The Fairfax County Public school board recently approved lessons about homosexuality and gender identity in its Family Life Education curriculum.
The board approved the controversial lessons in a 10-2 vote June 25.
According the Fairfax County School board website, “The early elementary program emphasizes the importance of families, distinction between good and bad touch, sources of help, and the importance of friendships. Human sexuality is first introduced in grade four.”
In middle school, students will build “on information learned in late elementary and physiology as well as the physical, psychological, and social changes that occur during adolescence.”
“Ninth and tenth graders will be provided definitions for heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender and that persons deserve to be treated with respect regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Parents opposed to including the lessons protested at the hearing. Many are concerned that they won’t be able to opt their children out of the classes because the lessons have been moved from the Family Life Education curriculum into health classes, which are mandatory.
According to The Daily Caller, school board member Elizabeth Schutlz, who voted against the curriculum, said, “Once you move something out of family life, the Family Life Education curriculum delivery method and into a health curriculum, by default, a parent no longer has the right to opt out.”
CBN News is investigating the issue further as well as unconfirmed statements made by Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty during an interview on this matter posted on our website June 10, 2015.
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SOURCE: CBN News