Helena, Montana's new proposed elementary school curriculum seems to have taken a new twist indeed. It appears short on the teaching of reading and writing, long on sexualizing our children and teaching them to accept homosexuality.
I have several concerns in our culture wars. One, that our children are being sexualized. Two, that God and a generic judeo-christian morality have been ripped from the public sphere and our schools. And three, instead of leaving the teaching of morality to the parents, the left's secular ideology is now being taught to our children as the new morality. And all of those concerns are highlighted in the latest from Helena, Montana.
The Helena school board chairman has introduced a new gay friendly curriculum that will have kindergardeners introduced to penis's and vaginas. In First Grade, children will be taught to "understand [that] human beings can love people of the same gender . . ." This lesson is repeated in different forms in all future grades, as well as a block of instruction discussing how it is unacceptable to denigrate someone for being gay. By Fifth Grade, children will be taught about "oral, anal and vaginal" intercourse, and in Sixth Grade, they will be taught:
Understand that sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal penetration using the penis, fingers, tongue or objects.
Well, that's just great - for my twenty-something son and daughter (or me for that matter). I think that is outrageous for an 11 or 12 year old student in elementary school to be exposed to this. Call me a prude. Further, whether homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle is a moral and religious issue, not something that lies within the purview of public schools. But by sixth grade, students are being taught that:
[S]exual orientation refers to a person’s physical and/or romantic attraction to an individual of the same and/or different gender, and is one part of ones’ personality.
Whether schools should teach children about sex and, if so, when is a reasonable area of debate. But the Helena, Montana proposed curriculum goes beyond any reasonable bounds of teaching about reproduction. Indeed, it borders on, if not strays into the arena of sexualing children and it completely oversteps its bounds in teaching that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle. This is the left wing agenda on steroids. Our children need to be protected from their clutches. Step number one, vote for a new school board in Helena Montana - and in every other locality where the left is seeking to shape our children in their image.