CSE is Violence against Children! Pornography/Prostitution is Violence against Women! Citizens will march to Parliament on Saturday 30 Nov 2019 Demanding the Scrapping of CSE in Public Schools and the End to Violence Against Vulnerable Women & Children in South Africa.
The Church in the Western Cape comprising a wide cross-section of Christian denominations and independent Church networks will peacefully march to Parliament on Saturday 30 November 2019 to demand the cancellation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in public schools and the End to Violence Against Women in South Africa. Hundreds of school children – under the guidance of their concerned parents – from schools across the Western Cape are expected to attend the “March For Family” to indicate their strong opposition to CSE
Citizens will gather in Hanover Street (old Keizersgracht Str) opposite CPUT in Cape Town from 10am. From there, citizens, led by City Pastors, will peacefully proceed to Parliament praying for South Africa, government, vulnerable women and children and marriages and families in the country. The “March For Family” supports the noble objectives of the “16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women & Children” observed annually 25 November – 10 December. All citizens who support these peaceful objectives are welcome to join the march.
Church leaders will deliver a Letter to an official of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) (invited) co-signed by several major Christian denominations representing millions of citizens and supported by over 150,000 signatures demanding the cancellation of CSE in South Africa. Church leaders will also deliver a Memorandum to an official of the Department of Justice & Correctional Services (invited) outlining several actions government must take to significantly reduce the social degradation and its resulting violence, exploitation and abuse of women in society.
Rev Costa Mitchell will lead the men in a Vow to firstly honor their wives and secondly honor and protect women in society. Rev Mitchell said, “The men must not only take the vow but also vow to hold other men accountable to be active protectors of women and not harmers. The Vow will be recorded and a countrywide social-media campaign launched following the March.”
Rev Barry Isaacs supported by Western Cape Church leaders will pray for marriages and families in the country. Rev Isaacs said, “Marriages and families are the foundation of society. As families break down violence, exploitation and abuse of vulnerable women and children escalates. We must restore and strengthen family life to better protect women and children.”
“March For Family” coordinator and Founder & CEO of Family Policy Institute, Errol Naidoo said, “CSE is violence against innocent children. It is not sex education but a pernicious form of sexual indoctrination imported from the UN. This controversial program is forced on our children by UN agencies like UNESCO without the knowledge and consent of parents. Government must cancel and withdraw CSE entirely from South African school curriculums and immediately begin working closely with parents and teachers groups in this country to develop a value based sex education curriculum that comprehensively addresses the unique challenges facing South African children. The rights and authority of parents have been violated by governments unilateral actions.”
“We need African solutions for African problems. Tragically, government has opted to work closely with foreign agencies and ignored the valid concerns of its own citizens. We appeal to President Ramaphosa to urgently intervene on behalf of parents, teachers and vulnerable children to end this attack on the health and innocence of South Africa’s children” Naidoo concluded.
The Letter addressed to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga outlines seven critical reasons why CSE must not be implemented in South Africa. It is endorsed and supported by several Christian denominations in South Africa including: The Full Gospel Church in SA, The Assemblies of God (AOG) in SA, The Baptist Union of SA, The Vineyard Fellowship of Churches in SA, The Christian Family Church (CFC) Network in SA, United Apostolic Faith Churches of SA, The Fellowship of Community Churches (FCC) and Everynation Family of Churches in SA.
The Letter is further endorsed and supported by the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA).
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Date published: 21/11/2019
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