An attack on public education
he biggest question facing parents this summer is not whether or not
to homeschool, but how to make it happen. It has taken Democrat
leadership sixteen years to establish a curriculum around pornography
that is causing extreme dislike. It started with the passing of the 2007
Oregon Equality Act making it illegal to discriminate based specifically
on the term “sexual orientation.”
Also in 2007, HB 2843
was passed making it a misdemeanor to lure a
minor with sexually explicit material to address crimes of pornography
predictors. The bill included an “affirmative defense” when the sexually
explicit material was furnished, or the viewing was permitted, solely for
the purpose of sex education, art education or psychological treatment
and was furnished or permitted by the child′s parent or legal guardian,
by an educator or treatment provider or by another person acting on
behalf of the parent, legal guardian, educator or treatment provider.
Little did they know how this would be used in 2022.
Two years later, in 2009, Oregon passed the Human Sexuality Education
Law (ORS 336.455), which requires that each school district provide
age-appropriate human sexuality education courses in all public
elementary and secondary schools. This law also states that
information is to be medically accurate, promote abstinence and
mutually monogamous relationships and encourage family
communication and involvement to help students learn to make
This later became a step toward student
autonomy preventing parent access and the right to know.
(ORS 339.366) was passed in 2012 as the Healthy Teens
Relationships Act mandating each school district adopt a policy
addressing teen dating violence.
Building on that law, in 2015, SB 856
the Child Sex Abuse Prevention (Erin’s) Law passed, which requires
school districts to adopt a child sexual abuse prevention instructional
program to help students, teachers and parents in recognizing child
abuse (OAR 581-022-1440). These two laws were later used in
developing the Comprehensive Sexual Education Act to require
recognition of a child’s sexuality of choice as affirmation of their
In 2017, HB 2845
passed on party lines that directed the State Board of
Education to adopt ethnic studies standards into existing social studies
standards for K-12 with the intent of teaching more robust historical
narratives that includes the histories, contributions, and perspectives of
traditionally marginalized communities.
The passage of HB 2845 opened the door in 2019 to what Colt Gill,
Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, called the next step. HB
, carried by Senator Sara Gelser Blouin (D-Corvallis/Albany),
directed the State Board of Education to ensure that content standards
for history, geography, economics, and civics include instruction on the
histories, contributions, and perspectives of individuals who are Native
American; of African, Asian, Pacific Island, Chicano, Latino or Middle
Eastern descent; women; immigrants or refugees; lesbian, gay,
bisexual, or transgender; or have disabilities by school year 2024, but
allows instruction prior to the required date. The focus of discussion
was on bullying and feeling unsafe of minorities, growing diversity and
the equity lens. “Traditionally marginalized communities” took on a
new definition mandating classroom instruction on homosexuals, lesbians and transgenders throughout all school subjects that is
instigating a pushback.
HB 2023 passed despite testimony from Dr. Bruce Gilley, President of
Oregon Association of Scholars warning against politicizing and
contributing to the decay of public education. John Oakley Beahrs,
retired psychiatry professor stated HB 2023 mandated coercive
indoctrination into identity politics under the false guise of liberal
education. It “replaces actual history with indoctrination that grossly
alters it, and coercively mandates instructing in but one viewpoint –
one that’s favored in today’s Oregon, but neither universal nor
necessarily in the public interest. In other words, LGBTQ figures are
featured because of their sexual preference and gender identity, not
their relation to the subject being taught. Because the subject matter is
part of every subject, the law implies parents cannot opt their children
turn of events in 2021, HB 3041
separated the definitions of gender
identity and sexual orientation, and adds “gender identity” to all laws
referencing sexual orientation amending the 2007 Oregon Equality Act
making it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity along with
sexual orientation. The bill didn’t get attention outside of LGBTQ activists
claiming the law needed clarification to also give gender identity the
same protections against discrimination.
Senator Sara Gelser Blouin (D-
Corvallis/Albany) defended that bill, “The only thing that this bill does is
eliminate an ambiguity and recognize how far we’ve come in terms of
really recognizing the importance of identifying gender identity.” It
gave way to a sensitivity of being called by a preferred pronoun. Courts
have ruled against such requirements.
The stage was set when the State Board of Education in 2016, approved
the Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE)
creating standards by
combining the Human Sexuality Education Law (2009), the Healthy
Teen Relationship Act (2012), the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Law
(2015), and taking advantage of other laws. It requires replacing the
model of abstinence-only education, failing to recognize a belief system
forcing an opt-out method as the only option. However, in order to
graduate, the student is still expected to know sexual education. The
Board claims “the standards do not promote sexuality or impose a set
of values, but they do admit they empower students to recognize,
communicate, and advocate for their own health and boundaries.”
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Whether we are at this point by design or ignorance, parents are
protesting over the position their elected representatives have put
Conrad Woodall, a forensic psychologist takes the position that adults in
schools may be taking advantage of vulnerable minors by teaching them
pornography. He points out that the instructions in the classroom are identical to
molesters pre-grooming, taking away the innocence of the child.
Woodall says he has statistical evidence that teachers and coaches are
molesting students, stating that one molestation case that involved 73 student victims. There seem to be cases in which law enforcement may not
prosecute them, so they just move to another school.
Kristin Stevens from Oregon City was recently on Fox News talking
about finding 187 pornography books in school libraries. They range
from teaching how to masturbate to performing gay sex acts. Some
have been banned in other states. She did a FOIA request on who put the books in the library and who paid for them. The response was, “no
The Education Action Committee in Tualatin says the truth about
Comprehensive Sex Education is a secret. Parents aren’t permitted to
see what their children are seeing in school without their knowledge.
They’d be surprised that 10-year-olds can check out books such as one titled "Perfectly
Normal" that illustrates group masturbation.
Suzanne Gallagher, Parents’ Rights in Education, confirmed a parent’s
experience that in Oregon, if you object to a school talking to your child
about their sexual identity, the school can report you to child services
and they will remove your child from your home because you aren’t
affirming their identity. If you remove them from school, they will still
report you. The only recourse is to kidnap your child and flee the state.
Young students seem to be traumatized when told they can change their sex.
here are public schools getting off track?
Oregon schools are required to teach sexual identity education
and provides counseling over confusion.
- Curriculum must include sexual identity in all subjects.
- Instruction and counseling promotes the child’s identity choice
and may provide hormone blockers without parents’ knowledge.
- Curriculum must recognize different sexual orientations, gender
identities and gender expression going far beyond tolerance.
- Parents or guardians may remove their children from sex
education instruction, but opt-out is impossible because it’s the culture and integrated into every subject and graduation
- Oregon law requires sex education to be medically accurate
crossing the line into pedophilia.
- Pedophilia is illegal, but they stand behind laws passed that gives
schools an obscenity exception.
- Instructing kids that they have a right to sexual pleasure that only
they can decide.
- Instruction includes words, behaviors and illustrations that
parents are unaware.
- Schools allow teachers to sponsor Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
clubs using meetings to force school administration to promote a
American Government was established to be neutral, but Oregon’s education
system is anything but neutral or fact based. School board elections are
in May 2023.
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