- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Rockville’s sexperts get it wrong
Montgomery County [Md.} parents won’t hand over their public schools to the sex theorists without a fight. This week, two parent groups sued over their schools’ new and expansive sex-education curriculum. The controversial pilot program, slated to begin as early as next week, is one of the most reckless sex-ed curricula in the nation. This is no garden-variety lesson on the birds and bees. It crosses the line from instruction to advocacy and should be sent back to the drawing board.
For one, the curriculum buys into theories that sex and gender are “constructed,” not discovered at an early age. A child must develop an “internal sense of knowing whether he or she is male or female,” it asserts. That means a child will cogitate over such issues as whether he is male or she is female. This sort of thing might fly in graduate seminars in Berkeley or Cambridge. But in a public-school curriculum, children deserve better.
The program endorses the notion that homosexuality is innate, citing the usual suspects and ignoring dissenting voices. Why should Montgomery County’s sex theorists be able to pass off these notions as fact?
The curriculum also takes upon itself the duty to expand the idea of what a family is. It credits same-sex households with being one of nine American family types — who knew there were nine? To avoid censure, it distinguishes these from gay “marriage.” Add to all this the worst elements of the old sex-ed curriculum. Prominent here is the instructional condom-fitting video, whose proponents still insist does not encourage sexual activity.
What’s most troubling is that giving the sexperts an inch today could later cost us a mile. As Jon Ward of The Washington Times reported, the sexperts had initially wanted to tell children that “sex play with friends of the same gender is not uncommon during early adolescence” and have them “discuss how you develop your sexual identity.” After an outcry, they removed those lines. Clearly, if they had their druthers, they would institute an even more radical program.
County officialdom’s arrogance has now provoked a backlash. It’s somewhat encouraging that even in one of the most left-of-center jurisdictions in the country, at least some taxpayers and parents have had enough. They are right to object to PC propaganda from the sexperts taking over their public schools.
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- CPAC 2014: Rand Paul urges conservatives to fight for liberty
- Putin has transformed Russian army into a lean, mean fighting machine
- EDITORIAL: Connecticut revolts against gun controls that could criminalize 300,000
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- Two liberals say Sarah Palin is right: Obama lacks substance
- Malaysia Airlines says plane on route to Beijing missing
- Soldier who hid to avoid saluting the flag to be punished in secret; Army won't release details
- High schooler suing parents for money shot down by judge
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again