California’s LGBT-Laced Sex Education Curriculum Sparks Debate

The California Department of Education approved a sex education curriculum for K-12 that further supports the LGBT sexual agenda.

In an official statement, California’s DOE tried to justify the program on moral grounds by suggesting that it is about “dispelling myths, breaking down stereotypes, and linking students to resources [that] can help prevent bullying, self-harm, feelings of hopelessness, and serious considerations of suicide.”

In reality, however, the curriculum teaches that even kindergarten-age children can identify as transgender, that masturbation is normal for middle-schoolers, and that the biological male-female sex binary should be challenged. Plus, students are not allowed to opt-out of any lessons that explain “gender identity” or cover discrimination against LGBT people.

Fortunately, there has been pushback. In Sacramento, during a public hearing on the curriculum, 200 protesters rallied outside. Patricia Reyes, mother of six, said, “It’s just scary what they are going to be teaching. It’s pornography. If this continues, I’m not sending them to school.” Opposition from parents and several organizations led to the removal of five books, one of which was recommended for transitional kindergarten through third-grade students that showed cartoon illustrations of male and female body parts and described the sex act. Another book for high schoolers on the original list described anal sex and bondage.

In the 12,000-student Rocklin School District, parents protested the sex education component that would incorporate the achievements of LGBT-identifying individuals by keeping some 700 students home from school.

“Not everything under the sun needs to be taught to our kids, with no moral judgment,” said Greg Burt, director of the California Family Council.

The final decision on curriculum choices lies with local school districts.

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