Main menu


State Superintendent of Education Eric McKee, ADPH's Scott Harris Linked to Radical 'Sex Education' Organisations

featured image

Amid growing concerns about what children are being taught in schools, an Alabama organization promotes comprehensive sex education and promotes resources many parents may consider inappropriate. increase.

of Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health A non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for comprehensive sex education statewide. It claims an “affiliation” with the Alabama Department of Education.

Two Alabama state government officials are seated. the board of directors of the organization – State Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric McKee and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). Both act as ex-officio members because of their positions within the state government.

Nancy Buckner, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), also serves on the board ex officio.

Among its partners are the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health, DHR, Alabama’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

The organization advocates for “age-appropriate” sex education for Alabama students and offers multiple sex education. means to achieve this goal.

“We believe that access to this information is an important priority and will support the efforts of Alabama communities to champion healthy adolescent development.” Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Healthwebsite status.

Resources are segregated by student, parent, educator audience, and appropriate age group.

One such resource is surprisedthe organization claims to be for ages 10-14.

Amaze has dozens of articles, including “Condom Bargaining”, “Having Sex: Intimacy and Emotions”, “Does Penis Size Really Matter”, “How to Be an LGBTQIA+ Ally”, “How to Grow a Boner”, and more. There are several animated videos on the topic of being a woman, being a man, being transgender, having a lot of bodily fluids”, “Abortion with the Pill: What is it?”, “What are the pronouns?”, “Porn is It’s not sex education.”

The videos are filled with depictions of various sexual scenarios and explicit images, including cartoon presentations of genitals, ejaculation, and condoms.

One such example is shown below.

WARNING: Some people may find this video offensive.

Porn Is Not Sex Ed from Amazing Amaze on Vimeo.

Despite several attempts to contact Mackie, he was unable to do so and responded to the 1819 News request to determine if training and resources were currently being implemented in public schools in Alabama. Did not respond.

However, the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health has an opportunity to “train more than 440” in 2021, working with several state agencies such as the Alabama Department of Education, DHR and the Association of Alabama School Nurses. We are proud to have partnered with you. .

The Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health provides county-by-county statistics on teenage pregnancies in the state, the number of sexually active students in Alabama public schools, and the number of students using condoms. number, many using contraception and being tested for sexually transmitted infections.

Priorities of the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health include disavowing laws that preclude the ability of transgender youth to undergo hormonal and surgical treatments.

“[T]The Alabama Campaign condemns any policy that requires teachers to tell parents if a child reveals gender nonconformity. These policies force LGBTQ+ students to “come out” to their families, potentially exposing them to harmful and dangerous home life situations. It is imperative that transgender and gender nonconforming students have a safe space in school — a place that is confidential and non-discriminatory.

Furthermore, it explains how important it is for children to have “trusted adults” in their lives, even outside the home, such as teachers.

In 2019, the Alabama Department of Education released updated guidelines on the obligations of local school boards to develop “age-appropriate” sex education in the field of vision.

“This is the first time that the Alabama Department of Education has recommended that a local school system develop its own sex education policy,” the campaign site reads. “This guidance is an opportunity to develop evidence-based, medically accurate, age-appropriate, inclusive and non-judgmental policies.”

A recent law passed in the state prohibits discussing gender identity and sexual orientation in an “age-appropriate” manner, and is now enforced in schools statewide.

But because decisions about what is “age-appropriate” are left to local school boards, some parents are concerned about what those decisions might look like.

According to State Board of Education Vice President Wayne Reynolds, individual school boards will be responsible for determining the sex education curriculum.

“If you read the administrative law change, the primary responsibility should now be your local school board,” Reynolds told 1819 News. “And if they lack compliance, the next level. Actions are taken at the state level.We have set up an administrative code and the local school boards are required to implement it.

“I may not be able to define it, but I know it when I see it. I rely on knowing the

To contact the author of this article or to comment, please send an e-mail

Do not miss it! Subscribe to our newsletter Get top news on weekday mornings