Crosstalk: September 17, 2019
Minnesota is planning to have a statewide rally on the steps of the state capitol this Sunday afternoon in protest of legislation being considered that mandates so-called comprehensive sex education for every child in pre-K through 12th grade. This will take place in public and charter schools all across the state.
Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Michele Lentz. Michelle is the president of the Child Protection League which is committed to promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from exploitation, indoctrination and violence. They educate on issues that threaten the safety of children.
HF-1414 was drafted earlier this year in Minnesota. Michele described this legislation as a mandate on public and charter schools to have comprehensive sex education taught. While this may sound innocent enough on the surface, she noted that this isn’t the human anatomy type of sex-ed classes that those in older generations may have experienced.
The language of what’s being proposed is being promoted by Planned Parenthood, an organization that is a big proponent of sex education. In fact, they boast on their website that they are the largest provider of comprehensive sex education in the state of Minnesota.
On their website, Planned Parenthood has a book as an example of the type of curriculum that they believe is appropriate and meets the standards of HF-1414. The book is called, ‘It’s Perfectly Normal’ and right on the cover it states that it’s for children ages 10 and up. However, Michele communicated that if you took that book to the park and showed it to children, you’d be arrested. So in spite of the fact that the media won’t even show the pictures on television because they violate obscenity standards, Planned Parenthood and those proposing this legislation believe that this is fine for 10 year olds to learn in school.
Because of the anti-bullying and non-discrimination policies that are being imposed upon children, everything has to be proposed as acceptable. So the goal is to teach kids how to consent to sex, to promote multiple sexual orientations and gender identities, get abortion referrals and gender counseling with no parental involvement or notification.
The legislation also refers to a ‘model program.’ The schools are allowed to chose whatever sex-ed curriculum they want as long as it meets the model policy. The problem is, the model policy removes all the natural and protective boundaries for children and teens while encouraging sexual exploitation and doing it in graphic detail.
Review this broadcast and you’ll learn more including:
–Do children have the right to what some might call ‘reproductive justice?’
–Is there an ‘opt-out’ option within HF-1414 for either the schools or parents? –What is SIECUS?
–What is meant by a ‘state approved alternative program?’
Crosstalk callers joined in as well with opinions both pro and con.
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