Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara hosts Protect Our Kids Now Aug. 10th

By Michael Hernandez

SANTA BARBARA—Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, is hosting a free “Protect Our Kids Now” conference on Saturday, August 10 from 6-9 p.m.

“Protect Our Kids” (POK) is a coalition of parents, community leaders, grassroots organizations, attorneys, physicians, pastors, teachers and concerned citizens “all united in the belief that the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) violates the sacred relationship between parent and child.”

POK states “we acknowledge that pubic schools have a role in educating children on matters of basic biology, anatomy and reproduction.  However, discussions concerning and promoting sexual intimacy, sexual orientation and gender identity are matters that far exceed the rightful boundaries of the public-school system.

“POK exists to inform parents about the scope of California’s program of sexual education, their rights as parents and to protect our kids from the negative effects of the California Healthy Youth Act.”

The “Protect Our Kids” website states that the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) “implements a teaching curriculum that denies fixed gender identities, affirms same-sex intimacy and encourages dangerous forms of sexual experimentation and activity.  The practical effect of CHYA and its program of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) is to sexualize our children, beginning in Kindergarten.

“POK believes that sex is among the most personal of all human experiences and that sexual expression cannot be separated from an underlying worldview and its associated values.  We believe that parents bear the primary responsibility for inculcating that worldview and values to their children, not the state, and especially when these values relate to matters of intimate human relationships and gender roles.

“We further believe that once parents are informed about the true nature of CHYA and its implementation they will seek alternatives to ensure their children’s welfare.:

For more information about “Protect Our Kids Now” go to:  The website also features several videos and provides samples of curriculum from K-12.


Michael Hernandez, co-founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, has worked 25 years as a middle school teacher.   He is editor of History Makers Report and can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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I’m looking forward to attending!