The most dangerous and radical bill so far in the 2020 legislative session, SB 5395, Comprehensive Sex Education Reform – also known as the SeXXX Education Bill – is moving quickly towards another series of votes in the Washington State House of Representatives.
First, this Thursday, February 27th, the bill will be heard in the House Education Committee. That hearing will take place at the Washington State Capitol at 8:00 a.m. in House Hearing Room A. The committee is expected to take action on this bill following testimony, meaning that it could move further by the end of this week. It has already been passed by the Senate.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of concerned parents are expected to show up in opposition to this legislation, which would begin teaching children as young as 5 years old about gender identity, sexual orientation, sex techniques, definitions, and more. At this age, children are supposed to be learning how to read, how to count, tie their shoes, and use their fine motor skills.
This legislation is far outside the boundaries of what is useful to young children – and in many cases, even children in middle and high school — and serves only to indoctrinate children into progressive worldviews while they’re young and impressionable.
We’re also tracking a number of other pieces of legislation on our bill tracker:
HB 1775, if passed, would decriminalize underage prostitution and undermine law enforcement’s ability to correct juvenile behavior. It has been passed by the House and awaits further action in the Senate.
HB 1783, if passed, would create the Office of Equity for the State of Washington. We are concerned that this office could begin enforcement of progressive ideas on Washingtonians, including the restriction of free speech on issues of marriage and sexuality, and/or impose hiring restrictions or quotas on companies in an effort to force diversity among protected classes.
You can see the remaining bills on FPIW’s Bill Tracker, here.
Additionally, we are still keeping tabs on the situation developing at Kennedy Catholic High School. The School’s president spoke to media last week and explained that towards the end of 2019, the teachers who recently resigned had approached him about transition plans. They stated that they wished to become engaged to their same-sex partners, and knowing that it would make them ineligible for employment at the school, notified school administrators that they would be leaving. The teachers knew “those who teach in our schools are required to uphold our teaching in the classroom and to model it in their personal lives,” he said.
The “breaking news” of the school’s “forced resignations,” as was portrayed by the media, he claimed was a complete surprise to him.
We’ve launched a petition to support Kennedy Catholic High School and encourage them to stand strong in their faith and continue their fight for the First Amendment for their own school and for the thousands of faith-based organizations and schools that call Washington home.
If you’d like to support our efforts to defend Kennedy Catholic, or to be your voice on any of the bills listed above, please click here to make a one-time or recurring donation to FPIW.