Parents launched a furious backlash following a revelation that Austin’s school district will incorporate certain sexualized elements into their curricula aimed at middle-schoolers.
The new education will include anal and oral sex, how to apply condoms, and subjectivist views on gender.
Austin ISD had initially proposed to use Planned Parenthood’s “Get Real” curriculum (originally proposed in grades 6-8) because of SB 22–a new law signed by Governor Abbott that prohibits local governments from contracting with abortion providers, according to Texas Values.
In another piece by Texas Values, the original curriculum was set to encourage:
Students to engage in sexual “role-play” scenarios that would be graded by the teacher. This includes one situation where two girls have to act out as lesbians having oral sex and another where children pretend to get drunk.
Instead, they’ve opted for an equally eye-opening curriculum which has enraged parents.
Aside from sexual themes, both the scrapped and new curricula promote the use of gender-neutral language urging children and teenagers to reform their thinking surrounding gendered language.
The curriculum discourages gender-specific language like “mother” and “father” because it “can limit [children’s] understanding of gender into binaries,” encourages children to attend LGBT “pride” rallies and explore other ways to become LGBT “allies,” and proposes various role-play scenarios for children to act out in class, including lesbians deciding when to engage in oral sex and how to handle the aftermath of a drunken sexual encounter.
The material also contains detailed instructions on how to put on condoms, and even advice on “how to lower the chance of pain and make anal more enjoyable” without fear of “health issues.”
Todd Starnes reports that more than 100 citizens spoke at Monday night’s district meeting and the overwhelming majority were opposed to the policy.
On the new teaching material, one parent claimed, “The curriculum is an attack on Christianity and family and on parental rights.”
Another parent inquired, “Who gave you the right, Austin ISD?” before going onto remark, “You have overstepped.”
“If there are any kids actually watching this I want to tell them directly that they, you have heard a lot of hate tonight in this room,” Trustee Arati Singh declared at one point, reports LifeSiteNews.
The crowd allegedly booed at Singh’s unpopular comment.
“This vote by the Austin ISD Board sends a clear message: people of faith and traditional moral values are not welcome in Austin ISD,” Texas Values vice president David Walls said in response to the vote. “By passing this curriculum, Austin ISD has broken the sacred trust that parents put in their children’s schools. Austin ISD parents have no reason to entrust their children to a school district that weaponizes education to indoctrinate children into the LGBT political movement.”
Metro Voice News said that the curriculum will also encourage children to attend LGBTQ “pride” events and discover other ways to become transgender “allies.”