Parents Say Schools Should Not Normalize Anal Sex

Excerpted from Revised Montgomery Sex-Ed Program Criticized, by Joshua Lynsen, published Sept 15, 2006, by the pro-homosexuality Washington Blade:

…The revised Montgomery County Public School curriculum — unveiled last month after months of revision work — has elicited new complaints from evaluators. Among the criticisms are concerns that gay students receive no specific information from a video on condom usage.

“It’s important to say something for those students so they have the information so they can stay safe,” said Jim Kennedy, co-founder of Teach the Facts, a coalition of Maryland parents and supporters of a gay-inclusive sex education curriculum.

Conservative groups, meanwhile, counter that the district should make no effort to “normalize anal sex.”

Dr. Ruth Jacobs of Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum said the curriculum should include a 2005 U.S. Surgeon General’s statement that “anal intercourse is simply too dangerous to practice.”

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“The lesson normalizes oral and anal sex by presenting them without discussing their risks,” she said. “We should not normalize anal sex. Anal sex is risky behavior.”

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This article was posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2006 at 7:33 pm and is filed under GLBTQ Targeting Youth and Schools, Sex-Ed Curriculum. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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