The same day that John Oliver commented on the state of sex education in American schools (click to watch), UCS preached on our award-winning Our Whole Lives (OWL) program and the power of consent in relationships. OWL is our human sexuality program for all ages.
After the service, this was the regular conversation at UCS:
“You teach comprehensive sexuality education in church????”
“Why yes, we do.”
“Ministers promote consent from the pulpit????”
“Yes, we do that too.”
At UCS, we run annual OWL programs for 2nd, 5th and 8th graders every winter/spring.
As the John Oliver commentary went viral on Facebook, UU parents across the country commented: “I’m so thankful my youth – now an adult – was a part of OWL and a Unitarian Universalist community.”
In fact, many adults – who grew up without sex education, or with bad sex ed – asked when they could sign up for OWL!