A conservative parental rights groups in Anchorage is hosting an event entitled “Rethinking Sex Education.”

The Feb. 26 event is being sponsored by Alaska Parents’ Rights in Education along with the pro-life Community Pregnancy Center based in Anchorage.

The goal is to help equip parents, teachers, and caretakers to foster “emotional healthy conversations and practices when it comes to their sexuality,” a notice for the event states.

The gathering will look at ways to empower parents and students to “cope with underlying issues of shame and disconnection that keep them in destructive cycles and promote greater connection and understanding within families to guide them in healthier behaviors.”

Gene McConnell is one of two featured speakers. He is the founder of Authentic Relationships International, and trains people of all ages and sexes on core issues of shame and rejection, while offering strategies to break unhealthy addictive behaviors, including sexual addictions.

Priscilla Hurley, a former abortion clinic worker, is the other featured speaker. She has worked many years as a sex educator, and will share her story of “redemption that reflects her experiences on all sides of the current debates surrounding sex education,” the event notice states.

As part of the gathering, a panel comprised of various experts from the community will field questions from attendees to encourage ongoing conversations in the community.

The in-person conference (which will also be broadcast on Zoom) runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 26. It will be held at Baxter Road Bible Church in Anchorage. A meal will be provided for in-person attendees. Click here to register.

Alaska Parents’ Rights in Education is the local chapter of the national Parents’ Rights in Education organization, which advocates for parental rights, school choice and other critical issues surrounding U.S. education.

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Alaska parental rights group to host event on ‘rethinking sex education’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I didnt read this article but, thank GID someone is finally looking out for kids again. Sex Ed is good but not at the ages these people want to start. I think abstinence should be taught.

    • Bob Vogel says:

      Yeah, that’s worked SO WELL in states where “abstinence only” was used as a substitute for actual comprehensive sex education.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Thank GOD someone is finally looking out for kids again! Sex Ed is good but not at the ages these people want to start. I think abstinence should be taught.