Public school assignments routinely include material that is very sexually explicit and graphically violent. Such material is drastically changing the way the youth of our country think. In addition, it is encouraging them to be very permissive sexually. Ultimately, it puts their physical, mental and emotional health at risk and makes it harder for them to make lasting bonds in marriage.
Many of these books have been made into R rated movies but if the movies followed the explicit writings of the books, the ratings would have to be “X.”
Please look at these 13 pages of objections to one book: Handmaid’s Tale
U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop, declared violent or pornographic media a “crushing public health problem . . . a clear and present danger ... blatantly anti-human....We must oppose it as we oppose all violence and prejudice.” Koop condemned the common content of American “literature, plays and movies,” specifically because Koop was well aware of the body of scientific literature confirming that the “transition from things imagined to things real is a very easy one” in which we “suit action to fantasy.”
Please support changing the NC law as follows:
§ 115C-81 (h)(8) Modified and amended to include:
Self-Discipline.- Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose; regulating yourself for improvement and restraining from inappropriate behaviors, being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses and desires; choosing abstinence instead of premarital sex, drugs, alcohol, and other harmful substances and behaviors; and doing your best in all situations. Public school curriculum and all classroom assignments must be consistent with this directive of self-discipline. Pervasively vulgar curriculum-- including classroom and homework assignments-- has no place in NC Public Schools.
The entire scheme of instruction in the public schools shall emphasize moral education through lessons given by teachers and imparted by appropriate reading selections. (wording in black here is current law)
New paragraph § 15C-81 (l):
The local school board is charged with responsibility for placing special emphasis on the thorough evaluation of materials related to controversial or sensitive topics such as sex education, moral education, and religion and must annually report to the NC State Board of Education on their fulfillment of this charge.