Parents protest graphic sex ed in San Diego public schools

Board of education told that pornography, abortion and the full gamut of adult sexual behavior are being promoted to children

A packed board meeting.

California Catholic Daily exclusive

By Eric Francis

Concerned Parents of San Diego Unified rallied at the San Diego Unified School District on February 27 to tell the board of education their sex education program is “too much too soon.”

The “Rally4Kids” drew people from all corners of San Diego to confront the school board.

They said pornography, abortion and the full gamut of adult sexual behavior are being promoted to children and that this oversexualization will cause more “#MeToo” victims.

The Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) was developed by Advocates for Youth in San Diego public schools in 2016. It came after the California Healthy Youth Act was passed.

“Say no” sign

CHYA mandates in Section 51934(3) that instruction must teach that “abstinence from sexual activity and injection drug use is the only certain way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.”

Parents complain the San Diego curriculum does not comply with the law. Along with abstinence, sixth graders are taught that bathing together and mutual masturbation are activities that have no risk of STI.

They also complain the curriculum is too graphic. “It’s Perfectly Normal,” a book with an image its critics describe as cartoon porn, depicts a nude couple in bed together. The book is frequently banned in libraries around the country, yet it is distributed to SDUSD staff to educate children.

At one time the school district provided students access to a video about pornography. The cartoon video features characters “Miles Long” and “Julie Melons.” The video has the apparent purpose of educating children that pornography is not realistic, but it contains nude cartoon images itself and says that viewing porn is “perfectly normal.”

Judith Fernandez told the board: “These are images that cannot be shown on the six o’clock news but are being shown to our students.”

Concerned parents say that too much sex education is grooming children for premature sexual interest and creating prey for child predators.

Gail Levine accused SHEP of being an agenda to “psychologically manipulate children.”

Some who attended the rally were concerned that curriculum author Advocates for Youth proudly promotes abortion and that students are taught in class they can get abortions without parental consent or notification.

Knights of Columbus officer and San Diego city council candidate Tony Villafranca (Dist. 4) came to the rally to show his support for upholding family values in public schools. “I want to keep Planned Parenthood far away from our schools,” he said.

One provision in the CHYA, Section 51933(4) states, “Instruction and materials shall not reflect or promote bias against any person on the basis of [religion]…” Some protesters said the curriculum ridicules religious perspectives on sexuality and discriminates against the religious community.

Dean Broyles, the attorney representing the concerned parents, said, “The district should be partnering with religious communities and parents, not undermining them and attacking them.”

Since CHYA became law parents have protested excessive sex education in other cities across California including Cupertino and Palo Alto.

The San Diego protest movement created a petition that has received over 2,000 signatures.

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  1. Marlene says:

    Just an example of how the devil works to devour our children. I hate to think about how poisoned their minds become of this filth promoted by perverted sex addicts and LGBTs imbedded in our legislature, CA School Boards and Teachers Union, SD Unified School District, and sexual pervert teachers. Those supporting and encouraging this poisonous devil food ought to be charged with crimes against our children, tried, and served the justice they deserve. It is better that these perverts be brought out of their closets to clean up our Public School System to save our childrens souls, but to also save these sexual perverts souls!

  2. Steve Seitz says:

    I like the fact that the parents tied in the sex education program with the “#MeToo” movement.

    It’s very good that we learn, use, and draw on knowledge from our rich Catholic intellectual tradition. But I feel that it’s also becoming increasingly important to argue against secular opponents on their own turf and using their own terms. This group did exactly that.

  3. The Watchman says:

    Marlene you are right the devil is behind this diabolical graphic sex education targeting these innocent children. This is just one more sign to all of us that Jesus Christ King of Kings Lord of Lords True God and True Man is coming back soon life a thief in the night. I would urge everyone to turn back to a God of love and mercy before it is too late. May Our Lady of Fatima protect these children from the snares of devil and all his earthly minions that are forcing this diabolical agenda on these precious children that are our future. Be not afraid. I urge all the parents of these children to stand up and let your voices be heard. Repent and Convert! Pray America Pray. Pray the daily Rosary. Pray Pray Pray!

  4. Michael McDermott says:

    The current bathroom policy debate illuminates the growing gap between the concerns of the transgender community and of the LGB community. Perhaps those who favor gay marriage do not want any part of enabling pedophiles in wigs having easier access to kids in bathrooms.

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    • Thank you for covering the parental uprising going on within our city schools. Please pray for teachers to also take a stand. Pray for protection of young minds. This curriculum normalizes porn, abortion and a “hook up culture “. Please share this information within your circle of influence.

  5. This is only a ripple in the tidal wave to come. The goal is to institutionalize Comprehensive Sexuality Education, K-12 (futureofsexed.org).

    Mental health & sexual health are connected in ways we don’t completely understand. Our youth are telling us they are already overwhelmed by “adult issues.” We cannot be silent, when institutions we trust, school board trustees we’ve elected, approve curriculum that harms children. Please sign & share our petition SanDiegoSexEd.com & contact us at info@SanDiegoSexEd.com if you need help.

  6. Bwangi Kilonzo says:

    Why are your children attending public school again?

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