Loading
Ecuadorian government distributing textbooks that encourage teens to experiment with sex
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- With financial backing from the Dutch government, the government of Ecuador has begun distributing textbooks in schools throughout the country that separate sexuality from moral values, ridicule abstinence, and encourage sexual activity among teens.

The Ministry of Education, which has published the textbooks with the support of the Pan-American Organization of Health, the Dutch Service of Cooperation for Development, and the Dutch Embassy, said the use of the textbooks is obligatory.

In the editions developed for 13 and 14 year-olds, the textbooks present masturbation as “a normal and expected expression of human development.”  Masturbation, the book says, “helps you to release tension and to get to know own body.  During puberty it can help you as a way of learning about sexual pleasure.”

The books treat abstinence with disdain, calling it “the voluntary privation of the total or partial satisfaction of something, in this case, of sex.”  The books make no mention of marriage, chastity, values, respect or fidelity.”

Priscila de Barahona, director of the Pro-Life Action organization, told CNA the books are available to kids as young as 10 years old.  “They incite them to use contraceptives, they recommend masturbation, they present sexually transmitted diseases as problems that can only be solved medically without any consideration for prevention, and they treat the condom as the only means for protection against AIDS, without mentioning its familiar defects.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
24

Liturgical Calendar

October 24, 2014

Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 12:54-59

Gospel
Date
10/24/14
10/23/14
10/22/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 4: 1-6
Gospel:: Lk 12: 54-59

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/24/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 12:54-59

Homily
Date
10/24/14
10/23/14
10/22/14