Glee: Promoting Planned Parenthood’s Sex Education Agenda

Opinion   |   Kara Russo   |   Mar 25, 2011   |   6:30PM   |   Washington, DC

Question:  Besides MTV’s “Skins”, what TV show today is arguably corrupting our youth and promoting homosexual behavior and sexual activity more than any other?  Answer:  the heavily promoted and what I find to be aggressively immoral Tuesday night youth indoctrination hour, ‘Glee’.

On Tuesday, March 8th, ‘Glee ‘ – which regularly features homosexual relationships and rampant sexual activity by minors – managed to limbo even lower (under a bar set already almost on the floor) with an episode featuring Gwenyth Paltrow as the school’s visiting “sex education” teacher. 

 Some of you might recall that Paltrow and her mother, Blythe Danner, are also known for their “work” as celebrity supporters of the largest abortion business in America, Planned Parenthood.  Twice, the mother-daughter duo has used Mother’s Day as what they called the “perfect time” to send out an email soliciting donations on behalf of Planned Parenthood.  Yes, that’s right. Gwenyth Paltrow and her mother used the day dedicated to mothers (whose role it is to protect and nurture their babies, not kill them) to solicit more money for the business that not only killed 324,008 unborn babies in 2008 alone, but that did so while receiving $349.6 million in federal funding from our taxpayer dollars. In 2009, Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million.

Now, as a strong pro-life advocate, I am well aware of the dangers of “sex education.” 

 The graphic (and very often pornographic) materials and speech that are used not only gets kids thinking more about sex, but also – by purporting sex to be just another item on the list making up your teen’s “health”, sharply takes away from the sacredness of the act, which was intended by God to be only for one man and one woman within the bond of marriage. “Sex education” has been shown to lead to an increase in underage sexual activity, and it is obvious to many that “sex education” is Planned Parenthood’s modus operandi for indoctrinating and attracting new young customers (our kids) through direct marketing to them in our schools. Planned Parenthood has literally infiltrated our schools across the country, including right here in Rhode Island.  (The FY 2007 Annual Report for Planned Parenthood of RI reports Planned Parenthood running workshops in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls school systems at the middle school and high school levels.) After hearing that Paltrow would be guest starring on ‘Glee’ as a “sex education” teacher, I had to tune in just to witness and report on how far the episode would go – and how much evil would be employed – in what I knew was sure to be an egregious attack on the minds and souls of young viewers across America.

Even I was shocked. The episode began with outright hate speech against Catholicism, and quickly moved on to thinly veiled promotion of students becoming sexually active.

In the first scene, Paltrow’s character tries to pressure another teacher who is in favor of abstinence education into getting on board with her ideology. When the abstinence teacher dissents and says “I strongly disagree. I don’t think that we should barrage these kids with graphic information. They’re kids. I don’t want to steal their innocence,”  Paltrow’s character haughtily exclaims: “Are you, like, some kind of crazy Pope lady?”

In a later scene, Paltrow’s character attempts to get the kids all riled up and excited about sex, rocking out and seductively dancing around in a low cut black leather jumpsuit and tauntingly screaming Joan Jett’s song lyrics “Do you wanna touch me there?”  When one of the students, in the face of Paltrow’s character’s outrageous display, calmly asks: “What about those of us who choose to remain celibate?”,  Paltrow’s character nastily replies: “Oh well I admire your choice…. Although I think you’re naive…and possibly frigid … I do admire your choice.”

This statement is telling, and it fits exactly in line with what many have seen of Planned Parenthood’s “sex education” tactics.  Many can clearly see that Planned Parenthood is corrupting a whole generation starting with their covert, unhealthy, and immoral “sex education” agenda.

It has been revealed that in the abortion business, “sex education” is an essential component of their business plan.  I saw this first hand last year in Connecticut, when Planned Parenthood and NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) fought hard to get legislation passed with amendment language that would have further increased “sex education” in Connecticut schools. Thanks to God and to an enormous public outcry, they lost.

It is obvious to many that what Planned Parenthood is actually doing is selling sex, and trying to make our youth believe that their sexuality is not a sacred gift from God, but instead something to be used for their own pleasure and at the whim of their own passions. Planned Parenthood describes fornication as “healthy sexuality” and the murder of innocent human beings through abortion as “reproductive health.” Are these really the people we want in charge of teaching our children?

From all of the evidence many have seen, Planned Parenthood is not only not about stopping teens from having sex, but it is about encouraging and emboldening teens to have sex, so that Planned Parenthood, in turn, can drum up more business!  In July 2009, Planned Parenthood of New York held their annual “Summer, Sex and Spirits” fundraiser at The Museum of Sex, which featured exhibits such as “Sex Life of Robots,” “Sex Machines,” and a photo display documenting the “Oscars of Porn.”  Celebrity Sex tapes made by Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, and others were viewed by the guests. VIP ticket holders received gifts that included Butter Boy lubricant and pole dancing lessons.  What wholesome education!

Jim Sedlak, VP of the American Life League (ALL) spoke on EWTN’s excellent ‘Women of Grace’ program with Johnette Benkovic last October, and explained that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “was a woman who brought three basic ideologies to Planned Parenthood that still exist in the organization today. Her first ideology was one of uninhibited sexual activity. She believed that anybody should be able to engage in sexual activity with whoever they want, whenever they wanted, regardless of whether or not they were married to that person. In fact, regardless if they were married to someone else.” Margaret Sanger’s biographers documented that she had numerous extramarital affairs. When she lived in New York’s Greenwich Village she used to attend weekly discussion sessions at the home of a woman named Mabel Dodge who said Sanger was the first women she ever met who openly talked about the joys of the flesh. Sedlak listed small family size and eugenics as Sanger’s other two ideological obsessions, and stated “This is the Margaret Sanger that started Planned Parenthood…If you ask what kind of business is Planned Parenthood in, they are actually in the sex business”. Sedlak also reported that Sanger advised her 16 year old granddaughter, in letter that can still be seen at Smith College, that “as for intercourse, I believe that about three times a day is about the right amount.”

And then there is the scandal surrounding the Girl Scouts allowing the International Planned Parenthood Federation to distribute their sex guide “Happy, Healthy, and Hot!” during a “no adults welcome” panel at the United Nations last year. The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) reported that: “The brochure [distributed by Planned Parenthood] is aimed at young people living with HIV, contains explicit and graphic details on sex, as well as the promotion of casual sex in many forms. The brochure claims, “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse… But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”  

Oh really? “There is no right or wrong way to have sex”?! What about adults having sex with minors? What about people having sex with animals?

C-FAM reports that the “Happy, Healthy, and Hot” brochure “also tells students that national laws requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their status to their partner(s) “violate the rights of people living with HIV” and calls for advocacy to “change laws that violate your rights.”  It explains, “There are many reasons that people do not share their HIV status. … They may worry that people will find out something else they have kept secret, like they are using injecting drugs, having sex outside of a marriage or having sex with people of the same gender.”

Don’t they care that HIV can lead to AIDS and that AIDS can cause death?  Apparently not as important to them as the “Sexual rights” of people with HIV.  It’s as if they want to reduce population through the spread of disease….

C-FAM also reports that “The brochure goes on to encourage young people to “Improve your sex life by getting to know your own body. Play with yourself! Masturbation is a great way to find out more about your body and what you find sexually stimulating. Mix things up by using different kinds of touch from very soft to hard. Talk about or act out your fantasies. Talk dirty to them.” 

This Guide was distributed to children as young as 10 years old.

FOX News last year covered a story brought to light by an outraged mother, where a health clinic inside her daughter’s Seattle school helped secretly set up an abortion for her 15 year old daughter without ever telling her (the mother,) and her daughter was even given a free cab ride over to Planned Parenthood. The mother said that once her daughter got to Planned Parenthood, they discouraged her there from telling her parents about the abortion and told her that if she told her parents, her parents would have to pay for the abortion, but if she didn’t tell them, then the abortion would be free. This collaboration between the school and Planned Parenthood is alarming and surely will not be the only case.

It is especially telling and helpful to listen to the stories of those who used to work in the abortion industry themselves:

On October 5th 2009,  during the pro-life 40 days for Life campaign, Abby Johnson, the former Director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, resigned.  She had worked there for eight years and had even been a Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year.  She had just witnessed, for the first time, the abortion of a 13 week old baby during an ultrasound guided abortion. She saw the baby frantically trying to get away from the cannula (the vacuum device the abortionist uses to dismember the baby.) Then she saw the baby killed, torn apart limb from limb.  Abby was converted and reported to Life Site News that she said that at that moment “I just thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’ and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought, ‘that’s it.” Abby resigned from Planned Parenthood and is now a leading voice in the pro-life movement. She prays outside the very Planned Parenthood clinic that she was once the director of. Immediately after her resignation, Planned Parenthood slapped Abby with a restraining order and a lawsuit, trying to keep her from telling what she knows intimately about them after having been one of their directors. Abby was not intimidated by this and has brought forth information that Planned Parenthood higher ups were pushing her at every staff meeting to get her abortion numbers up. She said “The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that.” 

The fact is that an enormous chunk of Planned Parenthood’s revenue comes from abortion.

Another fact is that the Guttmacher Institute (previously Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s own research arm,) even reported that 54% – more than half – of all women who had an abortion in 2008 were using a form of contraception during the month they got pregnant.

And consider this explosive direct quote (found in the newly released abortion expose’ movie “Blood Money”), spoken by Carol Everett, a former abortion industry director who now exposes the truth of what goes on inside the abortion industry:  “We had a whole plan that sold abortions and it was called sex education. Break down their natural modesty. Separate them from their parents and their values and become the sex expert in their lives so they’d turn to us. When we would give them a low dose birth control pill they would get pregnant on it, or a defective condom. Our goal was 3-5 abortions from every girl between the ages of 13 and 18.” 

It is easy to see why abortion businesses would have a vested interest in hypersexualizing our kids and getting them to become sexually active.
The question is: Are we going to continue to let them?

Over the last two months, Planned Parenthood has been exposed more visibly than ever in the mainstream media for their willingness to aid and abet sexual trafficking and prostitution of minors, in several of their clinics (all caught on tape by Lila Rose’s Live Action.)  Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and many others are looking at their activities.  And in a historic vote on February 18th 2011, the US House of Representatives voted 240-185 in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood (the US Senate outrageously later voted to keep their funding.) 

But the tide is definitely turning in our favor. The truth and God are on our side. But there is a lot we need to do to truly uproot this evil, and I believe that one the most essential tasks towards that end is to get Planned Parenthood out of our schools!  We need to write letters to our school committees, school principals, school superintendants, and legislators, and let them know that We do not want Planned Parenthood indoctrinating our children’s minds and corrupting their souls! We need to write letters to the editor saying the same!

You are the ones who should have the right to teach your kids about sex. You as their parents have the right to teach your kids what’s right and what’s wrong, not Planned Parenthood. You are the ones who have a vested interest in protecting your children’s health, and the safety of both their bodies and their souls. Planned Parenthood has a vested interest in your kids becoming sexually active.

We also need to keep our kids from watching the type of morally corrosive shows that are out there these days – shows like FOX’s ‘Glee’, MTV’s ‘Skins’, MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’, ‘Sex and the City’, and many others. Do not let your kids tell you “Oh, it’s just a tv show, mom!”  Remember, you are what you eat. You become what you watch. And believe me, the input your children are receiving from these shows is corrupting them. Note: Kara Russo is a Catholic pro-life activist and songwriter. She ran for Lieutenant Governor in Rhode Island in 2010 and received 33% of the vote in the primary election.