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Find Out What Your School District's Sex Ed Policy Is
SEX ED POLICY UPDATES Occurring Across the State
Your school district has been informed by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) that they need to update their district's human sex education policy.
1. Your district does NOT have to (nor should it) rubber stamp the ODE and OSBA sex education policy updates.
2. Ask LOTS of questions, use respectful resolve and expect that your district leaders define, justify and explain each and every item in their policy.
3. No clear policy parameters and boundaries means all bets are off once your child's classroom door closes.
Were parents consulted? Did they give their approval or was the Gervais School Board acting just like the Canby School Board when Mr. Trevor Lockwood, a public employee and the School Based Health Center Director, decided that he wanted to be able to dispense birth control pills to your child. Ms. Diane Downs, school board member extraordinaire, stated it was a "... student health issue. I feel this is a student body issue and school administration issue."
Apparently, what it was not, in Ms. Downs' mind, was a parental issue. School board members want parents to sit down, shut up and hand their precious children over to the likes of Mr. Lockwood so he can sexualize your child in a way the state sees fit.
So, who is the Mr. Lockwood in the Gervais School District?
Promiscuity, unfettered sex, free love, anything goes, if it makes you feel good, then "do it". What is the genesis of such behavior? Who endorses and encourages sexualizing our children? If you're surprised that it's the Oregon Department of Education, School Based Health Clinics, the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside, SIECUS, Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood, WISE (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education), the United Nations then you are living in the dark. These are the organizations who stand and speak for the sexual rights of your child. And they don't care if your child is 11 years old or a toddler whose parents decided their daughter was a transgender at the ripe old age of two.
Our children are the target of adults who prey on them and feed them notions and ideas that any kind of sexual activity is okay at any age. Their goal appears to be to undermine the family and parental rights.
So, who is the Mr. Lockwood in the Gervais School District? Who is the Mr. Lockwood in your district?
Who is he, really? The Mr. Lockwood's of the world, who are promoting and encouraging sexual promiscuity and deviancy? In simple terms, he's your neighbor or your neighbors neighbor. He's the guy who lives up the road or down the street from you. She's the school board member who believes it is okay to dispense birth control pills to your child without your consent. He works for the Department of Education and is a neighbor. These people live in your community, they are your neighbors. In our upside down world, the influence these individuals exert on your child is unearned and unconscionable.
Why, in the name of everything that is clean and honorable, would you abdicate your responsibility as a parent (and to the most precious person in your life...your child) to your neighbor?
The Beginning, Part 1
Who is Margaret Sanger?
To many the name Margaret Sanger is synonymous with the championing of women's reproductive rights and birth control. She is considered the mother of feminism and the modern abortion movement. Described as a heroine and martyr (arrested for handing out condoms in 1917), lauded as a courageous reformer who opened the first birth control clinic in 1916, founded the American Birth Control League in 1926 and created the Birth Control Review magazine. Sanger's American Birth Control League later became known as Planned Parenthood, the number one provider of abortion in American, if not the world.2
To others, Margaret Sanger was an extremely disturbed, unhappy and bitter women who embraced free love and unfettered sex, all under the guise of sexual liberation and freedom for women. She embraced racism, promoted eugenics, population control and forced sterilization. Sanger became a revolutionary socialist who hung out with such luminaries as Eugene Debs, John Reed, Emma Goldman and H.G. Wells, all who believed in eugenics. 2
Sanger was born in Corning, New York, the daughter of a poor Irish Catholic family. She was the sixth of eleven children. Sanger describes her family existence as"joyless and filled with drudgery and fear." Her father mocked religion, embraced radicalism, socialism and atheism. He beat his sons to make them men and treated his wife and daughters as slaves. Sanger's mother had her baptized and confirmed in secret out of fear of her husband. Surprisingly, Margaret embraced the church until her mother's death. However, by the time Margaret was seventeen she totally rejected the church and embraced her father's philosophy.1
Margaret Sanger's first husband was William Sanger, a young architect. Together they had three children, a daughter and two sons. William introduced his young wife to the revolutionary socialist movement.
Sanger, tired of the drudgery of motherhood and the constraints of marriage, soon began to tag along with William to protest rallies. When she heard John Reed, the radical labor organizer speak, Marxism came alive to her. She soon became completely radicalized with the socialist movement.
But the individual who is most responsible for putting it altogether and solidifying her dogged belief system was the 19th century clergyman and professor, Thomas Malthus. According to his theory, "population grows exponentially over time, while production (food, goods, services) only grows arithmetically". He believed this threatened the very existence of the human race. A population crisis awaited if something wasn't done soon. So in order for society to survive, the "physically unfit, the materially poor, the spiritually diseased, the radically inferior and mentally incompetent had to somehow be suppressed and isolated - or perhaps even eliminated," while his fellow travelers (the elite of the day) thought a "subtler" approach could be embraced. Thus was the scientific approach birthed. The approach of education, contraception, sterilization and abortion were a more "practicable acceptable" approach to ease the looming crisis. The scientic approach became known as Eugenics and "the cause" for Margaret.
Eugenicist (elitists) believed that by improving the gene pool, you improve society and this became known as positive eugenics. Conversely, negative eugenics is the belief that the feebleminded, mentally ill, the deaf and blind, the unfit and those in the "lower and defective classes" should not be allowed to "breed". And so, eugenics focused on "encouraging the higher classes" of society to reproduce off-spring. As Sanger began building her American Birth Control League, all board members were eugenicists.1, 3
Eugenic Laws were passed and forced sterilization was performed on the most helpless of citizens. In fact, the state of Oregon was the only state out of forty that had a state board of Eugenics(Eugenics Sterilization in the United States, copyright 1922 by Harry Hamilton Laughlin D. Sc.) As we all know, Hitler embraced eugenics in his "Final Solution". Other famous people who believed in eugenics were President Teddy Roosevelt, John Maynard Keyes, President Woodrow Wilson, Alexander Graham Bell, George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.5 Foundations associated with eugenics are the Rockefeller, Harriman, and Carnegie. When it became common knowledge that Hitler embraced eugenics with zeal, those supporters of eugenics in America temporarily scattered like cockroaches when the light was shined on the heinousness of this philosophy. However, they have returned in a kinder and more subtle and devious form. By 1970 over 60,000 sterilizations were performed on the most helpless of our fellow Americans.3
In 1939, a despicable project titled "The Negro Project", was designed by Sanger and her Birth Control League in response to a "request from southern states public officials - men generally not known for their racial equanimity". The goal of the project was to convince blacks to accept birth control (abortion) and to weed out the unfit and poor from the black population. To sell her idea, Sanger enlisted clergy (including Reverend Adam Clayton Powell), doctors and influential leaders from the black community. 2 Sadly, the project was successful. The African American population accounts for approximately 12.6% of the population according to the Center for Disease Control 2010 (latest available stats) but accounted for 35.4% of all abortions in 2009. 4
As Reverend Clenard H. Childress states "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb".3
The life and times of Margaret Sanger is replete with bitterness and unhappiness. She believed in free love and campaigned for sexual pleasure and freedom for women. She described marriage as a "degenerate institution" and sexual modesty as "obscene prudery". Betty Friedan, a fellow traveler, once argued "motherhood itself was a socially imposed constraint on the liberty of women.2
As President Ronald Reagan once stated "I've noticed everyone who is for abortion has been born".
1 Killer Angel, a Biography of Planned Parenthood's Founder Margaret Sanger,Author George Grant, 1995
2 A Dark Past, Jonah Goldberg, National Review on Line.
Planned Parenthood's highest honor is the Margaret Sanger Award which was created in 1966. Some Margaret Sanger Award luminaries who have embraced the reproductive health and rights agenda include:
Nancy Pelosi, 2014
Hillary Clinton, 2009
Jane Fonda, 2003
Kathleen Turner, 2001
Bella Abzug, 1991
Ann Landers, 1988
Phil Donahue, 1987
Katherine Hepburn, 1983
John D. Rockerfeller III, 1967
Reverend Martin Luther King, 1966
H.G. Wells wrote the introduction to Sanger's book The Pivot of Civilization, 1922:
"We want fewer and better children...and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us."2
"I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered."
You entrust your child to the care of your district teachers and leaders each and every time they step into the halls of the school. Teaching is not an easy profession, but can be extremely rewarding; educators supporting the efforts of parents and guardians by teaching children skills and knowledge that will hopefully help them have a healthy and happy life.
But growing up can be difficult. It can be confusing. Children are impressionable and vulnerable. We all know this and that is why we expect adults to protect them.
Protecting is one thing. Trespassing on the heart of YOUR child is quite a different matter.
Oregonians, be on the look out when you see curriculum, events, "celebrations" that are crossing the line of education and moving into a territory that should be OFF LIMITS.
WITH RESPECTFUL RESOLVE, SPEAK UP!
Do not allow your child's mind and heart be led down a road that leaves you standing on the sidelines...and perhaps having to later pick up the pieces of their wounded heart.
What is Your Child Experiencing?
Now that summer is upon us, Parents' Rights in Education encourages you to ask your children what they are being told in school about: