NEW COLORADO SEX EDUCATION BILL PASSED

IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW A CHILD IN A PUBLIC OR CHARTER SCHOOL…


September 2013


Catholic parents be aware that a bill was passed in Colorado this summer requiring sex education in public schools to now begin as early as kindergarten.

As a parent you have the right to opt your child out of the class but the way the law was written, you must tell your school. This year the public school system will automatically enroll your child in this program and will not let you know. It is important to act on behalf of maintaining your child's innocence and exposure to views that are not supported by our Catholic faith. You must inform the school that you don't want to participate.

The name of the program, Abstinence Plus, is misleading. An independent review of the chosen curriculum found less that 5% of the curriculum promotes abstinence and less that 20% presents marriage in a traditional sacramental view. The link to the curriculum and the independent review of the curriculum can be found on the diocesan website. You are the primary educators of your children.

The education of our children must extend to their moral education and their spiritual formation. 'The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute' [Vatican II, Gravissum education is).

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