REDMOND, OR -- The leaders of "Parents' Rights in Education" will speak at Monday night's Redmond Patriots meeting. The group formed in 2011 after state-mandated comprehensive sex education in schools. Supporters want to make sure parents' rights are not being violated.
Lori Porter co-founded the organization, which helped put a stop to the Seaside sex conference, after some disturbing features were exposed. She tells KBND News, "We're going to talk about moving forward, and the fact that this conference is really just the tip of the iceberg of what's being promoted in school districts across the state. There's policy, curriculum, there are also school-based health centers we're finding are infringing on the rights of parents and guardians to even know what's going on with their children."
Porter is proud of what the group has accomplished so far, and hopes tonight's event will help their work continue. "We're going to encourage people to be eyes and ears. One of the things about the conference that really worked; we sent people in to take pictures and to record. That's what got the attention of the state. So, we want to encourage people around the state to be eyes and ears. If they feel something is intruding on their rights as a parent, then let us know or do a little more digging."
The "Public School Sex Education Run Wild" talk will be held at Redmond's Highland Baptist Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight.