Outrage is growing in California against newly approved sex education materials in public schools.
“It’s shocking,” Rebecca Friedrichs, the founder of For Kids & Country, told The Christian Post.
She said one school had 10- and 11-year-old girls participate in a “condom race” in which they ran, in front of male classmates, to be the first to put a condom on a model of an erect adult male penis.
“I always tell people that the scary thing is, I’ll give radio interviews and I can’t even say on the radio things that are being taught in our elementary and middle school classrooms in mixed company. There’s something very wrong there,” she said.
Friedrichs has helped to organize several local and state-wide parent protests against the new materials.
National Catholic Register reports the concerns center around changes approved by the California Board of Education in May. The programs are supposed to comply with the 2015 California Healthy Youth Act, “which mandates the teaching of ‘medically accurate’ and ‘age appropriate’ comprehensive sex education at least once in middle school and once in high school,” according to the report.
Here’s more from the report:
The new framework encourages but does not mandate classroom conversations in sixth grade about masturbation and kindergarten discussions on gender identity.
“[T]he goal is not to cause confusion about the gender of the child but to develop an awareness that other expressions exist,” read the newly approved document. …
Several units cover human sexual and reproductive “body parts.” A lesson on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) notes the selling points of sexual abstinence, but also encourages condom use and regular, confidential testing for sexually active middle-school students and, in doing so, endorsing Planned Parenthood [the largest abortion business in America].
Parents may opt out of their children participating in most of the instruction. The California Catholic Conference has more information about parents’ rights here, and it is working on legislation to better expand parents’ rights in the matter.
Friedrichs and hundreds of other parents said the materials are not age appropriate and they push an agenda on children.
Read the rest at: Sex-Ed