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External Articles | Posted: February 3, 2012

The Philippine Star: Rejecting dangerous proposal, restoring values

By Jose C. Sison
The Philippine Star, February 3, 2012

We digress again from the ongoing impeachment tele-novela aired live from the Senate. The "show" has somehow lost its excitement and educational value as the outcome is becoming more and more predictable and the unpreparedness of the prosecution is getting more evident. Even some senator-judges are already impatient and bored. So let us turn our attention to the other function of Congress concerning enactment of laws which is its main task anyway. And this has something to do again with some harmful and dangerous provisions of the RH bill now being considered in both houses.

These provisions specifically refer to the proposed mandatory classroom based sex education in private and public schools where classroom teachers who may not be competent at all are tasked to teach their pupils as young as ten years old, lessons in sexuality, sexual rights, and reproductive health. While the bill also mentions lessons in values, more emphasis is given to contraceptive methods and services thus giving a clear impression that sexual behavior or activity even among minors is acceptable for as long as the risk of teenage pregnancy or early marriage are addressed.

The mandatory classroom based sex education provisions in the bill comes to mind once more because last Tuesday, I was privileged to listen to the lecture of Dr. Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D., one of the most sought after speakers and consultants of parliaments, legislatures and courts worldwide regarding a) fraudulent sex science, sex education and b) the power and effect of images and media monopoly to alter human brain, mind, memory and conduct.

Apparently, and as usual we have again copied and patterned the proposed sex education program in classrooms after the sex education programs for young Americans which Dr. Reisman was discussing. Dr. Reisman clearly and convincingly traced the origin of this human sexuality education to Alfred Kinsey, the man who instigated the sexual revolution in the US way back in 1948 with his dubious scientific research on human sexual behavior that has since been referred to as the "Kinsey Reports".

These reports had such a tremendous impact on the morals of American society such that the era before 1948 has been known as the "pre-Kinsey Reports" while the era thereafter and up to now, is called the "post Kinsey Reports". As Dr. Reisman explained, after these reports came out, the field of American education had acquired a new dimension in the form of sexual education based on the sexual research of Alfred Kinsey who claimed that sexual activity began much earlier in life (from birth), so there is nothing wrong in teaching young people that sex can be fun.

In her book, "Sexual Sabotage", Dr. Reisman demolished the foundations of these two reports by showing that in his sexual research Kinsey merely "questioned an unrepresentative proportion of prison inmates and sexual offenders in a survey of 'normal' sexual behavior". She also pointed out that at least some of these offenders who are "the sources of information on stimulation to orgasm in young children" are pedophiles. "Sexual Sabotage" also tells the story of how Kinsey and his cohorts in Indiana University "sabotage our nation during World War II and the decades that followed by entering our libraries and schools as sex educators -- ridiculing marriage, fidelity and chastity. They preached widespread sexual experimentation, succeeded in nationwide fraud campaigns, and gutted the tough laws that kept pornography and predators at bay."

Dr. Reisman likewise relates in her book "how and why the children of the Greatest Generation traded their parents' traditional morality for Kinsey's sexual immorality believing that sexual freedom was their own idea" and "how billions made by the "Sex Industrial Complex' propelled pornography and the spread of Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs). And she backed this up with shocking statistics on the substantial increase in the number of teenage pregnancies, child sexual abuse, abortion and STDs in the United States. Then she mentioned that these "deviant fraud campaigns are vetted by the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) which is the foremost advocate of abortion and later the Playboy Magazine.

Our legislators should therefore consider all these findings that have devastating effects on the social and moral fabric of a nation like the US which has sex education programs for young Americans that we are now substantially adopting in the proposed in the RH bill. And if only for this reason, they should scrap the bill right away. Instead they should think of how we can return to and restore the traditional sexual morality of Filipinos in the '50s and earlier which have somehow been also eroded by this fraudulent Kinsey Reports.

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And speaking of the '50s, those years were indeed the golden era worth recalling and reminiscing. During those times, teenagers had not yet been affected by the modern concepts about human sexuality that was introduced by Kinsey in America. They look up to sex as something sacred and had high moral values inculcated by their parents. Of course there were also campus romances but they still observe and generally follow the Filipino custom of "no touch". It is thus timely to go back and try to remember those golden years.

And one of the ways of doing so is of course by attending school homecomings usually held annually. The UST High School is precisely holding such grand alumni homecoming tomorrow, Feb. 4, 2012 starting at 5 p.m. at the UST Plaza Mayor and Benavidez Garden coming just one week after the close of the University's 400th anniversary celebration. The grand alumni homecoming promises to be a colorful night of nostalgia, camaraderie, networking reminiscing and all around fun among alumni from 1940s all the way to 2011.