Father worries over son’s exposure to Rainbow Youth Inc. “alternative sexuality education package”

Stuff.co.nz July 8, 2012  Rainbow Youth Inc. – [a registered charity that received $105,931 in government grants/contracts in the last financial year] – has delivered an “alternative sexuality education … package” to 14 and 15-year old school students promoting “gay marriage”, that worries the father of a school boy (his son) who attended it. Two presenters identified themselves as lesbians and said that they were attracted to “transexual girls”. (Fairfax NZ News Story 8 July 2012 below). A father is concerned his son attended alternative sexuality education classes at school that explored ideas like transsexuality without his knowledge or permission. However the Rainbow Youth organisation’s education coordinator stands by the presentations, sayings its education package has been evaluated and is backed up by research. Earlier this year Rainbow Youth presented two one-hour sessions to the 15-year-old’s class. Auckland-based Rainbow Youth provides “support, information, advocacy and education for queer young people” and has been delivering education workshops for more than 10 years.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7242226/Rainbow-class-worries-father


4 comments for “Father worries over son’s exposure to Rainbow Youth Inc. “alternative sexuality education package”

  1. Chuck Bird
    8 July 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I will be emailing the Minister of Education and copying to the associate Ministers of Education about this outrage. I hope others will do the same.

  2. David Favel
    8 July 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Yea, indoctrinating kids with their own warped and twisted worldviews…

    Given the amount of homophobia in some schools, it may well be time for them to say “We are gay, but apart from that not very different to you”
    Whats worse, treating those different from you with respect, or going to HELL for an imagined slight against their god?

  3. Chuck Bird
    9 July 2012 at 1:33 pm

    David, I agree with you in principle. If parents want their children brought up with their religious values they should send them to a private school. I read your link a couple comments. One person who taught religion in schools was dappled by the way they were taught.

    I beleive parents should have primacy over the values their children are taught and those values should not be undermined by the school.

    The problem is that when outsiders come into schools whether to teach religion or sex education there is too much room for these people to put their own spin on things.

    Schools would do much better sticking to teaching them to read and write and other basics.

  4. David Favel
    10 July 2012 at 12:05 am

    And a more reasoned response was never seen, well said sir.

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