Governor Dayton’s Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Prevention of Bullying Task Force Report is the guide to understanding the meaning of the carefully crafted words in the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act (HF 826). This report includes language that opens the door to emotionally damaging, sexually explicit curriculum for all school-age children regarding human sexuality.
The Governor’s Prevention of Bullying Task Force Report reveals that their strategies include changing the “values, attitudes, and behaviors” of children by teaching them “the nature of human sexuality.” (Page 18)
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) is the likely standard for what is deemed “developmentally appropriate programmatic instruction” (HF 826, line 7.8) for human sexuality. Curriculum and resources like It’s Perfectly Normal are highly recommended and promoted by SIECUS. The SIECUS guidelines have the stamp of approval from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education—the intended location for the proposed School Climate Center—a $1 million dollar new state agency.
Promoting and normalizing sexually diverse behaviors and lifestyles is the primary focus of bullying prevention and safe schools programs such as, AMAZE, Respect for All, and Welcoming Schools. For example, in the Welcoming Schools program (piloted in Minneapolis), students are continually observed, assessed and evaluated on the changes in their attitudes and beliefs regarding family structure and human sexuality with a form that states: “I used to think…but now I know.” In these programs young children are introduced to sexual diversity-themed stories that confuse children’s feelings and set up conflict in their minds over gender roles, parental authority, and their personal values and beliefs. [Read more...]