Reason to Homeschool #98237987

Reason to Homeschool #98237987 April 1, 2015

A reader writes:

I apologize if I’m emailing you about something you’re already aware of, but I thought you might be interested to know and make others aware of an ongoing controversy in Oregon, where the Department of Education has for several years been contributing funding to and promoting attendance of an “Adoloscent Sexuality Conference.” It is described as being targeted at educators, parents, and teens, and focused on preventing pregnancy and promoting healthy relationships. After receiving complaints, one of the local news stations found out their ideas about this go beyond the usual modernist interpretation of “healthy relationships” or even contraception.

Let me just quote one of the articles:

“Lisa Maloney, St. Helens School District board member, said she was concerned by what she witnessed. ‘All kinds of speakers about Internet porn, using Internet sex toys, using meth as is shown in this book for when you’re engaging in sex. It encourages using meth because it helps your sexual drive and what not in here,’ said Maloney. ‘It says it in this booklet that was handed out and given out to all young people.'”

“When KOIN 6 investigator asked whether he thought the material in the pamphlets would be effective to prevent teen sex, [conference director Brad Victor] said, ‘I’m not going to address that question. That question is inappropriate.'”

About 25% of the attendees are described as youth with ages ranging from 11 to 18.

The excerpts above came from here:
http://oregonoptimist.com/community/sherif-ready-to-shut-down-inappropriate-oregon-adolescent-sexuality-conference/

One of the local news outlets has covered the controversy with several articles, including these:
http://koin.com/2015/03/03/oha-disagree-with-koin-on-sex-conference/
http://koin.com/2015/02/17/doe-sex-conference-pamphlets-not-appropriate/

Moving away from the reported facts to my thoughts after reading the  details, including quoted excerpts describing how to perform certain acts, instructions on how to participate in cybersex and bestial fantasies, and more, I’m disturbingly reminded of the safe-environment courses I’ve taken. In every one, we’ve been warned to keep an eye out for adults teaching this sort of stuff to teens as a way of grooming them either by teaching them to view acts a predatory adult might later suggest to them as ordinary, or by gaining the victim’s attention by titillation. Whoever developed, approved, and presented this curriculum creeps me out!

A very sane reaction.  If priests instituted this in their parishes, people would rightly wonder if Catholics had gone insane.  But since it’s public school teachers, somehow it’s okay.  And this despite the fact that sexual abuse statistics in public schools dwarfs the crimes of priests.  But, as Mr. Polanski’s sycophants demonstrated years ago, sexual abuse of minors is kinda cool, as long as you are the Right Kind of Roman.  Sexually abused minors are, for many in our Chattering Classes, not subjects of concern, but objects of utility.

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