Do you believe that the State of New York should direct public schools to provide “comprehensive sexuality education” to students, beginning in kindergarten?
Bill S.4844-Metzger/A.6512-Nolan would require public schools to do exactly that. The bill calls for public schools to provide “a medically accurate, age-appropriate sequential learning program which addresses physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human sexuality, is trauma-responsive and culturally appropriate, incorporates skills-based instruction, and is respectful and inclusive of all students regardless of race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender, disability, language, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
Skills-based instruction had 10- and 11-year-old girls in California participating in competitive races to place condoms on models of erect adult penises. According to those promoting condoms-and-contraception classroom education, first graders should be introduced to hypersexualized drag queens so they can have “queer role models.”
Furthermore, the bill would require school districts to either use a state-created sex education curriculum or use a different curriculum that meets state criteria. While the bill offers parents the opportunity to opt their children out of the sex education classes, it would require them to restate their opt-out every year.
Significantly, one Democratic elected official is speaking out against the proposal.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, the mother of a nine-year-old daughter, has written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to express opposition to this bill. According to Mayor Warren, “‘Government should not be pushing for that at that early age… To force [educators’ to have to provide that type of education to children is not what we want to do as a community and in government.’”
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms applauds Mayor Warren’s courageous stance on this important issue. While it is important for children to learn about sexuality, the State of New York cannot be trusted to conduct that type of instruction responsibly and in a way that safeguards children’s innocence. It is the responsibility of parents to educate their children about these matters; they, not the state, are experts on their own kids. Public schools have no business talking about sex with kindergarteners.