Lessons in Depravity examines sex education in a
historical context. As the story of the sex education movement unfolds, so the
link between the explicit messages of the sex educators and the ideology of the
revolution becomes increasingly clear. Indeed, the finger prints of
Freud, Marie Stopes, Margaret Sanger and Alfred Kinsey are only too clear. Dr
Williams explains that sex education, which developed from the ideas of Marie Stopes, Margaret Sanger and Alfred Kinsey, is one of the great moral evils of
in that it demoralises sexual conduct and misleads children with the false
promises of 'safer sex'. Within a framework of moral relativism children are
presented with sexual facts and encouraged to make 'informed' choices whether to
have sex or not. Those who decide to have sex are helped to negotiate 'safer
sex' with a partner. And the sex educators oppose the 'moralisers', asserting
that 'preaching' makes it less likely that children will make the right sexual
The author explains the Christian view
of sexual conduct as expressed in the four virtues - modesty, chivalry, chastity
and fidelity. Sexual purity is the foundation on which these virtues are built.
While each virtues applies to an aspect of conduct, together they form a
coherent inner belief system that witnesses to God's holiness, and sets a
standard for sexual behaviour that gives meaning and purpose to marriage and the
family. What parents need to do is teach their children a moral framework
on which to base their conduct.
Lessons is Depravity exposes the moral relativism
of sex education to the light of biblical truth. In view of the inherent moral
dangers, no parent can afford to stand back and leave the moral instruction of
their children in the hands of State sex education.
This book is essential reading for those who would understand
the extent of the moral devastation that is being visited on our children.
However, some Christians are deeply
critical of Lessons in Depravity. Dr
Trevor Stammers, takes strong exception to the book in a review in
Evangelicals Now. According to Dr Stammers, "Williams attacks his fellow
Christians with the same apparent ease that he berates the sexual
revolutionaries. Anyone who - like myself, knows the opprobrium and vitriol
which the FPA have poured upon those involved with developing CARE's sex
education resources will recognise something is adrift when the author
sweepingly asserts: 'The British Government, the IPPF, the FPA, Brook and CARE
all teach sex education in a framework that is either indifferent to, or
ignores, biblical morality'. CARE is not alone in bearing William's wrath either
- Oasis Trust, ACET, the Christian Institute and, indeed, every Christian
organisation that I can think of trying to apply biblical wisdom meaningfully to
sex education, is undermined by the author's failure to make any distinction
between such groups and the sexual revolutionaries they oppose."
To understand why Dr Stammers is so
critical of the book it is necessary to read chapter 19, 'The Christian Version
of Sex Education', which documents our criticism of CARE's approach to sex
Chapter 1, 'Initiatives to reduce
teenage pregnancies' outlines the Government's sex education policy. Click
here to read.
Chapter 2, 'The ideology of sex
education' is essential reading for those who would truly understand the
appalling nature of what is being taught to our children. Click here to read.
Chapter 19, 'The "Christian version"
of sex education' describes why Christians are reluctant to use the Bible in
opposing sex education, and the approach of CARE
Chapter 20, 'A great moral evil' shows
how sex education demoralises sexual conduct and demonstrates the false
presuppositions on which sex education is built.
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