Extreme sexualization and LGBTQ-plus indoctrination of children at younger and younger ages in public schools are now ubiquitous nationwide—and it’s part of a much broader agenda that goes well beyond just encouraging confusion and promiscuity for its own sake.
The real goal of that agenda is ultimately to destroy the nuclear family as the foundation of civilization, experts say. As Karl Marx and countless other totalitarians understood, the state will step in to fill the void left by the family unit. In short, sex-ed is aimed at undermining the very building blocks of society.
In the not-too-distant past, so-called sex education for young children and normalizing gender confusion in tax-funded schools would have been unthinkable and even considered criminal.
Today, the most extreme forms of sex education imaginable—including encouraging young children to engage in fornication, sodomy, group sex, abortions, and even “sex-change” surgeries—is a reality in the United States and beyond.
If it weren’t for exceptions offered to school employees in state obscenity laws, it would still literally be a crime to give children much of the material being used in classrooms nationwide under the guise of “sex education.”
But the worst is yet to come. If the well-funded sex education behemoth gets its way, sexualization of children in schools masquerading as “health” and “comprehensive sexuality education” (CSE) will undermine the final restraints on unchecked government control over the individual.
Liberty, family, and civilization are all in the crosshairs now. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
What It Looks Like in School
Virtually all of the curricula being used to teach sex to children are deeply problematic to anyone with a shred of decency, modesty, or common sense.
In many states and districts, the sexualization starts as early as kindergarten, with children being introduced to homosexuality, gender fluidity, homosexual parenting, “anatomy” that includes graphic images of genitalia, and more. Oftentimes, the sexualization and LGBT material is mandated under state law.
One of the most frequently used resources in public schools across America that has been endorsed by state and local officials nationwide as “compliant” with state mandates is known as “Rights, Respect, Responsibility” (3Rs).
Created by sexual revolutionaries at Advocates for Youth, a partner of tax-funded abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the program has shocked parents from across the political spectrum—for good reason.
Starting as young as kindergarten or first and second grade, children learn (pdf) that girls can supposedly have male genitalia and vice versa. This self-evidently fraudulent claim is emphasized over and over again throughout the child’s younger years, causing widespread confusion among impressionable youngsters.
When they become teens, the program teaches them about “pansexuality,” the attraction to people of any gender or gender identification.
Throughout elementary school, children are exposed to obscene images that have been widely condemned as pornographic, including “cartoons” in books such as “It’s Perfectly Normal.” The book features cartoon images of naked children, sexual intercourse, children masturbating, and more.
Under 3Rs, by the time the children are around 11, they’re taught how to seek out information about sex on the internet. The children are constantly taught to rely on Planned Parenthood for information and “services,” too.
Before becoming teens, they learn about “making changes in the world” through “LGBT advocacy.”
At around age 12, abortion is introduced as an “option” to deal with unwanted pregnancies. And by age 13, years before they reach the legal age of consent, the children are taught how to obtain various forms of contraception and birth control.
Throughout the curriculum, which is aligned with the National Sex Education Standards (pdf) developed by Advocates for Youth and other advocates of sexualizing children, young people are led to believe that they can choose their gender and that they may have been born in the wrong body.
Worse, they are taught how to act on it, putting them at risk of seeking out dangerous hormonal and surgical “treatments” with lifelong consequences. Studies show that most children confused about their gender end up growing out of it by adulthood.
This indoctrination is in spite of the fact that the American College of Pediatricians (pdf) argues it’s “child abuse” for adults to try to convince children that a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal or healthy.
Another frequently used resource is “Teaching Tolerance” (now known as “Learning for Justice”), created by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
As part of promoting “tolerance” to children, the SPLC recommends the highly controversial book “10,000 Dresses” by Marcus Ewert for students in kindergarten through second grade.
Among other lessons, the book teaches the children, typically aged 5 through 8, to ignore their parents and impersonate the opposite sex if they feel they were born in the “wrong” body.
Numerous state education bureaucracies and officials have endorsed the extreme SPLC program despite the objections of parents.
Making matters worse, those officials sometimes act on it, too. From California to Florida, school districts are using “Gender Transition Plans” to help students start “transitioning” to a new gender, even without the consent of parents.
Public-school efforts to confuse children have been so successful that a 2017 University of California–Los Angeles study found that more than 1 in 4 California children ages 12 through 17 are now “gender non-conforming.”
Even in ultra-conservative Utah, state prescription data show that the number of minor girls undergoing “gender transition” processes increased by about 10,000 percent from 2015 to 2020.
Dangerous Lies and Propaganda
While the creators of the 3Rs program claim it is “medically accurate” in order to comply with state law, that is objectively false.
On a worksheet for 7th graders purporting to outline the risks of various sex acts, for example, children ages 11 and 12 are taught that “anal sex using a condom correctly” is a “low-risk” activity.
In reality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that condoms are only 60 to 70 percent effective in preventing HIV even with perfect and consistent use. The Food and Drug Administration has never approved condoms for anal sex.
In other words, children who believe the sex-ed lies being taught in government schools are at serious risk of becoming infected with deadly sexually transmitted diseases.
Similarly, consider Planned Parenthood’s “Healthy, Happy and Hot“ booklet (pdf), which tells youth infected with HIV that they don’t have to inform their partners about their infection. In fact, the document even claims that laws requiring disclosure “violate the rights of people living with HIV.”
Another Planned Parenthood sex-ed document (pdf) recommends teaching children 10 and under that “sexual activity” can be part of “commercial sex work” and that they have a “right” to “decide when to have sex.”
The same toolkit encourages teaching children under 10 about homosexuality, masturbation, gender fluidity, and more. It also teaches them that they have a “right” to abort their unborn child.
Planned Parenthood, funded by the American taxpayer, is one of the world’s largest peddlers of sex-ed resources. Its materials are used and promoted in government schools worldwide.
Incredibly, despite the group’s rhetoric about “choice,” women’s rights advocate Reggie Littlejohn has repeatedly exposed Planned Parenthood’s cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party’s forced abortions and other brutal population-control schemes.
The Last Taboos
The pervasive sexualization of children in public schools is now pushing the boundaries against one of the last taboos: pedophilia, pederasty, and adult sex with children.
Under California’s LGBT mandate for schools, the Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD) was caught including ancient Greek men’s proclivity to have sexual relations with boys—considered child rape in every state in the union—as part of teaching children LGBT history.
When confronted by outraged mother Stephanie Yates of Informed Parents of California, BOUSD Assistant Superintendent of Curricula Kerrie Torres said the children were being taught about it “because we are talking about historical perspectives of how gender relations and different types of sexual orientations have existed in history.”
Yates, the mom, sounded incredulous. “So sex between a man and a boy is a sexual orientation?” she asked.
The assistant superintendent held her ground. “It’s something that occurred in history, and so this is really important for us to include,” Torres said.
Despite there being a video of the exchange, frantic “fact-checkers” tried unsuccessfully to quell the outrage, bizarrely defending the lessons.
But the truth is there for all to see. Increasingly, public schools are working to normalize sexual relationships between adults and children.
The message throughout 12 years of sexualization and indoctrination in school in essentially all the sex-ed major programs is simple: If there’s “consent,” nothing else matters, anything goes, and there are no rules when it comes to sex.
This view flies in the face of the teachings of all the world’s major religions and civilizations for thousands of years. In fact, it’s practically unprecedented in human history, with the possible exception of what the Bible records in Sodom and Gomorrah.
Outside ‘Sex Ed’ and Intersection With Critical Race Theory
Even outside of sex-ed classes, where in some states parents can technically opt their children out, the extreme sexualization and perversion have reached epidemic levels.
In English classes, for instance, children are told to read abominable “books” that feature extremely graphic descriptions of sexual acts and sexual violence.
There is also an intersection between radical sexualization and critical race theory indoctrination exposed in part 19 of this series.
One exercise with endless variations that has been deployed in government schools nationwide has children “deconstruct” their identities and examine their “power and privilege” based on their race, gender, and sexual identity.
As part of the scheme, children are taught that being “cisgendered” (not transgender) or “heterosexual” gives them power and privilege, along with being white, while being transgender or homosexual makes them oppressed.
In such an exercise forced on 7- and 8-year-old government-school victims in Silicon Valley, the children were offered an example to drive the point home: “A white, cisgender man, who is able-bodied, heterosexual, considered handsome, and speaks English has more privilege than a black transgender woman.”
Just like Marxists have divided populations for over a century, children are classified into “oppressor” or “oppressed” categories based on whatever fault lines the subversives can concoct—with “sexuality” and “gender” now a key part of the mix.
This is not just happening in America. The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), exposed in part 9 of this series, is at the forefront of the effort to sexualize children worldwide, and especially in the West.
Indeed, many of the most outrageous elements of America’s most frequently used “sex-education” programs are perfectly consistent with UNESCO’s 2018 “International technical guidance on sexuality education.”
Citing Planned Parenthood’s ideologically driven “research” and “evidence” more than 20 times, the U.N. sex-ed standards call for teaching children about “sexual pleasure” before they hit 10.
Incredibly, by age 5, children are supposed to describe how “gender and biological sex” are supposedly “different.”
By age 9, the U.N. guidelines teach children about masturbation and call for children to “describe male and female responses to sexual stimulation.” Children should also “demonstrate respect for diverse practices related to sexuality” and “explain how someone’s gender identity may not match their biological sex” by 9, the standards say.
By 12, children are expected to believe that “non-penetrative sexual behaviors” are “pleasurable” and less likely to result in infection than normal sex. The U.N.’s “learning objectives” demand that 12-year-olds “support the right for everyone” to “express their sexual feelings.”
Critics have blasted this as “grooming” children.
The U.N. document even includes helpful tips for educators on how to handle outraged parents and religious leaders concerned about the indoctrination.
Of course, there’s a reason the U.N. sex-ed document calls for sexualization of children “from the beginning of formal schooling.”
As U.N. LGBT czar Vitit Muntarbhorn put it in a 2017 interview with an Argentinian newspaper, to change the mentality of the population in favor of new sexual norms, “it is so important to start working with young people, the younger the better.”
The focus on sex and perversion is clearly and literally ubiquitous in government schools across America and beyond. But why?
Until very recently, this was not seen as acceptable—much less necessary. In fact, prior to the grotesque pseudo-science of pervert Alfred Kinsey exposed in part 13 of this series, it would have been considered a criminal offense to subject children to these obscenities.
Advocates of sexualizing children as early as possible typically frame their arguments in terms of reducing STDs and unwanted or teen pregnancies while pursuing nebulous notions of “health” and “reproductive freedom” or “reproductive justice.”
Despite the fact that the explosion in teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease coincided with the sexualization of children in school by sexual revolutionaries, the tax-funded behemoths behind the push pump out endless junk studies purporting to support their fraudulent claims.
But obviously, if children were not having sex outside of marriage, the problems that “sex education” purports to solve would virtually cease to exist.
In short, there’s a much darker agenda at work. The sex “educators” themselves barely bother to hide it anymore.
Consider SIECUS, the group that grew out of Kinsey’s perverted pseudo-science. While it was once known as the Sexual Information and Education Council of the United States, now it is just SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change. And indeed, “social change” is the goal—radical, horrifying “social change.”
As far back as 1979, the CDC admitted there was an ulterior motive. In a report headlined “An Analysis of U.S. Sex Education Programs and Evaluation Methods,” researchers revealed that the “goals” of sex education in American schools had become “much more ambitious” than parents realized. Those goals included “the changing of … attitudes and behaviors.”
The government has long understood the consequences of this. Late psychoanalyst Dr. Melvin Anchell, who worked on President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, warned that these sexual indoctrination programs targeting children cause “irreparable harm” to their victims—damage that lasts their entire lives.
Among other dangers, Anchell identified severe damage to children’s future marriages, families, relationships, and lives. In some cases, it can even contribute to psychopathy, suicide, and mass murder, he said.
Long before that, communist revolutionaries sought to demonize marriage and obliterate the family, too, producing unprecedented disaster. Consider, for example, the horrifying experience of Soviet Russia in the decade after the Bolshevik Revolution.
Sexual revolutionaries in the West have understood this for over a century, too. Atheist “psychiatrist” Dr. Wilhelm Reich, a self-styled “Freudo-Marxist” who was a Communist Party member and an associate of sex fanatic Sigmund Freud, saw what he first termed the “sexual revolution” not as an end in and of itself.
Instead, Reich saw it as a means to obliterate the family, and thereby facilitate the destruction of religious values. Ultimately, the hope was to achieve the breakdown of Western civilization by destroying the familial transmission belt by which values are passed on from one generation to the next.
The goal: Allow Marxism to truly take root on the blank canvas created by the destruction of the old order.
To that end, Reich strongly encouraged “sex education” in school to “divest parents of their moral authority.”
As the family and the church are weakened through the unleashing of sexual anarchy via “sex education,” the government steps in and takes over in the roles formerly reserved for those two divinely ordained institutions.
The World in the Crosshairs
Sharon Slater, president of Family Watch International and co-chair of the national Protect Child Health Coalition, told The Epoch Times that the goal is eventually to get the world onboard with this new value system.
“If they can raise up a generation indoctrinated in their harmful abortion rights, promiscuity rights, and radical transgender ideology, they will have indoctrinated the future leaders of the world,” said Slater, who works to counter the agenda at the U.N.
“In fact, CSE is the number one tool of the abortion rights and LGBT rights lobby to promote their agendas worldwide by shaping the views of youth.”
One of the most important tools created by her organization is a documentary called “The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda.” It shines a light on the horrors being forced on children.
“CSE is a dangerous worldwide agenda intended to sexualize children at the youngest ages,” she said. “I couldn’t sleep at night knowing what I knew and knowing most parents had no idea their children were being taught such harmful things.”
Sex Educators Sound the Alarm
Even former sex-ed teachers have blown the whistle on the subversive agenda behind sex ed. Monica Cline, for instance, spent a decade working as a comprehensive sex educator with Planned Parenthood before defecting and starting an organization dedicated to countering that.
“A big piece of this, which for some people, it’s something I think [is] hard for them to understand, is that there is a huge movement through socialism that really wants to do away with the nuclear family,” she told The Daily Signal, noting that abolishing private property is also part of the agenda.
“Sex education is a big piece of that, because when you teach children to dehumanize themselves, to take intimacy and family and marriage out of sex, even to the point of killing your own children through abortion, you are essentially killing the family. You’re destroying the family.”
Encouraging people to “read any curriculum” being used in sex-ed programs to see the tactics and graphic nature of the material, Cline noted that parents are always cut out of the picture when it comes to sex education.
“They want the children dependent on the government, or on public health, whatever it may be, but they do not want the children to be depending on the parent anymore,” she said. “And so, all of this really is to break down the family. And they’re essentially … we’re watching it happen.”
Disintegration of Family, Sterility, Slavery
In extended comments to The Epoch Times, Kimberly Ells, author of “The Invincible Family” and a longtime researcher and activist against the global sexualization of children, warned that the radical CSE programs have dangerous objectives that must be resisted.
“He who wins the youth wins the future,” she said, echoing a common axiom. “So if government schools shape children’s views on sex, gender, and family formation—and if those views reject the family as the core of civilization—then the core of civilization is up for grabs, and the government intends to grab it.”
Among other concerns, Ells warned that these programs are undermining parental authority, family values, and even family formation by encouraging children to reject their parents’ teachings and view sex as merely a pleasurable “right,” rather than part of a stable marriage.
The results of undermining family and marriage were predictable: Over 40 percent of American children are now born out of wedlock (pdf), with almost 1 in 4 American children now living in a single-parent household.
The consequences of this family disintegration are horrific—and the problem is getting worse. But even beyond the crime, dependence, and poverty is the danger of tyranny stepping in to fill the void left by parents and families.
“Children who become slaves to the sexual appetites of their bodies early are more likely to become slaves in other areas of their lives,” said Ells, who has spoken at the U.N.
Teaching children to reject biological sex as a relevant characteristic of one’s identity is even more nefarious. “At its core, this two-pronged ideology rejects the biological family—based on physiologically oppositional sex—as the fundamental unit of society,” she said.
“The T in LGBT is by far the most problematic. Same-sex marriage annihilates the idea that men and women are complementary. But transgenderism annihilates the idea that men and women inherently exist at all.”
Already, she said, legal movements around transgenderism are setting the stage for the “marginalization” of mothers, fathers, and families by law.
“When parents’ ties to their children are obscured or weakened, it creates an environment hospitable to government intervention and socialist-communist revolution,” Ells said. “That is why Marx’s Communist Manifesto openly called for the ‘abolition of the family.’
“Dethroning the family creates a void that can and must be filled—though it is impossible to adequately fill it. If we are to avoid the disembowelment of the family and the domination of the state that follows its disembowelment, we must resist efforts to cancel biological sex.”
Ells called on parents and policymakers to resist the erasing of male and female and end funding for U.N. agencies peddling the dangerous agenda. She also urged the removal of “sexual rights” advocates such as Planned Parenthood from schools and an end to CSE programming at all levels.
Governments and school boards all across America have failed in their duty to protect children from the ubiquitous evils that now pervade the so-called “public education” system masquerading as “health” and “tolerance.”
In part 13 of this series on education, the gut-wrenching history of this abusive sexualization of children in school was exposed, featuring extensive interviews with Dr. Judith Reisman, who recently passed away. It literally goes back to perverts who sexually molested large numbers of children under the guise of “science.”
Americans are now confronted with a tax-funded monster that threatens not just the innocence of their children, but their liberties, families, and even the very future of their civilization.
Obviously, government at all levels has failed to protect children from the dangerous agenda they themselves unleashed. That leaves parents as the last barrier.
If the grotesque sex-ed extremism destroying America and her youth is going to be stopped, it will be up to loving moms and dads to lead the fight.
Alex Newman is an award-winning international journalist, educator, author, and consultant who co-wrote the book “Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children.” He also serves as the CEO of Liberty Sentinel Media and writes for diverse publications in the United States and abroad.
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.