The Point: Your Children. Not California’s

Who will raise our kids? Us or the state?

The “California Healthy Youth Act,” requires public middle and high schools in the state to teach topics like birth control, abortion, AIDS, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The law allows for parents to review the curriculum, but according to the Orange County school board’s legal counsel, while parents can opt their kids out of “lessons about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases,” they may not opt them out of “classroom instruction on issues such as homosexuality or transgenderism.”

As one Christian Advocate told the National Catholic Register, gender ideology is being integrated into history and literature classes, “not just sex education. It’s getting to the point,” he said,  “where parents will have to opt out of public education.”

Well maybe, as a Southern California colleague told me, it’s time to opt out of California.

Whatever you do, parents hear me: These children belong to you, not California or Orange County. You decide what they’re taught, not the government.

 

Resources

Does California Law Deny Parents’ Right to Opt Out of ‘Gender Education’?
  • Brian Fraga | National Catholic Register | May 9, 2018

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  • Just One Voice

    This is outrageous.

    • Scott

      Agreed. Our Christian brothers and sisters in California (and across the country) need to speak up.

  • Scott

    Someone wrote this in a conversation with me here on Breakpoint.

    “The other issue is the constant inserting themselves -speaking of Christians- in politics in an effort to control and have power over other people’s lives (such as gays, abortion, contraception) ALL related to sex.”

    This article points to the very opposite. It seems everyone who is not Christian is trying to force their idea of sexuality on us. California is a perfect example of this effort to indoctrinate kids into a new sexual orthodoxy.

    The damage caused by the sexual revolution is in some ways more obvious and prevalent than ever, # me too, millions dead because of abortion, the LGBTQI’s infiltration of our schools, The ICEL movement? (still don’t get this one), etc. This problem has existed for much longer though… Sex for the sake of pleasure only has been sold to the American people ever since advertising began and we can trace our obsession with it as well as all other wrong affections all the way back to Genesis.

    • gladys1071

      If God did not want us to have sex for the sake of pleasure, then we would only be able to have sex during fertile times (like animals) or during certain seasons for reproducing ONLY.

      If God did not want us to have sex for pleasure, then why make it so pleasurable and why is sex pleasureable even when pregnancy cannot happen?

      I think God totally understands a married couple having sex for the sake of pleasure ONLY, after all people can still enjoy sex way after the childbearing age why is that?

      It is true sex has been distorted and put on a pedestal as an idol, but so has money, politics, family, children, food, drugs

      anything and everything can become an idol.

      The issue here is both sides want to control the sex narrative and both the repression (sex for pleasure is bad) is wrong and casual sex with anyone is also wrong.

      • Scott

        “If God did not want us to have sex for pleasure, then why make it so pleasurable and why is sex pleasureable even when pregnancy cannot happen?”

        Perhaps God wants us to enjoy creation as much as he does, that is why the act (sex) is so pleasurable. If a married couple is infertile and desires children that can cause terrible suffering… my heart truly goes out to those couples. Like all suffering though, God can use it to His glory. He can also bless an infertile couple with children and we have seen that happen. Remember Abraham and Sarah?

        “I think God totally understands a married couple having sex for the sake of pleasure ONLY, after all people can still enjoy sex way after the childbearing age why is that?”

        You are certainly entitled to your thoughts… I don’t think there is anything wrong with sex in marriage (man and woman) so long as we don’t put it before God. I will leave it there.

        “The issue here is both sides want to control the sex narrative and both the repression (sex for pleasure is bad) is wrong and casual sex with anyone is also wrong.”

        Who wants to control the sex narrative? Certainly not me. My only interest is to follow God’s moral laws. He gives us free will and who am I to tell others what to do. When asked I can support my position with scripture and reason. I think we make an idol of sex when we use it for pleasure ONLY… please don’t omit the word “ONLY.” That word makes all the difference in my statement. I know this is unpopular with many people… and why not right? Lets face it, it feels great. In my rebellious atheist days I didn’t experience every kind of narcotic, but of the ones I did, there is no greater high than good sex. Everybody has their own opinion of sex and NOBODY wants to be told to change it. In your statement above (about sex), you are telling everyone who reads it what is right and wrong. But who are you to say so? There are many who would disagree with your views and for different reasons. You are not the authority on what is right or wrong any more than I am. I changed my opinion of what is right and wrong about sex when I came to Christ. I made scripture my authority. Because of this I had to make some personal changes. You are free to think how you want but are you qualified to tell everyone else what is right or wrong?

        • gladys1071

          I actually agree with most of what you say. No i am not the authority on what is right and wrong, i agree with you but neither are you.

          All i am stating is that Christians seem to be hung up on sex, since i keep seeing articles on it. Most articles i see are negative about sex for pleasure on contraception, that is why i find tiring.

          I don’t consider having sex for pleasure making an idol anymore then enjoying a dessert making food an idol. After all having a dessert is not necessary and is eaten for pleasure only.

          • Scott

            “i agree with you but neither are you.”

            In all fairness I did say that more than once but true… nor would I want to be. I’ll leave that up to my authority. : – )

            I think Christians are upset about how our culture treats sex. We are bombarded with the opposing view of sex everywhere we look… in advertising, in songs, in movies, on television, on our computer screens… everywhere. We are tired of being blasted with the secular sexual ideology. So I personally have no problem with a few negative articles in response to this. Just take a look at the carnage in the wake of the sexual revolution: # Me Too, the porn epidemic, swipe right, divorce, abortion (I know you don’t agree with this one), etc. I am a victim of this as well. Sex is an American idol.

          • gladys1071

            That is why i said that i am for a more balanced view. The world’s view is extreme, but at the same time the church promotes a repressive view and that also causes damage.

            We tend to fall in one of two ditches, either sexual repression (sex is bad for pleasure), and sex being an idol.

            My view is in the middle, sex should not be villified nor exalted, yet it should be enjoyed without so much guilt.

          • gladys1071

            Just so you know porn is not new it has existed for thousands of years. Have you seen the paintings in Pompei italy? their were brothels in every corner and pornographic paintings and murals all over.

            Sexual desire is too hardwired in us, couple that with having a fallen nature, we will never be able to live free of such desires, it is to basic of a drive and human beings will never be able to completely control them.

            When you repress them too much, they will bubble up to the surface and people will blow and then they go too much the other extreme.