Planned Parenthood Rep “Advisor” in Sex Ed Curriculum in AZ High School

24389683_SAIs there a difference between promoting and influencing a particular topic?  Tempe Unified High School District in Phoenix, Arizona is working to revamp their sex education program, reviewing three different curriculums by an appointed committee.  Arizona Senate Bill 1009 states that any sexual education must promote childbirth and adoption over abortion.  So it is disturbing to parents that an employee of Planned Parenthood, which traditionally leans toward abortion, not adoption, was invited to advise the committee on anything sexually related.

Planned Parenthood and the school district both confirm, Planned Parenthood “will not be in school teaching children the program”.  However, the district’s Superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Baca, obviously did not believe there was a potential influence of Planned Parenthood, by allowing the employee to speak to the committee.  Dr. Baca supported the invitation by commenting, “The committee did not invite Planned Parenthood as an organization to promote a program. A person on the committee knew a person that was familiar with the programs that were being considered and they asked that person to speak.  That person happens to work at Planned Parenthood”.

Parents gathered outside the district office during the meeting to show their disagreement, but will it be enough?

Tina Drake

Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for since 2012 and says she enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs.

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