World Net Daily, in its 1999 column Porno: Part of a Well Rounded Education, reported,”The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) is the self-appointed sex research foundation for America’s teachers. In 1999 it is up yet again for handouts from the federal government to implement Kinsey’s discredited “Grand Scheme.” But before the people’s representatives dole out more money to SIECUS and its frontline soldiers in Planned Parenthood, they would do well to consider the following and then ask some sobering questions about governmental support of SIECUS and its disciples.”
The January 1979 corporate Annual Report for Playboy magazine boasted that “Playboy Foundation provide(d) the first of several major grants to The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States to support its nationwide educational programs.” Hugh Hefner’s daughter, Christie, who now rides atop the Playboy “Entertainment for Men” Empire, writes more specifically that Playboy provided original outreach money for SIECUS:
Through the Playboy Foundation, Hefner put his money where his mouth was. It made the initial grant to establish an Office of Research Services of the Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) in the late 60s.
SIECUS was instrumental in changing sex education law in Illinois supported by then state Senator Barack Obama. “SB99 proposed to make changes to Illinois’ existing sex education law which requires instruction in grades six through 12 that includes teaching about the prevention, transmission, and spread of AIDS,” said SIECUS. “Illinois law also states that schools much teach ‘honor and respect for monogamous heterosexual marriage.’ SB99 would have eliminated all references to marriage in the Illinois sex education code, and required that all material used in classrooms be age- and developmentally appropriate and medically accurate.
“It would also have expanded sexuality education to students in kindergarten through fifth grade and mandated that students be taught the age of consent, positive communication skills, and that they [the pupil] have the power to control behavior,” said SIECUS.
SIECUS is one of the organizations providing input to the Common Core sex education guidelines.
SIECUS just released its 3rd Edition of its Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten – 12th Grade. SIECUS states, “Since they were originally developed 13 years ago, the Guidelines have become one of the most influential publications in the field and a trusted resource for educators, curriculum developers, and school administrators. SIECUS has distributed well over 100,000 copies of this publication. In fact, the Guidelines are downloaded from SIECUS’ website by more than 1,000 people each month.” John M. Lloyd Foundation and Barbara Stanton helped fund the current revision.
Members of the National Guidelines Task force responsible for this edition include: Peggy Brick, M.Ed. Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Brenda Green National School Boards Association, Trish Moylan Torruella, M.S. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, James Williams National Education Association and Michael McGee, C.S.T. Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Starting on page 50 of the SIECUS Guidelines is Key Concept 4: Sexual Behavior, which states, “Sexuality is a central part of being human, and individuals express their sexuality in a variety of ways.” The Developmental Messages for Middle School (Level 1) are: “Most children are curious about their bodies. Bodies can feel good when touched.” This reflects what was written in more explicit terms in the 1st Edition of the SIECUS guidelines.
RSVP America reports the twenty-one things SIECUS wants your five-year-old to know in the 1991 edition. RSVP America notes, “In 1991, the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) drafted the first edition of the National Guidelines for Sexuality Education.” The following are quoted from their Level 1 (Ages 5-8) guidelines for early elementary children:
1. Both girls and boys have body parts that feel good when touched.
2. Boys and men have a penis scrotum and testicles.
3. Girls and women have a vulva, clitoris, vagina, uterus and ovaries.
4.Sexual intercourse occurs when a man and a woman place the penis inside the vagina.
5. Some men and women are homosexual, which means they will be attracted to and fall in love with someone of the same gender.
6. Homosexuals are also known as gay men and lesbian women.
7. Some couples who love each other live together in the same home without getting married.
8. Many gay men and lesbian women live in lifetime committed relationships, even though they may not be recognized as married.
9. People can have children whether they are married or unmarried.
10. Everyone, including children has rights.
11. Children sometimes have to do things they don’t want to do because their parents say no.
12. If parents can’t help, one could ask a friend’s parent, teacher, clergy, or another trusted adult.
13. It feels good to touch parts of the body.
14. Touching and rubbing one’s own genitals is called masturbation.
15. Some boys and girls masturbate; others do not.
16. Masturbation should be done in a private place.
17. Intercourse is a pleasurable activity for most adults.
18. Both boys and girls may discover that their bodies feel good when touched.
19. A woman faced with an unintended pregnancy can carry the pregnancy to term and raise the baby, or place the baby for adoption, or have an abortion to end the pregnancy.
20. HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are usually acquired by teenagers and adults during sexual behavior or intravenous drug use with an infected person.
21. Some families go to a church, mosque, or synagogue to worship; some families do not.
Source: 1991. Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade, New York: SIECUS.
Do you really want Hugh Hefner teaching your kids about sex? I thought so.
VIDEO: President Obama first noted that he had worked with Planned Parenthood to push a sex education bill (supported by SIECUS) when he served in the Illinois state legislature. Read more here.
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