"This (Safe Schools -SSCA) program claims to be an anti-bullying program, to make “schools safer and more inclusive”.1 However, it does not address the problems experienced by the vast majority of school children who are regularly bullied because of their body shape or size, school grades, race or ethnic background, religious beliefs or family income – as shown by a study of 105,000 students.2
The SSCA program focuses only on... providing support and celebrate “gender and sexual diversity”.4 Yet sexual orientation does not even rate among the top seven causes of bullying.5
The term homophobia literally means “an extreme, irrational fear of homosexuality” but it is used to abuse and intimidate anyone who believes, with good evidence, that homosexual conduct carries serious health and other risks. For good reasons, the style book of Associated Press has told journalists to stop using the term.6
In reality, the program is thinly disguised propaganda to normalise homosexual behaviour and cross dressing among students at an age when some may be confused about their identity.
By encouraging students to “come out” as gay, lesbian or transgender, the program exposes students to serious physical and psychological health risks. Encouraging confused boys to use girls’ toilets and change rooms (and vice versa) is inappropriate and could lead to problems with sexual harrassment.7
In Victoria, some high school students were told that they can find out if they are “gay” by “trying it”.8 In New South Wales,...students were pressured to support same-sex “marriage” by signing a mural, girls who wanted to uphold true marriage – as the union of a man and a woman – were abused and bullied.9
Puberty is an emotional time for many students who are still developing their sense of identity, and focusing attention on homosexuality is unhelpful at this time. Most teens who experience same-sex attraction become opposite-sex attracted in adulthood.10,11,12
They should not be falsely led to believe that their adolescent attractions are necessarily fixed and permanent. Students with current same-sex attractions should not be encouraged to embrace activity linked with serious health risks.13
All students deserve a safe school environment, but the Safe Schools Coalition program is not the way to achieve it. Emphasising homosexual bullying tells other bullied students that the reasons they are mocked or abused are not as important, deepening their sense of injustice and despair. School communities should foster courtesy and respect for all other students, not just some."
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Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen