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July 21, 2021 (Family Research Council) – The nation’s eyes are on critical race theory, but just as critical is what’s happening with sex ed. While parents everywhere rise up over the flood of woke curriculum, they’re also getting a good look behind the curtain at what their children are hearing about sex. And it’s just as shocking – if not worse. It’s so graphic, one Minnesota state representative told a reporter, that her colleagues didn't even want to look at the examples on the House floor. “We couldn't show this on the 10 [o’clock] news,” she said, but “we want our fourth-grade children to be looking at it?”
No way, parents are saying. In New York, where one private school is in hot water for showing cartoons about masturbation to first graders, moms and dads are on the warpath. The $55,000-a-year primary school tried to suggest that families had “misinterpreted” the lessons. Don’t worry, Justine Ang Fonte (who was also responsible for the “porn literacy” class that made national headlines) insists. She doesn’t use the word “masturbation” in class, she promises, and her lessons teach kids not to “touch themselves in public.” As if this is somehow a relief to parents who are forking over college-level tuition rates for their six-year-old to learn words like “erection.” “She teaches kids about ‘consent’,” one mom fumed, “yet she has never gotten consent from parents about the sexually explicit, and age-inappropriate material about transgender to first-graders.”
In Chicago, home of the condoms-for-fifth-graders program, school officials insist that the effort is part of combatting racism. Sex education, the district’s Doctor Kenneth Fox argues, is now a matter of “equity and justice.” You just can’t make this stuff up. As a bonus, according to NPR, the book these children get includes full-color illustrations of naked people and sections on sexual orientation.
It’s out of control, Family Watch International’s Sharon Slater said on Friday’s “Washington Watch.” As extreme as Barack Obama’s approach to comprehensive sex education was, this administration is taking the extremism to a new level. We’ve had all of this build up over critical race theory, she agrees, and people are very engaged. And that’s the sort of energy that America needs talking about these unacceptable lessons creeping into our classrooms. Because, as Sharon pointed out, it’s only going to get worse.
“Little known to most parents is under the Obama administration, the U.S. government started spending over a $100 million dollars on comprehensive sexuality education, getting it to your children with your tax dollars. And now under the Biden administration – in fact, just this week – the House Appropriations Committee just approved $130 million dollars for this radical comprehensive sex ed which sexualizes children. We sometimes call it abortion rights, sexual rights, LGBT rights, indoctrination education or sexualization education” – something the American College of Pediatricians calls one of “the greatest assaults on the health and innocence of our children.”
Parents in Russell County, Virginia must have gotten that memo, because late last week they sent a resounding message to state leaders that they won’t tolerate this radicalism. The Commonwealth, which continues to have the most explosive education debate in the country, is the latest to mandate that districts not only throw open their bathroom and locker room doors to both genders, but that teachers and other staff use gender-preferred pronouns. The idea hasn’t gone over so well in the southern part of the state, where 500 people packed into the school board room and demanded an end to the radical LGBT programs trying to infiltrate the state's schools.
“We do not hate transgender people,” one parent insisted. “We do not hate homosexual people. We do not judge them… [T]he problem that we have in the community today is that [it's] being pushed on all of our children.” Another mom threatened to withdraw her son from the school if the policies were adopted. “My son will not be attending [the county] schools,” she vowed. “I will choose to homeschool him if this policy is adopted. It will not be easy to homeschool, as I’m sure it will be very financially tough, but I will stand for what is right.”
Attorney Josh Hetzler, who said his Founding Freedoms Law Center is prepared to sue, says that the entire policy is unconstitutional. Consider the “the likelihood of tangible harms to student’s bodily privacy, safety, and dignity in private spaces,” he argued. “[The] school board simply cannot adopt policies consistent with the existing model policy.”
Unlike northern Virginia, where Loudoun and Fairfax County officials stubbornly refuse to listen to local citizens, Russell’s school board unanimously rejected the rules – despite a threat from the Virginia Department of Education that there will be consequences. So be it, school board member Bob Gibson said. “I was elected by the people of this community, and I intend to stand up to protect every kid and do the will of the people of Russell County – and not that of an overreaching state government,” he said in a statement. “The most important thing we can do is protect every kid and to provide them with a safe and secure place to learn.”
In 2019, LifePetitions launched a similar petition on behalf of Jeff Younger (the father) and his son James, asking for support and for the Texas state authorities to intervene in a unbelievable case in which the Dallas courts keep flip-flopping over which parent has parental rights and, ultimately, whether or not James must be forced to live as a girl and suffer the trauma of so-called gender "transitioning," as his mom believes he is a girl.
Incredibly, we now seem to be back at square one.
Jeff Younger currently has a gag order put on him, which prohibits him to speak out in defense of his son. But, because he has recently decided to ignore that order, to save his son from irreversible surgery, this brave Dad now faces possible arrest.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which does two things: 1) Supports Jeff Younger (again, the Dad) in his fight to save his son, James, from so-called gender "transitioning;" and, 2) Calls on Texas' Attorney General to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Mr. Younger.
CLICK HERE to WATCH the latest LifeSite interview with Jeff Younger. Hear about the latest developments with his son, as well as the real dangers of gender reassignment surgery and other “transititioning” methods.
Currently, even though he shares 50/50 parental rights to James, which has allowed him to stop the chemical castration of his son, Jeff’s ex-wife recently sued to have full parental rights and to "give her sole medical and psychological decision making."
Jeff is also being threatened with jail time from the gag order, which he believes was intentionally done to stop him from helping pass legislation in Texas to ban sex-change surgeries for minors.
Jeff says that the gag order "prohibits me from speaking on all manner of political topics. And I’m not even allowed to tell you in that gag order whether my son’s a boy or girl."
But Jeff is speaking out, no matter what, because of the real danger that his son is in if he undergoes "transition" surgery.
Indeed, so-called gender "transitions" present many unsafe effects, some desired, some undesired, though all dangerous for one's physical and mental health.
Puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones have not been proven safe. For example, the FDA has NOT approved Lupron and GnRH analogues for use in blocking puberty.
Risks associated with these pharmaceuticals include: low bone density, high blood pressure, weight gain, abnormal glucose tolerance, breast cancer, liver disease, thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease.
And, additional risks and potential harms include:
For Males: Stunting of penile and testicular growth, sexual dysfunction, prevention of spermatogenesis, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
For Females: A menopause-like state, blockade of normal breast development, decreased blood flow to vagina and vulva, sexual dysfunction, thinning of vaginal epithelium, vaginal atrophy, prevention of menses/ovulation, and disruption of normal brain and bone development.
In other words, these medications can sterilize and cause medical harm to vulnerable, confused children.
And, the stunning part about this: studies show that 85% of gender confused children eventually become comfortable with the sex of their bodies.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which supports Jeff Younger, a Texas Dad, who is fighting to prevent his son, James, from being "turned into a girl." At the same time, we appeal to Texas State Attorney General, to intervene in this case and quash the gag order against Jeff.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Save James: Father risks arrest to save 9-year-old son from forced gender-transition': https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/save-james-father-risks-arrest-to-save-9-year-old-son-from-forced-gender-transition
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF PUSHING GENDER IDEOLOGY ON CHILDREN:
Many eminent psychiatrists are now speaking against the faulty notion that sex is fluid and a matter of choice. In particular, they are concerned about the welfare of children and young people in this regard.
Dr Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins University, who has researched the occurrence of gender dysphoria for 40 years, has stated that the notion of gender fluidity "is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges". [See more below.]
And, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is definite about the promotion of transgenderism as being harmful public policy:
"Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: 'XY' and 'XX' are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived, either male or female…Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents…” [Read more below.]
Here is what Dr Paul McHugh said on this topic: https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgendered-men-dont-become-women-they-become
This is the ACP statement on Gender Ideology: http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-speaks/position-statements/gender-ideology-harms-children
About the medical risks associated with medical interventions to attempt to change the sex of the body: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2020/01/59422/
About some of the unconscionable practices some medical professionals are engaged in:
If you’re wondering who’s driving these wildly inappropriate sex ed programs, look no farther than Planned Parenthood, Sharon says. “They actually brag about being the largest provider of comprehensive sexuality education or sex education in the United States… And they mostly have a monopoly on all the curriculum that is being ordered through the U.S. government. Those who are getting federal grants, part of that $100 million dollars, they’re usually getting their programs from [Planned Parenthood’s publishing arm called] ETR and Associates.” And incredibly, she explains, they market some of these pornographic curricula as “abstinence education,” when it’s actually a “how-to” book on everything from anal to oral sex.
It’s all a part of their broader marketing plan. Once Planned Parenthood hooks our children on sex, they’ll be able to sell them condoms, contraception, and abortions. “And we would encourage everybody to become a part of the solution and fight this in your state,” Sharon urges.
On her StopCSE.org website, you can find out exactly what’s happening in your state – including where comprehensive sex ed programs are getting federal funding. Click on the USA map, and you’ll see all of your local laws related to parental rights and sex education. Sharon is determined to help parents understand what red flags to look for and how to document things so that when you speak out, you're completely prepared. And as far as she’s concerned, there’s never been a better time than now to stand up and say: not our children. Not on our watch.
Reprinted with permission from Family Research Council