Parents protest student survey, bend legislators' ears

Monday, May 18, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Angry parents in Massachusetts went before state legislators on May 6, demanding passage of a bill that would protect students from being subjected to a controversial and intrusive survey.

Brian Camenker of MassResistence says the CDC survey, distributed to schools nationwide, is sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive, and asks questions not only about sexual activity but criminal activity and personal family matters. He adds that it is very unscientific as well.

Camenker, Brian (MassResistance)"These [survey results] are used by radical groups such as Planned Parenthood and the gay groups and NARAL to lobby for money from the legislature – and to lobby to have their programs pushed into the public schools," he states.

MassResistance has had a bill (H382) introduced that would allow parents to decide whether their children would take this survey. The measure has bipartisan support.

"An equal number of Republicans and Democrats have co-sponsored it," Camenker describes, "and it would make it so [schools] have to have written permission from the parents to give these tests to kids, and that they have to show the test to the parents."

Camenker believes the bill will be passed because of the outrage expressed by parents and the strong bipartisan support. He reports that one a newly elected Democratic legislator at the hearing – an immigrant from Cambodia – compared the survey to what he experienced living in a communist country.

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