Australian public schools offer “special religious instruction” (SRI) which is something of a joke when you realize how badly that privilege is abused. In theory, it’s great because kids can learn about the beliefs of all different faiths. But in many schools, the religious education is primarily Christian and the education veers into heavy indoctrination. Volunteers — and they’re always Christian, it seems — often use the time with students to make converts instead of merely educating them about what they believe.
The latest example of this is the publication Teen Sex By the Book, a sex-ed textbook from a Christian perspective. Many schools are using the materials to educate students, and the messages in the book are absurd.
Deanne Carson, a “leading Australian Sex Education expert,” analyzed the book for Fairness In Religions In School (FIRIS) and what she found was mind-blowingly awful.