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Government Survey Asks Kids Detailed Questions About Sex Lives

By    |   Monday, 01 Jun 2015 05:43 PM

Every two years since 1991, without their parents' knowledge, thousands of middle school and high school students have been given a federal survey asking detailed questions about their sexual practices, use of weapons, suicide, use of drugs and alcohol and other risk factors in their lives.

Kids in Massachusetts high schools were asked questions such as whether they consider themselves straight, gay, bisexual or transgender, explaining, "A transgender person is someone whose biological sex at birth does not match the way they think or feel about themselves," and whether, how often and with how many people they have "had sexual intercourse (oral, anal, vaginal)," and whether they used condoms, WND reports.

Boston radio host Jeff Kuhner said, "This is obscene," in an hour-long radio show he did about the survey, which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

MassResistance.org is supporting a bill filed with the Massachusetts Legislature, Bill H382, demanding that parents be notified when their children are receiving such surveys, and stating, "thousands of students in middle schools and high schools are asked to fill out surveys on private, personal issues without their parents’ knowledge or consent. The surveys include questions about heterosexual and homosexual activity, sexual orientation, drug use, criminal activity, personal questions about family members, suicidal feelings and attempts, violence, etc."

"A major concern has been the psychologically intrusive nature of these surveys, which radical groups use to soften children's perceptions of dangerous activities. For example, a battery of questions asking 'how many times' a child has engaged in certain sex acts or drug use may make the child believe he is abnormal if he is not doing it at all," the bill comments.

Children from 7-12 years of age in Massachusetts, along with the sex questions, also were asked whether they had been tested for HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases, whether and how often they smoke marijuana and "how many times have you used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase" or heroin, WND reports.

Brian Camenker of MassResistance told WND, "Going through a battery of questions asking 'how many times' a child has engaged in certain sex acts, drug use, illegal or unhealthy activity or attempting suicide will likely cause the child to believe he is abnormal if he is not doing it at all, especially since the survey comes from an authority figure."

The CDC states that the survey "monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors and inadequate physical activity."

Anita Hoge, a school privacy activist, told WND, "It’s illegal. Criminal. What are they doing with the data they collect? If they collect it, what are they doing with this personal information on these young kids?"

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