After contacting the school, he learned it was not a student prank. The list of explicit sex acts boldly presented on the poster were part of---you guessed it--- the school's sex-ed curriculum.
Ellis was very upset.
Leigh Anne Neal, spokeswoman for the public school district, said it was part of the "teaching materials." And that it "aligns with national standards."
She told the concerned parent the "teaching material" is actually part of their "abstinence based" curriculum.
The more the parent has learned, the more questions have been raised.
Is public education now telling parents the curriculum is "abstinence based" as a ploy to continue as they have? Does a classroom suggestion that kids abstain from sex now clear the way for the same indoctrination that has become synonymous with sex-ed in the public classroom?
Has the word "abstinence" now joined the ranks of "tolerance" and "equality" and "choice" as a useful tool to advance an agenda by redefining the meaning, or in this case as a mechanism for deception?
Keep in mind the concept of "deception" has been around a long time. Planned Parenthood, NARAL and a number of homosexual activist groups have perfected the practice and have had significant input in the creation of most sex-ed teaching materials.
Some of the information below is graphic, but its in our children's classrooms and often taught as "normal" and "natural."
Every parent and grandparent must be informed and aware.
Fox News 4 in Kansas City first carried the story earlier this week.
Mark Ellis said his daughter, a 13-year old middle school student, was "shocked" by what she saw on a poster on the wall in her classroom.
She took a picture of it and showed it to her parents.
The poster is entitled, "How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?"
The poster boldly lists the following ways we can express our feelings: Oral Sex, Sexual Fantasy, Caressing, Anal Sex, Hugging, Touching Each Other's Genitals, Kissing, Grinding and Masturbation.
Ellis asked the school what every other responsible parent would ask: "Why would you put this in front of a 13 year-old student?"
And, "Who approved this?"
Ellis is also asking, "If they are putting this in front of my daughter, what else are they teaching her that I don't know about?"
The school's response is very important to every parent and grandparent. Also please note the name of the specific curriculum and the publisher or provider.
Who Approved The Curriculum?
Leigh Anne Neal, a spokesman for the school district said, "The material must be viewed in the context of a bigger curriculum."
She says, "The curriculum...is aligned with the national standards around those topics and its part of our curriculum in the school district."
She says the curriculum is "abstinence based."
The curriculum is titled, "Making a Difference" and is published by Select Media.org
It is recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a "pregnancy prevention intervention."
The publisher's website says the program is designed to "Empower young adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of pregnancy and HIV or other STD infections."
Why Feature The Obscene List of Sex Acts In The Classroom, In Isolation, While Making The Claim of Being Abstinence Based?
Ellis says, "This has nothing to do with abstinence or sexual reproduction."
He's right. It doesn't. And why would they use this particular information for a poster?
One thing not addressed in this issue is to whom is this material directed. The publisher says the material is designed to "empower young adolescents to change their behavior..."
Apparently educators have concluded that all middle school kids are sexually active. "All behavior" doesn't need to be changed in regard to sexual activity.
Surveys indicate that is not the case.
How Was This Curriculum Developed?
According to HHS, the original study program was developed using African-American students aged 13-14.
What Are The Results of The Program?
This is from the HHS website:
Three months after the program ended: Adolescents participating in the intervention who were sexually inexperienced at baseline were significantly less likely to report having had sexual intercourse in the previous 3 months. Program impacts on rates of sexual intercourse were not statistically significant for adolescents who were sexually experienced at baseline. The study found no statistically significant program impacts on frequency of sexual intercourse, condom use, or unprotected sexual intercourse.
Six months after the program ended: The authors assessed the same behavioral measures as at the 3-month follow-up survey, and found no statistically significant program impacts.
Twelve months after the program ended: The authors assessed the same behavioral measures as at the 3-month follow-up survey, and found no statistically significant program impacts.
Bottom line. The program has had "no significant impact."
What is missing from the results evaluation is what impact did the introduction of deviant sexual behavior have on the 13 year old students who were unaware of these deviant behaviors?
This, at best, is curriculum based on worst case moral situations.
In the worse case, this material is pure indoctrination.
This curriculum was not designed for the majority of 13 year old girls. Focus on the Family says 5% of 12 year old girls are sexually active, 10% of 13 year olds and 20% of 14 year olds.
Ellis says if the school does not change the materials, he will take his daughter out of the sex-ed class.
That's the least a parent should do.
- Is the word "abstinence" now a ploy to disarm vigilant parents?
- The 13 year of daughter has now been exposed to behavior she may not have been aware of yet. Is this the proper environment and time for her to be informed?
- Sex-education materials are inordinately influenced by activist groups.
Remember: Children are a gift from the Lord; They are a reward from Him. (Ps. 127:3).
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.