September 30, 2012
This is an open letter from a 7th Grade parent,
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22
A still and quiet voice fills my heart tonight as I ponder what we 7thgrade parents are fighting for, first of all maybe you don’t even know about this issue about the new sex education program that Cy-Fair will teach our 7th graders this year, a program that I consider very concerning and highly inappropriate for all children. Many of you are my friends, teachers, acquaintances, sisters in Christ, Brothers in Christ, CTR Family, Swim team family, neighbors, etc. friends I pour our my concerns to you and I ask for your prayers and I write to you to alert you to simply be aware, be involved in your children’s education, they deserve more than what society is giving them. Our precious children full of love, life and yes at 12 and 13 curiosity, hormones, etc. I’m certain that all parents will not agree with me on everything and I respect each parent’s role and decision in how you raise you children. To the many parents who do not know about this new material, it is highly immoral. I will be brazen here, who wants to see their sweet and innocent daughter or son exposed to the immorality of sexual education that says safe sex is ok, and here are the three kinds (oral, anal and vaginal). When I first heard this yes, I could barely get the words out, yes parents it makes us a bit sick to our stomachs to talk about this but this is what they will learn and they will also learn that if you have multiple partners you have to go to a clinic to get checked annually. Parents please I beg you not to be blind to the innocence of your children, yes, I have been told but many that it’s a reality that kids are having sex at this age. What child chooses this at this age? We must not tell them that it’s ok; someone must speak out and comfort them, answer their questions and let them know the plan God has for them. Not plans to lose all innocence and purity and certainly not plan to allow the authority in their lives our schools, their teachers who they spend all day with to say this is ok and it’s a game. I’ve spoken to teacher friends and many moms involved in the schools, many are fearful and they don’t want to jeopardize their jobs or positions in school by going against this initiative which is being forced upon us. We moms have the final Word; this is not correct, righteous or fair to these teachers. This is true, we do not have a choice, and the district was quite clear that we have no choice, the only choice is to opt them out but the program goes on. My eyes fill with tears and my heart has no words, where was I, did the notice come home and I missed it, why did I not pay better attention to this issue, is this my fault and now it’s too late! Where was I when a few I’m sure very hard working volunteer moms selected this new program that completely changes the information they will learns and the way they will learn it. When they decided that all kids boys and girls will learn this together in the same room and role play, not to mention my concerns as why this program that is the only one that is so negative and as I’ve been told comes with strings attached of grant money for the schools from organizations whose aim is sex education and the selling of contraceptives and other services. I would have stood up and said something. Did you know that in NY City a teacher can take a child as young as 12 and 13 to have an abortion without the parent’s consent, can you imagine the emotional state of that child and those parents when the truth, which always prevails comes out. We cannot sit back and be mandated like this. These are OUR children. We deserve a say and we were not given one. The few brave parents at the meeting who dared to speak up were quickly dismissed. Teachers signed contracts without knowledge of this material, some don’t agree, was this fair? In the past kids whose parents opted them out where given alternative programs or work, now this is not the case either, no choice here. Please parents, community, please be courageous step up, don’t be affair to speak out, to at least do your due diligence your child and all of our children deserve this. We must all step up and protect our children. In the eyes of the school they do not see them like we parents do, we gave them life, we nurtured them, we love them, we dry their tears, we push them to be the best they can be. This is not the best for them; this is not the best we can do. I know we are busy, we have work, we are stressed, and these forms come home we sign them and then is too late…………they are now victims of a system that decided for you that they are ready to be exposed to graphic images, immoral situations, role playing that portrays sexual encounter opportunities. Yes, we need to talk to them and maybe you will and what they see at school these images won’t give them ideas, won’t interest them more, won’t seep deep into their hearts and minds these nasty and immoral ideas that safe sex is ok. Maybe it won’t but can you take that chance, why should we take that chance with our kids. Why?
We are our brothers keepers, my children go to school with your children, I cannot keep them from this interaction what I can do is pray and hope that schools and our District might come to its senses and realize that one size does not fit all. Images are created to have a lasting impact, I have always taught my kids the Sanctity and sacredness and intimacy of sex, created by God for marriage for procreation, and it is so intimate that God himself is present and life can be created. My heart is crushed at the idea of our youth no longer having hope and the gift that is purity, because these educators and health care practitioners are ready to fill their minds with images that educate on sex so they can become consumers of contraception and hopefully not but also mothers who choose to kill and abort their babies. This is harsh but open our eyes this is also TRUTH. Please please pray, I debated if I should send this, if maybe this was just a letter the Lord was moving me to write to myself and share with him, but after prayer I realized that I too have to be brave and share with you all my heart and my sadness, disappointment and truthful pain to know so few parents, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, families are doing anything to stop this; many don’t know, many don’t have the time, many don’t like this subject and many are simply blind or scared. Our children deserve better. Please pray, open your hearts and if you can help spread the word to others about this program your reward will be great in heaven, coincidence or not this is from the Gospel reading from Mark for today: Mark 9:42
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Many, many better alternatives exists for sexual education and I know some people working on a few like Theology of the Body for Teens, we just got the worst one. To those involved in this selection, I’m sorry for my words if they cut deep, I know you are doing the best you think for most children, but not all our children deserve this, we would have liked to have been asked, to have options and to allow us to voice our concerns, we did not get this.
For this is the Will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Prayerfully yours, Mayte
January 8, 2018
Parents, good news from the CDC! Read on to see what the government cannot deny!
For every parent who’s tried to tell their teenage kids that “everyone’s not doing it,” here’s proof! According to the CDC’s new nationwide report, the number of high school students who said they’ve ever had sex dropped from 47 percent in 2005 to 41 percent in 2015. The good news is even better for African American students, who showed improvements across the board, followed by Hispanics who practiced more abstinence in three of the four grades.
None of this is thanks to President Obama, researchers say. After two terms of the last administration’s “if-it-feels-good-do-it” approach, most experts agree he accomplished one thing: making the situation worse. “Compared with their peers,” a 2016 study by the American Journal of Public Health found, “teenagers in the [government’s programs] were more likely to begin having sex… and more likely to get pregnant.” And it’s no wonder. The curriculum was so extreme that 40 percent of young people actually said they felt more pressure to engage in sex from their sex ed classes than from their boyfriends or girlfriends!
In other words, the Obama administration wasn’t just wasting money on an approach that doesn’t work but also makes the problems worse! Fortunately, conservatives in Congress have been steadily chipping away at the dollars America is wasting on these failures. Under the latest spending bill, Republicans take direct aim at the $110 million money pit of the liberals’ Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs and start redirecting a portion of it to a message that even Obama’s CDC reluctantly endorsed: abstinence.
And guess what? This approach isn’t just what works, but what teenagers want. According to our friends at Ascend, most young people support saving sex for marriage. Most of them don’t like the idea of casual sex, want to wait, or wish they’d waited longer. When the CDC released its latest numbers on teen sex, researchers were stumped. Most people just assumed kids were having sex. And maybe that’s part of the problem. We’re so busy teaching about birth control that we don’t even bother with self-control.
Somewhere along the way, it became assumed, not discouraged, that teenagers would have sex. And as a result, we have an entire area of teen education accelerates the risks instead of curbing them. Think about the other behaviors that can devastate a young person’s life. We don’t tell kids to drink less. We tell them not to drink, period. The same with smoking. We don’t hand them filters assuming that they’ll light up anyway. We challenge them not to.
Most teenagers want to be challenged to stay pure too. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough people teaching them how. Maybe parents are too embarrassed to talk about sex or think their kids aren’t listening. Well, I’ve got news for you — they are. Valerie Huber, who left Ascend to take a leadership post in Trump’s HHS, knows from personal experience: “The healthiest message for youth is one that gives youth the skills and information to avoid the risks of teen sex, not merely reduce them. This is a message that is relevant in 2016, since the majority of teens have not had sex, far fewer, in fact, than 20 years ago.” It’s time to adapt our thinking, our strategies, and our public policy to an approach that makes the most sense for our kids and their future. And based on the latest research, that isn’t Obama’s.
Thank you to Tony Perkins and Family Research Council for their report!
Recently, Mass Resistance TEXAS held a pro-family conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The long anticipated “Teens4Truth” Conference, held Nov. 17-18 at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas was sponsored by by Texas MassResistance chapter and was an overwhelming success.
It is known that the extreme left are pushing an LGBTQIA agenda on our public schools. Parents can no longer sit back and pretend that it does not matter. As the leftist agenda is pushed on our children, it is doing irreparable harm to them and their peers. Texas parents need to be informed and speak up and out to our school districts and to their students. Do not be bullied by the various organizations that are perpetrating harm and violence on our children.
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By Christine Kalmbach
Learn the real risks of abortion.
Planned Parenthood’s website says, “Abortion is a safe and legal way to end pregnancy.”
Safe is a relative term. You may survive abortion physically. You may survive abortion emotionally. You may think you survived abortion spiritually. But I am here to tell you, Post-Abortion Trauma is real, the pain is real and the shame is real. You most likely have hidden your abortion from those you know and love. You may have never been able to tell even one living soul. You may have turned to drugs or alcohol to numb yourself out to try to stop the pain or to try to stop your mind from thinking about it over and over. You may have gone on to be promiscuous –thinking your body was just supposed to be used or only feel pleasure and not pain and that the next one would fulfill all your dreams and truly love you…I don’t know what your story is but I can tell you the deceiver wants you to be scared, to be ashamed, to feel guilty, to isolate yourself, and to be so embarrassed that you live in the pain alone.
Thinking about abortion?
Planned Parenthood directs you to a health center if you think you’re pregnant. The only problem is is that they are not in the business of helping women deliver babies, receive pre-natal care or walk you through the process of adoption (and no on-site mammograms by the way). They are there to test you for sexually transmitted diseases (if you only have one partner and they have only been with you, then there is no risk for STD’s/STI’s), to test for pregnancy, dole out birth control and to do abortions.
Planned Parenthood tells you in-clinic abortion procedures are very safe — but there are risks. It is questionable on how much they share with each patient? Many clinics omit or withhold information for a variety of reasons; sometimes it’s political, sometimes because they fear lawsuits or even because the patient may change their mind if given all the risks.
The risks increase the longer you are pregnant. They also increase if you have sedation or general anesthesia. Possible risks include
- an allergic reaction
- blood clots in the uterus
- incomplete abortion — part of the pregnancy is left inside the uterus
- failure to end the pregnancy
- injury to the cervix or other organs
- undetected ectopic pregnancy
- very heavy bleeding
Most often, these complications are simple to treat with medicine or other treatments, says Planned Parenthood’s website. (1) Reality is that many complications may not be simple to treat – it really depends on the person.
Planned Parenthood goes on to justify the risks of abortion versus the risks of childbirth:
The risk of death from childbirth is 11 times greater than the risk of death from an abortion procedure during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. (As if that was a reason or justification to go ahead and murder your child instead of carrying your child to term and delivering them)! Don’t you feel better about abortion, now? No. Planned Parenthood’s website states, “that after about 20 weeks of gestation in pregnancy the risks for both are about the same.”
So what are the real risks of abortion? Let’s break it down into three categories; Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually.
Physically the risks according to Dr. Beverly McMillan*,
What are the physical complications of abortion?
The most common, immediate, and short-term complications include excessive bleeding, chronic and acute infections, intense pain, high fever, convulsions, shock, coma, incomplete removal of the baby or placenta (which can cause life-threatening infections and sterility), pelvic inflammatory disease, punctured or torn uteruses, and even death.
Abortion can also result in uterine scarring, a weakened cervix, blocked fallopian tubes, and other damage to reproductive organs that can make it difficult to conceive or carry a child to term in the future. This latent morbidity of abortion results in long-term and sometimes permanent damage.
Women who have had abortions also experience more ectopic (tubal) pregnancies, infertility, hysterectomies, stillbirths, miscarriages, and premature births (the leading cause of birth defects) than women who have not had abortions. Abortion has also been linked to increased risks of developing breast, cervical, and uterine cancer.(2)
I’ll admit that abortion is not a good thing. And it may have physical and psychological risks. But don’t you have to admit that legal abortion is safer than illegal abortion?
No. More than 90 percent of illegal abortions were already performed by doctors.
When abortion was illegal, abortionists had to be very careful to avoid infection, laceration, and puncturing of the uterus, since a visit to the emergency room was an invitation for a police investigation. Not anymore.
Today, abortionists are free to operate on an assembly-line basis. The faster they work, the more money they make. When women get hurt…well, that’s just the risk that goes with any surgery.
I still think that legal abortions must be at least marginally safer than illegal abortions. Certainly women who suffer physical complications can get emergency medical treatment faster now without being afraid of becoming involved in a criminal investigation. Right?
That’s true. But that is the only health benefit of legalized abortion.
The overall impact is still very negative because the total number of women having abortions has increased dramatically.
Why? Because legalizing abortion has made it easier to pressure reluctant women into having abortions. Before 1973, women could resist an unwanted abortion on the grounds that it was illegal and unsafe.
But now people assume that since abortion is legal, it must be safe. That makes it harder for women to resist unwanted abortions for health or safety reasons.
As a result, the number of abortions has increased ten- to fifteen-fold with only a minimal improvement, if any, in safety.
So, while the percentage of deaths from hemorrhage and infections may have gone down, the actual number of women suffering these complications has gone up far more.
In addition, since psychological complications are even more common than physical complications, the number of women experiencing complications of one type or another has increased dramatically.(3)
Also, women who have an abortion are at risk of pre-term birth in future pregnancies. And, induced abortion is a risk factor for a woman developing Placenta Previa in future pregnancies. Decades of medical evidence has revealed that abortion carries significant psychological risks including increased risks of depression, anxiety and suicide. (4)
Emotionally, women suffer when they abort their child(ren).
REQUIREMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT:
A study of the medical records of 56,741 California medicaid patients revealed that women who had abortions were 160 percent more likely than delivering women to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment in the first 90 days following abortion or delivery. Rates of psychiatric treatment remained significantly higher for at least four years.
In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor.
A 2006 study published in Sleep, the official journal of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, found that women who experienced abortion were more likely to be treated for sleep disorders or disturbances compared to women who gave birth.
A 5 year retrospective study in two Canadian provinces found significantly greater use of medical and psychiatric services among women with a history of abortion. Most significant was the finding that 25% of women who had abortions made visits to psychiatrists as compared to 3% of the control group. Women who have had abortions are significantly more likely than others to subsequently require admission to a psychiatric hospital. At especially high risk are teenagers, separated or divorced women, and women with a history of more than one abortion.
Since many post-abortive women use repression as a coping mechanism, there may be a long period of denial before a woman seeks psychiatric care. These repressed feelings may cause psychosomatic illnesses and psychiatric or behavioral in other areas of her life. As a result, some counselors report that unacknowledged post-abortion distress is the causative factor in many of their female patients, even though their patients have come to them seeking therapy for seemingly unrelated problems.
All studies report higher rates of psychological problems after abortion compared to other women. Women who had abortions also had:
- 59 percent increased risk for suicidal thoughts
- 61 percent increased risk for mood disorders
- 61 percent increased risk for social anxiety disorders
- 261 percent increased risk for alcohol abuse
- 280 percent increased risk for any substance use disorder
Researchers have identified a large number of statistically significant risk factors that identify which women are at greatest risk of experiencing one or more severe reactions to abortion. The following is list of risk factors identified by the American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion in their 2008 report:
- terminating a pregnancy that is wanted or meaningful
- perceived pressure from others to terminate a pregnancy
- perceived opposition to the abortion from partners, family, and/or friends
- lack of perceived social support from others
- various personality traits (e.g., low self-esteem, a pessimistic outlook, low-perceived control over life)
- a history of mental health problems prior to the pregnancy
- feelings of stigma
- perceived need for secrecy
- exposure to antiabortion picketing
- use of avoidance and denial coping strategies
- feelings of commitment to the pregnancy
- ambivalence about the abortion decision
- low perceived ability to cope with the abortion
- history of prior abortion
- late term abortion
- being an adolescent (not an adult)
- having a non-elective (therapeutic or coerced) abortion
- prior history of abortion (having a second or third abortion, or more)(5)
Women whom had abortions also had higher suicide ideation, suicide attempts, increased rates of alcohol and drug use, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, child-neglect or abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (hyperarousal, intrusion and constriction). They also had increased cigarette smoking with correspondent negative effects, divorce and chronic relationship problems and repeated abortions. (5)
This list is not complete, but it is sobering is it not? It has been proven that a woman who has had an abortion has more than likely been impacted by the physical and emotional effects of abortion. But what about Spiritually?
Spiritually, Alyssa Endres shares the spiritual impact of abortion:
“…abortion hurts women spiritually because it is not simply a process of evacuating the contents of a uterus, but the ending of a human life. God states in the sixth commandment, “Thou shall not murder.” Each baby is created by God and is part of His plan as stated in Psalms 139:13-14, “You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb… you saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe…” Human life does not begin when the baby breathes, or when its heart begins to beat, buts its life is continuous and inherited.
Life is passed from family to family and recorded in the Bible back to the first human beings created by God, Adam and Eve. Professor Garret Hardin, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, stated Life ends often, but it never begins. It is just passed from one cell to another. All biologists…are in agreement with that… When a women interrupts God’s plan of life through abortion, she may suffer spiritual void and separation from God.
Not only do abortions end the life of a baby, but they also have harmful physical, emotional, and spiritual effects of the women (and men) involved. We need to protect and value all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. The future of America and our world rest on that.” (6)
We are called to choose life. We are to protect all stages of life. One of the ways you can help is to pray for everyone impacted by abortion. Pray for women and men to choose life. You can vote for people who are pro-life. You can contact your legislators and tell them to defund Planned Parenthood. If you are pregnant now or have personally have been affected by abortion, you can get help. Call International Helpline at 866-482-LIFE or go to internationalhelpline.org (full disclosure – I am on Staff at the International Helpline). You do not have to suffer through the fear, the shame, the silence, or the guilt any longer! Get help today!
(1) – http://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/in-clinic-abortion-procedures#sthash.txnm2DVp.dpuf
*Dr. Beverly McMillan is an ob/gyn. In 1975, she became the first woman to open an abortion clinic in Mississippi. She ceased doing abortions in 1978 when she became convinced that the abortions she was performing were causing everyone involved far more harm than good.
by Christine Kalmbach
9th grade students at a California high school are being taught sex education by Planned Parenthood unbeknownst to parents! Planned Parenthood’s devious, back-door methods to get to our children shows up this time at Acalanes High School.
See more on this article from Perry Chiaramonte at Fox News:
Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.
Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.
“[Parents] are very concerned,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal organization that is assisting the concerned parents, told FoxNews.com. “Planned Parenthood is not exactly the best when it comes to putting young people first.
“They get more grants from the promiscuity of children,” he added. “The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda.”
It was the parents of ninth-graders at Acalanes that started raising questions after their children told them one instructor threw a model of female reproductive organs at one student and that many felt the sessions were pressuring them to have sex.
“Some of the kids were distracted because it was divergent from what they were taught at home,” Dacus said.
Acalanes Union School District officials told the institute the class was not taught by teachers but rather the staff from a local Planned Parenthood in nearby Walnut Creek.
Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water–based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”
They were also taught about gender identity with the “Genderbread Person,” a play on the name of the holiday cookie, to teach them on how to identify themselves as either, “agender,” “bigender,” and “two spirit” to name a few.
Have you ever seen something so ridiculous?! How many students think they are “non-gendered” or are attracted to “nobody”?! When you go to the doctor, you check off “male” or “female” on a health form. Why would Planned Parenthood want to confuse students? Because this is another way for them to make money. If they can get students to try sex with whomever, then they can make more money on testing them for Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases and also on birth control and abortions. Planned Parenthood does not care about our children’s emotional and mental well-being, let alone protecting them from physical illness and bad health. Students at the high school were also given worksheets called a “Sex Check” and “Making Consent Clear“! You will have to see them to believe the audacity of Planned Parenthood! See the rest of the article here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/14/parents-angry-after-school-tells-13-year-olds-can-have-sex-choose-gender/
Children Indoctrinated into Moral Relativism, Unhealthy Understanding of Sexuality Under Louisiana Legislation
Math, reading, writing, history, and science are among the subjects most people would agree should be included in a public school curriculum. Now Louisiana State Representative Patricia Smith wants to add sex to the list. Representative Smith claims that failure to provide comprehensive sex education in schools is akin to child abuse. In order to remedy this, she is sponsoring House Bill 369 which will require every public and charter school in Louisiana to provide comprehensive “age appropriate” sex education beginning in elementary school. The stated goal is to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases as well as the number of teen pregnancies.
Both Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops have come out strongly opposed to this legislation, and with good reason. It is one thing to teach basic biological facts. The proposed legislation moves beyond basic science and requires that public education address sexual relationships, gender identity, and family life. These are topics that belong in the home where parents can offer guidance in accordance with their moral and religious principles. When the school presents these topics it offers an endorsement to many behaviors and choices that Catholics find morally objectionable.
This legislation usurps a parent’s right to decide what information about human sexuality their children will receive and when they will receive it. The proposed legislation defines “age appropriate” as “topics, messages, and teaching methods suitable to particular ages or age groups of children and adolescents, based on developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral capacity typical for the age or age group.” The decision about what is “age appropriate” is ceded to school administrators with no input from parents.
This approach mirrors that of a 2012 special report, “National Sexuality Education Standards,” published in the Journal of School Health. The committee that produced this report included representatives from Planned Parenthood, and recommended that between kindergarten and second grade, children should be educated about the unreasonable gender specific behaviors that are being imposed upon them by their parents.
By the end of second grade, these experts expect your children to be comfortable with all permutations of families, including same-sex parents. By fifth grade, your child should be able to define the various sexual orientations and see all possibilities as normal and healthy. By the end of high school, your son or daughter should be able to list all the advantages of the various methods of contraception. Again, Representative Smith’s proposed legislation is in line with these recommendations as it specifically states that the mandated curriculum will teach “proper use of contraceptives approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to prevent unintended pregnancy and of barrier methods approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to prevent sexually transmitted infections.”
As evidence mounts about the harmful effects of hormonal contraceptives, does Representative Smith really think it is a good idea to encourage their use among teens who are most susceptible to their side effects? Will the mandated sex education curriculum tell students that they double the risk of HIV transmission when they use contraceptives? Will young women hear that they may double their risk of the most aggressive form of breast cancer when they take hormonal contraceptives and this increased risk is greater the younger they are when they start using contraceptives? Will they be told that the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association on stroke prevention in women point to oral contraceptives as a major risk factor?
Rather than making young women healthier, hormonal contraceptives increase the incidence of serious sexually transmitted diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Louisiana House Bill 369 does offer a nod to the concerns of the Catholic Bishops by declaring that no lessons will endorse or advocate for abortion. Sexual abstinence will also be presented as an option. However, it will be just that, an option. Sexual promiscuity will also be an option. Homosexuality will be an option. Transgenderism will be an option. Nothing will be labeled as right or wrong. Everything will just be one of many options. The proposed mandated sex education in the public schools will be the equivalent of a multi-year indoctrination in moral relativism.
Under the proposed legislation, parents will be able to opt their children out of these lessons if they object to the program. However, they will only know the contents of the lessons if they request to review the material. There is no requirement to inform all parents of the specific information that will be included in the sex education classes. Why should supporters of this legislation be reluctant to publicize the details of the sex education curriculum if it contains nothing the average parent would find objectionable?
There is a great deal that could and should be taught in public schools about human development. They should learn that human life begins at conception when the ovum and the sperm fuse. They should be taught that this distinct human life develops under the direction of his own unique DNA, not his mother’s. This is settled science. This is the role of public schools as institutions of the state.
On the other hand, education about human sexuality and the nuances of human relations are best left to parents. Through the conversations and events of family life, parents are best positioned to transmit the lessons of virtue and chastity that lead to a healthy understanding of human sexuality.
see the article here: http://www.truthandcharityforum.org/children-indoctrinated-in-moral-relativism-unhealthy-understanding-of-sexuality-under-louisiana-legislation/
We agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Runnell! We can only hope and pray that the residents of Louisiana will rise up against legislation that seeks to harm and destroy our children by speaking up and supporting Sexual Risk Avoidance. Sign up for more information and stay in the loop on this hot button topic!
By Christine Kalmbach
After an objective review by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Sexual Risk Avoidance abstinence curriculum, Heritage Keepers, has been approved and found effective in delaying sexual initiation among youth. The curriculum is offered by Heritage Community Services located in Charleston, SC.
The rigorous program design involved 2,215 youth in 7-9th grades. Findings showed that those receiving the Heritage Keepers curriculum were significantly less likely to initiate sex than a comparison group at the 12 months follow-up. The study reports, “Sexual experience increased from 29.1% to 33.7% for the program participants, and from 29.2% to 43.2% among the comparison group.”
Information about Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education:
- It is the only A-H consistent abstinence-until-marriage program recognized by the US HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) on their list of the 31 proven-effective evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
- It has been reviewed by US Office of Population Affairs, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and approved for medical accuracy.
- Additionally, in September 2013, the Medical Institute for Sexual Health also reviewed and approved the curriculum for medical accuracy.
- In September 2013, the National Abstinence Education Association reviewed and approved the curriculum for meeting the federal Title V, Section 510 A-H requirements for abstinence education.
- The curriculum has been reviewed and approved for being inclusive and non-stigmatizing towards LGBTQ youth.
- The curriculum has been reviewed and approved for compliance with federal regulations prohibiting support of programs that promote religion or abortion.
- The curriculum is compliant with the SC Comprehensive Health Education Act and compliant with SC Health Standards
Extensive behavioral studies indicate that a year after Heritage Keepers®, program students initiated sex at a rate 67% lower than well-matched non-program students. This particular study was of 2,215 students in 41 SC schools, and the population of the study was 63% African American. Strong program outcomes have been found across age, gender and race in rural, urban and suburban settings.
Tuesday, February 25 through Thursday, February 27, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Introduction to Evidence-Based Programs, Levels of Intervention, Psychosocial Mediators, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Behavior Change Model, Emotional Intelligence, Hardwired to Connect, Emotional Life of Boys, Social Intelligence, Self Efficacy, Primal Leadership, Biology of Love, Denial-Cultural and Personal, Benefits of Marriage, Impact of Fathers, Monitoring Fidelity, and Evaluation
Curriculum Overview of Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education, Rationale and Predictors of Abstinence, Values and Goals, Dice Game, Anatomy, Birth Video, Sex is Like Fire, Marriage Fireplace, STD Presentation, STD/Pink Water Demonstration, Role-Plays, Love-Lust-Infatuation, Perfect Person to Date vs. Perfect Spouse, SAFE Plan, Imagine Your Wedding, Commitment Cards
Application of theory and methodology to the curriculum
Who should attend?
Seating is Limited!