Community members and activists expressed anger and concern Monday to a Minnesota school board that reportedly has been using a sex ed program that asks straight students to role play gay and transgender relationships.
“This type of teaching has no place in our schools,” one speaker told the Richfield School Board, reported independent news outlet AlphaNews.
Another speaker alleged parents were not told about the graphic nature of the sex ed curriculum.
“Parents are intentionally being deceived and misled about what their children are being taught,” she said.
The K-12 comprehensive sex education (CSE) program, called 3Rs, for “rights, respect, responsibility,” was developed by Advocates for Youth, which bills the curriculum on its website as “honest, inclusive sex education for all students.”
The program teaches about gay sex, gender ideology, abortion, racial justice, and more, and utilizes visuals and role playing activities.
Advocates for Youth, which partners with Planned Parenthood, was confirmed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2015 to be using taxpayer funds to advocate for abortions as “reproductive care.”
3Rs teaches from the perspective of gender ideology. A lesson for kindergartners instructs teachers to refer to a woman as “a person with a vulva.”
An elementary level supplemental lesson plan is titled “Thinking Outside the (Gender) Box,” and states it aims to “help upper elementary students understand the basic definitions related to gender identity and gender expression.”
AlphaNews provided the following report on the role play activities:
In one series of lessons, 3Rs asks students to role play through various relationship scenarios as part of education on consent and violence prevention.
These scenarios ask students to pair up, pretend they are in gay or lesbian relationships and navigate the process of deciding whether or not to have sex. One activity in the curriculum directs a male student to pretend his name is “Morgan,” a boy who is “very active” in his school’s LGBTQ club, while another student pretends to be “Terence,” a closet homosexual who wants to have sex with Morgan. In this scenario, Morgan plans a secret rendezvous and the two role-playing students are asked to “make a decision about whether to have sex.”
In another scenario, students are asked to pretend they are transgender and “make a decision” about having sex with a woman.
The program notes to teachers that heterosexual boys may display a “a homophobic response” to being asked to engage in gay role playing.
The curriculum states:
Should this happen in your class, it’s important to stop what you are doing, notice the interaction, and ask for the class members to reflect on what’s happening and why. Direct the students back to your class ground rules — and reinforce the agreement to be respectful — and that making homophobic comments is not respectful.
The topic of anal sex for grades K-5 is raised in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention. For children in the upper grades, however, anal sex is listed, with vaginal and oral sex, as another routine option for sexual intimacy.
One middle school level supplemental lesson plan in 3Rs sex ed teaches pre-teens “understanding how racism impacts sexual health and wellness – particularly for racialized people – is paramount to providing inclusive and affirming sex education.”
“Sex education has a history of centering white, cisgender, heterosexual people, which can promote harm and/or erasure of everyone else,” the curriculum states.
Middle schoolers are taught about “condoms and birth control” in Lesson 9, and in a supplemental lesson learn about “sex trafficking.”
AlphaNews reported Richfield Board of Education Chairman Timothy Pollis responded to the concerns at the meeting by stating, “The board does not actually know all the details of our curriculum; I think I can say that with confidence.”
He stated nevertheless that all the content is “age appropriate” and was selected “in partnership with parents and guardians.”
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
In today’s day and age, we see a 2 Timothy 3:1-9 humanity doubling down on influencing our next generation. From toddlers to teenagers, children are being targeted on all fronts.
At the expense of our children’s innocence, a godless agenda is being propagated with increasing intensity.
We are living in a generation that has made it virtually impossible for parents to control the information being fed to their impressionable offspring. Whether it be by way of the internet, smartphones, or even the school curriculum.
Candace Owens in a recent article explained that Schools are targeting Children, and it is high time parents fight back.
“I travel the country a lot, and it seems the number one question I am now getting from parents is: what can we do? They’re realizing that something is wrong,” she explained. “They’re teaching critical race theory, which is really just teaching your children how to be racist. They’re teaching equitable math, which is teaching your children how to be stupid. And now, of course, is the hyper-sexualization of our children.”
“I want you to understand something: at this moment in the country, our children are under attack,” Owens warned. “They are being preyed upon by the educators. They are being preyed upon by people with nefarious goals.”
“It’s time for parents to remind themselves that they are the parents,” she urged.
“I’m a big supporter now of homeschooling, because I think that schools are a disaster. They cannot be trusted with our children. I hear people say they can’t afford homeschooling because they have to work, and I understand the predicament. But if you’re sending your children to school because you think it’s free, you must understand something: it’s not free,” Owens asserted. “It is costing you your child’s mind. It is propaganda. It is lies. It is making them dumber. And it is sexualizing them.”
So what can you do as a parent to protect your child?
Now more than ever, it is vital for parents to be Biblically educating their children.
Ken Ham responding to this news, tweeted, “Secular is not neutral. If public schools aren’t for Christ, they are against! There’s no neutral position. Parents need to ponder what God states: ‘whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.’ (Philippians 4:8). And then think about who is educating your children & what worldview they are being taught.”
Ham, commenting on the extreme nature of today’s “sex education” in schools, explained that Christians have a responsibility “to stand against this sexualization of our children.”
“As Christians and citizens, we need to stand against this sexualization of our children,” Ham urged. “And as parents, we need to instruct our children with the truth of God’s Word and what he says about marriage, gender, and sexuality (with age-appropriate counsel). We also need to keep these issues in prayer before our Lord daily.”
“As I’ve said many times before,” he continued, “much of public education has become—or is quickly becoming—the church of secular humanism (atheism).”