Don't Let The State Teach Our Kids What to Think About Sex and Marriage - That's the Parent's Job!
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton, has introduced a Private Member’s Bill due for its second reading on the 11th March, which seeks to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) a statutory part of the national curriculum. This will include making Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) a compulsory part of education.
Although the Bill does not prescribe what all schools must teach, leaving it up to each school to design their own curriculum, it still constitutes a gross overstepping of the role of the state into what is essentially a parental responsibility. Educating the next generation about sex and relationships is deeply tied to a person’s own traditions (religious or otherwise) and it is not for the state or for the education system to decide the content of what the next generation is taught.
Furthermore, the Bill is backed by the PSHE Association – an organisation which has collaborated with Brook and the Sex Education Forum, both of which are organisations offering advice about sex and pregnancy radically at odds with a traditional understanding of sex and marriage, and both of which are openly and unashamedly pro-abortion. Both Brook and the Sex Education Forum, as well as the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) – Britain’s main abortion provider – support the Bill to make SRE a statutory part of education.
The fact that the Bill is supported by such organisations and the fact that the PSHE Association provides resources for the teaching of sex and relationships education, should give us an indication of just how insidious this legislation might be.
At the same time as this, Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, has said that the Government want to work with “the PSHE association to help them quality assess resources produced by other organisations and ensure that these are the ones that teachers use in our schools.”
Put simply, this means that the PSHE Association, might have the power to remove resources which come from pro-traditional marriage and pro-life organisations.
Sign this petition to Nicky Morgan, urging her to oppose this Bill, and asking that she not pursue further collaborative work with the PSHE Association, an organisation fundamentally opposed to a traditional view of marriage, sex and the value of human life.
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