Don't Let The State Teach Our Kids What to Think About Sex and Marriage - That's the Parent's Job!

Keep The State Out of Family Life - Say No to Compulsory Sex Education

 

Don't Let The State Teach Our Kids What to Think About Sex and Marriage - That's the Parent's Job!

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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.

For more information:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/caroline-lucas-if-david-camero...

http://www.brightblue.org.uk/index.php/medias/speeches1/item/460-speech-...

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2015-2016/0059/1605...

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Say No to Caroline Lucas' PSHE Bill

Dear Nicky Morgan, MP,

As Secretary of State for Education, I urge you to reject Caroline Lucas’ PSHE (Statutory Requirement) Bill, use your position of power to influence other MPs to do the same and to limit collaborative work with the PSHE Association.

Whilst I recognise some of the important aspects of PSHE, perhaps concerning economic advice and physical health, in seeking to make Sex and Relationship Education a statutory part of the national curriculum, the Bill grossly expands the reach of state education into family lives and takes away fundamental parental responsibilities.

It is for parents to determine, in accordance with their own traditions, the content of what their children learn about the meaning and importance of sex and marriage.

Furthermore, the PSHE Association is anything but a neutral body in this discussion and the Government should not be working with, or intend to work, with such a partisan body. In the interests of fairness and equality, the Government must seek advice from other bodies which present an alternative traditional view of sex and marriage.

For the sake of a parent's right to retain their essential responsibility to educate their children in matters of sexual ethics, and for the sake of fairness in views being presented to children, I, therefore, ask you to reject the PHSE Bill, to encourage others to reject it also, and to limit collaborative work with the PSHE Association.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Don't Let The State Teach Our Kids What to Think About Sex and Marriage - That's the Parent's Job!

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