Do you want your kids in “sexual education” classes that promote abortion and homosexuality? If you’re a parent who lives in Orange County, California, you might not have a choice.
The State of California is about to launch a sex-ed program that exposes young children to a long range of sexually explicit content.
In 2015, California enacted the California Healthy Youth Act, which implemented sexual education in the school systems. The act includes numerous provisions that many would perceive as controversial, including teachings on abortion and homosexuality. The act states that its purpose is to teach students how to develop “healthy attitudes” on “gender [and] sexual orientation.” The program also teaches students about different contraceptive methods while promoting “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.”
RedState contributor and Orange County resident Kira Davis pointed out that the state will also be circulating a study guide on transgenderism. They are using the transgender children’s book “I am Jazz,” along with a “sexual health toolkit” to teach the students.
The very explicit “sexual health toolkit” comes funded by George Soros-connected Tides Center, and teaches children how to have sex, using objects such as sex toys and anal lubricant. The “toolkit” goes into detail describing things such as “anal intercourse,” “phone sex,” and others as “common sexual behaviors.” It describes abstinence in a negative connotation, explaining that “abstinence” and “virginity” can mean doing a plethora of sexual activities but not having intercourse.
The “sexual health toolkit” also gives children a list of resources, such as Planned Parenthood and Advocates for Youth, a radically pro-homosexual and pro-abortion group.
The California Healthy Youth Act mandates that all students and teachers must use materials that “affirmatively recognize” different sexual orientations, and must “be inclusive of same-sex relationships.” Teachers are required to tell student that gender confusion is not just okay, but normal. The teachers must also explore “the harm of negative gender stereotypes” with their students.
The California Healthy Youth Act also protects parents’ rights to decide whether or not their children are in sex education classes. It states that parents can “excuse their children from participation” and they will not be penalized for it because “parents and guardians have the ultimate responsibility for imparting values regarding human sexuality to their children.”
But officials in Orange County want to change this.
On March 29, Ronald Wenkart, Orange County Department of Education general counsel sent a memo to the Orange County Board of Education stating that students are required to attend the sex education classes.
He argued that the law’s opt-out provision “does not apply to instruction, materials, or programming that discusses gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, relationships, or family and does not discuss human reproductive organs.”
Wenkart adds that even if parents disagree with the sex-ed curriculum, they “may not excuse their children from this instruction.” Instead, if they disagree with certain positions, parents can “advise their children that they disagree” outside of school.
Wenkart cites judicial precedent, claiming that “parents do not have a constitutional right to excuse their children from portions of the school curriculum that they find objectionable.”
Many are outraged by Wenkart’s proclamation. Heidi St. John, an author and speaker who talks about faith, motherhood and homeschooling has spoken out loudly against the memo.
“The Orange County Department of Education feels it is their right to GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO DISAGREE WITH THEM. These are our children! They do not belong to the schools.” she wrote on Facebook.
St. John encouraged California parents and concerned citizens to contact school boards to express their disagreement with the memo. She also told them to contact Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, the law’s author, and tell her that her Act is unconstitutional.
She also urged parents to pull their kids out of schools that are forcing beliefs like homosexuality and abortion on their kids.
As Faithwire has reported, a Sex Ed Sit Out will take place on Monday, April 23. Participating parents in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia will pull their kids from schools to protest the sex-ed programs they find controversial.
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(H/T: Life Site News)