Parents in Lafayette, California were rightly shocked to discover that Sex Education classes at Acalanes High School are being taught not by qualified, certified teachers, but by activists from Planned Parenthood.
Take a moment to ponder that. An organization that supports itself through the promiscuity of young people is actively working in schools to encourage promiscuity. It's like having a tobacco company representative lecturing about tobacco in Health class.
If you're imagining a routine, clinical explanation of the biology behind human reproduction (something Leftists always claim is the heart of Sex Ed), you're wrong. This program isn't just teaching how the body works, or even simply how to avoid pregnancy. This is essentially a "how to" seminar for high school freshmen. The Contra Costa Times reports:
At issue are two handouts parents say violate the California Education Code. One is a checklist entitled "Sex check! Are you ready for sex," which lists physical, emotional and relationship questions to consider before having sex. Included are phrases like, "I know when my body is sexually aroused," and "I can tell my partner what feels good."
The same checklist also asks students if they have lube and condoms handy. Yep. When these people encourage children to be "ready" before having sex, they don't mean that the kids should understand the emotional, financial, and moral consequences of sex. They mean the kids should stock up on the good stuff, and then go for it.
The class's discussion of pregnancy options covers abortion in great detail. There appears to be no mention of such radical notions as avoiding pregnancy by, ya know, NOT having sex in the first place. Nor does there seem to be any mention of taking responsibility for conceiving a child by allowing the child to live.
About 100 parents have signed a petition asking to review Planned Parenthood's materials before they are foisted upon their children.
Robin Longchamps, a parent of a freshman at Acalanes and an early requester for material about the class, said, "I'm OK with sex education in school. I just want it to be responsible... It's all about disclosure. It's frightening for parents to say yes to something if we don't know what it is."
Liberals are predictably aghast at the notion that parents should be involved in what and when their children learn about sex, but this goes well beyond the usual right of parental involvement. This program is actively putting Planned Parenthood in charge of children's decision making about whether it's appropriate for kids to have sex.
The curriculum goes beyond teaching the kids to use lubricant, though. Students are actively encouraged to question their own "gender identity" and to stop thinking of themselves as male or female, cleverly illustrated by a "Genderbread Person," which is described as "a drawing of a person resembling a gingerbread cookie used to describe how gender is not a two-option concept."
Somebody needs to alert these people that yes, there are two genders: male and female. Certainly there are homosexual men and women, but gender isn't an option; it's something you're born with. "Trans" is not a gender; it's a PC term for a particular form of mental illness. Planned Parenthood thinks it's important to encourage 14 year olds to experiment with different forms of sexuality. After all, you can't pay Planned Parenthood for an abortion if you don't get pregnant, and you can't pay for treatment of STDs if you're not having casual sex.
I don't know who made this stupid decision. I suppose we can just be grateful that NAMBLA didn't return their calls.