“Don’t impose your immorality on our children”
Hundreds of ACDP members and supporters – including numerous children – marched to the office of the Department of Basic Education in Struben Street, Pretoria on the 19th October. Their aim was to put a stop to government’s plan of introducing Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) into the country’s Life Orientation syllabus.
“Politicians,” said ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, “are entitled to their immorality, but they must not impose it on our children. We refuse to allow government to poison the minds of our children.”
“South Africa needs original South African solutions for our own country, not a programme from UNESCO. The President of Ghana has said he will not allow CSE to be taught to his children, and we want President Ramaphosa to do the same. South African children already come last in maths and science, but first when it comes to knowledge of sex.”
The ACDP leader explained that the party supports the current sexuality education programme taught in Life Orientation. It is very important to the development of learners, said the Reverend, that they have “a basic understanding of anatomy and biology.”
CSE, however, is anti-family, anti-marriage and anti-Christian. According to the ACDP’s memorandum, CSE “promotes sexual pleasure as a right and an important component of sexual health; encourages young children to experiment sexually with individuals of their own or the opposite sex; encourages acceptance and exploration of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities among 5- to 10-year-olds; claims access to CSE is a human right; and teaches children and youth they are sexual from birth.”
Two representatives from the Department of Basic Education (Ms Neo Sediti and Mr Stanley Ndlovu) were present to sign the memorandum. It is not clear, however, when they will respond to it.
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Date published: 27/10/2019
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