Stand against radical changes to Sex Ed in Irish schools!
Parents' groups are up in arms about Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Greens' plan to sexually radicalise schoolchildren as young as 5-years-old in their so-called "reform" of sex education.
The updated SPHE curriculum due out in September.
This socially, ethically and morally dangerous plan must be scrapped now!
That's why we're launching this urgent petition campaign calling on the Bishops of Ireland, acting in their capacity as patrons of nearly 90% of Irish schools, to OPPOSE Minister Foley's (and, this Government's) appalling plan.
By publicly and firmly opposing the radicalisation of sex education in Ireland, the Bishops will both defend the right of a child to be a child (and have their innocence protected) and the right of parents to be the first educators of their children where the sensitive topics of sexual education are concerned.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is now preparing a so-called "reform" of the Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum which will be introduced over the next two years.
A firestorm of distress and concern amongst parents' groups and teachers is now raging because the renewed curriculum affirms gender identity and the use of so-called "preferred pronouns", as well as sexual consent.
The Irish Times quotes Minister Foley as saying: "I believe in parental consent – and at no point would I seek to undermine that at any point."
But, in this most critical and delicate area of parenting, that is exactly what this new curriculum will do, as parents will have to opt their children out - rather than opt them in - of classes in which these highly contentious, unscientific and false notions of human nature are to be discussed.
This is wrong.
Most parents don't have time to vet every lesson plan proposed by SPHE teachers, and so it is very likely that impressionable minds will be informed by those seeking to promote transgenderism rather than the concerned parents, themselves.
Simply put, children should not have the radically-sexual, misleading concepts of "gender identity" and "gender pronouns" shoved down their throats.
Now, the Irish Bishops are the patrons of most Irish schools, and, thus, they are, in part, charged with safeguarding the schoolchildren in their schools' care.
What better way of safeguarding the innocence of students AND protecting parents' rights than to OPPOSE the radicalisation of the proposed SPHE curriculum?!?
The Government appear hellbent on implementing this plan; therefore, we now need to appeal to an outside party. That's why we're petitioning the Irish Bishops in their capacity as patrons of the schools.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition asking the Irish Bishops to stand for students and parents by telling the Government to scrap the proposed sexual radicalisation of the SPHE curriculum.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Division over teaching of gender identity and use of pronouns in updated syllabus - https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/education/2023/02/22/parents-will-have-right-to-withdraw-kids-from-new-sex-education-classes/
The Catholic Secondary Schools Parents Association said the new curriculum will put an "explosive issue into the minds of young people". Click HERE to listen to a short 8 minute piece on Newstalk Radio on the matter.