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Public & Charter schools now required to teach children about contraception and abortion, with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues and terminology.

The California Department of Education has adopted and rolled out the K-12 Health Curriculum Framework to conform to the state’s LGBTQ affirming sex education law (the Healthy Youth Act).* Every parent should be alarmed that the new CA Dept. of Education’s “health” guidelines include an emphasis on normalizing and even encouraging multiple partner lifestyles. This is the EXACT opposite of what every health organization, and professional association has recommended for the last century.

There are mountains of evidence which demonstrate that the single greatest risk factor for contracting a sexually transmitted infection is the NUMBER OF LIFETIME PARTNERS. Nevertheless, all K-12 students in California public schools will now be told, “Some students may be non-monogamous” and "the term ‘partner(s)’ may be used to be more inclusive.” The entire proposed K-12 health curriculum framework includes 842 mentions the words “sex,” “sexual,” and “sexuality; 239 mention of “gender,” but mentions “abstinence” only 2 times in the entire 1,000-page health framework.

Christian/Catholic/Jewish/Muslim and other conservative-minded parents should be aware that these health lessons will attack and undermine religious values such as marital fidelity, abstinence outside of marriage and celebrating differences between males and females. And that students will be taught types of abuse they should avoid, include “emotional, physical, sexual or spiritual.”

For example, the Framework describes "religious abuse" as,

  1. Forcing others to adhere to rigid gender roles.

  2. Not allowing a partner to do things they enjoy.

  3. Imply that students should have only one sex partner at a time.”

How can parents respond?

This will be the topic of one of the workshops at LoveFest '20: Rooted. Parents will get both clarity and practical advice on their options. Join us!

*You can read the entire CA framework here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/

Can we talk about what teens call "oral"? Forgive the bluntness, but its important. It's not uncommon for healthcare professionals or teachers to be asked by middle school girls, "What can I say if a guy asks for oral, and I don't want to do it?"

Among teenagers, even churched teenagers, oral sex isn't technically "sex." Because youth culture has redefined abstinent behavior to mean only sex that leads to babies. So teens who perform or receive oral sex, still consider themselves "pure." This activity doesn't even have to be tied to a relationship: "Friends with Benefits" do oral.

With explicit sex acts available through every digital device, one unintentional consequences is that oral has become normal, while being stripped of any emotional significance. No one knows at exactly what age boys begin to view pornography, but best guestimates are that nearly all have either accidental or intentional exposure beginning as young as 8 and typically before 13.

In Real Life it means middle school girls who used to be passed notes that said, "Do you like me? Yes/No" now receive notes that say, "Oral? Yes/No." As if she is agreeing to play Mario Kart or Pokemon Go! Sadly, many caring adults in her world are oblivious to this experience, and worse still, in California, the newly mandated public school curricula encourages oral sex as "safer."

Safer? Really? Did you know that HPV (Human Papillomavirus) surpassed smoking in 2010 as the leading cause of mouth, throat and esophageal cancers? If you didn't know that, you are not alone!

Christian parents, pastors and other concerned adults should get informed, and become proactive. LoveFest '20: Rooted is one opportunity to do both, without dying of embarrassment in the process. Don't miss out! Register today!

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