I’ve recently become aware of a very disturbing exhibit that will soon be opening in a local children’s museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.
This exhibit, called Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition, is geared to teens. Anyone age 13 and over can view it without an adult around.
Here are a few details from a different review I read by Patrick Meagher (it was sent in an email so I don’t know the original source.)
- animated videos of boys and girls masturbating
- close up photographs of male and female genitalia
- interviews with 12 individuals about sexual orientation, none of whom are heterosexual
- the only advice for unplanned pregnancy is to abort, ASAP
- vulgar words to describe the sex organs, then encouragement to come up with new words
- videos on a loop of couples, both homosexual and heterosexual, kissing
- Q&A with a sex expert with 10 questions, one of them saying that it’s OK to have sex just for fun (even if not out of love)
- interview on videos with a woman saying she approves of having multiple sex partners
- another woman saying she shares sexual favours with friends..friends with benefits
Obviously, there will be a lot more to the exhibit as well. It seems that this is an attempt to be politically correct; trying to make everything acceptable about sex. But sometimes things aren’t OK! The exhibit approves of anal sex, but from what I can tell, it just says it might be fun; it doesn’t talk about the physical risks. Same with abortion. I haven’t seen anything to suggest the exhibit talks about abstinence at all.
How are girls supposed to develop a self-worth that isn’t based on sex? How are boys supposed to learn to respect and show true love not based on sex? I wonder if any of the videos depicts any girl or boy less than “model perfect.”
I’ve emailed the Canadian Heritage Minister sharing my concerns about the exhibit. We were planning on going to a museum some time with the kids this summer. If this exhibit is still open, it will not be this museum (which is a shame, because otherwise I’ve always loved this museum, ever since I was a kid.)
I know most of you aren’t local to me, but if you feel led to, please send off a quick email to the contact below sharing your feelings or concerns. A lot of people can work together to make a difference! Even if they just increase the age limit for those allowed to view the exhibit, or shorten the duration of the exhibit, it can make a difference. Even if just one less child is exposed to this exhibit, it will matter!
Please pray about this situation! Pray for those involved in decision-making roles, for those who might see the exhibit; especially the teens it’s geared towards. Please pray for our government as well.
You can email the Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org to voice your disappointment with Ottawa’s Science and TechnologyMuseum. Call the museum’s acting director Luc Fournier at 613-998-4472.