We as parents regard our children as our most sacred treasures. God has blessed us with our sons and daughters, and given us the privilege to raise them to know, love, and serve the Lord. We are vigilant as parents to protect our children from harm and danger in whatever form it may come. We trust the institutions that we grew up with to help protect the hearts and minds of our children. That includes our schools and their teachers and principals.Sadly, some of our public schools no longer provide a healthy environment for our children that respects the Christian family values and character principles we hold dear. One of the areas of most serious concern is the curriculum in human sexuality taught to our children beginning as early as kindergarten. More and more schools have adopted sex education instructional programs that are based on a sinister social agenda to undermine the moral standards that are central to our Christian faith.
We encourage you to read the following information to learn more about what is being taught to many of our children and grandchildren about sexual behavior and their identity as male and female children of God. We have compared the approach to sex education advocated by groups like Planned Parenthood, and an approach to sex education utilized by a prominent pregnancy resource center in St. Louis called Thrive. After reviewing this information, we hope you will take action to safeguard the precious souls of our children and equip them to discern the truth about God’s plan for their lives as future husbands and wives and fathers and mothers.
The PLANNED PARENTHOOD Approach to Sexuality Education
Indoctrination in Sexual Deviance and Gender Defiance
- Teach students that girls and boys have many similarities and a few differences.
- Teach students beginning in kindergarten in explicit detail about the private body parts of men and women, the specific details of sexual intercourse, and the nature of sexually transmitted diseases
- Teach students about HIV and AIDS.
- Teach students that homosexual attractions are normal and deserve respect
- Teach students that there are different kinds of families
- Teach students that two people of the same gender can live in “loving, lifetime committed relationships”
- Teach students about masturbation, and that it should be done in a private place
- Teach students about different types of “sexual orientation”
- Teach students that bisexuality is normal, and that heterosexuals, homosexuals, lesbians, and bisexuals “are alike in most ways”
- Teach students that biological sex and “gender identity” are two different things–that biological sex is based on one’s genitals and chromosomes, but that “gender identity” is one’s internal sense of being a male, female, or a combination of the two
- Teach students that children may have a mother and father, or two mothers, or two fathers, or “any combination of adults who love and care for them”
- Teach students that homosexuals, lesbians, and bisexuals can establish “lifelong, committed relationships”
- Teach students that women can have an abortion to end a pregnancy, and that abortions are “very safe”
- Teach students of the various sexual practices through which sexually transmitted diseases can be contracted
- Teach students that people do not choose their “sexual orientation,” and that it cannot be changed by therapy or medicine
- Teach students about Internet sites that offer support to homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual individuals
- Teach students that there are a variety of “sexual orientations,” and “gender expressions and identities,” and that all deserve to be shown respect
- Teach students that “transgender” individuals have an internal sense of gender that is different than what society expects of them, and can be found in all cultures and societies
- Teach students that “transgender” individuals have different identities such as “transsexual,” “genderqueer,” “bigendered,” “androgyne,” and “drag king or queen”
- Teach students that “transgender” individuals may take hormones or have surgery to change their bodies “to better match their gender identity.”
- Teach students that “transgender” individuals are mistreated and have support groups where they can be encouraged
- Teach students about anal intercourse as a way to show sexual affection
- Teach students that they can obtain contraceptives without their parents’ permission
- Teach students how to obtain an abortion
- Teach students ways they can avoid contracting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS during vaginal, oral, and anal sex
- Teach students the importance of civil rights for homosexual men and lesbian women
- Teach students that every person has the right to express their “gender identity” and that society should be more accepting of “transgender” individuals
- Teach students that they can have sexual fantasies about “individuals of all genders” and that “erotic movies and photographs” can enhance their sexual fantasies
- Teach students that individuals can respect their religion’s teachings and traditions but decide some teachings “are not personally relevant”
- Teach students that more and more churches are embracing homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and “transgender” lifestyles
- Discuss with students the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual parts of every person
- Teach students about the physical changes that occur in the male and female body during puberty, and the nature of the male and female reproductive systems
- Discuss the life goals and aspirations of students, and how the wrong decisions about risky behaviors can derail those hopes and dreams for their future.
- Discuss the personal problems created by impulsive choices, and by addictions to alcohol, drugs, and sex.
- Teach students that healthy relationships involve mutual respect while staying true to one’s convictions and values
- Teach students how to resist unwelcome peer pressure that takes away their independent choices, and the dangers of social media and sexting activity
- Teach students that sexual activity works best in a committed, long-term, monogamous relationship like marriage, and that the best partners are true friends.
- Teach students that sexual involvement with the wrong person at the wrong time can create difficult lifetime outcomes.
- Teach students that sexual activity with multiple partners increases the likelihood of contracting a sexually transmitted disease
- Discuss with students the process of ovulation, fertilization and the beginning of human life, and the gestational growth and development of an unborn child
- Teach students in specific detail about the types of viral, bacterial, and parasitic sexually transmitted diseases and their symptoms and treatment
- Teach students about the short-term and long-term damaging effects of sexually transmitted diseases on bodily health, future relationships, and future pregnancies
- Teach students about the nature of HIV/AIDS infection and its lethal effect on the human body
- Teach students that use of condoms can reduce but not eliminate the incidence of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and that the only way to ensure prevention of pregnancy and avoid the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases is abstinence
- Discuss with students the short-term and long-term consequences of exchanging personal sexual images on social media and the legal relationship of sexting to child pornography
- Discuss with students how television, movies, music, and social media portray sexual activity in a casual, recreational context without any discussion of the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual harms and risks involved
- Discuss with students how sexual intimacy is not an expression of true love without an enduring commitment to the other person, and that true love respects the personal choices of another person
- Discuss with students the problem of cyberbullying and ways that a person can protect their safety on the Internet
- Discuss with students the crime of sex trafficking and types of predatory behavior
- Discuss with students the importance of setting boundaries in maintaining a person’s self-respect and self-worth.
- Discuss with students how love is not just a feeling and the difference between love and infatuation
- Discuss with students how love is not just strong affection or admiration, but an unselfish and benevolent commitment to the good of another person
- Discuss with students in more detail the many varieties of sexually transmitted diseases and infections and the physical and psychological consequences of contracting them
- Discuss with students the qualities people look for in a relationship-things such as companionship, romance, humor, shared values, someone to confide in
- Discuss with students the importance of honest communication in a dating relationship
- Discuss with students the importance of sharing the expectations and limitations each person has in a relationship
- Discuss with students how it takes time to get to know all the positive and negative qualities about another person
- Discuss with students in further detail the nature and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and infections
- Discuss with students the immediate and lifelong harm these diseases and infections can do a person’s physical and psychological well-being, and that of future marriage partners
It is ever so important that our children and grandchildren have the benefit of accurate information and wise perspectives to make healthy decisions in life. Nowhere is that more important than in their personal growth and development and the relationships they share. Our youth today are bombarded by many false and unhealthy messages about human sexuality and their personal identity. Many of these messages are designed to devalue or destroy the moral values we hold as believers in Jesus Christ and the Truth of God’s Word.God’s divine plan is that marriage and the family be the cornerstone of our human experience. God intended that the gift of sexuality be the genesis for the creation of new souls destined for eternal relationship with Him. Through the pleasurable sexual union of a man and woman, God desired that knowledge of Him and faith in His promises be transferred from generation to generation. God ordained that through reproduction, new names would be added to the Book of Life by receiving the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
You are entitled to know what our public schools are teaching our youth about human sexuality and personal relationships. Are they providing our children with honest information about the serious and fateful consequences of premature sexual activity? Are they explaining to our youth how God wonderfully created men and women to be distinct personalities with different physical and emotional characteristics? Or are they indoctrinating our children with a promiscuous philosophy that encourages immoral and unhealthy behaviors, and promotes confusion about their gender as male and female persons with the unique imprint of their Creator?We encourage you to find out what kind of sex education curriculum is being used in your school district. Are they using the kind of Godless program of sexual licentiousness promoted by Planned Parenthood, or are they using an approach that promotes responsible decision-making like the
Best Choice program offered by Thrive?
Get to know who your school board members are. Find out who is the superintendent of schools in your district. Let them know you support a credible and contemporary sex education program, but not one that stimulates risky and unhealthy behavior and distorts the biological differences between men and women.
Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, April 3rd new members will be elected to the school board in your local school district. Find out which candidates hold respect for Christian values, and support strong character education for our children. Help spread the word to your friends and neighbors about those candidates who care about the consciences of our children, and those who want to corrupt their consciences with disinformation and deception.Pray for our teachers and administrators in our public schools. Pray that they remember the words of former President Abraham Lincoln who stated: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.” Pray that the Spirit of God will be alive in our public schools, so that the coming generations will know the Truth, and the Truth will set them free.