing rapid growth.

The only solution is for parents to take responsibility for teaching their own children about sex, reproduction, and marriage.

Parents need to opt out (Sample from Defend the Family or write your own) of all classes or programs teaching sexual information and/or that refuse to teach about delaying all sexual activity until marriage, and the benefits of marriage. If the schools will not allow you to sit in on all of the sex classes for your child and allow you to view all DVDs, workbooks, and teacher manuals of a sex program, then we recommend that you opt out. Please, do not blindly turn your child over to the state. You have options.

Parents and their kids can sign up for Evidence-based classes in the community. And, faith leaders can be trained to teach science-based, medically accurate lessons consistent with their faith.

Tell your schools to teach Johnny and Susie to read, write and do math, and leave the sex information to you, the parents! 

Parents looking for help: Sex, Lies and Hook Ups. A Parent’s Guide for Fighting Back

 

 

“Fun and Pleasurable Sex…” Really?

MPC Protest InfoGraphicMaking Proud Choices!, a Sexual Rights curriculum, is listed on the Planned Parenthood website. Making Proud Choices! is under consideration for all schools in Charleston, South Carolina. 

There will be a public hearing August 4th, next Tuesday 9 AM at the District offices 75 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.

We urge parents, faith leaders, and taxpayers to attend this meeting in protest of Making Proud Choices! It sends wrong messages to our children that sex at their age is normal, healthy and safe; that abstinence and “protected sex” are equally protective; and how to have “Fun and Pleasurable Sex” with condoms.

The fact that condoms are not 100% protective against pregnancy and STDs is not taught throughout. Even GAY PRIDE groups are waking up to the fact that the FDA has never approved condoms for anal sex. 

Therefore, Making Proud Choices! may contain medically inaccurate information.

Proponents of Making Proud Choices! from EMPOWERR – MUSC Dept. of Psychiatry, made some changes, but ONLY to the Facilitator Manual. 

If Making Proud Choices! is such a wonderful program, why the need to make any changes to get it into the schools?

After spending hours reviewing the final version of the program content, the obvious intent has not changed. That is, to teach students how to have sex. Refusal skills to abstain from all sexual activity are not taught. Nothing was changed in the DVDs and student workbooks, which contain sexually obscene, graphic, and explicit information about how to use condoms for “fun and pleasurable” sex. 

Do you want Charleston’s middle and high school students to learn about any of the information on this flyer?

Take Action! Making Proud Choices! needs to be BANNED, once and for all, by the Charleston County School Trustees.

  • Read and print the flyer and share it with others.
  • Write the School Trustees and tell them that Making Proud Choices! is not appropriate for Charleston’s adolescents and teens. 
  • Show up at the public hearing on Tuesday, August 4th 9AM at 75 Calhoun Street.

 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

 

“Proud and Responsible” Redefined…Really?

MPC Protest InfoGraphicWhat does “proud” and “responsible” look like in your home? You may be surprised to learn that your child’s sex class teaches that being “proud” and “responsible” has everything to do with their “reproductive rights” to have sex whenever and with whomever they wish.

Plus, with “rights” come “responsibility” and that means making the “proud” decision to use condoms with every act of vaginal, oral and anal sex. Is that what you teach your child about acting “responsibly” and taking “pride” in their in their accomplishments?

(Did you also know that condoms have never ever been FDA approved for oral or anal sex? Yet, sex ed is all about teaching minors, who cannot legally consent to sex, how to have “fun and pleasurable” sex – as long as they use condoms?)

Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of sex ed in America, and their National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education must stop transforming generations into their own image with our tax money.

Making Proud Choices!, listed on the Planned Parenthood website, is a sexually explicit, even erotic, program targeting 11-14 year old minors. SexPerts across the nation say whatever it takes to get into school districts. They claim that Making Proud Choices! is abstinence-based, that anything offensive will be edited, that adaptations are made consistent with local community standards, and that they will even rename the program!

Why make all of these concessions if the original version is so perfect in every way? It isn’t and they know it! None of their “smoke and mirror” promises change the intent of Making Proud Choices!, which is to groom minors for the sex.

Making Proud Choices! teaches minors that they can still be “proud and responsible” while engaging in sexual activity contrary to the standards taught at home, in their churches, and in a healthy society.

What can you do?:

  • Demand that Charleston County School Trustees put Academic Excellence first and protect our children from sex programs like Making Proud Choices!
  • Save a copy of the flyer. Send, post, and print copies for your friends, especially other parents.
  • If you live in Charleston, SC contact the School Trustees and tell them to Vote No! on Making Proud Choices! in our schools.
  • Attend the public hearing on Tuesday, August 4 at 9 AM at the school district to protest Making Proud Choices! Your presence will speak volumes.
  • Speak at the protest for 1-minute, which only allows a few sentences. Make them count.
  • Sign the petition to //www.standunited.org/petition.js“>Stop Planned Parenthood Sex Ed in Charleston, SC TODAY!

Read and print the flyer.  Share it with others.

If you don’t, no one else will.

 

Read previous blog: Abstinence Redefined! Really?

 

“Abstinence” Redefined…Really?

MPC Protest InfoGraphicMost parents, faith leaders, taxpayers, and school board members have no idea what is in the sex programs offered in their schools. They just believe and rubber stamp whatever the SexPerts tell them. This must end. We can no longer hide our heads in the sand or pretend to live in Mayberry.

Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of sex education in America, and their National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education must stop transforming generations into their own image.

Making Proud Choices!, is a vile sex program targeting 11-14 year old minors. SexPerts and their disciples across the nation will say and do anything to get these programs into schools. No amount of editing, adapting, or renaming programs changes the intent, which is to groom kids for the sex.

It isn’t until the actual content of programs like Making Proud Choices! is revealed that one begins to realize how deceived we are. Look at the definition of “abstinence” in this flyer about Making Proud Choices!

“The curriculum is intended to reduce the incidence of unprotected sexual behavior… and help them make a difference in their lives by making proud and intelligent choices about their sexual behavior.” p2

What? Yes!

Once “abstinence” is redefined on page 2 it is then chanted a gazillion times throughout the program to brainwash children. No wonder many adults 40 and under believe that having sex with condoms is equal to abstinence, just more fun!

Read and print the flyer, share it with others.

If you don’t, no one else will.

Charleston Parents Outraged: Making Proud Choices!

AAmind-in-the-gutterWhile children are out of school and many families are away this summer, the Sexual Rights Agenda presses on to advance yet another sex program for approval in our schools. This time, it is Making Proud Choices! which we have covered many times.

Last week, a public hearing was held by the Charleston County School Board to discuss and vote on the adoption of Making Proud Choices! sex education program. Local and state SexPerts packed the room to support their program. These SexPerts included PhDs from Medical University – Department of Psychiatry, Planned Parenthood, New Morning Foundation, ACLU, and other advocates of Sexual Rights indoctrination in public schools.

Only 1-minute speeches were allowed. The SexPerts spouted typical Planned Parenthood/Sexual Rights talking points, revealing that many had never seen the curriculum in question. They accused protestors of “having their heads in the sand” or “living in a bubble,” while they are the ones living in their ivory towers with their minds in the gutter! They claimed that the program teaches abstinence without revealing that abstinence to them has no timeframe and is nothing more than “avoiding unprotected sex.”

The protestors of Making Proud Choices!, many of whom had spent days researching and reviewing the curriculum, voiced factual opposition based on obscene content, violation of SC Law and common decency standards, and a gross lack of any real prevention education. Most of these protestors actually work in the trenches with real people suffering the consequences of our sexualized culture. They have done their homework.

Ironically, the proponents in the school district used the term “Reproductive Health Education,” instead of the oft criticized term “Comprehensive” or “Sex Education.” Ironic because Making Proud Choices! is void of any education about “Reproduction.” Shouldn’t that be basic?  

“Reproductive Health Education” is about Rights, not Reproduction!

Making Proud Choices! does not teach students the skills to avoid sexual activity, nor does it teach them how to form a future healthy family within marriage. The content and activities clearly intend to encourage and normalize sex among and with minors.

We know that kids are targeted every day with porn on the streets and through media, internet, and smart phones. Why do the SexPerts want to reinforce the exploitation and saturate kids’ minds with even more sex in schools? Schools should be a safe zone for academics, not sexual indoctrination. 

These Sexual Rights Advocates cannot seem to get their “minds out of the gutter” as they create future customers for lucrative sex industries.

Thankfully, the Trustees decided to postpone a vote until the next meeting on Tuesday, August 4th at 9 AM at the School District. They had not seen the curriculum either! They requested a final version with all edits and adaptations. We will see if that happens.

Decent citizens of Charleston County need to speak out against Making Proud Choices!, which is targeting 11-14 year old minor children for a Medical University Psychiatry research project.

Email the Charleston County School Trustees and tell them to VOTE NO! to Making Proud Choices!

Go to the meeting on Tuesday, August 4th to protest this porno-graphic program.

Read all of the coverage on Making Proud Choices!

Charleston, SC: Explicit Sex Program on Agenda

Making Proud Choices pictureDo you think your voice matters? Sometimes it doesn’t. After a dozen parents in Charleston County School District testified against Making Proud Choices!, with no one signed-up to speak in favor of it, the Health Advisory Committee (HAC) voted unanimously to send it forward to the Strategic Education Committee (SEC). The HAC did not listen. Their minds were made up, and they like to keep meetings to one-hour.

The SEC meets on Tuesday, July 7 at 9 AM.

However, sometimes your voice does matter, a lot! A similar effort failed in 2013 when one parent asked the 3-Trustees on the SEC to open and read just a few pages of the MPC! curriculum. This happened after the room full of proponents had spoken and assured the SEC that this programs was Evidence-based and essential for Charleston’s children. The Trustees were so stunned and surprised by the pornographic nature of the lessons that they voted to table it immediately.

Now, Making Proud Choices! is back on the agenda.

One parent made the difference two years ago. This time we need many more voices!

The HAC assured us at the last meeting that explicit sexual language and other issues have been edited. Are they admitting that MPC! contains porn? Who edited it? What is their expertise? If their background and bias is in condoms-only, risk reduction sex education, then they are not qualified to evaluate a program for abstinence content. Are we going to let them practice on our children with an unproven sex program?

School districts across the US often claim that curricula will be “edited” to conform with community standards. They will say and do anything to get the grant money promised by the Planned Parenthood Network.

After our team reviewed the so-called edits to MPC!, nothing about our position changed. We had not cherry-pick our objections from the curriculum. We used page numbers and quotes as concrete examples of the underlying problems with this sex program. The assumptions are made that “all kids will have sex” and “there’s nothing we can do to stop them” and “we just have to teach them how to have sex safely.”

MPC! and “Safe Sex” programs are an asinine approach to educating minors about sexual health. Sensible adults and authorities talk to kids about avoiding drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and gangs. And, laws that protect and restrict kids from using these products and participating in dangerous activities are enforced. Yet, when it involves preventing sexual activity and the exploitation of minors, those laws and sensibilities disappear.

It’s as if promoting “safe sex” has become the primary focus of the

Department of Education!

Every teen, regardless of sexual history or sexual orientationdeserves to be taught, and reminded often, about the benefits of abstinence and marriage. People seek to change their behaviors every day. They do this with eating habits, drugs, tobacco, alcohol and their peer groups. Sex programs like MPC! are kin to giving an addict a steady supply of the very substance they are trying to avoid.

Many sexually active teens and adults decide to return to abstinence and wait for life-long commitment, rather than settle for short-term uncommitted relationships. We should do everything we can to promote this kind of mature behavior.

 “Cleaning up” pornographic sex ed is like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig! 

Contact the Charleston County School Trustees and tell them to Vote NO! against Making Proud Choices!

PS: See what happened at a School Board Meeting in Florida! This is so typical!

Now, what will you do? We must stand up. If we don’t, it’s on us.

If we do, it’s on them. 

 

Charleston, SC: Letter Exposing Sex Program Censored!

 censorshipThe Charleston Post and Courier only printed parts of a letter submitted about a recent sex ed meeting where Making Proud Choices! was recommended for the public schools.

See below. The RED is the texts that was censored!

June 2 2015

Last week, [May 21st] the Health Advisory Committee (HAC) for Charleston County School District voted unanimously (9 present out of 13) to recommend Making Proud Choices!, a Safer-Sex program for 11-13 year old middle school minors. This program is promoted and funded by Sexual Rights agencies on the federal and state level.  Abstinence is presented to children as equal to “avoiding unprotected sex.”

A similar action failed 2 years ago when Trustees on the Strategic Education Committee actually read some of the sexually explicit and titillating pages in the curriculum.

However, it made no difference to the HAC that a dozen parents, grandparents, medical and education professionals testified against Making Proud Choices! It made no difference that this program violates SC Law by emphasizing sexual activities, rather than abstinence until marriage. Their main concern was getting out within an hour!

The HAC Chair commented that teens from married families might not need Making Proud Choices!, but teens from single parent, urban families certainly need it. That smacks of profiling, discrimination, and bigotry! Low income African American, Hispanic, and white teens from single parent families deserve to learn the same optimal sexual health message – Abstinence-Until-Marriage – as those teens from married families. No wonder there is a caste system in our culture; the marrieds vs. the unmarrieds.

It is preposterous that the HAC is actually targeting specific groups of children in Charleston to receive sexually explicit condoms-only instruction. Are they also told that they cannot take AP classes or the SAT?  

Making Proud Choices! is a failed condom advocacy program that teaches minors how to have “fun and pleasurable,” “erotic” and “worry free” sex with condoms. Evaluations conducted in 1998, 2010, and 2015 showed “no effect” on condom use by the end of the program and even made things worse!

Just last month, a report on a 3-year project in Texas revealed that more of the 8th grade Making Proud Choices! students had sex for the first time, had sex within 3 months after the program, had unprotected sex, and were less likely to consistently use condoms compared to students taking a regular health program. The Making Proud Choices! students scored higher on knowledge, but were less confident that they could Say NO! to sex. (http://tinyurl.com/nh7vzhd)

Making Proud Choices! will be considered again soon by the Strategic Education Committee consisting of Trustees Chris Collins, Kate Darby and Chris Staubes. Making Proud Choices! needs to be stopped again, because all of our children deserve better than failed sex programs.

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 So, the truth is once again censored. This is why we must get the word out through social media. There is no Freedom of the Press and protecting children is not on their agenda.