Controversial Oregon Sex-Ed Conference Canceled

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Parents Rights in Education Scores a Victory!

In a letter dated March 7, 2015 the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force (OTPTF) announced the cancellation of the controversial Seaside Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC), scheduled for April this year.

Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE), a parent advocacy group founded in 2011, claims it a victory. Following the 2014 ASC, PRIE has repeatedly alerted media and others to inappropriate materials and content distributed to minors attending the conference. In response to PRIE reports, school district administrators and teachers, law enforcement officers, city officials, state legislators, and citizens expressed shock and demanded immediate action.

Event sponsors, Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have consistently promoted questionable, unsafe behaviors for minors at taxpayer expense. Education agency executives including Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, appear to be surprised. Parents and citizens are outraged to learn the conference encouraged anal and oral sex, mutual masturbation, sexting, pornography, sex toys, gender fluidity, and sexual experimentation.

ODE, OHA, and OTPTF are intentionally misleading parents, educators, and school boards by hiding behind terminology such as “healthy relationships”, “holistic sexuality,” and “safe and honest conversations”. This implies parents are unable or inept at having dialogue with their own children about sensitive subjects.

Oregonians expect excellence in education. Most troubling is the infiltration into our public schools by way of bullying local districts, misleading them to think they are required to comply. Local school boards have control of district schools and are responsible for education in their communities.

Just because the annual conference has been put on hold does not guarantee the agenda is dead. As stated in the aforementioned letter, “Our (OTPTF) mission continues to be focused on facilitating communication and awareness on all facets of healthy sexuality for youth in our community.”

The cancelation of the 2015 ASC, though a win, represents an agenda long in the making and is only the tip of the iceberg. ODE, OHA, and OTPTF must be held accountable and not allowed to usurp the rights of parents and local Oregon school districts. PRIE will continue to keep communities informed of the information and behaviors these “experts” want for your minor children.

For more information, please visit ParentsRightsinEd.net

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  • Robert Collins

    Score one for our side. Now let’s see a few of these pukes get fired.

  • guest

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.
    Instructing adolescents to KPIP a better acclamation upon an overpopulated planet Earth.

    • Right On

      Supplant accreditation for acclamation or embrace both, seems right to moist. .

  • Eric Blair

    So, PRIE is more about controlling the discussion rather than simply letting parents make informed decisions.

  • Granola girl

    So glad. when I posted the article on my FB page, I had some outraged mothers out there who had NO IDEA that the conference had happened and some of the topics they covered. Rediculous!!

  • thevillageidiot

    if this were a truly private event open to the public everyone could buy their ticket and attend. There may be protests out front but the event would go on. as a taxpayer subsidized event, PRIE got their voice heard and the event was canceled.

  • Tom in tualatin

    PRIE has tried for years to get this conference cancelled. They have an agenda folks. Go onto their web site and look . Their ‘news letters ” for God knows how long have preached to only one thing. And by preached I mean “preached”. To get rid of public schools! And to get rid of anything to do with teaching any kind of sexual health in public schools. Fear is a much better motivator than the truth. Well, they finally found something they could spin. KOIN jumped on the sensational bandwagon and there you go. To the uninformed this might look like something honorable. “Stop the corruption ” blah blah blah!. The fact’s are KOIN was never honest in their reporting but who really cares? This story sold! The truly sad part is there was a report just released that documented the significant decline in Teen pregnancy, abortion rates, STD’s among Teens and the increase in students who were postponing sex. The only professional development for teachers teaching this State mandated subject, was this conference. I’d be curious to see what happens to the statistics once this conference is no longer available to provide much needed staff development?

    • TheFrequentPoster

      Their ‘news letters ” for God knows how long have preached to only one thing. And by preached I mean “preached”. To get rid of public schools!

      That line of yours got my attention, so I went to their website and downloaded all of the newsletters. It’s obvious that they object to the sex education programs, but I didn’t see anything advocating “getting rid of the public schools.” Please provide backup for your accusation that this group wants to “get rid of public schools.”

      • T in T

        Anecdotal evidence. I’ve actually talked in person with them. They use this topic because they know it will get traction. Have you ever been to the conference? Have you ever talked to them? Looking at their website doesn’t tell the whole story

        • TheFrequentPoster

          Ah yes. They told you about their plot, but haven’t written about it anywhere. Thanks for playing, then.

          • T in t

            I’m big enough to admit a mistake. You are right, their web site is really about this conference and their real enemy is planned parenthood, anything planned parenthood has to do with they are against. There is a national organization that has traditionally promoted parents rights surrounding sped students. This chapter seems to focus exclusively with issues around the conference ( they have been protesting this conference for sometime) and of course planned parenthood. In my brief encounter with them ( very nice group of ladies) we had a pleasant discussion about their children. Not a single one of their kids attended public school. All were either home schooled or in a private religious school. Now call me paranoid, but I read people pretty good @ 56 yrs old. This relatively small group of women have a agenda. Maybe I’m going out on a limb, but public school, planned parenthood, and any sexual health taught by public schools are on their hit list.

          • TheFrequentPoster

            Kudos for admitting the mistake. That’s rare on the Internet, or anywhere else for that matter. As someone who attended parochial school and got a great education there, I don’t think it’s suspicious to send your kid to a private religious school.

            I am skeptical of home schooling, but that’s all — skeptical. I am even more skeptical of imputing motives or beliefs. There’s way, way too much of that these days, on both sides of the political spectrum.

  • TheFrequentPoster

    ODE, OHA, and OTPTF are intentionally misleading parents, educators, and school boards by hiding behind terminology such as “healthy relationships”, “holistic sexuality,” and “safe and honest
    conversations”. This implies parents are unable or inept at having
    dialogue with their own children about sensitive subjects.

    I don’t know enough about that conference to have an opinion about it. But I do know that there are plenty of parents — in fact, I suspect the majority of them — who are “unable or inept at having dialogue with their own children about sensitive subjects.”

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