Warning! This post will be honest, blunt and might include a bad word or two!
People who have suffered from porn and have certain triggers be cautious about reading this and looking at the picture that are included. But for the point to be made they must be shown.
I recently had a friend share something on Facebook that immediately got my attention, It was not the caption with the photo that got my attention but the photo. He is a Christian and does not ever post things like this. Then I read the caption. And immediately got ticked off. Here is the picture.
My first response was “What the hell!?”….followed by “You have got to be kidding.” So the curiosity got the best of me…I clicked on the link. My mouth hit the floor and my heart broke. I then walked away from the laptop to regain my composure. I was pissed! The audacity of the School Board to allow this filth into the school system just proves a point. They are fools, the world is going to hell with shovel in hand and no one cares. Where are the parental outcries? I have not heard any! Oh, but wait the article says that the parents do not know that this book is in the classrooms. Really? Come on parents! It IS your job to know what is being taught to YOUR child! Where are the news reporters saying this is border line pornography? Oh, wait! It’s not pornography, it’s educational. BS!
Since I was addicted to porn at the age of twelve and have recalled it’s effects in my life, I think I know what pornography is first hand. The stupid dictionary does nothing to help in truly defining what pornography is because all it says is: an obscene writing, drawing, photograph, or the like, especially those having little or no merit. Well, if that is the case then there are no pornographic items in the world because all the above have merit to someone…somewhere. Allow me to define pornography for you. It is a writing, drawing, film or photograph that depicts naked people in them whether they are engaged in a sexual act or not. Therefore, though the School Board feels this to be appropriate material for fourth grade reading, it IS pornographic.
Lets talk about the next photo in the book that someones ten-year old son or daughter get to see, read and learn about. A picture of a boy standing in front of the mirror naked. Looking at himself. Ok, fine, we have all done that. It is the reading material with the picture that got me. Letting a boy or a girl of that age know how it feels to rub a penis and that is feels sexy. Great….just great.
This one tells the kids how to “successfully” use a condom. At age ten! Yeah right!
The next picture shows a young girl and boy masturbating. Its hard enough for a child to understand a wet dream much less how his penis gets hard. Now the school is teaching them how to masturbate to pictures of other boys and girls. And telling them that it is normal and that it will not hurt them. Really?
I could give you plenty of reasons why masturbation is not healthy.
Abortion is mentioned but not adoption in case one gets pregnant.
Excerpts from the book “Dreaming In Cuban” offer way too much for any fourth grader to read.
Now, I am all for sex education…..as long as it is parental! All children are curious and have questions. Eventually just saying you came from your mothers belly will not suffice. Be the type of parent that your child will feel comfortable coming to and asking these real questions. Be honest with them. Use the real words like penis and vagina not the kiddie names we use when they are just babies. Heck dads, the first time your son has a wet dream and he freaks out over the sticky stuff in his undies explain it to him. Moms explain to your daughter about a menstrual cycle before she has her first one. Talk about embarrassing and scary if she is not prepared properly. Tell them why they have it. Also explain to them that they should wait till they are married to have sex. I can give you a ton of reasons for waiting!
These photos when viewed by a child, whose brain is not fully developed, will stay with them. They will think about them. They will try to act on them. They will want to see more. And more. Then the cycle begins.
And we wonder why so many children are becoming porn addicts. The last recent study shows that the first exposure to pornographic material is nine not twelve like it was three years ago. Gee…..I wonder why?
And if this curriculum makes it way to my children’s school in Louisiana you can be quite sure the first words out of my mouth will be “Like Hell!”
12 thoughts on “This Is What Some Of Our Fourth Graders Are Reading In School.”
Have you considered the possibility that your problems with prom may have been because you were raised in a way that caused nudity and sexuality to be extreme taboos. Maybe a more liberal and moderate view of nudity allows kids to better take nudity ad sexuality in stride and prepares them to deal with it in a reasonable and moderated way
Friend, I have thought for a few days on how to respond to this. Nudity and sexuality were not taboo they just were not discussed. It was a private thing between my mom and dad. Though I did hear them on occasion. My personal believe is that the more liberal view is what has gotten us where we are today. A country, in general not as a whole, with hardly any morals at all.
Nudity is a beautiful thing. Sex is a beautiful thing inside the confines of marriage. Outside of that it is just sin. And brings with it a lot of issues that could be avoided if more people took the Bible at it’s Word instead of a coffee table ornament.
Thanks for responding to my comment; I was not sure if you would and it takes courage to respond to someone who obviously disagrees with you So, kudos.
Regarding your point on our country having no morals. Are you sure? Most forms of violent crimes – murder, rape, incest – are at historic lows (they may appear higher because social media allows stories to be diffused more broadly, but rates are way down). Similarly, recognition of the rights of people of colour, women and homosexuals has made greatly advanced the reality that we are all created equally. Poverty levels, as well, are lower than they were a generation ago. Overall, the world and America are in pretty good shape relative to the past (the exception to this is the state of the environment, but the church seems to care little for this)
The new Pope makes very interesting points that organized religion is overly concerned with sex and sexual morality and insufficiently concerned with more serious sins like allowing people to live in poverty.
Finally… let me ask you something I have always wanted to ask. You may not answer and that’s ok. Why do you believe the bible is true? Isn’t it possible, and even likely, that people in the 3rd and 4th century, while honestly believing they were writing God’s word were simply wrong. They wrote morality as they bee lived it in those times, but they were wrong.
You are right it is possible they might have been in error in the translation from the original letters. And even the most loves version of the Bible, the King James, purposely left out many “books”. What I find funny is that that version was written during a his reign as King and he was gay. History proves Jesus lived plus many aspects of scripture as well. Could His disciples have stolen his body and said he resurrected? Of course. But it would have taken more than 11 men to move that rock and not have it fall over.
Could all the things that have happened in me since I accepted Christ be a coincident? Or the way I view others? I don’t think so, honestly. Too many answered prayers friend. I believe the Bible is true because of what it has done for me and through me by living it out.
The Pope, and I’m not going to go there, is is speaking the truth to an extent. There are many bad pastors out there who would rather build a bigger building than feed the homeless. But sin is sin. There is sin greater than another in the eyes of God. Only man puts it on a grading scale.
I’m curious as to which statistics you are pulling from because unemployment is up, more people are becoming homeless, the elderly are not being cared for properly among others.
You will remember the point I was making — the world is better off. I think you are wise asking for proof of my assertions (I wish the christian right would begin to rely on proof rather than stories). So here are some statistics, none of which come from organization with biassing interests on the issues
On poverty, from the Brookings Institute:We are living through a period of rapid global poverty reduction. According to recent estimates, high, sustained growth across most of the developing world has helped nearly half a billion people escape $1.25-a-day poverty between 2005 and 2010. Never before have so many people been lifted out of poverty over such a brief period.
On violent crime, from the Bureau of Crime Statistics,the U.S. homicide rate declined by nearly half (49%), from 9.3 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 1992 to 4.7 in 2011, falling to the lowest level since 1963
And I might add that a lot of violent crimes are not even reported for rape and incest out of fear.
Scary is it not?
I don’t understand how someone educated could deem this a book worthy in the education of a child. I am not familiar with how these books get chosen but in this case, the childrens best interest was not at heart.
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