Go back to the drawing board on comprehesive sex ed

Mandating comprehensive sexuality education in every schoolroom in Washington State is completely wrong.

An open letter to local lawmakers in Olympia:

Your power is weighty, and your wisdom must be also.

The reality of mandating comprehensive sexuality education (training?) in every schoolroom in Washington State is completely wrong.

I would expect that each of you as lawmakers would feel the responsibility to “First, do no harm.”

The unintended consequences of voting for Senate Bill 5395 (comprehensive sexuality education) will be devastating to innocent children. (Have you even watched “The War on Children?”)

We who are against comprehensive sexuality education have done our homework, and we network with parents all across the country. We know what’s coming.

We parents and taxpayers pay for the schools, pay our great teachers and we pay your salaries too.

We do not want to pay for our schools to confuse and harm our kids.

A student who has special emotional needs should receive professional care.

No bullying policy in our schools must be enforced. Teaching children how to be kind and accepting of differences is absolutely necessary.

But the idea that student’s lives, and their future, will be better if we dump adult topics on them — is nonsense.

I’d like to suggest that we stop treating children as though they are adults; and stop treating adults as though they are children.

Please, go back to the drawing board on this and come to a compromise, and better solution.

Please respect parents, even those parents you don’t agree with. This is a mind-blowing, life-changing topic — not a lunch menu change.

By the way, I think Planned Parenthood is both a corporate donor, and a lobbyist.

Maureen Bernardy

Federal Way

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Email editor@federalwaymirror.com
Don’t close Steel Lake Park | Letter to the editor

The closure of Steel Lake Park will increase, rather than decrease, COVID-19… Continue reading

Email editor@federalwaymirror.com
Federal Way renters need protection during pandemic | Letters

Federal Way renters need protection during pandemic Federal Way City Council can… Continue reading

Email editor@federalwaymirror.com
More than meets the eye to modern policing | Letters

With modern policing, there’s more than meets the eye I completely agree… Continue reading

Email letters to editor@federalwaymirror.com.
This is why we’re protesting in Federal Way | Letters to the editor

Why we’re protesting As a Black man living in Federal Way for… Continue reading

Email your letters to editor@federalwaymirror.com
Federal Way proud | Letter to the editor

Around noon May 31, Nick Rose, who owns our Ace Hardware store,… Continue reading

Christian flag at City Hall? | Letters to the editor

Christian flag at City Hall? It looks like maybe a new tradition… Continue reading

Listen to voices of reason during worldwide disaster

To the citizens of Federal Way and leaders at all levels of government: Tune out Trump.