From EAG News:
BOSTON – Supporters of “comprehensive” sex education have a way of making their preferred curriculum seem logical and harmless.
In Massachusetts, for instance, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday calling for “medically accurate and age appropriate” sex education.
One newspaper said the legislation would require schools “to teach about both abstinence and contraception, as well as healthy relationships.”
That’s not the kind of language that is going to stir a great deal of opposition, among citizens or their elected representatives.
“When the average legislator sees this till, it seems innocuous enough, but it involves some pretty obscene stuff,” said Andrew Beckwith, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which will lobby against the bill in the state House in January, following the legislature’s holiday recess.
The devil, as always, is in the details. The fact is that SB 2048, which was approved by the Senate 32-6, forces all Massachusetts schools districts that teach sex education to use a curriculum deemed appropriate by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
But a sampling of that curriculum immediately raises the question of age appropriateness. What’s appropriate to state bureaucrats may not sit well with a lot of parents or local school board members.
In fact, a lot of people would probably be shocked by what the state wants children to learn at very young ages.
One sex education guide getting the thumbs up from the state is titled, “Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works,” published by Planned…