One high school in the state of Oregon has managed to anger all of its parents in one fell swoop in the wake of it being discovered that one of the health teachers on staff assigned homework in which the students were made to write out their sexual fantasy stories and mark the initials of a man or woman next to the sexual activities they would perform.
First made public via a local news outlet KEZI, which is located in the city of Eugene, a parent exposed the assignment via a picture posted to social media which asked the student of Churchill High School to “write a short story of a paragraph or two […about] a sexual fantasy that will have NO penetration of any kind or oral sex (no way of passing an STI).”
As explained in a report from The Oregonian, the educator in question was named Kirk Miller and is a health teacher and football coach for the school. He assigned the task to students that were part of Churchill’s Health 2 – Human Sexuality course, which directs those in the class to show that minors could “receive loving affection without having sex” while making sure to choose three items for the story.
Items listed as examples for the stories include “romantic music, candles, massage oil, feather, feather boa, flavored syrup, etc.”
The post seemingly went viral as hundreds of comments poured in on the post in just under an hour of the screenshot going public on the platform.
“This is so inappropriate,” exclaimed on of the response posts. “Does he still have a job?”
Another parent chimed in to highlight their outrage due to the idea of an adult male teacher pushing their daughter to share a number of sexual fantasies with him.
“I would be livid and be going to the police,” the comment stated. “No teacher has any business asking this of a child.”
As the mother of a 16-year-old daughter that attends the high school, but was not in the class, Katherine Rogers expressed to the outlet that Miller previously gave a different assignment to the students which openly encouraged bisexuality entitled “With Whom Would You Do It?”
The classwork forced students to intial males and females that the student “would do each activity with,” which were highly sexual in nature, such as kissing or oral sex.
“You may use the same person for multiple activities,” added the assignment.
Roger stated that students from the class ended up feeling “mortified, awkward, and creeped out” by the assignments.
Principal Missy Cole of Churchill High School stated in an email sent out to parents this past week that school officials and the officials of the Eugene school district were taking time to look into the health curriculum of the school health department, which is named Our Whole Lives, and was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
“At this time, the assignment has been removed from the class syllabus and will not be a part of students’ grades,” stated Cole, as reported by The Epoch Times. “The Our Whole Lives curriculum is utilized by many districts across the state and is endorsed by the Oregon Department of Education.”
Despite these claims, Peter Rudy, who is a spokesperson for the Department of Education of Oregon, explained to The Oregonian that the state’s list of recommended instructional materials for use in high school health did not at all include the curriculum in question.