The following is from Family Watch International.
Help Us Stop the UN from Sexualizing Children
According to a report recently issued by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), children as young as five have a “right” to learn about sexual pleasure, masturbation and homosexuality, among other things.
As I explain below, we need your help to stop this radical UN document by supporting a letter we will be sending to all UN delegations.
One of the main authors of the UNESCO report, “The International Guidelines on Sexuality Education” is Nanette Ecker, of the U.S.-based Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), an organization notorious for pushing inappropriate and explicit sex education in schools across the U.S. The publication was a collaboration of many UN agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
One of the most dangerous concepts promoted by the document, which is intended to drive sex education programs used in schools across the world, is that “Sexual behaviours can be pleasurable and without risk of unintended pregnancy and STIs including HIV.”
Another example of a dangerous concept is this objective for 12 year olds: “Contraceptives and condoms give people the opportunity to enjoy their sexuality without unintended consequences.”
It is unconscionable that UN agencies are encouraging children to engage in sexual behavior while telling them there is no health risk. Especially since they know that sexually active children will likely engage in sexual intercourse and that even if they engage in so called “protected” sex, condoms fail and pregnancies and deadly sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS are the result.
Much of the document promotes “respect” for “sexual and gender diversity” and “people with diverse sexual expressions,” and it encourages ministries of education to “consult with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.”
It also states that “teachers are likely to be the most skilled and trusted source of information” and “have a responsibility to act in the place of parents”
However, of most concern is the document’s systematic promotion of masturbation to children beginning at age five. In fact, Floyd Godfrey, LPC, whose specialty is treating youth with sexual addictions stated: “After working with hundreds of clients with sexual compulsions, I have seen masturbation as the most common symptom of sexual addiction. It is also the most common compulsive behavior for teenagers who later develop addictions. Instructing young children in sexual behavior is abusive. Although some young children encounter masturbation as they grow up, this does not give adults license to teach them how to perform sexual acts. It is inappropriate and against the law to teach young children sexual behavior.”
Here are some excerpts from some of the “learning objectives” in these guidelines:
Learning Objectives for Level I (ages 5-8)
- Girls and boys have private body parts that can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself
- It is natural to explore and touch parts of one’s own body
- Bodies can feel good when touched
- Touching and rubbing one’s genitals is called masturbation
- Masturbation is not harmful, but should be done in private
Learning Objectives for Level II (ages 9-12)
- Both men and women can give and receive sexual pleasure
- Health risks associated respectively with safe and legal abortion, and with illegal and unsafe abortion
- Many boys and girls begin to masturbate during puberty
Learning Objectives for Level III (ages 12-15)
- Respect for the different sexual orientations and gender identity
- Both men and women can give and receive sexual pleasure with a partner of the same or opposite sex
- Everyone is responsible for their own and their partner’s sexual pleasure and can learn to communicate their likes and dislikes
- Access to safe abortion and post-abortion care
Finally, under the definition for “sexual orientation” they list this example: “a man who becomes a woman and is attracted to other women would be identified as a lesbian.”
They believe this is the kind of thing children and teens need to learn in school.
We have told you in prior newsletters about explicit sex education manuals published by UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNFPA.
And now, this.
We must put a stop to it!
We have people in over 112 countries who subscribe to The Family Watch and who have signed the “I Stand for the Family Petition.”
I am calling upon each of you now to take a stand for the family by clicking here to join us and others around the world in signing our letter calling upon UN Member States to denounce these radical sex education guidelines.
We need thousands of people around the world to support this campaign for it to have an impact, so please pass this alert on to everyone you know, and ask them to join you in signing this letter online.
You have helped us protect the sanctity of the family at the UN before. It is time to do it again!