Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty defended the province’s new sex education curriculum Tuesday, saying children as young as eight years old should be learning about a variety of issues, including gender identity and sexual orientation.
“I think I speak with an understanding of the information available to children today. They are going to get this information. We [can] provide it in a format and in a venue in which we have some control, or they can just get it entirely on their own and be informed by potentially uninformed sources like their friends at school.”
The revised curriculum, which will be implemented in Ontario schools beginning in the fall, will see Grade 3 students being taught about gender identity and sexual orientation. This is the first time this topic has been specified in the sex education curriculum.
Students in Grade 6 will learn about masturbation and wet dreams while those in Grade 7 will be taught about oral and anal sex.
I received a call from the Ontario PC Party, asking whether or not I would vote for Tim Hudak in the upcoming provincial election. Being a registered Liberal, having voted for McGuinty in the past, I said that I didn’t know who I would vote for, but that has changed. The Premier of Ontario has lurched to the left since taking office, and now we see how far it has come, allowing these so-called experts to educated young children on gender identity and sex orientation. These are children who haven’t the ability to understand these concepts, especially not sexual orientation. The same goes with all this nonsense about sex changes for children as young as twelve, it is the result of so-called “experts” pushing their twisted views on sexuality on school children. There is no other way I can describe it.
Am I saying no sexual education at all? Of course not. As I have stated before, I wanted to sit down with my students in Nantong and teach them the basics, especially safe sex practices. When they are handing out coupons for abortions, on top of the discount they already offer to students, there is a problem. The difference is that these were college students, and were more than old enough to understand what was being taught to them.
Young children on the other hand, lack this basic understanding, and therefore do not benefit from any sexual education before a certain age. In my opinion, forcing sexuality on young children is akin to child abuse. We have teachers who are uncomfortable and not quiet informed on the subject matter teaching fairly advanced concepts to children, many of which are still having trouble with basic mathematics and spelling, who are now forced to examine their own sexual identity and sexual orientation. It is because of puberty that we are able to understand these things as we become aware to them with the changes our bodies undertake, both physically and psychologically. We know this because of our own personal experience, not simply because this is, or was the prominent psychological view on age and sexuality. Ontarians don’t need deranged therapists dictating what should be taught in the classroom, especially since parents not only have the right to decide what their children should learn and when they should learn them, but the obligation to sit down with their son or daughter to have this discussion on sexuality. In my opinion at least, they will benefit far more from this than having a stranger talk force this information on an uncomfortable child.
As we saw with the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education Kevin Jennings, the same man who praised NAMBLA enthusiast Harold Hay, this kind of nonsense only leads to trouble. I demand we know who these experts that McGuinty has turned to for his sexual education curriculum are. I want to know whether or not they subscribe to any of this radical nonsense before they are allowed to educate anyone’s children. As Blazing Cat Fur said, “If the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation then why do they insist on planting their vision of the bedroom in the minds of children?” We want answers McGuinty and we want them NOW!
If the Ontario Liberal Party wants to push this nonsense before an election, I will be voting for Tim Hudak. I will not tolerate this nonsense any longer especially in Ontario, MY province. Disgusting…
UPDATE: I forgot to mention it in my original post, but after receiving criticism over this new sexual education curriculum, Dalton McGuinty has backed off his reform plan. With an election around the corner, it is no surprise, but my comments are unchanged. They wanted to teach young children about sex and just because their plans have been, at the very least, put on hold, the Ontario Liberal Party doesn’t get a pass on this nonsense. We know where you stand on this issue McGuinty, and you will be punished for it at the ballot box. Pathetic…