Sex Ed in MA

MFI believes that the best place for youth to learn about sex is in the home, within the context of a loving and trusting parent-child relationship. Parents are the primary teachers of their children and as such, they are uniquely qualified to provide the moral framework needed for healthy sex education. In our hyper-sexualized culture, students receive many negative messages about sex. Meaningful conversations with parents are the most effective way to counteract these destructive messages and to equip and empower young people to remain abstinent until marriage.

We do acknowledge that not every student has the support they need at home and some students might benefit from biologically based sex education in school. Research has shown that Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) programs produce the best outcomes by encouraging youth to avoid risky behaviors that lead to emotional, physical, and spiritual harm. SRA programs emphasize developing healthy relationships and delaying sexual activity until marriage, communicating the clear message that sexual delay is the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy, STIs and other negative consequences of teen sex.

Unfortunately, instead of implementing a healthy SRA approach to sex ed in our public schools, our state legislature, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Planned Parenthood, and others are pushing to mandate a much different approach to sex ed through the use of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum. CSE is a specific type of graphic sexuality education that promotes sexual rights for children and serves as a how-to manual, encouraging teens to become sexually active. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 teens who receive this type of sex ed say that it makes them feel like having sex is an expectation. Equally concerning is that CSE is designed to change the sexual and gender norms of society by promoting diverse sexualities and perpetuating the dangerous transgender trend affecting our youth.

Currently in the Commonwealth, teaching sex ed is at the discretion of local school districts and those that do choose to teach it have full control over what curriculum they use. If our legislators and Planned Parenthood have their way though, local control will be taken away and put into the hands of bureaucrats. The Sex-Ed Mandate, SB 2459 and HB 410, give full authority to DESE to dictate the use of only CSE curriculum for those districts who decide to include sex ed in their health lessons. The MA State Senate passed this legislation with a 33-2 vote on January 16, 2020. The House version of the bill has not yet been brought for a vote.

In an effort to mobilize a grassroots movement of parents and concerned citizens to sound the alarm about the implementation of CSE in our schools and to push back against the loss of local control over educational decisions, the Massachusetts Informed Parents (MIP) initiative was launched in the fall of 2019 as an outreach of MFI. MIP endeavors to equip parents to protect their kids through the sharing of relevant information, including articles, research, and exhibits from the curriculum, and by providing tools and strategies for helping parents to effect change in their local communities. MIP is growing a large coalition of parents and faith and community leaders by leveraging the power of social media and by fostering one on one relationships through parent forums being held across the state. To stay informed on issues related to sex education and for updates on the Sex-Ed Mandate legislation, join the MIP group on FB. Contact Mary Ellen Siegler if you would like to schedule a parent forum for your church or community group.

For more information on CSE visit Stop CSE to watch a short movie and to view harm analyses of the curricula.

For more information on SRA curricula visit We Ascend.

Click MIP Parent Forum Flyer to learn more about our parent information forums.

Click MIP Action Item List to learn what you can do to protect your child from CSE being taught in MA public schools.

Use our sample letter to request information about sex ed curriculum being used in your child’s school: Sample Sex Ed Curriculum Request. Forward the information you receive back to Mary Ellen Siegler.

Use our sample letters to opt your child out of sex ed class: English Opt Out Letter and Spanish Opt Our Letter.

Find Out What Sex Ed Curriculum is Being Used in Your District

Resources being used in MA schools to teach sex ed are evaluated to see whether they contain the following harmful elements:

  1. Sexualizes children
  2. Promotes diverse sexualities
  3. Promotes transgenderism
  4. Promotes abortion
  5. Undermines parents or parental rights

Search your school district below.

Gathering information from around the state is an ongoing project. Use this sample email to request information from your district. If you already know what curriculum is in use in your district, but do not see it included on this map, or if you receive a response from a request sent to your district, please contact Mary Ellen Siegler.

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2 years ago

Mary Siegler

Version 4 of the Genderbread Person being used to indoctrinate our children in unhealthy, unscientific gender theory! See MoreSee Less

Version 4 of the Genderbread Person being used to indoctrinate our children in unhealthy, unscientific gender theory!

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Mary Siegler is this being used in MA and in what grade?

How can any conscientious so- called "educator "present this garbage to the impressionable minds entrusted to them.

Horrifying

Awful

Mother of God 😳

Disgusting. Parents & grandparents need to take this curriculum OUT!!!!!!!!!’

This is madness!How are these Flaming Cracked Pots getting away with this total crap! If this is not the straw that broke the camels back, I don’t know what is!!!

Wtaf

Is there a way to reach out to parents that can submit proof, (not doubting AT ALL) write an affidavit and/or speak out publicly via news outlets, (I know they’re just as bad) or in any other form. Plaster this all over the internet via any platform, tag tag tag school boards, mayors, etc., this needs immediate attention, this needs to rise up and grab the attention of all who oppose and if they don’t oppose call me crazy but they’re whacked! THIS IS Unacceptable, PERIOD!

I literally don't even know how to respond to this anymore

Take your kids out of school and keep them off the internet as much as possible. Take back control and screw these undermining your authority as the parent and who you want teaching your children and what goes into their bodies, minds and souls.

Looked up their site: www.genderbread.org/

This is insane..

Filling out a form online it asked for "gender at birth". I think I'm going to just start writing XX or XY to drive home the point that our chromosomes don't lie!

This is also being used in Nursing schools as part of the graduation requirement. Those I personally know that had to take this class and pass were insulted that anyone would assume they weren't smart enough to medically treat someone due to gender identity! The healthcare workers are there to treat everyone regardless! When asked they all responded by saying " I will treat ALL human beings in my care with respect. That is why I chose this career! It does not matter how they look, dress, talk, etc. And its insulting to assume anything different. We dont need an illustration of a cookie to tell us how to treat people." Just another example of overreach where there is no need.

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2 days ago

Mark Schneider and I founded Protect Our Kids and we just started a weekly podcast. Our first episode airs on Saturday 4/17. Stay tuned for the link!!

It is called "Say What?" Because so much of our reaction to the abuses we’ve uncovered in the public school system are absolutely earth shatering and jaw dropping!!!
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Mark Schneider  and I founded Protect Our Kids and we just started a weekly podcast. Our first episode airs on Saturday 4/17.  Stay tuned for the link!!

It is called Say What? Because so much of our reaction to the abuses weve uncovered in the public school system are absolutely earth shatering and jaw dropping!!!

1 week ago

Mary Siegler

🔥‼️ PARENTS BEWARE ‼️🔥

⚠️ Warning: Graphic Content ⚠️

Parents, watch this video out of a school district in Texas. This brave mother showed up to her local school committee meeting to expose the type of pornographic content being included in books for high school. She reads from a book called, "In The Dream House." Please be warned. The content is graphic. Do not play this video with children close by.

Books like these are being found in MA schools too. But not only in high school, in middle school too, for students as young as 11 years old.

Check your school district library for "In The Dream House." If this book is in your district report it here.

Including pornographic content in library collections for minors paid for with tax dollars MUST STOP.

This is not education. IT. IS. GROOMING.
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In one NY public library, it is listed as 'Adult.' There are 18 copies and 1 is on hold. I don't know how to check a school district's library.

Filth. That poor parent having to read that. I certainly hope she had parents squirming in their seats in discomfort. What more do they need to hear?

Parents are scared to fight for their 👶 children. I fought for mine. Different times, they would rather leave the book there than be challenged publicly. 💔

Is so uncomfortable to listen to her read out loud can’t even imagine what she felt doing it.

Wow

Good for her. Wow.

I’m So upset

Unacceptable to be in school.

Is there ANY way we could be apprised when these parents, or advocates, or lawyers are going to speak to School Committees regarding this heinous curriculum? My prayer group would be in fervent prayer.

This is so disgusting.

Cath

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1 week ago

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1 week ago

Mary Siegler

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Happy Easter from MIP!

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter Mary

Happy Easter-thank you for all you do!🙏🏻🐣

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

It WAS a Happy Easter! Hope yours was, as well.

Happy Easter

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2 weeks ago

Mary Siegler

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Happy Good Friday from MIP

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Same to you Mary… enjoy your family! Blessings to all! 🐣 🐰 💐

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