by Bob Bennett •
There’s been a great deal of reaction to the murder of 17 high school children in Florida—from media, school children and parents. But there’s been zero interest in the irreparable harm being done to children by Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), in their school curricula. These curricula do not reflect the views of the average American and do not reflect the views of parents.
They represent the views of the far Left, in particular the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPFF) and its spinoffs, plus the United Nations. That’s right: Planned Parenthood is not only the provider of preventive medical care and abortion in the U.S.; it’s far more: It’s international entity strives to alter the established social norms for sexuality and gender around the world by inserting their own radical ideology into school curricula.
And we help fund it.
An excellent but shocking video created by Family Watch International (FWI) outlines the efforts of IPFF and other entities to refashion the view of societies around the world—through the early education of children.
Planned Parenthood defies science to overturn sexual values around the world
PP and its allies seek to upend the practice of humanity for the past 2,000 years, wherein humans follow the obvious design of biology: they accept the sex they were born into; sex and marriage are between a male and a female, anything else is an aberration. PP is particularly focused on presenting homosexuality as a perfectly normal, viable option for children to adopt. This is separate and apart from their clear right to live, work and be safe from physical attack.
Instead of aberration, scientists would use the term “disorder.” Is homosexuality a disorder? Psychology Today reports that:
“In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association asked all members attending its convention to vote on whether they believed homosexuality to be a mental disorder. 5,854 psychiatrists voted to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and 3,810 to retain it.”
So, a plurality of 2,044 shrinks decided that homosexuality was normal in a nation of over 300 million Americans today. It seems that society changed and homosexuality became more acceptable, so the DSM changed its opinion on homosexuality. But that works both ways: the DSM’s opinion change has been cited innumerable times to promote a change in society’s opinion.
Yet another reason to distrust the experts.
The most recent edition of the psychiatric bible—the DSM-5 defines a “mental disorder” as:
A syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition [thinking], emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning.
Socially deviant behavior (e.g., political, religious, or sexual) and conflicts that are primarily between the individual and society are not mental disorders unless the deviance or conflict results from a dysfunction in the individual, as described above.” [Emphasis added.]
Note: Even the current definition allows that dysfunction in the individual amounts to a mental disorder.
We could certainly say that, no matter how society and an overreaching Supreme Court might accommodate it, a man loving and marrying another man is dysfunctional according to the pattern that nature has long established.
The argument is often made that since there is such a high percentage of gays in society it can’t be considered abnormal. It might surprise you to know that people only think there is a high percentage (or perhaps they’ve been indoctrinated to think that.) Gallup, in a very large 2015 study found that when asked: “What percentage of Americans are gay or lesbian?” most people believe the percentage is about 34%.
However, when asked: “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” only “3.8% [was] the most recent result, obtained from more than 58,000 interviews conducted in the first four months of this year .”
Notice: that includes transgender, so the number of self-identifying homosexuals is even less than 3.8%. Can we use that small a number to deny that homosexuality is a form of dysfunction? Considering the fact that sexual reproduction has been the rule for hundreds of millions of years among animals, that would be pretty unscientific.
Let’s look at something we know is dysfunctional, completely abnormal, yet exists in only a small percentage. Psychology Today also said, regarding pedophilic disorder, “The highest possible prevalence in the male population is approximately three to five percent. The prevalence in the female population is thought to be a small fraction of the prevalence in males.”
But, Pedophilia is part of PP’s heritage. Under the new ideology, homosexual sex is promoted as equivalent to heterosexual sex, and gender itself is fluid: you can be any sex you want to be. Teaching this to children is based upon the twisted doctrine that children from birth are sexual beings and have a right to seek pleasure wherever they choose. This philosophy is based in large part on the “research” of Alfred Kinsey, which supposedly proved that children of any age can enjoy sex. He did this by using pedophiles to abuse 317 children—as young as 5 months old—and kept a record of it. You can view the record here.
“It’s All One curriculum,” just one of the many instruments used by the Left to reprogram children around the planet, provides guidelines for school systems to design their own CSE curricula. It’s funded in part by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and is “also promoted by PP,” the video says [10:22]. “It reveals the multiple, manipulative tactics to sexualize children through CSE.
“It promotes abortion (112 references), mentions sexual pleasure (62 times); it promotes multiple sex acts, …and instructs children how to stimulate themselves or their partners orgasms. Children are also asked to read personal stories about feeling sexually attracted to someone of the same sex.”
On page 24, sexual identity [orientation] and gender identity are identified as “universal human rights.”
It’s All One curriculum is in high demand, having received requests from 150 countries and every state in America. “This program has been taught to children across the world.”
Oddly divergent from the Left’s stated view on homosexuality—that they are born that way—the Left claims that gender is learned behavior. Page 44: “Gender roles are learned. They are not innate or ‘natural.’” Why? Because holding these views makes it taboo to try to change sexual orientation and permissible—even desirable to change birth gender on a child’s whim. That ignores the scientific fact that every cell in our bodies is either male or female, from conception. Having such a whim is not a bad thing, according to this brave new ideology:
On page 46 it says, “Some children … come to feel ambiguous about their gender identity, or clearly identify with the gender other than the one with which they were reared.” In truth, children are reared according to the gender that is manifest as soon as they’re born.
Next week: Desensitizing children to aberrant behaviors in Part 2.
Bob Bennett is a New York-based writer who has written op-eds for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Post, and has appeared on Fox and Friends and America’s Newsroom. He has traveled widely and written travel pieces for the NY Post, a cover article for the Jewish Press, and an op-ed for the medical journal Cancer Biotherapy & Radioimmunotherapy. Bob was also award-winning producer of a travel radio show heard on New York stations: WMCA, WNWK and 50,000 watt WOR and the national Sky Angel Network. He now blogs on Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Community and Red State Diaries.