The Christian Institute

News Release

Orkney Council backs sleazy sex guide for schoolchildren as a “core resource”

Following the revelations in The Scotsman about the Executive’s recommended list of resources for sex education, The Christian Institute has discovered that Orkney Council is actually promoting the use of the very same explicit materials in Orkney Schools.

Orkney Council have recommended in their School Sexuality Policy that Taking Sex Seriously be used with secondary pupils as a “core resource”. In the highly controversial book pupils are told to buy condoms for homework.

Other lessons include:

  • teaching secondary pupils about the “full range of sexual activities” including group sex, sado masochism and anal intercourse
  • encouraging pupils to role play homosexual characters
    1. demonstrating condoms using plastic penises (wired for ejaculation). Encouraging boys to try out condoms “the next time they masturbate” as useful practice “for the first time they will use one with a partner”.
    2. The lessons have been exposed in a new report, Sex Lessons For Kids, published by The Christian Institute. The Institute has called on the Education Minister, Jack McConnell, to withdraw the explicit lessons and remove the resources from the Executive’s recommended list. So far the Executive has refused.

      Speaking today Colin Hart, Director of the Institute said:

      “Taking Sex Seriously is irredeemably bad. The book should never ever be used in schools. I am appalled that it has been recommended by Orkney Council as a core resources for secondary schools.

      The Scotsman has called the book “a pervert’s primer”. I hope that Orkney Council will now withdraw their recommendation that this book be used in their schools.”