by Craig Masters
While the public’s eye was directed toward the debate over ‘gun control’ legislation in the Colorado senate, democrats introduced HB 13-1081 titled “Comprehensive Human Sexuality K-12 Education.” This exhaustive document is co-sponsored by Crisanta Duran (D, Dist 51) and Nancy Todd (D, Dist 28). It is officially opposed by the State Board of Education.
The Colorado Family Action web site states, “HB 1081 seeks to not only expand current definitions and guidelines but to teach “culturally sensitive” sexual education in Colorado.”
So what is “culturally sensitive” sexual education? The bill is designed as a propaganda tool for homosexuality as a lifestyle. For example, “WHEN COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, COLORADO HAS A LOWER RATE OF TEEN BIRTHS AND A LOWER RATE OF CERTAIN SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT. IN SPITE OF THIS DATA, COLORADO YOUTH STILL FACE MANY BARRIERS IN OBTAINING THE MEDICALLY ACCURATE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES THEY NEED…”
In plain language this says, IT ISN’T BROKE BUT WE STILL NEED TO FIX IT!
The language of the bill tries very hard to hide its reality. Nevertheless, the groundwork gets set in the phrase: “CULTURALLY SENSITIVE” INCLUDES RESOURCES, REFERENCES, AND INFORMATION THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO THE EXPERIENCES AND NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR; IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES; LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER
Section after section makes reference to sexual lifestyle decisions that youth can make if they only have the correct educational opportunities. The bill refers repeatedly to “age appropriate” sexuality training without ever specifying how or who is deciding what or how much sexuality training is “appropriate” for kindergarten age children.
The Colorado State Board of Education opposes the bill. Yet the powerful influence of the Gay and Lesbian community in the House and Senate has convinced the democratic majority that the agenda of the abnormal sexual behavior community must be codified as rapidly and in as many cases as possible.
Senator Kevin Lundberg (R, SD-9) describes the situation this way, “The agenda of the majority party for this past week has been anything but jobs and the economy. Their main topics last week were gun control and a new “comprehensive” sex education program for our public schools.”
Lundberg reports that HB-1081 was considered in Health and Human Services for five hours on Thursday. This bill, designed to direct the sex education programs for virtually all public schools in Colorado has been officially opposed by the Colorado State Board of Education. The sponsor insists that abstinence is a priority for this new program, but she could not produce any evidence that abstinence has any significant part of it. The major publication given to the committee, from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, was 60+ pages of everything but abstinence.
To force into the open the poorly hidden agenda of this bill, Lundberg proposed two amendments for the bill. One would make the sex education program an opt in, requiring parents to approve their children’s participation in these programs. It was rejected in favor of the more underhanded ‘opt-out’ system which requires parents to: 1) know about the scheduling of the program for their child and 2) contact the school and take action to see to it their child is not indoctrinated about sex in a manner which in all likelihood is contradictory to their own beliefs.
Opt-in programs require the school to take action to communicate with the parents and obtain parental consent prior to exposing the children to this material.
A second amendment proposed by Lundberg was simply to have two parents appointed by the State Board of Education to serve on an advisory committee for this program. It was also rejected.
The bill passed in the House along party lines February 21, and was approved for full Senate by the senate Health and Human Services Committee with a straight party line vote March 7.