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Obama Admin Pushes Sex on Kids, Children are “Sexual Beings”

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 8/23/11 12:02 PM

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UPDATE: As of August 31, 2011, after a significant number of complaints, HHS removed the upsetting language from the web site…

 

The Obama administration is renewing efforts to promote sex to children — following on the heels of decisions by the pro-abortion president to de-fund abstinence education programs that have helped teenagers.

CNS News indicates the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted new information located on a “Questions and Answers About Sex” link on the “Quick Guide to Healthy Living” portion of the HHS Web site, which describes children as “sexual beings.”

Under the question “When Do Kids Start Becoming Curious About Sex?” the answer notes that infants have curiosity about their bodies.

“Children are human beings and therefore sexual beings,” the Q&A Web page says. “It’s hard for parents to acknowledge this, just as it’s hard for kids to think of their parents as sexually active. But even infants have curiosity about their own bodies, which is healthy and normal.”

As for masturbation and “what sort of ‘sexual’ behavior do young kids exhibit?” the page says, “Parents should only be concerned about masturbation if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities. Victims of sexual abuse sometimes become preoccupied with self-stimulation.”

Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the conservative Family Research Council, talked with CNS and said the web site does include some abstinence information and other positive information, but he worries about the push for the sexualization of children.

“The idea that ‘children are human beings and therefore sexual beings’ is one of the most destructive myths of the sexual revolution,” Sprigg told CNS. “To a large extent, this myth may be traced to the ‘research’ conducted by Alfred Kinsey, including the infamous ‘Children of Table 34’ experiments, which involved the deliberate sexual abuse of children as young as 6 months old under ‘experimental’ conditions.”

“The fact that young children are aware that their bodies include genitalia hardly makes them ‘sexual beings,’ and it is improper (and potentially dangerous) to treat them as such before puberty,” he said.

Sprigg added that encouraging teens to become sexually active in any way is wrong … “Sex is sex, whether ‘experimental’ or not, whereas abstinence is abstinence –and the latter should be the expected standard of behavior for unmarried teens.”

CNSNews.com asked HHS through its press office whether the information on the Web site encourages teens to be sexually active … and if it also encourages parents to accept that behavior. The agency had not responded to the question by the time this story was posted.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/hhs-children-are-sexual-beings-even-infa