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[Warning: The following article contains graphic words—but nothing our children are not getting in their sex ed. classes.]
I would normally apologize for using graphic language in an article—but friends, if they can teach it to our elementary school children, then it’s time we talk frankly about it! The Bible is crystal clear that purity is not just a suggestion, but a command from our Creator. We are told to flee sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18). In Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica he admonished, “abstain from sexual immorality” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5). He observed impurity as a work of the flesh that would keep one out of heaven (Galatians 5:19-21). I could list another 15-20 Scriptures that remind readers to remain pure and set our minds on things above.
Intellectually we understand this principle. We may even “Amen” it from our pulpits. I believe that on a basic level we understand why God puts such an emphasis on purity. But somewhere between the brain and our mouth/actions there is a major disconnect. We know what the Bible says, but we continue to justify our kindergarteners participating in sexual education.
Friends, they are five to six years old. Let me say that again—five and six. They are still learning to read and spell. Yet, because we are so married to the public school system and feel like we can’t do anything about it, we justify this atrocity, claiming “some children won’t get it at home.” Allow me to bluntly ask you: Have you actually looked at what they are “getting”?
In the Clark County school district (Las Vegas) they are considering requiring sex education for kindergarteners. According to Katherine Timpf, “Under the new curriculum, children ages 5 through 8 would be taught that “touching one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation” (see http://www.nationalreview.com/article/389095/school-district-considering-sex-education-kindergartners-katherine-timpf). Again, they are teaching this to kindergarteners!
But Las Vegas is not the first. Literally all across the country there is a push to expose children to sexual images, sexual content, and homosexual tolerance starting at a very young age. In 2013 children in Chicago joined this illustrious club. One news report noted, “Kindergarteners in Chicago public schools will soon be given sex education. The Chicago Board of Education approved the program, which includes discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity.” (http://www.10news.com/news/watercooler/chicago-school-board-approves-sex-education-program-for-kindergarten-030113)
This follows a 2010 report from Montana where they proposed teaching 5th graders the different ways people have intercourse and first graders about “gay love” (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/14/montana-sex-education-proposal-draws-outrage-graders-learn-gay-sex/). Gay love? In the first grade?!
Allow me to stop right here and “read your mind.” Most individuals reading this with children in the school system right now are probably thinking, “That won’t happen at our school.” You are right—because if FoSE (Future of Sex Ed) has their way with your school system, it will probably be much worse. Elizabeth Harrington wrote on the new national standards in 2012: “Ideally, comprehensive sexuality education should start in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade,” says the “National Sexuality Education Standards” report, drawn up by a range of advocates, academics and public education officials. The Future of Sex Education (FoSE), an initiative started by sex education advocates, developed the standards “to create a strategic plan for sexuality education policy and implementation.” (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/begin-sex-ed-kindergarten-says-new-national-standards-report; see also http://www.futureofsexed.org). Just a quick glance of the scrolling “news” headlines on their websites gives you a pretty good understanding of what they are teaching:
- Sex therapy: Stop trying to be ‘normal’
- Sex education should be made compulsory in schools’
- Only tell people you’re gay when you’re ready. But don’t hide away either’
- Why my book is gay: and I’m proud of it
- Lesbians know the secret to the best orgasms you’re not having
And these are the people who want to set the standards! While we in the church are busy arguing about whether this is acceptable, they are having strategic planning sessions on the future and implementation of sexual education. They are three steps ahead of parents, many of whom have yet to even acknowledge this battle for the heart, purity, and soul of our children. For you see, the homosexual agenda met all the way back in the early 1990s and made sexual education one of their agenda items. Ask yourself this question: Who are these individuals coming in teaching children about gay love and anal intercourse?
What has happened to abstinence and purity? Oh that’s right they were considered religious by the courts, and therefore aren’t supposed to be taught in the government schools. In Kendrick vs. Bowen 1987, the court ruled: “The harm of premarital sexual relations…[is] elements of religious doctrine. It is a fundamental tenet of many religions that premarital sex…[is] wrong. In short, [teaching premarital sexual abstinence] has the primary effect of advancing religion…. [T]he inescapable conclusion is that federal funds have been used… to teach matters inherently tied to religion.” [KENDRICK v. BOWEN; 657 F. Supp. 1547, 1562, (D.D.C. 1987)].
Just how far have we sunk? I refuse to show you some of the graphic images they show our children. But consider these examples of where our school systems are in terms of sex and purity:
- Provincetown, Mass decided to make condoms available to first graders in 2010 (http://www.wcvb.com/Condoms-For-Elementary-Students-Yes-Says-Mass-Town/11288760)
- In Red Hook, NY middle school girls were instructed to “role-play lesbian relationship” and ask female classmates for a kiss as a part of an anti-bullying exercise (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/04/middle_school_girls_told_to_ask_for_a_lesbian_kiss_in_anti-bullying_workshop.html)
- In Fayetteville, AR thirteen year old Chloe Rubiano was ordered to remove her shirt because it said “Virginity Rocks.” Chloe and her mom believed the shirt sent a positive message, however school officials told her that she had to put on something else. (http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/school-orders-girl-to-remove-virginity-rocks-shirt.html)
- In Shawnee, Kansas one set of parents found out that the “abstinence-based curriculum” that they’d been told the school was using was far from it. Todd Starnes reported:
A Kansas father said he was shocked after he discovered his 13-year-old daughter’s health curriculum included references to vaginal intercourse, anal sex, and touching each other’s genitals. “I got furious,” Mark Ellis, of Shawnee, Kan., told me. “And I’m still worked up about it.” Ellis’ daughter is an eighth grade student at Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District. Last week, she came home from school and showed her parents a photograph she had taken of a poster on a classroom door. “How do people express their sexual feelings?” the poster read. Underneath the question was a list of possible answers. Some were G-rated, like hugging, holding hands and talking. But there were also some NC-17 answers like “vaginal intercourse, anal sex, touching each other’s genitals, oral sex, sexual fantasy and caressing.” (see http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/?s=sex+ed)
In an article titled “Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’” Terence Jeffrey observed, “At a Planned Parenthood convention at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2007, a teenage girl who said she worked as a sex-education ‘peer educator’ in the D.C. public schools asked then-U.S. Sen. Obama what he would do to encourage the teaching of ‘medically accurate, age-appropriate, and responsible sex education’ (see http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-sex-ed-kindergartners-right-thing-do).
Christian parents, its time you reclaim your children and teach children that sexual relations were created by God—and are only good in the context of marriage. It’s time we as a church learn how to do the job correctly, so our government will stop perverting the hearts and minds of our young. It’s time we admit there is a major problem out there and begin discussions on what to do about the problem.
What’s even more unsettling is that the information in this article is really just the tip of the iceberg. I strongly encourage you to check out our latest book, “Failure: What Christian Parents Need to Know About American Education” by Jack Wilkie, which devotes a whole chapter to exposing the dangers of modern sex education and takes an in-depth look at all of the challenges to the Christian faith in American schools. Click the “Failure” tab above for more info or click the link to order your copy.