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You may ask why they want to and are teaching a full comprehensive spectrum of sexual information to children, including sexual information once reserved for adults.
Was there something wrong with what was being taught before? Well, the question is, what exactly was being taught before?
It was biology that was being taught before, i.e., the sexual organs and their biological functions. So, what is wrong with this? The LGBT and their allies believe that other vital information is missing, which provides the full or comprehensive package of sexual information. This information was once hidden from children and was exclusively for adults only.
Why introduce to schools what was once referred to as X-rated adult information? Well, sexual education comprehensive ensures your child will have safety, better health, and protection.
You may ask, health and protection from what? Here’s an example. If a primary school boy told another primary school boy that he liked him then there could be some serious problems with this. Not that his saying that to another boy is wrong or a problem but many things could go wrong if they had sex. How would they deal with this scenario to ensure their own safety, health and protection? Well, (1) they could pass on STDs, sex can be painful, and alternatives should be offered. So, what exactly would a sexual education that is comprehensive teach these two boys? The educator would teach the two boys what is a condom and its purpose; how to put on a condom the correct way using an instructional aid and diagrams; how to position oneself for intercourse; and offer oral sex as an option. Now, your child would be wiser, can have safe sex, and be healthy all because of a sexual education that is comprehensive.
Why is this better than the traditional approach? The old, outdated way could not have achieved such. It would have simply told the boys that homosexual behaviour is unnatural and should not be encouraged, there are two young to be discussing information of sexual nature or activity and their parents will be contacted and counsellors recommended.
Another justification for this teaching is that this new approach is created in a modern world where children may be exposed to millions of porn movies and pictures therefore, we must protect our children by educating them on how to navigate what they will see rather than discouraging them from seeing it. They will see it anyway.
What’s the best method of introducing this to the children? They believe the parents are not the ones best suited to educate their children on modern sex techniques because (1) the majority of parents in the world are conservative when it comes to sexual education and would push back, therefore they prefer to have trained personnel who are paid and controlled not to stray from the syllabus.
If the government waives the parent’s rights first, then (1) we can by-pass the parents and (2) it can be mandated to be taught in schools legally without consulting parents. If this fails, then governments could be coerced to introduce it to children in schools without parental consent through trade and loan agreements, hereby breaking laws that support parental rights.
Parental rights in education must be a necessary law. Primary and secondary schools cannot prohibit parent notification and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being. Primary schools should be prohibited from discussing sexual intercourse. Schools should be prohibited from encouraging classroom discussions about sexual orientation or gender identity. Only parents should have this conversation. The law should authorize parent/s to bring an action against a school.