Month: April 2015

McDermott releases third major report on misguided sex-ed policies in public schools

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Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 7.39.51 AMRepresentative Bob McDermott issued the third in his series of special reports on sex education in public schools. The latest report deals with the intrusion of Planned Parenthood and their “Sexuality” eduction they want to bring to students as young as kindergarten. You can download a copy of the complete report here.

Over 100 concerned parents turned out at the State Capitol Auditorium.
Over 100 concerned parents turned out at the State Capitol Auditorium.

 

IMG_1901On April 16, McDermott held a public information meeting at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium and presented his latest report to a roomful of concerned parents. The featured speaker was Dr. Joe McIlhaney from Dallas, Texas, who enumerated the medical inaccuracies and potential harm done by these “politically” driven sex education programs.

The complete program will be re-televised on Olelo – Channel 49 on April 28 (6:00 pm), April 29 (10:00 pm), April 30 (1:30 pm) and May 5 (1:30 pm).

The primary goal of Planned Parenthood Sexuality Education programs has been shown to be nothing more than lifestyle indoctrination for our young children, while contributing nothing toward their stated goals of pregnancy and disease prevention.

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Public meeting called to review Planned Parenthood’s sex ed incursion into Hawaii public school

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Concerned parents will rally at the State Capitol Auditorium on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 pm to hear a policy briefing with Representative Bob McDermott and noted medical expert Dr. Joe McIlhaney.

Rebuffed at the legislature, Planned Parenthood attempts an end-around at the Board of Education.
Rebuffed at the legislature, Planned Parenthood is now attempting an end-around at the Board of Education.

State Representative Bob McDermott is outraged at Planned Parenthood’s extraordinary push to sexualize our children. Not only does PP want to teach our children that homosexuality and transgenderism are equivalent to heterosexuality, but it also wants to tell your 13 year-old daughter that promiscuity is healthy and wholesome. The proposed new policy will bring about curricula worse than Pono Choices.

Planned Parenthood’s efforts have been momentarily stalled in the Hawaii State Legislature, so PP is now focusing on the Board of Education. The BOE is poised to consider making a major change to State Health Education policy by removing the requirement that sex education be Abstinence-Based (which simply means that the curriculum must explain the superior benefits of abstinence, even while providing information on contraception). Incredibly, even Pono Choices qualified as an “abstinence-based” program!

Planned Parenthood has worked tirelessly behind the scenes by furiously lobbying the BOE’s Student Achievement Committee to advance the changes. The full Board is expected to hear testimony on this measure sometime in the near future. The date and time of the hearing on this measure have not been announced. However, you can submit comments by email to boe_hawaii@notes.k12.hi.us Reference Policy 103.5 and urge the BOE that the sex education policy should remain opt-in and abstinence-based.

Even though abstinence and long-term mutual monogamy can eliminate any STD risk, Planned Parenthood’s illogical solution to too much sex among youth is to encourage more of it by emphasizing contraceptives. The extremist elements of the homosexual community are extraordinarily promiscuous; therefore, it is politically incorrect to champion monogamy in classrooms.

School children will be desensitized to aberrant and unusual behaviors because Planned Parenthood thinks that they should be among the new “normal.” Child psychiatry expert Miriam Grossman warns us that Planned Parenthood believes “the most important lesson we can share with our kids is, being different is normal.” Planned Parenthood’s Family Resource Book on Sexuality says that relationships can be long-lasting or brief, and can be monogamous, “open”, or include group sex.[1] That is what we are going to expose to our children as the gold standard? Shame on us!

Planned Parenthood wants to reverse the State “Opt-in Policy” on sex education, which encourages and requires more parental involvement. Planned Parenthood has a political and economic agenda; it is not about medical expertise. The PP’s flawed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programs have the effect of encouraging youth sex. The US Department of Health and Human Services study on eight top CSE programs reveal no delay or, at best, mixed results in delaying sexual activity.[2] So why are we buying into PP’s propaganda?

The BOE should solicit input from parents across the state prior to making any policy changes. Given our diverse community, this input is vital. The BOE should not just listen to those who have a political agenda tied to a financial gain.

If you care about kids and what has been happening lately with H.B. 459 (a bill to mandate CSE for Hawaii’s schools), please help fill the Auditorium at the Chamber Level of the Hawaii State Capitol at 415 S. Beretania Street on Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. You’ll hear Rep. McDermott and Dr. Joe McIlhaney speak about how casual sex (of the type promoted by CSE) is affecting our children.

[1] Miriam Grossman, M.D., Your Teaching My Child What? : A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child, (33).

[2] Abstinence Works, “Uncovering Comprehensive Sex Education,” http://www.abstinenceworks.org/uncovering-comprehensive-sex-education-mainmenu-55-sp-473211594 (accessed April 12, 2015)

Rep. Bob McDermott will host major Sex Ed information session

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Join us as we push back against Planned Parenthood and their agenda for bringing their version of sex education to Hawaii’s Schools. New laws and policies being promoted this year will further erode parental authority and establish a government controlled system of indoctrinating school children with values that very likely do no reflect those of their family.

If you care about kids and what has been happening lately with HB 459 (i.e., the bill to mandate “comprehensive sexuality education” [CSE] for Hawaii’s schools). Rep. Bob McDermott is bringing in an expert to help educate and to speak on this issue. Please help fill the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium on Thursday, April 16th @ 7 PM to hear Dr. Joe McIlhaney speak on how casual sex (of the type promoted by CSE) is affecting our children.

Dr. Joe McIlhaney co-authored the book, Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children
Dr. Joe McIlhaney co-authored the book, Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

Show legislators that as parents we care about this issue and that there is a better way to handle it than to mandate something that doesn’t work and that we don’t want.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would use your social networks to invite as many people as you can so that we pack that auditorium.

Who:  Dr. Joe McIlhaney

When:   Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 7PM

Where:  Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

Dr. McIlhaney  is an obstetrician-gynecologist and the Founder/Chairman of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. Previously he practiced medicine in Austin, Texas and served on the Presidential advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and on The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He addresses the truth on issues of sexual health and uses the most recent and credible scientific information available in talking to people.  His presentation, designed for parents, teachers, mentors and young people, will show how modern neuroscience has uncovered some startling new information on how sex affects our brains. Dr. McIlhaney co-authored the book, Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children. It’s a phenomenal book and here’s a link to read what others have said about it: http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Science-Casual-Affecting-Children/dp/0802450601