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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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David Daleiden Criminal Hearings Halted

The two-week-long preliminary criminal hearings of pro-life investigative journalist David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of The Center for Medical Progress were to begin Monday at the Superior Court in San Francisco. However, in response to a stay issued by the California Supreme Court suspending “all further proceedings,” California Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite vacated the preliminary hearings late in the evening on Good Friday, delaying them indefinitely.

The California Supreme Court will now consider a petition for review filed on April 19 by Merritt’s attorneys contending she was being selectively prosecuted.

The Thomas More Society, which represents Daleiden, was thrilled with the news and will file a second petition for review. Said Thomas More Society President and Chief Counsel Tom Brejcha, “We are grateful for this welcome development and hopeful that the California Supreme Court will choose to hear and decide the extremely critical issue raised in this appeal, namely, whether a prosecutor may exercise his or her powers to enforce the criminal laws on a selective, politically discriminatory basis.”

The proceedings would have determined whether Daleiden and Merritt would stand trial for the 15 felony counts they are currently facing from the state of California for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers discussing the illegal sale of baby body parts in 2015.

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Santa Ana Parents Furious Over New Graphic Sex Ed

Parents of the largely Hispanic community in Santa Ana, Calif., were fuming about the new graphic sex education program that the state Department of Education and many California school districts were implementing without parents’ knowledge or approval.

Some parents only found out about the new curriculum after their children came home talking about an “LGBT fair” where drag artists were giving lessons in properly applying makeup. Others, particularly Spanish-speaking parents, had no idea what was being taught because, contrary to state law, the Santa Ana school district hadn’t made the Spanish materials available.

Many parents were angered not only by the board’s vague and deceptive practices, but also by how dismissive they were of parental concerns. “How can a state that claims to be so much for the rights of immigrants and minorities then ignore our concerns on purpose? They are hypocrites!” said one angry parent. Added Townhall columnist Kira Davis, “They were asking for respect and instead received nothing but contempt and disrespect from the very people they trust to care for the development of their students.”

Also in attendance were ACLU lawyers and several pro-curriculum parents from other districts trying to either scare or drown out the conservative voices.

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California Parents Participate in Sex Ed Sit Out

Informed Parents of California recently mobilized a “Sexxx Ed Sit Out” for parents and students to protest the state’s explicit sexual education program.

An open letter to school principals, lawmakers, and state Department of Education officials written earlier this month by Informed Parents of California reads, “[Children] are instructed in their rights to confidential reproductive health services and directed to local Planned Parenthood clinics for abortion, birth control and STI [sexually transmitted infections] testing without parental notice. Some children have even been prescribed puberty blockers for gender transition, and sadly, parents have been so bullied by social workers they are afraid to speak publicly about it.”

The new curriculum covers topics such as gender identity, contraception, bullying, as well as oral and anal sex techniques.

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CA Governor’s Wife Won’t Go by ‘First Lady’

The wife of newly elected Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom of California is following in her liberal husband’s footsteps by trying to sound inclusive. Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a filmmaker and liberal activist, said she wants to be addressed as the “First Partner” of California instead of the “First Lady.”

This should not be surprising given her role as the founder and CEO of The Representation Project, a group that focuses on “gender stereotypes and social injustices.” Interestingly, though, in trying to be sensitive to the homosexual couple contingent and those who separate gender from their biological sex, Ms. Newsom’s new title seems to fly in the face of the message she conveyed in her 2011 film Miss Representation. The film examined whether media contributes to what she believes is an underrepresentation of women in positions of influence.

Just goes to show how our culture’s gender-neutral agenda not only confuses everyone but also downplays the value and honor of the two sexes.

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