We’re used to school boards going in one direction while parents prefer another but never in so lopsided a fashion. In Fairfax County, Virginia, “The board voted 10‑1 to instruct children about the daily gay sex pill PrEP, recommended for the ‘very high risk’ behavior of condom-less sex with multiple partners of unknown HIV status,” Austin and Cathy Russe, who reside in that county, write. “PrEP has a 10% failure rate for preventing HIV infection and even AIDs Health organizations warn against it.”
“But the Fairfax School Board just voted to teach it to every high school student, every year, without their parents’ permission.”And when parents got a chance to comment, like the board, they voted overwhelmingly too, the other way.
“According to a tally sheet published two days before the vote, the school board received 1,300 comments, a record-breaking number for the school district,” the Russes write. “83% of the comments opposed removing ‘biological sex’ and replacing it with ‘sex assigned at birth.'”
“83% opposed instructing kids on PrEP. 100% opposed removing ‘abstinence is the only 100% effective method to prevent STIs.'”
Austin Ruse is president of the Center for Family & Human Rights. Cathy Ruse currently serves as Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at the Family Research Council.