OLYMPIA, WA. – Last month, we reported on a move in Washington State to indoctrinate kids with mandatory LGBTQ focused sex education starting with kindergarten students.
The final bill passed on Thursday which will mandate all public schools teach “comprehensive sexual health education” to all K-12 students beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
The legislation passed the Washington house on a vote of 56-40 after six hours of sometimes raucous debate that started Wednesday evening, the Seattle Times reported. The measure will return to the state senate, which passed a previous version of the law and then it will go to Gov. Jay Inslee to be signed.
I've never been more angry writing a piece. At the link: what the ENTIRE news establishment in WA State has hidden from you: the perverse curricula tied to WA State's forced seXXX-ed Bill & the absolute fiction it teaches in regard to human biology https://t.co/njX17zftUs
— Todd Ξ Herman (@toddeherman) March 12, 2020
The law would be phased in over a two year period, mandating that all students in grades six through 12 be taught starting in the 2021-2022 school year, and advance to all students in K-12 the following year.
Supporters of the bill say that it’s designed with “equity” in mind, to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn. There is however an “opt out” provision, which would enable parents to pull their children out of the instruction.
State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, a supporter of the bill said, “We’re not trying to replace family values; we encourage family values.
We’re trying to teach facts and a curriculum and set some standards for our students.” Sounds great, right? But whose “facts” are they trying to teach? If we know anything about Democrats, it’s that they have an agenda. Always.
Opponents of the bill argue that a curriculum reviewed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is too explicit, with opponents arguing that sex education should be limited to children in grades seven through 12.
Wow – over 3,000 people have signed their name to repeal SB 5395 and the Democrats atrocious comprehensive sex ed bill.
— Washington State GOP (@WAGOP) March 9, 2020
“I’m not sure why we’re rushing to remove the innocence from our youth,” said state Rep. Mike Steele, a Republican who opposed the bill. “We put so much on them already.”
In a debate on Saturday that stretched on for hours, Republicans attempted to add over 200 amendments to the bill in order to prevent the bill from coming up for a vote.
Democrat Sen. Claire Wilson, who supported the bill said:
“The hard work that we put into this bill—in both the House and Senate—is well worth it because it will improve safety for children statewide. We must ensure that our kids have the tools and knowledge they need to recognize and resist inappropriate behavior.”
According to the bill’s proponents, they say that in middle and high school, the more mature topics of reproduction, STDs and sexual assault are addressed, and build upon concepts taught in previous grades.
In elementary school, sex-ed topics will be limited to protecting the body in cases of physical assault if somebody is inappropriately touching.
The initial versions of the bill limited the ability of parents to opt out, but after an outcry from parents and Republicans, the opt-out ability was strengthened. It also removed requirements for curriculum to be evidence-based, and delayed its implementation.
The Democrats deemed the legislation necessary because of alleged increases in STDs and sexual assault among young people.
“We have got to reduce sexual assaults and sexually transmitted infections, and we know through education we can do that,” State Superintendent Chris Reykdal said on a radio program.
However, parents in Spokane organized a protest outside the Spokane Public School headquarters that was to be held on Wednesday. Some parents also threatened to keep their children home from school in protest of the law. Organizers clarified that the protest was not directed at local teachers or schools, but rather at lawmakers.
Parents also planned on conducting demonstrations at the Washington State capital and the Mead School District board of directors planned on asking the governor not to sign the bill.
Additionally, the Central Valley School Board asked Inslee to veto the bill as well, citing the desire for local school districts to maintain control over sex ed curriculum.
Critics of comprehensive sex ed bill to protest at Washington state Capitol https://t.co/fTyC49RyOz | Well, the state does seem to want control at conception whether or not an abortion will happen.
— MAGA (@endeavor_ent) March 10, 2020
“We strongly feel that especially in the area of sexual health education, local control in partnership with our community and parents needs to be retained,” the letter reads.
The Mead school board president wrote a letter to Inslee as well, that “legislative overreach” takes away local control in a “highly controversial and sensitive area.”
“We understand the need for Human Growth & Development education in our schools. However, we strongly believe local school districts should have majority control when it comes to establishing learning standards in the area of sexual health education.”
Spokane Public Schools said that parents or guardians should hold primary responsibility for educating children when it comes to sensitive topics such as sex education.
Supporters of the bill argue that it is age appropriate and will teach older students about consent. Critics say it takes control away from parents and is too explicit.
Erin Kranz, a parent of two children who helped organize the protest said that the curriculum goes “far and beyond” what schools should be teaching children.
“I’m passionate about this because this is about parental rights,” she said.
“We want to keep this conversation at home…They [conversations] should not be done in co-ed classrooms starting at age 5,” Kranz said.
Of course, Planned Parenthood has its mitts all over this, which probably should give pause to parents. A statement from Paul Dillon of Planned Parenthood of Washington and North Idaho said that parents are allowed to opt their children out of the instruction, and noted that schools are required to notify parents a month in advance.
A Facebook page opposing the bill has swelled to over 2,700 people, with many saying they will keep their children home from school. Parents who were keeping their kids home were “encouraged” to prove the reasoning for their decision. How about this for a reason? “Because we wanted to! Because you are overstepping your bounds!”
LET’s original story on this situation follows below. Dig deeper.
In Washington State, Democrats (who else) are pushing a bill that would mandate “comprehensive sexual health education” by the year 2022.
The bill, House Bill 2184 would begin to talk sex to children as young as kindergarten. While most children at that age are usually more interested in playing with dolls or trucks, Democrats would begin the process of pointing children in a different direction.
A group called “Informed Parents of Washington” is warning parents about the dangers of the legislation. The group describes itself as a “collation of parents dedicated to fighting Comprehensive Sexxx Education in our schools and legislation that imposes upon parental rights.”
In a Facebook post, the group said:
“In most cases ‘comprehensive’ doesn’t mean what we think it means. Most of us might think that means the biology of sex and the fertilization process, maybe to include some information about avoiding std’s and pregnancy.
In reality, though, most who promote “comprehensive sex education” are talking about the details of sexual activity and the varieties of sexual stimulation.
Many such programs include subtle (and not so subtle) encouragement for the students to experiment with some or opposite sex partners, instruction on the nature of orgasm and all the ways to achieve it, along with drawings and/or photos that show them how.”
Democrats say that the bill would establish “equity,” i.e., equal access to health information, especially with regard to the topics of “affirmative consent’ and the needs of LGBTQ students.
Because students in elementary school need to know about that, right?
The Washington Office of superintendent of Public Instruction (OPSI) conducted a survey about sex education in schools, which netted more than 10,000 responses, nearly three-fourths from women.
The state formed a work group that was comprised of 16 women that reviewed K-12 sex education provisions in the state and their final report concluded that “members agree all students would benefit from K-12 comprehensive sexual health education.”
Ironically the survey found that 58 percent of survey respondents said that such a program should NOT be required in grades K-12, while 42 percent said it should be required. So obviously, the survey meant nothing, since these 16 apparently women had their minds apparently made up.
The group stated:
The Sexual Health Education Workgroup agreed that all students in Washington’s public schools should have access to comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) in grades K-12.
Spending my day at the old State capitol building as part of the Sexual Health Education workgroup. Just reviewed related state statutes and learned we have an overall vague, yet sometimes specific, common school curriculum statute. @chrisreykdal #Healtheducation pic.twitter.com/bdokXOY8vX
— Amy M Miller (@msammiller) August 15, 2019
Mandating CSHE is an issue of equity and would help ensure all students across the state receive quality, evidence-informed instruction, regardless of who they are or where they live.
The Workgroup found that several groups are often excluded from relevant, inclusive instruction, including students in and out of home care, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and English learners among others.
The website of Washington Rep. Michelle Caldier (R) provides a radio report with John Sattgast in Olympia about the bill.
ICYMI: @jasonrantz talked with State Rep Michelle Caldier on a new sex ed for Kindergartners bill
— AM 770 KTTH ? (@770KTTH) January 21, 2020
“When I looked at the curriculum, I’d be happy to read some of this stuff, but I will tell you I know that the chair would gavel me because it is completely inappropriate for me to say here,” Caldier said about the proposed mandated sex ed curriculum.
“And I think that if it is inappropriate for me to say on the dais, I don’t think that’s something that I would want to teach a kindergartner.”
Sattgast observed that out of 97 people signed up to testify, only 16 were permitted to do so within the time limit.
Though the bill to mandate comprehensive sex ed died in the last legislative session, the current bill is equally as controversial, stated Washington conservative radio host Jason Rantz of The Jason Rantz Show on AM 770 KTTH.
“And it’s fueled less about meeting the sexual needs of young kids (these needs don’t exist), than it is about pushing a very specific social justice agenda on gender identity for all classrooms,” he stated.
On their Facebook page, Informed Parents of Washington speak to what is actually contained in the curriculum. The group says that exercises given to sixth grade students makes sure that a child having sex is not shamed, while there is no similar concern for those who choose not to have sex. Students are not told about the benefits of abstinence.
The Democrats proposal, called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K=12 Curriculum” apparently replaces the “3 R’s” of our youth (reading, wRiting and aRithmetic) with a new three “R’s”—Rights, Respect and Responsibility.
Under the program, kindergarteners would learn about the proper names for body parts, but only after a “note on language” clarifies that BIOLOGY is SUBSERVIENT to gender identity.
While children in kindergarten will have language that uses the terms ‘girls’ and ‘boys,’ along with ‘male’ and ‘female’, in later grades they will be instructed in proper pronouns according to the alphabet mafia, introducing a “broader concept of gender.”
With the assistance of a PowerPoint presentation, teachers will instruct young children:
Most girls have a vulva which is the name for the area between the legs.
The vulva describes the whole area including the small hole where urine or pee comes out called the opening to the urethra, the hole below that, which is a little bigger and is called the vagina that is used when a female has a baby, and the hole below that where a bowel movement, or poop, comes out called the anus.
So, a person with a vulva has three holes between their legs and a very sensitive little area at the top called the clitoris.
Most boys have a penis between their legs which they use to urinate or ‘pee.’ Some boys have a foreskin, which is a piece of skin that covers the end of the penis and some boys do not. A boy also has a hole where a bowel movement, or poop, leaves the body called an anus, just like a girl.
Kindergarten people. Not wasting any time, when children go to first grade, they get to learn about gender roles. Teachers are instructed to read My Princess Boy prior to the lesson and then ask the children:
“Does the job a person has, or what they wear mean the person is a man or woman?” (No) “Do the activities someone likes to do for fun or what they wear mean they are a boy or a girl?” (No)
Close the lesson by asking “How could you support others in trying new things and participating in activities that some people may sometimes say are only for boys or only for girls?” Ask for volunteers to offer strategies.
(Some responses might include: tell them that you think it’s great; tell them that they shouldn’t listen to what other people think; that you will do it with them; tell them that there is no such thing as girl activities and boy activities, etc.)
Indoctrination. Note the part about not “listen(ing) to what other people think?” Parents? No say?
Fast forward to sixth grade. This is where the gender neutral or gender non-binary nonsense gets touted.
In the proposal, sixth graders would learn “language…that seems less familiar—using the pronoun ‘they’ instead of ‘her’ or ‘him,’ using gender neutral names in scenarios and role-plays and referring to ‘someone with a vulva’ vs. a girl or woman.”
“This is intended to make the curriculum inclusive of all genders and gender identities,” states the proposal.
Once kids reach 15, they are going to be taught that “sexting” is normal sexual behavior. In fact, the teacher’s guide notes that the teacher will have to “ask your IT person at school to unblock the site for you to use in class.”
The homework assignment tells the kids to go out and share their knowledge with at least four friends. Kids are told that “this isn’t easy to talk about and you may still have questions. Remember you can always talk with me…” Meaning the teacher.
This is the Democrat party for you. Anything goes. Parents be damned. The state knows what is better for your children than you do. And we wonder why we are raising a generation of snowflakes?
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