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Statement from Bishop Burbidge on Fairfax County School Board Family Life Education Curriculum Vote

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, has made the following statement after the vote of the Fairfax County School Board to accept certain changes to its Family Life Education curriculum.

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Fairfax County Weighs Whether to Change Sex Ed References to Sex, Gender

NBC4 Washington | June 14, 2018

Groups ranging from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington to the Fairfax County Republican Committee oppose the change in terminology.

"A lot of the people who are opposed to the change are making the point that what we want the kids to learn is biology, not ideology," Father Thomas P. Ferguson of the Arlington Diocese said.

The Diocese of Arlington and Fairfax County Schools

EWTN News Nightly | June 11, 2018

Fr. Thomas Ferguson, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Arlington talks about the disturbing recommendations being made to the curriculum at Fairfax County Schools regarding family and sex education. the vote is June 14th. If approved by the school board, there is a way for parents to opt their children out of the program

Three different paths...same destination

EWTN News Nightly | June 11, 2018

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, ordained three men to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington this past Saturday: Michael J. Folmar, 32; Nicholas Schierer, 32; and Christopher Tipton, 29.

Arlington Bishops says Fairfax County Schools proposed curriculum on sex education and family life is "unbelievable"

GRN Alive Show on Guadalupe Radio Network | June 8, 2018

Bill Re of the Virginia Catholic Conference, talks about Bishop Burbidge's perspective on Fairfax County Schools troubling considerations for its student's curriculum on family life and sex education.

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Elizabeth Schultz

Arlington Catholic Herald

Fairfax County school board member speaks out against sex education proposals

June, 11th 2018

Fairfax County School Board Member, Elizabeth Schultz, discusses disturbing proposals to students' curriculum in family life and sex education. It includes using the phrase “sex assigned at birth” instead of “biological sex” to teach children that biology has no impact on being male or female.

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