Bill Holter’s Commentary
God Blessed Texas! Now if we can only deter the invasion of snowflakes?
Victory at SBOE! Texas Children Protected, Radical Sex-Ed Fails
November 20, 2020
After almost a year and a half of advocacy on the part of Texas Values, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) decisively voted to finalize abstinence-focused Health standards for K-12 students in Texas. The board also sent a pro-life message by adding a final amendment for students to study fetal development as early as fifth grade.
Despite months of testimony and heavy lobbying from pro-LGBT and pro-abortion activists, over 17,000 parents and citizens supported the SBOE to reject topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity, abortion, and comprehensive sex education.
The Texas Values team testified earlier in the week, asking the Board to refuse any amendments that introduce LGBT political ideologies and to accept the standards as written. Many health educators in favor of sexual risk avoidance testified for the board to keep the standards abstinence-focused.