The California Department of Education will adopt a new K-12 health curriculum framework, which will radically transform the way public school students are indoctrinated to think about gender and sexuality. This written set of goals and objectives, revamped in light of the state’s new LGBT affirming sex education law (the Healthy Youth Act), will guide curriculum development over the next decade.
For children of Christian/Catholic/Jewish/Muslim/LDS and other conservative minded parents, many of these new health lessons will contradict the values being taught at home.
Religious values such as marital fidelity, abstinence outside of marriage and celebrating differences between male and female come under subtle (and not so subtle) attack. For instance, students are taught about types of abuse they should avoid, which may be “emotional, physical, sexual or spiritual.”
Examples of religious abuse include,
- Forcing others to adhere to rigid gender roles.
- Not allowing a partner to do things they enjoy.
- Imply that students should have only one sex partner at a time — “Some students may be non-monogamous and the term “partner(s)” may also be used to be more inclusive.” [Please be aware the SINGLE GREATEST RISK for contracting sexually transmitted infections is NUMBER OF LIFETIME PARTNERS.]
High school teachers have been encouraged to invite abortion providers to the classroom, the new framework now encourages middle school teachers to do the same. “Guest speakers from your local public health department sexual health clinic, or local nonprofit organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, may have well-informed sexual health educators and age-appropriate materials to support comprehensive sexual health education.”They suggest inviting not just abortion providers as guest speakers, but also “adults who identify as transgender.”
The framework promotes the anti-science perspective about male and female reproductive organs. It states, “Grown-ups look at a baby’s body when they are born and make a guess. This is the sex assigned at birth: male or female. (Sometimes people get this confused with gender. But gender is much more than the body you were born with.)”
The framework states: “When providing instruction on sexual and reproductive organs, teachers can introduce the concept that gender does not always match the sexual and reproductive organs described. For example, teachers may share, “In the classroom, we may use the term ‘female reproductive organs’ but some people who identify as male have these organs. The actual anatomical name for organs is utilized.”
High school students will be introduced to sexual terms such as polysexual, pansexual, and asexual.
While these new gender lessons start in kindergarten, they are reinforced in every grade. The entire proposed K-12 health curriculum framework includes 842 mentions of the words “sex,” “sexual,” and “sexuality; 239 mention of “gender,” and mentions “abstinence” only 2 times in the entire 1,000-page health framework.
The deadline for public comments was January 7th, 2019. This framework is expected to be adopted into California public schools, beginning in Fall 2019. You can address general comments to email@example.com.
Final adoption of the health education framework by the State Board of Education is scheduled for Sept 2019. You can read the entire framework here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/