Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
8/2/22  7:44 am
Commenter: John Collick

Stop Interfering With Parents Rights Concerning Children

Parents have the natural rights to bring up their children as they see fit. Most parents want their children to be educated in a wholesome environment, where Jude’s-Christian values are demonstrated, although not taught.

As the father of four children, I was taken aback when a teacher convinced one of my children, at age 10, that she was a lesbian because she didn’t have a boyfriend yet. This led to tremendous strife in our family, along with over seven years of therapy - having to change therapists several times as most of them wanted to “affirm” her sexuality.  It wasn’t until she met a boy she really liked when she realized she was heterosexual; today she is happily married to a wonderful man.

Schools need to return to education and stop indoctrination of children who are easily led. If a parent wants to “affirm” their child’s sexuality, it’s their decision; but if a parent doesn’t want to do so, the government should NEVER step into a family’s business, absent one member breaking the law.

please do not implement these changes to Title IX, as it will only hurt young women, while also hurting families.

CommentID: 124504