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Sex Ed Program in Hawaii Public Schools Teaches 11-Y-Os That the Anus Is a Genital and Gay Sex, Promiscuity Are Normal, Says Lawmaker

  • (Photo: Facebook/Bob McDermott)
    Hawaii Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott does not want his 11-year-old son to be taught from the controversial "Pono Choices" sex ed curriculum.
February 6, 2014|3:58 pm

Hawaii Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott is seeking to revise a taxpayer-funded public school sex education program that teaches 11-year-old children that the anus is a genital, and gay sex and having multiple sex partners are normal.

In his recently published review of the "Pono Choices" sex education program that is being taught in "at least 12 Hawaii public schools," McDermott argued that the program is being irresponsibly taught to "impressionable children" and said its inaccuracies need to be revised.

"Pono Choices, intended for young impressionable children, is clearly not age appropriate; it is inconsistent with state statues and policies. Any talk of anal sex — which the curriculum does frequently — is instinctively repulsive for pre-pubescent children," noted McDermott in the executive summary of his report.

"Additionally, calling the anus a genital—as Pono Choices does—is just plain medically wrong. Redefining the term to suit the authors' preferences is inappropriate. The curriculum's definition of oral sex is also not consistent with the definition commonly found in medical literature," he argued.

"Further, the data on condom use and effectiveness is inaccurate with regard to HPV, herpes and HIV; the curriculum also utterly ignores the Federal Drug Administration's warning regarding the astonishing risks of condom use when engaging in anal sex," he continued.

"This curriculum is presented to the students under the guise of STD prevention. Yet Pono Choices—whether by negligence or willful omission—fails to inform children of the exponentially increased risks of male on male anal sex. Such omission renders the entire document questionable at best and agenda-driven social engineering at worst," he added in the summary.

His complete list of trouble points with the curriculum are below:

  • Is a top-down, federally-dictated program and not an organic, community-developed curriculum—in spite of the name "Pono Choices."
  • Is medically inaccurate regarding basic human anatomy.
  • Normalizes anal sex, while failing to warn students of the extreme dangers of anal sex, even when condoms are used.
  • References multiple sex partners, while failing to inform students about the health benefits of monogamy.
  • Fails to warn students about the relative ineffectiveness of condoms against HPV and herpes.
  • Fails to educate students on the stages of human reproduction.
  • Fails to fully inform parents about the controversial aspects of the curriculum.
  • Is contrary to state law and policies regarding abstinence-based sexual education.
  • Is not age-appropriate for its intended students.
  • Treats sexual activity before the age of 14 as a viable "choice" in spite of state sexual assault law.
  • The failures of the program stem largely from an ideological bias that naturally results from the involvement of the sources responsible for developing the program.

"Given the various problems with the curriculum, Governor Neil Abercrombie, the state Board of Education and the state Department of Education should take steps to discontinue or reform Pono Choices," said McDermott.

"Regardless of how governmental bodies respond, however, parents should continue to take initiative regarding their children's educational and emotional needs, and have direct, one-on-one conversations regarding sexual information," he added.

The complete report is below:

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