Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sex ed for five-yr-olds

Briefing. See here for the list of people, including representatives of 'faith groups', consulting with the Government on this - they include Oona Stanard of the Catholic Education Service.

From SPUC: Relationship education is to be made compulsory in England's schools with pupils aged as young as five. Mr Jim Knight, schools minister, said: "We
are not suggesting that five and six-year-olds should be taught sex." Religious groups could produce guidance in addition to the state's guidance. The Christian Voice organisation said teaching young children about sex was wicked and would encourage promiscuity. [BBC, 23 October] The Catholic Education Service has announced that it will cooperate with the plan and hopes parents will not withdraw their children from lessons. SPUC has called the service's statement disingenuous after government advisers were welcomed by them in Catholic schools. SPUC's national
director writes: "The first task of everyone entrusted with the Gospel of
life is, surely, to oppose government plans to promote and to entrench the
abortion culture amongst young people of all faiths and none[.]" [John
Smeaton, 23 October] 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So depressing! I just thanked God I no longer had a 5 year old then I thought what about all the other 5 year olds!

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