Dr Williams is a former Director of Public Health and has conducted his own research into sex education.
Much of the book is given over to a critique of CARE’s sex education policy. So why should you read this book? Firstly, to become informed. Our next government will no doubt seek to bring in new policies on this subject and parents need to have accurate information if they are going to fight their corner for a right to exclude their children from sex education in schools.
Secondly, because Chapter 4, ‘God’s plan for sexual conduct and the sexual revolution’, provides material to help parents think through what to teach their own children. And Christian parents can easily devolve this responsibility elsewhere!
We may well read the book and come to share the author’s condemnation of CARE’s practice of engaging with secular society in the way that it does over sex education. But CARE is not the only Christian organisation that takes a ‘harm minimisation’ approach to social issues.