Those with conservative and traditional views have found the recent infiltration of the liberal agenda into schools teaching young children is disturbing to say the least. While parents also have an influence on their kids and corresponding education, it is undeniable that students grow and develop according to what they are exposed to in school.
Recently, however, several groups of parents throughout the nation determined that the sex education program at their children’s schools were highly inappropriate, almost pornographic. In response, many are pulling their children from school for a day to send a message and to inform other parents who apparently do not know about such sick information being propagated to youth, as “bureaucrats use deceptive means” to otherwise withhold information.
The discussion first gained momentum in Charlotte, North Carolina where a group of parents determined that the sex ed program at their children’s school is “graphic, hedonistic, and ideological under the influence of pro-choice and gay rights groups.”
The concerned parents and guardians are calling the protest the ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’ and will include allowing their children the day off from school on April 23, in an act of protest.
It is also their hope that this will send an important message to school districts that oversee such programs.
In North Carolina, parents from “a dozen other cities in three [counties]” are planning to participate in the demonstration.
It is said to be a “grass-roots effort” and will be led mostly by concerned mothers. One such parent leading the protest, Elizabeth Johnson, calls herself ‘a social conservative activist’ and reports being optimistic about the protest’s effectiveness, as she claims that “most parents wouldn’t ‘stand for the kind of graphic, gender-bending sex ed’ that schools are teaching.”
She continues that many parents are unaware of the type of sex ed program that their child’s school teaches, however, notes that if they did, more parents would plan on participating in the protest.
Hopefully, this gets the word out about the inappropriate programs that parents have a right to know if their children will be exposed to.
However, Johnson speculates that schools are trying to keep parents less informed, “using deceptive means of not informing them what is being taught” for the sole reason of being able to preach their agenda on today’s youth.
She predicts that the protest will grow in size as more parents become knowledgeable about the issue, however, the concern can already be seen throughout the nation and globe. Parents in California, Indiana, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Australia, and Canada have already indicated their interest in participating, appalled at the content that their children would be taught otherwise.
However, parents are not just going to keep their kids from school silently, but each who protests for the Sex Ed Sit Out will send the corresponding schools a letter containing the following message, “explaining the absence”:
“Pornographic sex ed is being implemented across our globe in an attempt to indoctrinate our children with ‘sexual rights.’ This is unacceptable and [I am] joining others both nationally and globally in taking a stand to say ‘enough!’”
While parents protesting against teaching adult sexual content referred to as reproductive education may raise awareness about the issue, it will undoubtedly help to have the support of several national institutions, as it does.
The American Life League, the Family Research Council, and the Liberty Counsel have already noted that they will support the parents on April 23, and beyond.
Also on parents’ side is the petition organization CitizenGO, which has raised over 22,000 signatures supporting the Sex Ed Sit Out.
This is an important issue for the future of the United States where the liberal agenda is being constantly pushed upon children and adults alike. It is not unreasonable for parents to be upset about schools teaching topics during sex ed such as sexual orientation, gender identity, and ‘options’ including abortion in the event of an unplanned pregnancy when they should be discussing more realistic and relevant information including anatomy, sexually transmitted diseases, and abstinence.
However, this is clearly happening, and it is unsurprising that some of the organizations advocating for such curricula include Planned Parenthood and the gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign.
Planned Parenthood’s progressive ‘Get Real’ sex ed curriculum has been met with intense backlash as school districts attempted to adopt it into their schools.
In 2016 in Cumberland County, North Carolina, parents were so outraged that the district was forced to consider another reproductive health program.
Proponents of such liberal curriculum insist that students need a more open-minded sex ed program to become sexually responsible adults. Many also claim that traditional curricula are too heterosexual in nature and must be updated to include all students.
However, it cannot be forgotten and must be noted that these are still children who such groups are trying to push their sexually uninhibited messages on. While it is morally unacceptable on many levels, it in some ways can be even considered child abuse to confuse and manipulate an underage individual in such a way.
For that, the parents and organizations sticking up for the traditional education of America’s children are commended and will hopefully be successful in their mission.