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January Newsletter, 2015
Parents' Rights in Education wants to THANK Oregon school districts, law enforcement, school boards, state legislators, media, state/national organizations, and individuals who, after viewing the Nov. 18, 2014 KOIN 6 investigative report, are resolutely taking steps toward further protecting minors from being exposed to sexually explicit content presented under the guise of "healthy sexuality".
Sponsor of Oregon Sex Conference
 Grasping at Invisible Straws

In a weak attempt to discredit evidence of Oregon Department of Education impropriety, the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force, sponsor of the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) claims the KOIN 6 investigative report of November 18, 2014 "took conference material out of context and spliced in pictures of a pornographic nature that were not shown at the conference..."

In fact, conference attendees observed Cory Silverberg, workshop instructor, project images of multiple porn sites during his workshop.  The KOIN report features just one of the sites, Virtual Fem.  Minors were encouraged to access suggested sites for safe sex and experimentation with alternative gender identities.

Oregonians expect and deserve better education for their children.  Clearly, the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force's claim is false.  They are grasping at invisible straws.

Concept Handwritten With Chalk On A Blackboard.
 Rob S. Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Implies Information About Porn is Appropriate

The Oregon Department of Education's Deputy Superintendent Rob S. Saxton wrote a letter dated December 10, 2014 addressing the 16 WISE (Working to Institutionalize Sex Education) school district grant recipient superintendents, defending the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) in Seaside. And by extension, supported allowing students as young as 12 years old to attend.

Further, Mr. Saxton states "We have also reviewed the content delivered by the presenters at the conference and believe their information was appropriate".

Just to be clear, Mr. Silverberg, a keynote speaker at the 2014 ASC, a self-described "gender variant",  promoter of pornographic websites at the ASC and founder of a sex shop... is appropriate?  

Jenn Burleton, a keynote speaker at the 2013 ASC is a man who dresses as a woman... and this is appropriate?  

A session at the 2013 ASC conference titled "I Say Porn, You Say Porn" was presented by students and described as a "discussion on the very exciting world of porn" and this was appropriate?

These presenters may be appropriate for Mr. Saxton's children and grandchildren, but they certainly aren't for ours.

Guardrails and boundary lines to keep porn away from our children should not be dismantled by the very people entrusted to keep them safe.    

Part 1 - Does Pornography Harm Children When Taught Within the Context of Sex Education? 


The answer to the question is unequivocally, YES.  In fact, the sex education that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is advocating to public schools today is not only harmful to adolescents and teens, it is an infringement on parental rights and the values and morals we as parents wish to impart to our children.


One can hardly deny the availability of pornography, it exists at our fingertips should we wish to delve into its deviant world.  The ubiquitous nature of porn (in our homes, on our computers, cell phones and televisions) does not automatically grant it a place of status.  On the contrary, porn represents the most base material our society has to offer.  Not only is it addictive, it exploits, manipulates and grooms the most unsuspecting and vulnerable of our society.  A study found that the brain activity of a teen addicted to porn is the same as drug addicts and alcoholics. The very fact that the ODE and the Deputy Superintendent, Rob Saxton, endorsed a session at the ASC described as "a discussion on the very exciting world of porn" is shocking.


Dr. Melvin Anchell, MD author of "What's Wrong with Sex Education" and "A Psychoanalytic Look at Today's Sex Education" addresses the adverse effects sex education has on children.   


Psychoanalysis observes that sexual development occurs in three phases.

Phase One - birth to six years of age

Phase Two - 6 to 12 years

Phase Three - 13 (puberty) to adulthood


According to Dr. Anchell,  the sexual energies of children between the ages of 6 and 12 are considered to be dormant or latent.  It is during this period that children learn the ability to feel compassion.  It is a time of strengthening the mental barriers that control sexual impulses.  The barriers that control "raw instinctual sexual urges" are shame, disgust and morality but not limited to these.  It is also a time, according to Dr. Anchell, when children are most teachable.   As parents we strive to teach our children the foundation of honor, integrity, morality, values and character. 


Evidence reveals that the ODE's K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education is encouraging students to dismiss the values, standards and morals that are imparted to them by their parents and guardians.  Rather, they emphasis re-defining and developing the student's own value system. 

National News 


Some recommended websites the Oregon Department of Education encourages your child to access:


*Suggestion: Read or show some of this content to your school board.   

Suggested Reading and Reference Material

Providing youth with sexuality information to the exclusion of parental involvement is illegal.


Oregon State law requires sexuality course instruction to encourage family communication and involvement to help students learn to make responsible decisions.  ORS 336.455 (2) (L)


You have the right to view any and all materials before and during instruction.

 ORS 336.035 (2)

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