Created: Thursday, February 18, 2016:9:27 AM
Under Republican control of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, the MS Senate Education Committee is set to bring up a sex education bill (SB2413) in committee at 9AM and could come up for a floor vote today at 10AM. This bill will remove the prohibition and allow the demonstration of condoms in the classroom.
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Current law prohibits condom demonstration, but Sen. Sally Doty (R) of Brookhaven wants this language stricken that will make condom demonstration legal. Here is a link to the stricken language of current law below. Notice how Sen. Doty's bill strikes this language from current law below:
58 failure rates of those contraceptives. In no case shall the
59 instruction or program include any demonstration of how condoms or
60 other contraceptives are applied;
While the legislation does give a nod to abstinence, don't be fooled. This is Planned Parenthood style sex education legislation sponsored by Sen. Sally Doty (R) of Brookhaven. (There is also a house version of this sponsored by Rep. John Moore, who is also a MS Baptist Convention bi-vocational music minister.) It has been indicated to AFA Action that Mississippi First is pushing the bill as well as the lobbying group, The Clay Firm. The bill is craftily labeled as "Personal Responsibility" education.
Why would Sen. Doty want such legislation? Perhaps the devil is in the details. This bill requires that sex education "Curriculum selected must have been deemed evidence based" by the MS Department of Education. Liberal Democrats and Republicans have been pushing "evidence based" curriculum aligned to the National Sexuality Education Standards(normalization/indoctrination of gender identity, homosexuality, etc.). The website of Planned Parenthood stated that "The goal of the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, K-12 is to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance..." Chicago Public Schools have adopted these sex education standards. We don't want Chicago style sex ed in MS.
Tell your Mississippi Senator to vote NO on sex education Senate Bill 2413. We have prepared an email that you can send directly to your Senator.
In addition, a copy of your email to your senator will also be sent to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Mississippi Senate.