Sex education in today’s schools is nothing like it was when many of us were in school.
Through what is often called comprehensive sex education (CSE), kids are taught age-inappropriate and politicized notions of human sexuality. Kids are shown graphic images at early ages. They are taught a false gender ideology that flies in the face of science and biblical truth. Too often the focus is on teaching kids how to consent to sex, rather than helping them learn about basic biology and how to set healthy boundaries. Sexual delay reduces the physical risks of sex and decreases the number of lifetime partners for an individual. It decreases the risk of STDs and teenage pregnancy. Sexual delay also appears to aid in the permanence of future marriage. (1) Yet the philosophy of the new sex ed is that teaching about the benefits of abstinence is “sex-negative” and CSE aims to be solely “sex-positive”—encouraging any sexual behaviors, at any age, with any number of partners, of any gender.
Planned Parenthood, who performs abortions on 96.9% of their pregnant clients (2) and runs over 200 health centers in 31 states providing hormones to transgender patients, is also the (self-proclaimed) #1 sex educator in America. In its last reporting year, Planned Parenthood reached over 1.1 million through their sex ed programs and over 2.5 million through their digital education sessions and videos. (3)
Clearly, we need to take action to protect our kids.
As we send children back to classrooms this fall, the Center for Childhood Innocence, a collaborative effort between New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and Feed My Sheep Foundation, would like to encourage parents to opt your child out of public school sex ed programs. Write a dated letter to the school clearly stating that you are opting your child out of all sex education activities. Ask that it be shared with any relevant staff and placed in your child’s permanent school record. Ou friends at Liberty Counsel have provided a template letter and general instructions here.
It’s the least we can do to protect kids from Planned Parenthood’s harmful perversions of human sexuality.