For far too long we have allowed one perspective to dominate the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation policies and legislation in our schools.
We continue to be told by our elected officials and through the media that these policies will save lives and protect our most vulnerable youth.
But please consider the bigger picture for a moment.
We know from watching many other places in the world that there is a strikingly methodical and predictable pattern: legislation and school policies implemented under the claims of “protection”, “inclusion”, “equal rights” and “anti-bullying”, and then the introduction of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) resources into classrooms.
We have seen it play out in Ontario, across the United States, in Australia, across Europe and elsewhere.
Why such an aggressive campaign locally, nationally and internationally to legislate a removal of parental involvement in our schools, followed by imposing specific sexuality materials onto children, even from a very young age?
Who benefits when we see alarming statistics, such as a 1000% jump in the number of British children treated for gender confusion over the past 5 years?
One possibility = Profit.
According to a recently released documentary called The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda, “It can be difficult to understand why any organization would promote promiscuity and high risk sexual behaviours to children through comprehensive sexuality education. However, hooking children on sex is a multi-billion dollar business for Planned Parenthood and other similar organizations. This is because children or “prospects” once sexualized become Planned Parenthood “customers”, dependent upon their services.” (13:32)
When we sexualize children, especially with CSE based curriculum materials, there is an increased need for all sorts of services, including contraceptives, STI/STD testing/treatments, condoms, abortions, pre-natal services, gender transition surgery, hormone therapy, etc.
So how does this situation apply to Alberta?
We have already seen legislation, such as Bill 10 and various amendments to the School Act and Human Rights legislation.
We know how Alberta Education has required all school boards to develop policies that “specifically address the board’s responsibility as it relates to the LGBTQ community,” and many of us have read the government’s “best practices” resource to support these policies.
We have hints at new sexual education resources, though no formal declaration yet.
Let’s learn from Ontario, the United States, Australia and other places in the world to stop the progression toward any sort of mention of new sex education materials that advocate an approach consistent with CSE.
As one of the women on the documentary says, “Every well thinking adult must be vigilant and must stand as a gatekeeper to our children’s development.” (30:28)
One last note: I anticipate in the coming days there will be attempts to “debunk”, falsify or dismiss the claims made in this important documentary. In fact, that is exactly what multi-billion dollar industries would be expected to do in the interests of self-preservation. And it is exactly the reason why so little of this information reaches public consciousness through mainstream media.
However, there is far too much as stake for Albertans to be lulled to acquiescence and inaction.
Please take 35 minutes to watch the video. Learn more about “Comprehensive Sexual Education” and evaluate the information for yourself. Ask yourself whether these types of materials are really in the best interests of children in our Alberta schools. Stay up-to-date on this topic by “liking” the Facebook page “Expose CSE Alberta”.
And please share this link with your school board trustees, MLAs, Minister of Education, community members, family and friends.
Let us reclaim balance to the discussion of gender and sexuality policies and the educational resources used in our schools.
Let us all be informed of the bigger picture and be ready to say “no” to any mention of these types of materials ever being promoted in our schools.
March 25 update: Please note this blog post is not referring to sexual education materials in general, but to a SPECIFIC approach called “comprehensive sexuality education”, as described in the documentary. The content of the video is extremely important to watch in order to fully understand the perspective of this article and what many places in the world are facing today.
For those who are unable to watch the video, or want to learn more on the topic, here are two websites with background information about comprehensive sexuality education:
A Brief History of Sex Ed: How We Reached Today’s Madness by Dr. Grossman
What is CSE? with links and sidebar for further information