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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.”
Have you agreed to CSE? Has our entire country, our entire world? Do you even know what’s written in CSE?
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 – https://twitter.com/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. Brad Wilson:
Rep. Greg Hughes
firstname.lastname@example.org (Speaker of the House)
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.
Here’s the contact information for the Kansas Legislature.
Kansas House Roster 2013
Name District Capitol Phone Email
Rep. Alcala 57 785 296-7371 email@example.com ,
Rep. Alford 124 785 296-7656 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Ballard 44 785 296-7697 email@example.com ,
Rep. Barker 70 785 296-7674 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Becker 104 785 296-7196 email@example.com ,
Rep. Bideau 9 785 296-7636 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Boldra 111 785 296-4683 email@example.com ,
Rep. Bollier 21 785 296-7686 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Bradford 40 785 296-7653 email@example.com ,
Rep. Bridges 83 785 296-7646 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Bruchman 20 785 296-7644 email@example.com ,
Rep. Brunk 85 785 296-7645 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Burroughs 33 785-296-7630 email@example.com,
Rep. Campbell 26 785 296-7632 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Carlin 66 785 296-7649 email@example.com ,
Rep. Carlson 61 785 296-7660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Carpenter 75 785 296-7673 email@example.com ,
Rep. Cassidy 120 785 296-7616 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Christmann 113 785 296-7640 email@example.com,
Rep. Claeys 69 785 296-7670 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Clayton 19 785 296-7655 email@example.com ,
Rep. Concannon 107 785 296-7677 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Corbet 54 785 296-7679 email@example.com ,
Rep. Couture-Lovelady 110 785 296-4683 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Crum 77 785 296-6989 email@example.com,
Rep. Davis 46 785-296-7630 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. DeGraaf 82 785 296-7693 email@example.com ,
Rep. Dierks 71 785 296-7642 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Dillmore 92 785 296-7698 email@example.com ,
Rep. Doll 123 785 296-7380 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Dove 38 785 296-7670 email@example.com
Rep. Edmonds 112 785 296-5593 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Edwards 93 785 296-7640 email@example.com ,
Rep. Esau 14 785 296-7631 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Name District Capitol Phone Email
Rep. Ewy 117 785 296-7105 email@example.com,
Rep. Finch 59 785 296-7655 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Finney 84 785 296-7648 email@example.com
Rep. Frownfelter 37 785 296-7648 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Gandhi 52 785 296-7672 email@example.com ,
Rep. Garber 62 785 296-7665 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Goico 94 785 296-7663 email@example.com ,
Rep. Gonzalez 47 785 296-7500 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Grant 2 785 296-7650 email@example.com ,
Rep. Grosserode 16 785 296-7659 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Hawkins 100 785 296-7631 email@example.com ,
Rep. Hedke 99 785 296-7699 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Henderson 35 785 296-7697 email@example.com ,
Rep. Henry 63 785 296-7688 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Hermanson 98 785 296-7658 email@example.com ,
Rep. Hibbard 13 785 296-7380 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Highland 51 785 296-7310 email@example.com ,
Rep. Hildabrand 17 785 296-7659 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Hill 60 785 296-7632 email@example.com ,
Rep. Hineman 118 785 296-7636 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Hoffman 116 785 296-7643 email@example.com ,
Rep. Houser 1 785 296-7679 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Houston 89 785 296-7652 email@example.com,
Rep. Howell 81 785 296-7665 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Huebert 90 785 296-1754 email@example.com,
Rep. Hutton 105 785 296-7673 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Jennings 122 785 296-7196 email@example.com ,
Rep. Johnson 108 785 296-7696 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Jones 5 785 296-6287 email@example.com,
Rep. Kahrs 87 785 296-5593 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Kelley 80 785 296-7671 email@example.com
Rep. Kelly 11 785 296-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Kinzer 30 785-296-7692 email@example.com,
Rep. Kleeb 48 785 296-7680 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Kuether 55 785 296-7669 email@example.com ,
Rep. Lane 58 785 296-7649 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Lunn 28 785 296-7675 email@example.com ,
Rep. Lusk 22 785 296-7651 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Macheers 39 785 296-7675 email@example.com ,
Rep. Mast 76 785-291-3500 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. McPherson 8 785 296-7695 email@example.com ,
Rep. Meier 41 785 296-7650 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Meigs 23 785 296-7656 email@example.com,
Rep. Menghini 3 785 296-7691 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Merrick 27 785-296-2302 email@example.com ,
Rep. Montgomery 15 785 296-7677 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Moxley 68 785 296-7689 email@example.com ,
Rep. O’Brien 42 785 296-7683 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Osterman 97 785 296-7689 email@example.com,
Rep. Pauls 102 785 296-7657 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Peck 12 785 296-7641 email@example.com,
Rep. Perry 24 785 296-7669 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Peterson 32 785 296-7371 email@example.com ,
Rep. Petty 125 785 296-7676 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Phillips 67 785 296-6014 email@example.com ,
Rep. J. Powell 50 785 296-7674 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Proehl 7 785 296-7639 email@example.com,
Rep. Read 4 785 296-7310 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Rhoades 72 785 291-3446 email@example.com ,
Rep. Rooker 25 785 296-7686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Rothlisberg 65 785 296-7653 email@example.com,
Rep. Rubin 18 785 296-7690 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Ruiz 31 785 296-7122 email@example.com,
Rep. Ryckman Jr. 78 785 296-6287 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Ryckman Sr. 115 785 296-7658 email@example.com ,
Rep. Sawyer 95 785 296-7691 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Schroeder 74 785 296-7500 email@example.com,
Rep. Schwab 49 785 296-7501 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Schwartz 106 785 296-7637 email@example.com ,
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Rep. Shultz 73 785 296-7684 email@example.com ,
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Rep. Todd 29 785 296-7695 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Trimmer 79 785 296-7122 email@example.com ,
Rep. Vickrey 6 785-296-7662 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Victors 103 785 296-7651 email@example.com ,
Rep. Ward 86 785 296-7698 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Waymaster 109 785 296-7672 email@example.com ,
Rep. Weber 119 785 296-5481 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Weigel 56 785 296-7366 email@example.com ,
Rep. Whipple 96 785 296-7366 firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Rep. Wilson 10 785 296-7652 email@example.com ,
Rep. Winn 34 785 296-7657 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rep. Wolfe Moore 36 785 296-7688 email@example.com ,
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.)
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.
Thank you for studying this issue very carefully.
Utah Teacher and Mom
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.
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 state— and 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?
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: http://governor.utah.gov/goca/form_governor.html
Utah Education Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Utah School Superintendent: email@example.com
Utah State School Board: Board@schools.utah.gov
Your local school board: http://www.onlineutah.com/schooldistricts.shtml
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.