Most parents don’t want their kids to miss a minute of school, but yesterday’s Sex Ed Sit Out was the exception! Moms and dads across the country kept their children home to protest the liberal propaganda being passed off as “sex education” in today’s classrooms. And while students may not have been in school, they were still getting a lesson in something important: speaking out.
Sixteen cities in four countries held official rallies and protests of the curriculum that’s sneaking its way past the school room door to kids as young as five. With groups like Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) behind some of the latest programs, parents are right to be concerned. Elizabeth Johnston, who hatched the idea for a nationwide movement, talked with Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch” several times leading up to the 23rd.
“A few of us moms were disgusted by the evidence we were seeing on social media of graphic sex ed in the schools and the stories about gender transition parties and teaching kids to question their gender,” the “Activist Mommy” explained. “So we decided to stop griping about it and actually do something about it.”
In a campaign that caught the attention of everyone from Rev. Franklin Graham to the Benham Brothers, the Sex Ed Sit Out certainly accomplished one thing: getting more parents involved in what their kids are learning. In front of city halls, state houses, and school district offices, protestors held up signs that read things like, “My child, my choice!” and “Hands off my kids!” In Charlotte, where Johnston is headquartered, the North Carolina Values Coalition was one of the idea’s biggest champions. “About a year ago this time, we began receiving phone calls from parents, teachers, and counselors in CMS, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” Tami Fitzgerald explained. “They were saying, ‘Please help us. You cannot believe what they are teaching our children in public schools.'”
One parent talked to a Washington Times’s reporter about HRC’s new “Welcoming Schools” pamphlet. She explains that it’s being marketed as an “anti-bullying” program. But it turns out, the radical sex ed it advocates is a “form of bullying” itself. “This is not about bullying,” she fumed. “We already have a policy against bullying. Why can a school teach and promote a sexual agenda to our children and violate our parental rights, giving permission to more of what’s happening and what happened to my daughter? It is not acceptable.”
Across Texas, Washington, Indiana, and a dozen other states, the rallies were also a chance to highlight all that President Trump has done to put the brakes on the Left’s grip on sex education — and taxpayer dollars. His team at HHS has been systematically weeding out the programs that — even Obama’s CDC agreed – have done more harm than good. One of the administration’s best moves last year was cutting off the money to Planned Parenthood’s “teen pregnancy prevention” programs.
“How many children need to be… hooked into a lifestyle of sexual bondage for the rest of their lives before we speak up,” asked David and Jason Benham. “We’re telling you: If people don’t speak up now, our kids will suffer greatly. Pastors, teachers, business owners, moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas — stand up! Sex is a gift from God and is meant to be enjoyed in the safety of marriage. This is the only truth that will protect and preserve family, the building block of society.”
Our thanks to all of the moms and dads who used Monday as the opportunity to say, “Enough is enough!” Because of you, maybe more schools will think twice about adopting programs that open the door to school-sanctioned perversion!
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