Monday, January 29, 2007

Sex Education: more disgusting proposals

Background briefing.

From CFNews: Children should be shown explicit videos of masturbation as part of sex education, campaigners said on Friday. Many pupils form impressions of sexual activity from internet pornography and need better lessons at school, said Rebecca Findlay of the Family Planning Association. Sex was still seen as too 'embarrassing' to be discussed. 'We need to be able to look at someone masturbating and see it not as pornography but as instructional.' Using such images in schools might help lift taboos around sex, she told the 'Times Educational Supplement'. 'What is masturbation? How do you do it? What does it feel like? These are conversations people should be having in sex education classes. But in British culture, sex is something embarrassing.' Dr David Limond, a lecturer from Trinity College Dublin, called for a more open approach to sex education that would provide a 'better transition' between' school, where sex was 'veiled and mysterious', and the adult s world where 'anything goes'.

'There seems to be no end to the ways in which children at school are violated over sexual issues', writes John Smeaton, the National Director of SPUC, in the current edition of 'Pro-Life Times'. 'In the September issue of the Pro-Life Times we exposed the violation of children in a Catholic primary school in south London who are subjected to animations of sexual intercourse and' discussion of masturbation. Now another parent has drawn our attention to intrusive questionnaires which 12 and 14 year olds are made to answer.

This is yet another parent who has turned to SPUC for support. This mother is at the end of her tether trying to make her local education and diocesan authorities (our emphasis, Ed.) understand that she does not want her children to answer these questions and that it is wrong for any children to have to do so. Questioning children on sexual matters is an invasion of their privacy, Adults can accept or decline to answer such questions. A child in a classroom cannot. Asking school children about contraception is an intrusion into their personal development. These questionnaires are another contribution to the unhealthy sexualisaton of youngsters who live in a society saturated in sexual messages.

Children and teenagers are the targets of a massive government programme of moral destruction. It forms a bleak panorama of ever more eplicit sex education from the earliest age, government agencies like Connexions facilitating underage sexual activity and schools which have become abortion referral centers. And now we have the questionnaires. Typically funded by the local health suthorities, with schools as willing participants, the questionnaires probe into a child's life in order to monitor how all these government vpolicies are working. SPUC is right to be concerned about all these issues, not only because of the harm being done to children, but also because we know that sexualising children leads to more abortions. If we want to change hearts and minds of the nation in favour of life, we have to tackle what is happening in the classroom where young hearts and minds are being closed to our message'. [Telegraph, SPUC]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen