When the movie "2012" came out in theaters, I thought to myself, "Yeah right. The world couldn't possibly end in 2012." Well, I might be wrong about that; shocking, I know. A school district in Montana informed the world that they plan on teaching kindergartners sex ed. I guess finger painting became too messy. The curriculum also involves teaching first-graders that human beings can be in love with a person of the same sex. Great, just what we needed. As if parents don't have enough to deal with already when sending their kids to public school. Since when did the grade-school learning environment turn into reading, writing, arithmetic, homosexuality, sex education?
It is one thing to put students through sex ed in high school. That's almost expected these days, but even they barely understand the information. How on earth is this relevant to small children? For the parents who actually care about their child, this is insane. Most parents try to instill values of traditional marriage and have the right to decide when it's time for the "sex" talk. Who do these school administrators think they are by interfering with that right? What good can come from teaching a class full of innocent young children about sex? We should try our best to keep them innocent for as long as we can – instead, the Helena public-school board wants to expose them to graphic sexual information.
Fox News found this little treasure: "According to the draft proposal, beginning in kindergarten, school nurses will teach students proper terms such as 'nipple, breast, penis, scrotum and uterus.' And once they are promoted to first grade, children will learn that sexual relations could happen between two men or two women. By the time students are 10 years old, instruction will include the various ways people can have intercourse, be it vaginally, orally or through 'anal penetration.'"
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First of all, since when do school nurses have the authority to teach anything? I don't even think my school nurse was an actual nurse. Check for lice, give them a cool towel for their headache and call it a day. And second, what do you want to bet that this district probably cut the music program and P.E. to save time and money? Now they want to waste precious time that should be spent learning invaluable life skills such as how to cut with scissors, which might actually save their life one day.
This district needs to teach the ABCs and 123s and leave sex education to those who really do care about a child's future … the parents. Speaking of parents, the parents in Montana are up in arms over this. I can't imagine why. Total strangers want to teach a 5-year-old about nipples and penises. The biggest concern is that children who aren't emotionally mature enough to understand might be scared for life. Well, that's a no-brainer. What child at the tender age of 5 is mentally prepared to learn about sex and homosexuality? I can't even believe that this is debatable. At least when parents explain the birds and the bees it's in private and it's safe. That's the time a child learns they can come to their parents with questions. Now, Helena wants to deprive parents of that bond.
If the argument for teaching about same-sex relationships is tolerance, let me stop you right there. Kids can be taught tolerance and respect in other ways. The only people who have the right to teach a child about sex and homosexuality are parents or guardians. And don't feed me the bologna that not all children receive proper information at home. I don't care if that parent wants to keep the kids in the dark until they're 40; school is no place to learn about graphic sex acts and homosexuality. I would rip my kid out of that school so fast his shoes would fall off.
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I am behind the parents on this 100 percent. I don't even have children and I am sick to the core over this. How perverted and disgusting does a person have to be to propose such a horrific idea? They should feel embarrassed. Really? You want to teach a fifth-grader about sexual positions? It sounds like a line from Dateline's "To Catch a Predator." Um, Chris Hansen called; he wants to know if your login is still orneryforyou157. Whoever insisted on this curriculum should be locked up and never allowed even to look at a child again, yet these are the people in charge of children's education. The year 2012 isn't looking so bad anymore.
Of all the stories I've researched, this by far is the most disgusting. Not only because of the content, but because this is the direction our country is headed. My dose of honesty is this – 2012 couldn't come soon enough if this is what we're up against. So much for all of the hope I had. That's long gone along with Helena's last remaining brain cell. Luckily, most citizens of Montana have spoken out against this curriculum. But the fact that anyone would think 5, 6 and 10 years old is an appropriate age to teach children (who are strangers to them) about sexual positions and homosexual behavior is foul.
For the record, if a gay couple chooses to teach their children about homosexual relationships, that is their business. I'm just saying that these subjects are inappropriate and unnecessary to a child's development in the classroom, especially small children. The school district has no right to insist on such a perverse curriculum. It's ridiculous and outright stupid.