Nebraska Governor, Parents Fight Sex Ed Standards That Some Say Amount to “Grooming 101”  

Over 100 children and parents with Informed Parents of California (IPOC) protest in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 17 against the state's approval of a comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

The governor of Nebraska is currently pushing back against the state’s Department of Education and encouraging parents to do the same as the elected body’s sexual education curriculum that some have characterized as “grooming 101.”

The curriculum is based on the National Sex Education Standards, which introduces kindergarteners to reproductive body parts and gender identity, 3rd-5th graders to masturbation and various methods of medical gender transition, and 6th-8th graders to abortion, contraceptives, and various types of sexual acts including anal sex.

Older students, from grades 9 through 10 are taught about “reproductive justice,” i.e. the concept that it is “unjust” to deprive women of the “right” to abortion.

Retired Nebraska pediatrician Dr. Susan Greenwald said some of the first words out of her mouth when she read the curriculum were “what pedophile wrote this?”

“This is grooming 101,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “If you were a pedophile and wanted to teach your kid to be a victim, this would be what you use.”

Dr. Jeanne Stolzer, a professor of child development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, says that the lessons have “the potential to really wreak havoc with kids socially, psychologically, emotionally” as a curriculum this radical has never been taught in schools before.

“Why would we want to experiment on our kids like guinea pigs?” she asked.

“The Nebraska curriculum takes a number of exact phrases and guidelines from the National Sex Education Standards’ Second Edition, which was released in 2020 by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Advocates for Youth, and Answer,” the Free Beacon explains.

SIECUS is a group that has been mentioned in a number of articles we have done in the past, as they are one of the leading entities promoting so-called “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” which promotes the kind of highly graphic, wildly age-inappropriate curricula with which the good people of Nebraska are currently taking issue.

It was founded in 1964 by Mary Calderone, a medical director for Planned Parenthood and protégé of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, whose research on sexuality included recording the number of orgasms in young children as observed by pedophiles.

“The three groups rake in millions of dollars each year from the federal government and abortion-focused charities. State and local education departments from Nebraska to New York have adopted the curriculum, but parents, doctors, and government officials are starting to push back against lesson plans that focus on hormone therapy, abortion, and gender transition,” the Free Beacon explains of SIECUS and the NSES.

Governor Pete Ricketts has been actively campaigning against the adoption of the new curriculum in his state, which he says parents need to be aware of and work against.

He argues that the organizations behind these new standards are not interested in the best interest of Nebraska’s children, but rather, their own ideological agenda.

“The people pushing this are not the parents—they’re advocates,” he told the Free Beacon. “I tell parents, ‘Don’t settle’—there’s no fixing these standards. They have to be scrapped.”

This is exactly why we founded the Sex Ed Sit Out in 2018, and why we continue to work to empower parents to keep themselves informed and active. Do not take for granted that your child isn’t going to receive some version of this curriculum in their own school someday soon — make sure you know what your local educational entities are up to.

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