Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dawn's Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In defense of innocent children who cannot speak for themselves

 

Autumn 2010 Newsletter

 

 

News From Dawn’s Desk

 

Hello family and friends,

A special thank you to all my family and friends for your prayerful support. It has been an active autumn so I apologize for getting the newsletter out later than expected.

Out From Under will soon be available in Spanish!

In late October, I was in Asuncion, Paraguay for meetings, speaking engagements, and media interviews. I met with the national party leaders, asking that they not pass legislation in regards to youth rights and comprehensive sex education—I expressed why these bills would have  a negative impact on children, youth, parents, educators, and national sovereignty.  In response, the youth rights’ bill was rejected! The administration, teachers, and children at one of the poorest public schools in Asuncion heard my testimony and a pep talk. Then, pastoral leaders and counselors attended an afternoon talk at Decisiones. Lawyers, professors, psychologists, members of the public and media attended my talk at The Thomas More Institute of the Catholic University of Asuncion. Finally, I shared my testimony with a large group of university students.

See my article on Comprehensive Sex Education below and visit www.dawnstefanowicz.org for the latest news articles and research.

Please continue to pray for this ministry work, including the children, their parents, partners, and other family members. Help support this ministry work. ‘Dawn Stefanowicz’ discusses tough issues mainstream media does not mention. Moreover, restrictive charitable status criteria, same-sex “marriage,” human rights commissions, and hate crime legislation make it difficult for charitable organizations to fully express the impact of ‘alternative’ households on children, discuss sexuality confusion, and possible change.

This is why ‘Dawn Stefanowicz’ addresses the issues facing children no holds barred, beginning with testimony, stories permitted by others, research, and news articles. It is important our voices are heard.

Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and comments. This is the latest from Dawn’s Desk.  Merry Christmas and Happy  Hanukkah. God bless,  Dawn

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In the Spotlight

 

 

Just in case you missed it—The 700 Club interview is now available online: “Coming Out From Under”

Now booking media interviews and international speaking engagements for 2011. Please contact me to confirm availability.

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian publications of Out From Under are underway. Other translations are being considered. Please contact me to express interest.

Your feedback on cultural issues, the latest news articles and research, and your personal experiences are appreciated.

Adult children’s and current or ex-spouses’ stories are vital contributions to the ministry arena.

Visit here for the latest news articles

 

INTERVIEWS & SPEAKING

There have been over 60 media interviews so far this year… .

November 29—Our Priests Nuestros Sacerdotes—“As the Spirit Leads” Host: Barbara Ann Mariani

November 19—Lifesite News’ Ontario urges acceptance of kindergartners’ ‘sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identity’

November 15—Our Priests Nuestros Sacerdotes—“As the Spirit Leads” Host: Barbara Ann Mariani

November 11—Guest speaker, Bible Study in London, ON

October 25—29—Witnessed before government party leaders, spoke before 4 audiences , and had numerous media interviews in Asuncion, Paraguay.

October 18—The Drew Mariani Show (select Hour 2)

September 18—Salt and Light Radio, Host: Pedro Guevara-Mann

September 4—The Drew Marshall Show

August 29—Guest speaker, Church in the Oaks, re: “Equity and Inclusiveness Education Strategy” and a sex ed curriculum, London, ON

August 6—The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio

August 5—Diario El Economista (Mexico)

June  25—The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio

June 14—Renew America article, Catholic Columnist Matt C. Abbott, “The Impact of Homosexual Parenting”. Republished in MichNews.com and Spero News and The Catholic Times (Diocese of La Crosse).

June 9—Religion, Politics, and Culture with Dennis O’Donovan, FL .

June 3—9—Cristo Hoy Magazine in Argentina (Circulated in three countries).

June 2—Lifesite News, “Levant, Stefanowicz Trounce Imposition of Pro-Gay Policy on all Ontario Schools, Government representatives say no debate will be allowed...” 

May 29EWTN Radio with Barbara McGuigan, sharing my story and faith. (Search for Dawn Stefanowicz ).

May—Arthelene Rippy of HomeKeepers re-aired two television interviews.

May 11Mission America Radio with Linda Harvey

May 8Catholic Revolver with Jerry Weber

March BreakFanshawe College Radio documentary by Noel A. Scott, looking at homosexual adoption, shared my comments in a 5 minute clip.

February 24—Truth For Our Time with Tamara Scott, discussed Obama’s health care, Mexico City brief, and the New World Order.

February 15—17Mexico City, re same-sex “marriage” and adoption, and the impact on children. Various media interviews, reaching all of the Spanish-speaking world in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, Southern Italy, and parts of the USA

FebruaryAmericans For Truth radio interviews with host, Peter LaBarbera, re my testimony, same-sex parenting, and impact

February 7Australia’s Peter Janetzki of 96FM discussion-panel-style interview, tackling surrogacy for gay couples re ‘QLD cy Laws’

January 27—Catholic Answers radio interview. See archives at: http://www.catholic.com/radio.asp or Dawn’s Interview

 

 

This ministry

· Offers assistance to individuals who have grown up with a homosexual, bisexual or transsexual parent by providing a supportive safe network to express their personal stories.

· Invites dialogue with those who are concerned with the best interests of children and the kinds of impact and influences homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual parenting have on children.

· Provides resources  homosexual parenting news articles & research, children & schools news articles & research, adult children’s stories, cultural influences, reproductive technologies, donor conceived children’s blogs, medical consequences...

· Dawn grew up in a homosexual household during the 60s and 70s in Toronto, exposed to many different people in GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual) subcultures, and was exposed to explicit sexual practices

· Internationally recognized speaker, author, media spokesperson, a licensed accountant and home educator.

· A resource to family policy, legislative, medical, research, and scholastic organizations. 

· Interdenominational and secular groups are welcome.

· Dawn was named ‘Woman of Faith for 2009’

· Dawn has been married for twenty-six years and has two children.

· Visit Resources’ tab for Speaker’s Flyer, Media Flyer, News Release, and Interviews with Dawn

 

 

 

“Comprehensive Sex Education: State Control of Our Children”  By Dawn Stefanowicz

Since the mid-nineties, I have investigated and addressed various sex education policies. As a parent myself and with my own childhood largely seasoned with various GLBT dogmas, I do not trust so-called “experts” who introduce comprehensive sex education a la carte or muddled inside another creatively-named education strategy to catch parents unaware. Regrettably, most parents do not understand how the dark veils of equity, inclusive, diversity, and other positive-sounding terminology, using the nondiscrimination terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” mask the state’s plan to control our children’s minds and attitudes. As parents, we better be concerned about our children’s privacy,  speech, and religious freedoms, and for all intents and purposes, our own.

Think about it this way. The application of school policies travel with your children and their friends in what is considered the “school climate.” “School climate” is not limited to school buildings and land, school buses, field trips, places where students hang out to eat and talk with friends (cafeterias, cafes, malls, and street corners), and research locales for school projects (libraries, workplaces, and home).

School education policies associated with the “school climate” also  travel and apply to virtual environments which your children have access to. Such devices as computers, laptops, flash drives, cell phones, I-pods, and other personal devices used to upload/download text messages, music, and pictures and chat on social networks  (Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and private e-mail accounts) are not off limits to the “school climate” policies and policing thereof. No matter where these devices are carried to or stowed—even in your home or ethnic or faith communities– the “school climate” policies encroach into all facets of your children’s lives. As a model, you probably have heard of anti-bullying and safe school policies. As you look closely at these seemingly-good sounding policies, you will see that virtual environments can be policed for any bullying and unacceptable beliefs and opinions in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Now, do not get me wrong. I am not endorsing name-calling and hurtful words. Rather, I believe in freedom of opinion and speech where we publicly exercise our moral consciences and beliefs and opinions without fear of reprimand. Limitations are already in place in various ways as we shall see.

Let us take a look at what comprehensive sex education does. It mandates elimination of traditional morals, religious beliefs, and encourages children and youth to welcome explicit sexuality, diverse sexual orientations and gender identity expressions within the classroom and in their personal lives. Mention of moral boundaries and sexually transmitted diseases in the classroom is discouraged. Kinsey-inspired ideals are behind comprehensive sex education and are bad for students’ health because they increase STI’s, adolescent mental health issues, and unwed motherhood poverty in all societies. Comprehensive sex education assumes childhood and youth sexual experimentation. When contraception and abortion are offered as alternatives, chastity is not expected.

Comprehensive sex education offers no protection for parental rights; and there is no provision for parents to opt their children out of lessons, classrooms, and general assembly programs which teach explicit sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity as normal. One of the backers of global sex education is UNFPA which demands a redefinition of gender to include the "spectrum of gender identities," "comprehensive sexuality education" and "safe abortion." Another backer is UNESCO...

Behind UNFPA and UNESCO, are the Yogyakarta Principles which are international guiding principles which special interest groups developed in 2006 and plan on forcing on all educational environments globally. See a brief on the Yogyakarta Principles here by Family Watch International.

A UN initiative, The Yogyakarta Principles, the “Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” and other UN global initiatives have far reaching implications for a nation’s sovereignty if any of its principles are adopted through legislation.

The World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, in conjunction with the World Association for Sexology express that to ensure the development of healthy sexuality in human beings and societies, sexual rights must be recognized, respected and exercised, promoted and defended by all societies through this governing framework.  Thus, this plan presupposes that by teaching “safe” sex practices, offering contraception, promoting abortion, and reducing sexual violence (by teaching sexual consent), these lessons will eradicate major societal problems.

Within the globalist agenda, distinct gender roles are seen as bad and discriminatory. This puts young people at risk of not valuing their own gender as represented in manhood and womanhood. Today, we know male and female brains, hormones, genetics, and anatomy are different. Yet, there are special interest groups pretending this isn’t so. Children benefit from the unique and complementary qualities fathering and mothering bring. Gender roles, especially associated with mothering and fathering, are tied to biology and are not social constructs. However, if  the globalists have their way, gender will be treated as only a social construct, teaching that a young boy can grow up to be a “Mom.” Therefore, same-sex and transsexual parents, alternative marriages, and various  family forms are presented as normal and healthy in all materials to young children within the classroom. At the same time, man-woman married couples are marginalized and eliminated.

Forcing each child to be indoctrinated with  comprehensive sex education and the “human right” to all forms of sexual and gender “diversity” at a time when children and youth are undergoing huge physical, hormonal, emotional, psychological, and social changes is unconscionable. Meanwhile, no student or school staff or parent is permitted to speak against any form of sexuality or gender identity they disagree with.

Using sexual orientation and gender identity terms causes children to question their innocent same-sex play and labels children’s developing sexuality prematurely. When children and youth have particular feelings, it is not compassionate to label children’s developing sexuality and gender identity with social and political terminology such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transsexual. However, some schools actually label these children and permit them to use washrooms and change rooms according to their feelings and not their biological gender at birth. Furthermore, some schools provide these children with counseling to accept their feelings rather than to remove their gender confusion. As an healthy alternative, there are a number of researchers, medical doctors, and therapists who are compassionate towards youth who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity. Parents, educators, and students can find more helpful information at Facts About Youth http://factsaboutyouth.com/ .

Often, special interest groups are allowed into schools to set up their programs under the banner of anti-bullying, safe schools' policies and through Gay-Straight Alliances. In reality, these policies provide a direct legal entranceway for indoctrination, desensitization, personal and political recruitment of our vulnerable children by special interest groups within our schools while silencing all students, teachers, administrators, and parents who oppose the “sexual” rights or “human rights” agenda.”

Basically, teachers receive sensitivity training and are taught how to be “thought” police. Teachers and other school staff police speech and report anyone who holds up traditional marriage, speaks against particular sexual acts, or supports traditional gender roles. This could lead to the introduction of hate crimes where particular teachers are reported to the authorities and penalized for committing a “hate” crime. Comprehensive sex education does not allow for any form of discriminatory speech such as expressing opposition to homosexual conduct, same-sex marriage and parenting, or transsexual dress by school administrators, teachers, students, parents, or other staff.

Comprehensive sex education permeates and encompasses all policies, implementation guidelines, strategies, curriculum materials, grade levels, classrooms, and the “school climate.” As well, families are not off limits to supervision by teachers and administrators who are watching for any “abuse” of children. Could it be that parental moral and religious instruction around sexuality and gender will be considered abusive and punishable and children will be removed from their homes because of complaints?

 

 

 

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