DORI MONSON

Comprehensive sex ed passes House, only needs Senate to ratify amendments

Mar 5, 2020, 3:08 PM

Comprehensive sex ed just got a big leap closer to being on your children’s whiteboards in the near future. Senate Bill 5395 passed the Washington State House of Representatives in the early hours of Thursday morning after a debate that took most of the night.

The bill would bring comprehensive sex ed to every grade of public school in Washington — including kindergartners. It passed the Senate in January, and will go to the governor to be signed into law if the Senate ratifies the amendments set by the House.

“I think there is an agenda by a very powerful lobby in this state to push this through at all costs,” said Kim Wednt with Informed Parents of Washington.

Wendt, who previously spoke to the Dori Monson Show in January, found it ironic that a parental guidance warning was put on TVW as legislators read excerpts from books recommended for grade school classes during sex ed.

Republican House leader J.T. Wilcox details how to kill sex ed bill

“If you can’t speak to it on the floor or have parents look at it on TV without the warning, why are they pushing this on our children?” Wendt asked.

While proponents claim the sex ed classes would be age-appropriate — focusing only on how to identify inappropriate touching in younger grades and not getting into sexual topics until middle school years — parents say the curricula proposed by sex ed advocacy groups tells a different story.

In one lesson plan designed for second-graders and submitted to the state for consideration, the stated learning objective included students having the ability to correctly identify every part of female and male genitalia. A book recommended for fourth-graders included cartoon images of people having sex.

Wendt believes there is an ulterior financial motive behind these sex ed lessons.

“Planned Parenthood makes money on every phase of this — they’re paid by the government to develop and teach the curriculum, they are referenced in the curriculum, and they make money off of birth control pills, STI testing, IUDs — every service that they’re providing and showing your kids in this curriculum,” Wendt said.

The bill does not appear to be popular with parents. In a poll conducted by the Washington State Office of Public Instruction, 58 percent of parents said they opposed comprehensive sex ed. Wendt pointed out that even late at night — the debate went until 2 a.m. — 30,000 people were tuning in to watch the meeting online.

“It is very obvious that parents are against this bill; they don’t want it,” Wendt said.

If the bill passes the Legislature, parents in opposition plan to fight it at the school board level. Superintendent Chris Reykdal previously told the Dori Monson Show that individual school boards would have to adopt the curricula.

She recommends that concerned parents do everything they can to spread the word and get involved with the Informed Parents of Washington Facebook page. The group is planning a rally in Olympia.

“We’re trying to wake up more and more parents,” Wendt said. “If you’re outraged, tell your friends.”

Listen to the Dori Monson Show weekday afternoons from 12-3 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

Dori Monson on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dori monsonTune in to KIRO Radio weekdays at 12 noon for The Dori Monson Show.

Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson

Christmas parody...
Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson Show listener is back with another Christmas parody song

Last year, listener Tyler Miller wrote and produced, "It's beginning to look a lot like Seattle." He has now updated his Christmas parody song for 2021.
1 day ago
King County vaccine requirements, vaccine card...
Dori Monson

Dori: What good is your vaccine verification card in King County? Not much

But how can restaurants, venues, and sporting events in King County confirm that the vaccine card you show them is really your card? They can’t.
1 day ago
Cougar, wildlife commissioners...
Dori Monson

Dori: Are new state wildlife commissioners turning their backs on science?

Tom Nelson -- host of “The Outdoor Line” -- joins the Dori Monson Show to talk about a case that goes far beyond cougars versus elk.
1 day ago
campaign, recall sawant...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: ‘Death threats, hate mail’ don’t deter Recall Sawant campaign manager

Seattle's District 3 recall election against Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been “volatile” and dangerous, according to campaign manager Henry Bridger II.
2 days ago
Ballard Commons...
Dori Monson Show

Years-long saga of Ballard Commons homeless encampment ends, but why now?

Seattle has officially ordered the removal of the homeless encampment at the Ballard Commons Park, effective Dec. 7.
3 days ago
Fauci...
Dori Monson Show

Brian Kilmeade says he doesn’t support Fauci-Nazi comparisons

Brian Kilmeade, of the Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio, told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that he doesn't support comparisons of Dr. Anthony Fauci to Nazis.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...

COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
...
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
...

Delayed-Onset PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers SPONSORED — You’re probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. Often abbreviated as PTSD, this condition is diagnosed when a person experiences a set of symptoms for at least a month after a traumatic event. However, for some people, these issues take longer to develop. This results in a diagnosis of delayed-onset PTSD […]
...

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free unbiased help is here!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]
...

How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
...
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
Comprehensive sex ed passes House, only needs Senate to ratify amendments