Children are being robbed today of their chance to be children. They’re being forced by adults to be exposed to things not age appropriate for them. Unbelievably, in Chicago they are now starting to mandate that kindergartners must go through sex ed classes---300 minutes’ worth.
Steven Ertelt reports in LifeNews.com (9/2/13): “Last week, the Chicago public school system caused a furor by announcing that it thought little boys and girls in kindergarten are ready for sex ed classes. It turns out President Barack Obama, before he became president, agreed.”
Ertelt amplifies that last point, noting that this fulfills “a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.”
Lest we accuse Ertelt of some right wing biased reporting, he adds: “ABCNews.com published a story about what Obama told Planned Parenthood. It carried the headline: ‘Sex Ed for Kindergartners “Right Thing to Do,” says Obama.’”
Good grief. Sex education for kindergartners? Mandatory? One even wonders if they’ll be told the whole truth. For example, about the dangers of so many sexual lifestyles today.
A few years ago, a Massachusetts school board voted to allow elementary school students access to condoms. At that time, I interviewed Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at the Family Research Council, about the story.
He said, “Well, my understanding is that the school system wants to make condoms available in the schools, and they are not going to place any restriction by age on who may access them. So, the implication would be that if a first grader asks for a condom, that they could get one.”
He noted that at the time they were implementing this policy, parents could not opt out of this.
Sprigg added, “Now, obviously, first graders?---I don’t think are likely to use them for anything more than, you know, water balloon fights.” That would be funny if weren’t so tragic.
We have already seen in Massachusetts, after the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2004 by judicial fiat, that children in the public schools could not opt out of indoctrination on homosexuality. Parents were not warned about this, and their children are fair game.