Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Placing CRT in school curriculums introduces impressionable children and youth to Socialist and Marxist ideologies. Franklin Graham said in nations where these ideologies govern, it leads to decline and poverty – not to mention, Christians suffer immense persecution as a result. We don’t need to look any farther than North Korea, Communist China, and Russia to see that Dr. Graham is right.
As bad as CRT is, Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) is far worse. But what is CSE? It does not refer to sex education programs in general, but rather to a specific form of graphic sexuality education that is cleverly disguised from parents. CSE claims to be evidence based, medically accurate, and age appropriate. However, it is just the opposite. It promotes sexual freedom, abortion, high risk sexual behaviors, and normalizes teen sexual activity. It promotes sexual rights and the right to sexual pleasure for minors.
There were two outspoken legislators who recently wanted to make CSE the standard for sex-ed curriculum in Rhode Island schools. Senator Tiara Mack, District 6 Providence, and Representative Rebecca Kislak, District 4 Providence, introduced a bill that would mandate every secondary school, grade six through twelve, to add courses in family life or sex education that recognizes pleasure based sexual relations, different sexual orientations (including LGBTQ+), and same-sex relationships in their examples and discussions. In addition, comprehensive course instructions would include gender, gender expression, gender identity, and the harm of negative gender stereotypes.
Exploring and discussing government ideology like socialism involves the intellect but exploring pleasure-based sex with assignments geared for experiencing pleasure is something entirely different and far more dangerous. The American College of Pediatricians, and many other reputable organizations, have spoken out against CSE, expressing their concerns for the harm it brings to children and teens. Make no mistake, CSE is designed to change the sexual and gender norms of society by encouraging school age children to experiment and that is something most parents in Rhode Island would be against IF THEY KNEW. Schools are rarely forthcoming. This coming legislative session, Family Policy Alliance here in Rhode Island will be working with legislators to keep CSE out of our public schools and seek to make curriculums available for parents to view ahead of time.
I have a PowerPoint presentation about CSE and would love to speak at your church, youth group, or with any concerned parents. Become a monthly supporter of Family Policy Alliance and we will work together to make Rhode Island a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island