The UN department UNESCO is pushing sex ed for babies.
"It is never too early to start talking to children about sexual matters," according to guidelines issued by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
E-protest message to UNESCO
See, UNESCO works with the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS), an educational arm of the Kinsey Institute.
Last September, protestors opposed new UNESCO guidelines on sexuality education for promoting legal abortion and "sex play" for children as young as five.
The intensity of the objections forced them to pull the guidelines, only to quietly reissue new ones in December.
That's why I urge you to speak out NOW.
UNESCO acknowledges that a former director of SIECUS is one of the principle authors of its sexuality guidelines – guidelines that are cited as a model of age-appropriate sex education in a new UN report on education rights that was opposed by UN members recently.
Although UNESCO removed some of the most explicit language in the revised guidelines, they kept an appendix with "guiding principles" that includes a Kinsey-inspired sex education curriculum for children from birth to age five.
More: this curriculum instructs parents to provide anatomically correct dolls for little children to play with, inform them of diverse sexual relationships, and to support "sex play".
"If a child is touching his or her genitals in private, ignore the behavior," suggests the curriculum.
Regarding gender identity and sexual orientation, the curriculum warns that parents who insist on reinforcing traditional gender identities will hinder their children's growth.
"Confusion about these issues and fear of homosexuality (homophobia) has caused many parents and other adults to limit how girls and boys express themselves."
One model curriculum included in the UNESCO guidelines tells instructors they should avoid moralization, as there are no rights or wrongs when discussing values. In another curriculum, the authors note a contradiction when looking at "religious approaches and rights based approach."
Yet another curriculum examines early sexual development, noting from birth to age two that children may "experience genital pleasure", and by age three may engage in "sex play".
For all these reasons, please speak out against this new UNESCO push for sex for babies!
Sexologist Alfred Kinsey founded his institute at Indiana University. Kinsey reached prominence in the 1940s and 1950s for his work in documenting human sexual behaviors.
Critics accused Kinsey of promoting pedophilia, pointing to his research that documented adults bringing children and infants to orgasm.
The Kinsey Institute created SIECUS in 1964 as its educational arm. Its first director was Dr. Mary Calderone, the former medical director of Planned Parenthood.
A recent government report revealed that SIECUS received $1.6 million dollars in federal funding between 2002 and 2009.
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Note: This email was based on a (C-FAM) press release written by Terrence McKeegan, J.D. For more information on their excellent work, please see: http://www.c-fam.org/