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Ohio Legislators Introduce Pro-Life Curriculum

State legislators in Ohio are fighting the “pro-choice” rhetoric of abortion proponents by introducing the Humanity of the Unborn Child bill.

This bill, if passed, would require Ohio’s department of health and the state board of education to collaborate in the development of curriculum that includes “accurate, scientifically verifiable information” about the stages of fetal development. The state entities would not be allowed to consult with the abortion industry to develop the educational materials. The bill also mandates that the state department of health provide the public with information that demonstrates how abortion kills babies and maintain a list of resources related to pregnancy care centers and adoption resources. Finally, if passed the bill would bar educators from referring students for abortions.

“When we are able to more clearly see the scientific reality of life in the womb, we are also able to understand the brutality and inhumanity of abortion,” Ohio Right to Life legislative affairs director Jessica Warner said when testifying in support of the bill.

Local school boards will have the final say whether they want to use the new curriculum or not.

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California Legislators Call for Mandated LGBT Sensitivity Training for Teachers

California’s State Assembly passed AB 493 with a vote of 61-0 that if it becomes law would mandate every junior high and high school teacher in the state to undergo in-service LGBT sensitivity training that would force Christian teachers to promote gender identity and sexual orientation beliefs they disagree with and shame them for holding to biblical values.

In the name of ending bullying of LGBT children, the bill actually causes more bullying—now just directed at those who disagree with the program.

Based on training currently being offered, teachers would be forced to do things like refer students to LGBT activist organizations, help young children “transition” to their ”affirmed gender,” keep the knowledge of a student’s gender confusion from his or her parents, and even do away with sex-specific sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms.

The proposal is headed to the Senate Education Committee.

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Washington School District Teachers Asked to Bless Muslim Students

District Supt. Judy Martinson of the Dieringer School District in Lake Tapps, Wash., decided to implement guidelines, which were essentially written by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-linked group, on how to bless Muslim students in Arabic during Ramadan.

The Freedom of Conscience Legal Defense Fund (FCDF), a religious liberty advocacy group, sent a letter to Martinson reminding her that implementing these guidelines is unconstitutional because it endorses Islam to the exclusion of other religions and threatening a lawsuit if the district doesn’t revoke the so-called “Ramadan Policy.”

Daniel Piedra, executive director of FCDF, said, “A school district would never order teachers to ‘welcome’ Catholic students during Easter with ‘He is risen, alleluia!’ Singling out Muslim students for special treatment is blatantly unconstitutional.”

Ramadan, which celebrates the Muslim God Allah, began on Sunday evening, May 5 and ends Tuesday, June 4.

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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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Colorado’s Radical Sex Education Bill Moves Through Legislature

In 2013, Colorado enacted a controversial comprehensive sex education policy, but legislation has been proposed that will go even further.

Colorado’s radical, LGBT-friendly sex education bill, HB 1032, specifically prohibits religious, moral, and ethical perspectives on sex from being discussed in the classroom. That means teachers and students are not only prohibited from talking about abstinence, but also prohibited from excluding abortion when discussing crisis pregnancy options. Plus, it teaches children as young as nine years old details about LGBT relationships, including teaching them how to “consent” to sex acts.

There are also no provisions allowing parents to opt their children out of the instruction. In fact, parents don’t need to be notified when schools have lessons on gender expression and the like.

Says Autumn Leva of Family Policy Alliance and Debbie Chaves of Colorado Family Action in an op/ed for the Colorado Springs Gazette, “It’s beginning to look like Planned Parenthood’s fingerprints are all over this bill. It’s the perfect business model for them—develop a curriculum that encourages sexual interaction and experimentation between children, use lobbying and political capital to convince politicians to mandate the curriculum in schools, teach children about sex products at a young age, and ensure repeat customers.”

HB 1032 has already been passed through the Colorado House floor and is working its way through the Senate.

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