Parents,watch out for this program called "growing in love".It promotes homosexuality


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*GROWING IN LOVE: A CRITIQUE

A Threat Worst Than Herod’s Troops Coming to a Diocese Near You

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I. GROWING IN LOVE ENDANGERS CHILDREN!

Brace yourselves moms and dads. The Office of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of New Orleans has approved an explicit sex-education program that endangers children. The course, called Growing in Love, is targeted to all Catholic grammar school children grades K-8. The publisher is Harcourt Religion, a subsidiary of Harcourt General, which produces abortion manuals. The course is divided into three books for each grade level: a Student Activity or Text, a Teaching Guide, and a Family Resource book. The Family Resource books contains the most graphic sexual material, but there are major defects is the other books as well.

Under the pretext of answering the common questions children ask, parents are guided to harm their children with vivid and detailed sexual images. In the words of Dr. John Thompson, M.D., the psychiatrist who examined Growing in Love, “I can find no documentation that the questions are in fact ‘common’ or that they are age-appropriate. Many ‘common questions’ are four to six years ahead of the age groups’ sexual development and are quite graphic.” The following topics give a summary of some of this sexually explicit material, but they do not adequately capture its offensiveness. To grasp the full impact of this defective course, please check out the detailed critique of Growing in Love which follows this Summary. Kindergarten children are taught the concepts of homosexuality and sexual intercourse. In the third grade sexual intercourse is explicitly described along with erections and instruction regarding the finer points of masturbation.

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[quote=GloriaPatri4]GROWING IN LOVE: A CRITIQUE

A Threat Worst Than Herod’s Troops Coming to a Diocese Near You

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A google search revels nothing but the above site.
Do you have any more info?


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Yikes! I checked out the grade 5 cirriculum, and they are teaching about homosexuality, homophobia, masturbation, orgasms, oral sex, foreplay; the list goes on! It is very graphic. My daughter is in grade 5 and she does not need to know this stuff at the age of 10. I’m glad we’re not in the Catholic school system in that diocese. :gopray2:


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Is this program being currently used in ANY Diocese?


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Paramedic Girl,

<<Yikes! I checked out the grade 5 cirriculum, and they are teaching about homosexuality, homophobia, masturbation, orgasms, oral sex, foreplay; the list goes on! It is very graphic. My daughter is in grade 5 and she does not need to know this stuff at the age of 10. I’m glad we’re not in the Catholic school system in that diocese. >>

This needs to be brought to the attention of all Catholic parents, so they can prevent it from being implemented in the Catholic schools where there children are. And the parents need to be loud and clear that they do not want it.


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Please search out prior posts. I commented that New Orleans is no longer using Growing in Love. The site in question was last updated in August 2001. Harcourt Religion, the publishers of Growing in Love, no longer publishes the series. It is not a searchable title. However, they will be happy to sell it to you at

jstore.harcourtreligion.com/onlinecatalog/index_internal_page.html?cmd=display_item&m_id=565&grade_id=15&ser_id=16&type=split&cat_id=12

Look under the button “Earlier Publications”. There is no description, just a way to order it. So…if you see it appearing at a parish or school or diocese near you, SAY SOMETHING.


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I found this…
lifesite.net/ldn/2001/oct/01100906.html


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I wonder who first thought that it would be a good idea to show graphically sexual images to young children. I wonder what was going through their head. I wonder why, when this person first expressed that thought verbally they weren’t properly rebuked.

When I went to public school growing up it was the same way… but I wasn’t in a Catholic school system? Does the bishop of that archdiocese designate a committee to make those kinds of decisions for him? Is he unaware of Church teaching? I would think that it would be a matter of common sense to not introduce a child who still thinks that the other sex is “yucky” and covered in “cooties” about sex. Asking about where a baby comes from is one thing, getting a graphic explanation (effectively a “how to”) of sex is an entirely different thing.

Almost makes me want to homeschool my children. :wink:

God bless,

Agricola


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