Why this post? Well, on Saturday, September 28th, we will be hosting this event: Keep Radical Sex Education Out Of Prince William County Schools. What is “radical sex” education? Is there a straightforward answer? Not really. So why that title? Well, older folk still understand, and younger folk need to understand.
Because of what some people have done to our language and culture, with respect to sex in particular, the term “radical” is not as precise as it once was. Even in the recent past when someone referred to “radical” sexual behavior, we understood some sort of perversion was indicated. Now? Many scratch their heads, especially younger people. What sexual behavior can we point to that is so radical or perverse that it is not socially acceptable?
What exactly is the source of our confusion? Look up the definition of “radical”. The third definition from Merriam-Webster is the best fit here.
3 a: very different from the usual or traditional : EXTREME
b: favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions
c: associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change
d: advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs //the radical right
Note the repeated use of the word “extreme”. Something that is “radical” is outside the statistical norm. That is, what we consider radical is non-traditional or non-standard behavior. Unfortunately, since the beginning of the Sex Revolution in the 60’s, we have trouble defining what constitutes traditional and/or standard behavior. There are still a few things such as bestiality or pedophilia that most people reject, but we still have trouble defining appropriate behavior.
Until the 60’s, most Americans both understood and abided by Biblical norms. They considered sex outside of marriage wrong, and marriage the union of one man and one woman.
What is the norm now? Consider this example. At one time when a guy thought he was a gal, psychologists thought the fellow was at best mentally ill. Now some people want to force everyone to use that confused fellow’s preferred pronouns. In other words, there are a large number of people who want the government to force everyone to support that fellow’s sexual transition fantasy. Why? Because that confused fellow’s right to be validated exceeds everyone else’s right to refuse validation?
Which is more real, our biological sex or “preferred gender identity”? Should we trust politicians to decide what our children should be taught about that? Some of us do not think so.
When we have a child, we have a precious responsibility. We can take responsibility for the values we instill in our children, or we can let politicians take that responsibility away from us. Our event on September 28th, Keep Radical Sex Education Out Of Prince William County Schools, is about helping parents retain control over what their children learn.
Want to help? Just curious? Please attend our event.
Still need to be convinced? We have additional articles on sex education on our website. Please consider reading some of them.
You may be interested in this post by Amanda who a while back disagreed with teaching religion in public schools. I commented we need school vouchers to end this nonscense.
Regard and goodwill blogging.
Hope a lot of people see that article.