Letter: Sex education should not be taught in schools, but by parents

Dear Sir:

The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches strongly disapproves of the statement by the minister of sports and youth affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, that sex education should be taught in schools. It is of the opinion that, because of the sensitive nature of the issue, it should be left in the hands of parents.

While the council acknowledges the concern behind Minister Cudjoe’s suggestion, it fears that to allow sex education in schools will open the door to increased sexual immorality through secular teachings on sexual behaviour. It is not a good idea to allow children to learn about sex from “any and everybody,” for the teachings of those to whom this responsibility will be entrusted may not align with the Bible.

Hebrews 13:4 states that, “Marriage…

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