The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it strongly disapproves of the statement by 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.
President of the Council, Reverend Desmond Austin, says while it 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 behavior.
The Council explains that 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.
Therefore, it contends that anything contrary to that statement is incorrect.
The Council says furthermore, with the current push to normalize LGBTQIA behavior in the country, it is also concerned that part of sex education in schools, if introduced, would include the teaching of LGBTQIA behavior, and the council’s stance on that has been abundantly clear from the inception.