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Please Don’t Align Utah to UN Comprehensive Sexuality “Advocacy”: #VoteNoSB196   1 comment



Utah’s pro-SB196 and pro-CSE people make what they do sound like pure charity.

But it’s not.

SB196 promotes what the U.N. promotes:  adult advocacy of practicing homosexual behavior –to kids.  Note: by removing prior language that forbade teachers from advocating homosexuality, the bill now permits advocacy (to kids) about engaging in homosexual behavior.  There is a big difference between tolerance for a personal decision and advocacy to others about child engagement in controversial, potentially dangerous, behavior.



Stuart Adams, sponsor of SB 196


This article is not aiming to attack anyone, but aims to show that when you look at multiple bills, and what they are doing, you begin to see a big picture concerning sex ed here and around the globe;  it’s about bills that are perhaps unintentionally pushing immorality in the form of education through common, global “comprehensive sexuality standards”; it’s about a Utah bill pushing gay advocacy on children in the guise of kindness toward gays; it’s about a good bill on informed consent to educate pregnant women about abortion before they abort.

It might seem that these things are unrelated.  But they’re not.  They are all aligned to the globalist (UN) agenda –and monied lobbying groups and governments far from Utah do want to see Utah fall like a domino into line with their version of  “rights” and “education”.

Before I ask you to consider helping to stop SB196, the “advocacy of homosexuality to children” bill; and before I (relatedly, belatedly) report about the happy death of HB215 last month (that was to add erotic CSE sex standards, detailed in Comprehensive Sexuality Education Standards (CSE), here’s a frame of reference.  It’s a video clip that shows the divide in Utah’s legislature on reproduction and sex ed issues. Click here.

Fast forward to 1:30 -ish on the video.  Representative Stratton speaks for the bill (at 1:30) which is written to promote informed consent of pregnant mothers prior to aborting babies.  It’s a good bill.  Then Representative King speaks against Stratton’s bill. (See 1:38 – one hour, thirty eight minutes)

At first, King sounds calm and almost reasonable.

Around 1:40 King’s tone turns and he says, “I don’t want to hear anyone stand up and talk to me about “babies” or killing babies,” he says, “What we are talking about are zygotes, embryos, and fetuses… When I hear an individual refer to an unborn child as a baby, I know immediately they are not to be taken seriously.”



This is who we are dealing with:  legislators who won’t call abortion a death, or fetuses, humans.

A year ago, pro-abortion UT Rep. Brian King pushed CSE language in a bill that failed to persuade the legislature that CSE standards were really an improvement over Utah’s current sex ed standards.

I was present last year.  There was an overflowing education committee room, lines and lines of people queuing up to speak for and against it, and, thankfully, that bill died in the committee’s vote.

One year later (a few weeks ago) again, the legislative education committee room was packed to standing room, with overflow rooms and online audiences receiving video or audio.  Many in the crowd wore red to signify “STOP CSE” (Stop Comprehensive Sexuality Education).  The bad bill was CSE-promoting, contraceptives-for-kids-promoting, parental consent-deleting  HB 215.

This meeting went on for about four hours.  As in the previous year, there were lines and lines of people queuing up to testify both for and against the bill.  It felt like a miracle when the bill failed in the vote.

We knew it was only a temporary miracle: the national, big-monied lobbying groups, such as Planned Parenthood, and the liberal, progressive think tanks, and the United Nations itself,  are relentlessly pushing CSE in every state. Bet money, if you are a gambler, that its core principles (anti-life, anti-morality) will be back every year, slid into multiple forms of bills.  But we didn’t know how temporary.

Refresher:  The national CSE standards call for children as young as third grade (nine years of age) to describe male and female reproductive anatomy and functions; to describe the changes of puberty; and to “define sexual orientation as the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender.”  And that’s just for nine year olds.  It gets more inappropriate for older children.  See: National Sexuality Education Standards  

In their testimonies, some of the pro-CSE speakers at the recent hearing said that they had been raped –as a direct result of lack of good sex ed.  They claimed that Utah doesn’t have thorough sex ed. But they must not have been taught in Utah schools; read the sex ed standards posted at USOE.

Interestingly, some of the anti-CSE testifiers were also rape victims. The rape-prevention argument for CSE thus bombed.  (Is it remotely logical that teachers’ advocacy of eroticism and masturbation (topics which CSE standards advocate as “rights of a child”) would be likely to cause –as soon as prevent– the horror of rape?)

It simply is not true that Utah’s sex ed standards are lacking substance or detail or science.  In Utah’s current, extremely thorough, sex ed standards and teacher/parent resource guides, I see nothing skipped over, nothing shallow, unscientific, sloppy or prudish.

So, if it isn’t really about decent education, what’s the real agenda?  It’s a far-left wish to push an amoral, early-age-sex pushing,  gay, lesbian, transgender-encouraging agenda on everyone, not just to prevent bullying, as they pretend it is.  This agenda is detailed by national groups SIECUS and FoSE and by global groups, including the United Nations, in its global, common Comprehensive Sexuality Standards.

It is very simple to document for yourself:  just lift terms out of Rep. King’s bill, and do an internet search to see how many far-left organizations and universities have used and coined, in their publications and initiatives, the same almost-bland sounding terms. Trace, for example, the scholarly articles and the money trails for groups publishing articles on “comprehensive sexuality” and “positive youth development”)


What Rep. King and CSE promoters don’t like about Utah’s sex ed standards is probably, simply this:

“The following shall not be taught:

1. The intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation, erotic behavior, etc.

2. The advocacy of homosexuality.

3. The advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods.

4. The advocacy of sexual relations outside of marriage or sexual promiscuity”.  

Each of those four things are fully promoted by CSE.

Need evidence? Watch the “War on Children” video.  Read the CSE standards  of  FoSE and SIECUS here.  Visit the United Nations’ website, which openly  states that it works through governments [people like Representative King] to push its values on the entire world.

It admits:  “UNFPA works with governments to implement comprehensive sexuality education, both in schools and through community-based training and outreach. UNFPA also promotes policies for, and investment in, sexuality education programmes that meet internationally agreed standards.”

Internationally agreed?

Have you agreed to CSE?  Has our entire country, our entire world? Do you even know what’s written in CSE?

I do.

This fight is not over.

How relieved we felt, a few weeks ago, when the vote was taken and King’s CSE bill died. We thought we had a break until next year’s session.

We were wrong to think we had a year of rest.


RIGHT NOW, there’s another bill, SB196,  working its way through the legislature –right now– that has already unanimously passed a Senate ed committee.  It will remove point #2 above:  “the advocacy of homosexuality”.

KSL reported that SB 196 unanimously passed the ed committee, even though it removed the prohibition against Utah teachers advocating for homosexual lifestyles for Utah children.

News flash:  Advocacy of homosexuality is not sex ed.  It’s advocacy!

Education about homosexuality,  or teaching kids kindness toward homosexual individuals, is not the same thing as having teachers advocate engagement in homosexual behavior, to children.

How could the senate pass this “advocacy of homosexuality” bill?  I was told it was to dodge a huge law suit.

I don’t get it.  Do you?  What are the weights and measures– what do we prioritize: protecting and educating kids, or fearing law suits?

And in my estimation, the law suit is a brain dead argument.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the law suit (which supposedly spurred the unanimous yes vote on bill 196) said:

“These laws prevent presentation of accurate information concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual people in health classes and other classes, even when such information serves important educational purposes, while imposing no similar restriction on discussion of heterosexuality”.

That’s not true.  Utah law does not prevent presentation of accurate information; in fact, USOE standards explicitly say that sex ed includes discussion of homosexuality.  The laws do say that teachers cannot advocate for homosexual nor for heterosexual promiscuity.  Advocacy rightly is prohibited in schools.  It’s not a school’s job to advocate, but to teach academics and health.

More ridiculousness in the suit:  the Tribune reported that the lawsuit claimed that there were no similar bans applying to clubs about heterosexuality, heterosexual persons or heterosexual issues, and that “that discrimination harms LGBT students… preventing them from participating equally in student clubs, stigmatizing them as inferior an unequal.”

Not true.  Teachers are not permitted to advocate for heterosexual promiscuity, either.

Some people claim that the legalization of gay marriage necessitates teachers advocating gay lifestyles in schools.  That makes no sense to me.

What will teachers advocate for next, if this passes?  Pedophilia, so that pedophiles can have an after-school club, too?  Where do we draw a line?

All human beings should support and practice advocacy for special needs children, and for any individual being bullied, whether he/she is gay or is of an ethnic or religious minority, or is obese, or is blind, or is anything else that others may bully. What I do not support is party-line advocacy of participation in a very controversial, potentially dangerous sexual behavior to young people who are, by law, in school.

If you live it Utah, and if you think that altering the language to make advocating for homosexual behavior is wrong, please asking the representatives to say “no way” on SB 196.

Protect kids!  Stop SB196 now.  Then, work to educate  others to stop CSE in all its forms.

You can tweet #VoteNoSB196 @utahreps  – .

You can email the Utah House of Representatives.  Contact emails are here for a handful to get your started.  Look up others here.

They often prefer to have emails addressed to them individually, rather than mass emails.

Rep. Knotwell:


Rep. Brad Wilson:


Rep. Greg Hughes

801-432-0362  (Speaker of the House)


Kansas Needs Your Help   1 comment

Kansas is requesting help from all those who care for educational liberty nationwide.  Do you have time to send an email or make a phone call?

The Kansas legislature is discussing whether to promote or oppose Common Core.  What happens in other states affects our own.

It matters.

Here’s the contact information for the Kansas Legislature.

Kansas House Roster   2013

Name District Capitol Phone Email

Rep. Alcala 57 785 296-7371 ,

Rep. Alford 124 785 296-7656,

Rep. Ballard 44 785 296-7697 ,

Rep. Barker 70 785 296-7674 ,

Rep. Becker 104 785 296-7196 ,

Rep. Bideau 9 785 296-7636,

Rep. Boldra 111 785 296-4683 ,

Rep. Bollier 21 785 296-7686 ,

Rep. Bradford 40 785 296-7653 ,

Rep. Bridges 83 785 296-7646 ,

Rep. Bruchman 20 785 296-7644 ,

Rep. Brunk 85 785 296-7645 ,

Rep. Burroughs 33 785-296-7630,

Rep. Campbell 26 785 296-7632 ,

Rep. Carlin 66 785 296-7649 ,

Rep. Carlson 61 785 296-7660

Rep. Carpenter 75 785 296-7673 ,

Rep. Cassidy 120 785 296-7616 ,

Rep. Christmann 113 785 296-7640,

Rep. Claeys 69 785 296-7670 ,

Rep. Clayton 19 785 296-7655 ,

Rep. Concannon 107 785 296-7677 ,

Rep. Corbet 54 785 296-7679 ,

Rep. Couture-Lovelady 110 785 296-4683,

Rep. Crum 77 785 296-6989,

Rep. Davis 46 785-296-7630,

Rep. DeGraaf 82 785 296-7693 ,

Rep. Dierks 71 785 296-7642 ,

Rep. Dillmore 92 785 296-7698 ,

Rep. Doll 123 785 296-7380 ,

Rep. Dove 38 785 296-7670

Rep. Edmonds 112 785 296-5593,

Rep. Edwards 93 785 296-7640 ,

Rep. Esau 14 785 296-7631 ,

Name District Capitol Phone Email

Rep. Ewy 117 785 296-7105,

Rep. Finch 59 785 296-7655 ,

Rep. Finney 84 785 296-7648

Rep. Frownfelter 37 785 296-7648,

Rep. Gandhi 52 785 296-7672 ,

Rep. Garber 62 785 296-7665 ,

Rep. Goico 94 785 296-7663 ,

Rep. Gonzalez 47 785 296-7500 ,

Rep. Grant 2 785 296-7650 ,

Rep. Grosserode 16 785 296-7659 ,

Rep. Hawkins 100 785 296-7631 ,

Rep. Hedke 99 785 296-7699 ,

Rep. Henderson 35 785 296-7697 ,

Rep. Henry 63 785 296-7688 ,

Rep. Hermanson 98 785 296-7658 ,

Rep. Hibbard 13 785 296-7380 ,

Rep. Highland 51 785 296-7310 ,

Rep. Hildabrand 17 785 296-7659 ,

Rep. Hill 60 785 296-7632 ,

Rep. Hineman 118 785 296-7636 ,

Rep. Hoffman 116 785 296-7643 ,

Rep. Houser 1 785 296-7679,

Rep. Houston 89 785 296-7652,

Rep. Howell 81 785 296-7665 ,

Rep. Huebert 90 785 296-1754,

Rep. Hutton 105 785 296-7673 ,

Rep. Jennings 122 785 296-7196 ,

Rep. Johnson 108 785 296-7696 ,

Rep. Jones 5 785 296-6287,

Rep. Kahrs 87 785 296-5593 ,

Rep. Kelley 80 785 296-7671

Rep. Kelly 11 785 296-6014 ,

Rep. Kinzer 30 785-296-7692,

Rep. Kleeb 48 785 296-7680,

Rep. Kuether 55 785 296-7669 ,

Rep. Lane 58 785 296-7649 ,

Rep. Lunn 28 785 296-7675 ,

Rep. Lusk 22 785 296-7651,

Rep. Macheers 39 785 296-7675 ,

Rep. Mast 76 785-291-3500 ,

Rep. McPherson 8 785 296-7695 ,

Rep. Meier 41 785 296-7650 ,

Rep. Meigs 23 785 296-7656,

Rep. Menghini 3 785 296-7691,

Rep. Merrick 27 785-296-2302 ,

Rep. Montgomery 15 785 296-7677,

Rep. Moxley 68 785 296-7689 ,

Rep. O’Brien 42 785 296-7683,

Rep. Osterman 97 785 296-7689,

Rep. Pauls 102 785 296-7657,

Rep. Peck 12 785 296-7641,

Rep. Perry 24 785 296-7669 ,

Rep. Peterson 32 785 296-7371 ,

Rep. Petty 125 785 296-7676 ,

Rep. Phillips 67 785 296-6014 ,

Rep. J. Powell 50 785 296-7674,

Rep. Proehl 7 785 296-7639,

Rep. Read 4 785 296-7310,

Rep. Rhoades 72 785 291-3446 ,

Rep. Rooker 25 785 296-7686

Rep. Rothlisberg 65 785 296-7653,

Rep. Rubin 18 785 296-7690 ,

Rep. Ruiz 31 785 296-7122,

Rep. Ryckman Jr. 78 785 296-6287 ,

Rep. Ryckman Sr. 115 785 296-7658 ,

Rep. Sawyer 95 785 296-7691 ,

Rep. Schroeder 74 785 296-7500,

Rep. Schwab 49 785 296-7501 ,

Rep. Schwartz 106 785 296-7637 ,

Rep. Seiwert 101 785 296-7647 ,

Rep. Shultz 73 785 296-7684 ,

Rep. Siegfreid 121 785 368-7166 ,

Rep. Sloan 45 785 296-7654 ,

Rep. Sloop 88 785 296-7646 ,

Rep. Suellentrop 91 785 296-7681 ,

Rep. Sutton 43 785 296-7676 ,

Rep. Swanson 64 785 296-7642 ,

Rep. Thimesch 114 785 296-7105 ,

Rep. Tietze 53 785 296-7668 ,

Rep. Todd 29 785 296-7695 ,

Rep. Trimmer 79 785 296-7122 ,

Rep. Vickrey 6 785-296-7662 ,

Rep. Victors 103 785 296-7651 ,

Rep. Ward 86 785 296-7698 ,

Rep. Waymaster 109 785 296-7672 ,

Rep. Weber 119 785 296-5481 ,

Rep. Weigel 56 785 296-7366 ,

Rep. Whipple 96 785 296-7366 ,

Rep. Wilson 10 785 296-7652 ,

Rep. Winn 34 785 296-7657,

Rep. Wolfe Moore 36 785 296-7688 ,

Here’s a letter for reference:

Dear Kansas Legislator,

It might surprise you that a citizen of Utah is going out of her way to ask you to oppose the Common Core agenda taking root in Kansas.
I have studied the Common Core thoroughly.  I urge you to study it closely.
1)  It isn’t state-led, despite the rhetoric.  Legislators and voters were totally bypassed.  The NGA is not a constitutionally recognized entity to rule on the national stage.
2)  The academic standards are highly controversial, are untested and are based on no evidence to support their theories (diminishing classic literature, slowing math, etc.)
3)  Common Core tests collect personally identifiable student data by State Longitudinal Database Systems, federally interoperable.
4) THERE IS NO AMENDMENT PROCESS.  The standards are under copyright.  Local control is gone.
Here are some videos that will help you learn the agenda of Common Core.
Seton Hall University – Professor Christopher Tienken:
Concerned Women of America – Jane Robbins:  (five part series)
Utahns Against Common Core – Alisa Ellis, Christel Swasey, Renee Braddy:
Heritage Foundation Conference on Common Core –
Restore Oklahoma Public Education –
Glenn Beck t.v. on common core   –
Kansas School Board hears parents against common core –
Thank you for studying this issue very carefully.
Christel Swasey
Utah Teacher and Mom

Utah Asst. Superintendent Dodges the Billion Dollar Question –Again   3 comments

After a whole year of never receiving an email response from Asst. Superintendent Judy Park, today she wrote back!  Wow.
But.  The billion dollar question was dodged again.  It’s been dodged in emails for over a year.  It was dodged twice more at last night’s Common Core (S.A.G.E./A.I.R.) presentation, both during and after the event.   But I wrote an email asking it again.
Here it is, and here’s her answer.

My Question:   Please direct me to documentation of the claim that the common core standards, upon which this test is built, are legitimate and that they have been empirically tested, rather than being the experimental idea of unelected noneducators?

Ms. Park’s Answer:   You have received a great deal of information about the common core from Brenda Hales, Associate Superintendent. I would encourage you to direct your questions about the common core to her.

Another dodge!  Another D O D G E!

Utterly, completely unbelievable!

This dodge is like building a house (a new Utah educational system) on quicksand (illegitimate standards) and insisting that everyone to keep admiring the roof (nifty technology) –and telling the homeowner (teacher/taxpayers/parents) who paid for the whole thing and will live in it for life, to quit asking the pesky questions about those sinking wobbly motions in the foundation, directing that homeowner to ask an irrelevant wallpaper hanger why the home was built in quicksand.

There comes a time when you either keep yelling at the t.v./radio/computer screen/newspaper, or you make a move.
Utah, I am asking you to make a move.  Call.  Write.  Tell our Governor, School Board, legislature and U.S.O.E.  that we deserve answers to these most basic of all questions that affect our children and grandchildren in dramatic ways, for the rest of their lives.  Please act. 
Here’s an email for the state school board:
This is what I wrote to Assistant Superintendent Judy Park today.
Thank you for taking the time to partially respond to some of my questions.
Please– stop dodging the most important question, for me and for all Utahns.
“First, do no harm” applies to education as well as to medicine.  Please show us proof that the USSB/USOE is doing no harm by implementing Common Core; this should be easy.  Brenda Hales, the public relations person is not an academic expert; you are.  By dodging the question to her it appears that you don’t even know whether Common Core is snake oil –or not.
Don’t teachers, parents and legislators deserve to know that hundreds of millions of dollars and hours and children’s minds all pushing toward Common Core implementation is  being spent wisely?!   Do we not deserve to see evidence and references backing up the oft-repeated claim that these standards are helpful?
Where is the study showing that long-term, lives are enhanced when high school seniors are deprived of 70% of their classic literature?  Where is the study showing that long-term, students who are deprived of the knowledge of how to convert fractions into decimals, are blessed by that fact?  Countless examples could be shared.
You serve on the CCSSO, the D.C. group which developed and copyrighted these unproven standards.  You have been doing this longer than our State Superintendent and you stand uniquely qualified to answer questions about the academic  legitimacy of the standards and about the lack of any empirical evidence to back up the U.S.O.E.’s claims– which have been replicated on every district website in this stateand which are false.
The standards are not serving children honorably.  They take away from, rather than raise, Utah’s educational hopes.  Less classic literature.  Less traditional math.  Slowing of the age at which algorithms are introduced.  Less narrative writing.  Less parental consent.  No  district-held control over the sharing of student data.  And worst of all, the standards and connected reforms and mandates have robbed Utah of educational sovereignty, a constitutional right.  We have no voice, no amendment process.  For such a trade, the standards must surely be magnificent.
Yet you cannot even point me to the documentation that these standards are more than a blind experiment on our kids, written by noneducators and adopted at grant-point, rather than after thorough and honorable academic vetting in Utah?
This is an absolute outrage.
In the name of integrity, what are you going to do about it?
Christel Swasey
Utah Teacher
Utah Parent


Please contact our governor and his education advisors. They need to know what the voice of the people is on the subject of education reform.  These issues do not go to a vote. Nobody in Utah has ever voted on whether or not we should be in the Common Core movement. 

But these people hold the power to get us out:


Utah Governor Herbert:

Utah Education Director:

Utah School Superintendent:

Utah State School Board:

Your local school board:

Be that one person whose voice is heard joining the many across our nation that still believe in individual rights.

Take a high-heeled stand-up moment for freedom.

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