Abridged version of John Dickson's Facebook post which Facebook deleted and then apologized for and reinstated:
"I think I detect a pattern of argumentation over same-sex marriage today that could be harming gay and lesbian youth but which is partly the fault of those advocating for same-sex marriage in the public media.
It is true that demeaning insults were once part of the stock language against the entire LGBTI community in the public square. I can only imagine the damage that did to young (and old) people wrestling with their sexuality. It is a terrible part of our recent Australian history. God, forgive us!
But we don't see many demeaning insults directed at the LGBTI community in the public square nowadays. I am not talking about in the schoolyard or at the pub, where I am sure deep problems of language and behaviour persist. I am talking about the public square - in newspapers, on TV, and on the radio.
Whether on The Project or Q&A, most of the anger, intemperate language, and open spite comes from advocates of same-sex marriage against traditionalists. Defenders of classical marriage - even if they are wrong and loopy - on the whole seem to have learned to engage in the contest of ideas with respect and civility. This is the one upside of having made so many mistakes in the past: we can see the harm we've done and try do something about it.
There is an intriguing pattern in public debates about gay marriage. At the climax of many of these discussions, as advocates of same-sex marriage raise their voices and deliver their insults, they frequently declare with unnoticed irony something like, "And this is precisely why we shouldn't have a plebiscite on gay marriage. Look how negative and hate-filled the discussion becomes. This can only reinforce feelings of rejection among LGBTI youth." Apparently, there has been a recent surge in calls to LGBTI helplines. Something terrible does indeed seem to be happening.
Following Telstra's recent statement that it would no longer publicly advocate for same-sex marriage (before reversing the decision), the president of Melbourne's Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE), David Micallef, released a statement slamming the telco for bowing to perceived pressure from the Roman Catholic Church.
GLOBE pledged to cancel its Telstra phone services and no longer accept financial support from the company. Micallef added:
I have been concerned by the hate-filled discussion that this news from Telstra has generated and the negative impact it has already had on LGBTI people in the community.
I read, watched, and listened to as much of the media discussion that week as I could, and I detected no hate-filled speech at all from defenders of classical marriage, though there was a lot of open spite from the critics of Telstra.
I am left fearing that what Micallef really means is that disagreeing with gay marriage is itself hate speech. We have come to the point in the discussion where you can be described as bigoted, hateful, and demeaning toward others simply for articulating the view that "marriage" is a unique word to describe the unique bond between a man and a woman in hope of creating and nurturing their own offspring. There is a large intellectual blind spot here, that probably deserves its own analysis. But my fear is more practical.
By heightening the spiteful tone of the debate and constantly emphasising the bigotry traditional marriage advocates allegedly hold toward the LGBTI community, public advocates of same-sex marriage may be unwittingly entrenching in young gay and lesbian people the feeling that there is something wrong with them. After all, they are being encouraged to believe that a whole segment of Australian society despises them and regards them as second-class citizens.
Older LGBTI warriors no doubt have good reason for feeling spiteful, and their sense of being scorned is historically and personally grounded. I am really talking about contemporary media advocates of same-sex marriage - frequently seen on Q&A or The Project, or preaching their message on Twitter - who equate opposition to same-sex marriage with hatred, pure and simple.
It is their message I fear has the potential to harm not just healthy debate but human beings. By insisting that traditional marriage advocates hate gays and lesbians, these well-intentioned same-sex marriage advocates may be exacerbating the feelings of LGBTI youth that they are indeed hated.
But imagine an alternative. If same-sex marriage advocates chose tomorrow to emphasise in public debate that, whatever the faults of history, it is entirely possible in the present to disagree with same-sex marriage and genuinely care for LGBTI people, isn't it possible that young gay and lesbian listeners would be spared some of the harm any debate would cause? If calm and respectful discussion was the order of the day, instead of tribalism and slurs, from whichever side, wouldn't LGBTI youth feel better about who they are and less "under attack" from other segments of society?
I realise I see all this through the lenses of classical Christian convictions and centuries of social power. I have tried to assess my motives and look at this from the perspective of others. And still I am left wondering if same-sex marriage advocates bear as much responsibility as traditional marriage advocates for ensuring that LGBTI youth are not harmed in the lead up to any plebiscite."
Dr John Dickson is an author and historian and the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity.
First the SSCA "Safe Schools" deception designed to homo-sexualize children in schools, funded by approx. $2m of Victorian State funds so far. Then the $15m of Victorian State funds to build a "Homosexual Community Centre". Now we have another deceptive schools indoctrination program called the ‘Building Respectful Relationships’ course – teaching kids sex, violence and respect for LGBTI sex acts, costing Victorian taxpayers approx. $21m. It is proving very costly indeed to get rid of the Christian influences Daniel Andrews so hates and to replace our State's moral foundations with our new immoral foundations.
Another course being run in Victorian government schools. . . last August, Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a compulsory course, called ‘Building Respectful Relationships’ would be introduced into Victorian schools, for Prep to Year 10. In Primary Schools, Special Religious Education was removed to make way for this course!
Last week, The Australian reported on the course and the controversial content it contains… the stated aim is to address the need for respect in relationships in an attempt to reduce domestic violence. Concern was expressed about the course and some of the activities, which refer to LGBTI and sexually explicit content, even for Year 8. Casey Council voted to call on the government to withdraw the course. Read articles here and here). In Year 10, students analyse ‘myths about pornography’ and other ‘myths about sex (Herald Sun).
The Education Department website says they “engaged VicHealth to review respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools resulting in the Respectful Relationships Education: Violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools report.”
Report: Report: Respectful Relationships Education (pdf - 1.31mb)
The Education Department then “engaged CASA House and Deakin University to develop and trial a range of the teaching and learning materials which address the key issues related to violence prevention and gender-based violence.” The resource, written by Dr Debbie Ollis, is called “Building Respectful Relationships: Stepping Out Against Gender-Based Violence”, “provides teaching and learning activities planned around key themes of gender, power, violence and respect for Years 8, 9 and 10 as well as advice around a whole-school approach to violence prevention.”
Three UNITS have already been written - for years 8, 9 and 10. The Year 10 Unit is titled, “Gender, power and media”.
Full information – including links for Units, Handouts, etc - click here.
Some of the activities have caused concern – such as one in Unit 1, where students are shown a number of ‘Personal dating ads’ and asked to analyse them – they include ads for same-sex partners, for relationships and for casual sex. Even looking up ads for themselves! They’re then encouraged to ‘write their own ad for the perfect partner’! There is NO mention of the dangers of meeting someone through such ads.
(See Handout, Unit 1, P 36).
Years ago, we called on newspapers to NOT run such ads at all… and there was a public outcry when Ashley Madison set up a website with ads designed for cheating on one’s spouse. Now year 8 students are being shown such ads, and even encouraged to find them online!
In another activity, students are asked to consider transgender issues – and in another, students discuss pornographic images.
FamilyVoice wrote about the curriculum, expressing their concern, and highlighting the type of activities included in the curriculum.
Daniel Andrews to build a $15m HQ for gays, as the Rainbow movement enters mop up stage of Victorian coup.
Victorian Premier announces $15 million LGBTIQ ‘Pride Centre’
If you thought it couldn’t get worse, think again!
Recently Daniel Andrews confirmed that the Victorian government WILL SUPPORT the continuation of the Safe Schools Coalition in its current form – and provide more than $1 million in funding! See an article on this here.
Now Daniel Andrews, Victoria’s Labor Premier, has announced that the Victorian government will provide $15 million to build a ‘Pride Centre’, an LGBTIQ Community Centre. SBS reports, “The centre will be a hub for LGBTI advisory, health and support services, and also showcase queer art and history.” The funding is part of the 2016/2017 Victorian Budget.
Mr Andrews, speaking at the announcement on Wednesday, said, “Equality is not negotiable in Victoria."
Of course this hasn’t come out of thin air… activists are continually lobbying!
The government has appointed a Minister for Equality, Martin Foley, and a Commissioner for LGBTIQ, Rowena Allen. The Victorian AIDS Council has been actively lobbying – and working with these two – to get a centre! VAC CEO Simon Ruth said, “We’ve been discussing the concept of a Pride Centre with Minister Foley and Commissioner Allen since their appointments under the Andrews government, and we’ll be delighted to work with the government on furthering the project.”
Where’s the $15 million for a Christian Community Centre? After all, we seem to be a vilified minority these days!
Article: Victoria gets $15 million 'Pride Centre', SBS, 21/4/2016.
SSCA embeds sexualisation of children in schools
by Terri M. Kelleher
News Weekly, April 23, 2016
The Australian Family Association (AFA) appeared before a hearing of the NSW Committee of Inquiry into the Sexualisation of Children and Young People in Sydney on April 7. To access the AFA submission, go to the parliamentary website. The AFA submitted that the Safe Schools Coalition program (SSCA) is embedding the sexualisation of children and young people in the education system itself – in the schools.
There is no date yet for the committee’s report to be handed down.
The SSCA sexualises children and young people in that it encourages students to:
Year 8 kids to study sex ads under ‘domestic violence’ curriculum
The Australian April 14, 2016
Students as young as 12 will study sexualised personal ads and write their own advertisements seeking the “perfect partner’’ as part of a new school curriculum supposed to combat family violence.
The classroom material includes an example ad from a “lustful, sexually generous’’ person seeking “sexy freak out with similarly intentioned woman’’.
Another ad — to be analysed by Year 8 students aged 12 and 13 — is from a “30-year-old blonde bombshell, wild and sexy, living in the fast lane’’. “Can you keep up?’’ it asks.
A third example cites a “hot gay gal 19yo’’ who is seeking an “outgoing fem 18-25 into nature, sport and night-life for friendship and relationship’’.
Children are instructed to “write your own personal ad for the perfect partner’’.
The Building Respectful Relationships material, which is meant to prevent family violence, is replacing religious education lessons during class time in Victorian state schools this year.
The Andrews Labor government yesterday announced it would spend $21.8 million over the next two years to expand the program to kindergarten and primary schools as part of its $572m package to combat family violence.
The funding will target 120 “lighthouse schools’’ and train thousands of teachers, and up to 4000 childcare workers, to teach the respectful relationships program.
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Source: www.KidsRights.org.au http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/year-8-kids-to-study-sex-ads-under-domestic-violence-curriculum/news-story/db8ab65fbcb849b725589124e49536c3
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UK: Four-year-olds asked to 'choose gender' on primary school application form
Yes, this is really happening.
The Telegraph reports, “A council has written to thousands of parents asking them to help their four-year-old children to choose the gender “they most identify with” before starting school. Brighton and Hove City Council has written has urged them to support their child’s choice of “gender identity” in a letter confirming primary school places this week, the Sun reports.”
“It asked them to leave the gender section of a form blank if their child had “another gender identity” altogether. The letter was sent ahead of the new school year in September.
“Brighton and Hove City Council wrote: “We recognise that not all children and young people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or may identify as a gender other than male or female, however the current systems (set nationally) only record gender as male or female. Please support your child to choose the gender they most identify with. Or if they have another gender identity please leave this blank and discuss with your child’s school.”
Article: Choose your gender... aged four, The Telegraph, 20/4/2016.
Children sexualised in school diversity programs.
Abridged from The Australian, April 15, 2016
The sexualisation of children is not a method of domestic violence prevention. At worst it is an insidious form of abuse, often used by pedophiles to groom their victims. Yet Daniel Andrews’s government has funded another program in schools that encourages adults to sexualise children and expose them to sexually explicit materials. Such behaviour violates common standards that protect children from premature sexualisation but the program is presented as an exercise in diversity and inclusion.
As education editor Natasha Bita revealed on yesterday’s front page, the Andrews government has dedicated $21.8 million to extending the Building Respectful Relationships program, funded on the basis of domestic violence prevention.
Like the Safe Schools Coalition program, which celebrates a neo-Marxist queer political agenda, Building Respectful Relationships promotes sexual content of an extreme nature.
BRR encourages explicit discussion of sexuality, including writing personal advertisements and anal sex.
Lessons also cover transgenderism and deconstructing gender. Students are coached to use the gender-neutral term partner instead of boyfriend and girlfriend to be “inclusive of gay and lesbian partnerships”.
The Andrews government plans to extend the program to kindergartens and primary schools. While high-performing school systems in the Asia-Pacific focus on developing literacy, numeracy and memorisation, activists are dumbing down the Australian school curriculum.
OECD reports rank Australian schoolchildren 19th in maths and 14th in literacy. More than one-third fail to meet proficiency standards in reading and numeracy. The children likeliest to suffer from curriculum introduced under the auspices of diversity and inclusion are those from disadvantaged backgrounds whose parents lack the means to opt out of state schools.
It is unacceptable that a program funded by government on the basis of domestic violence prevention should promote child sexualisation. But it is unconscionable that a government would knowingly promote lessons that give effect to a dissociative response that is common to victims of child sex abuse.
In a lesson supposed to provide “different perspectives on sexual intimacy”, children are used in a role-playing exercise so psychologically harmful they may need to “de-role” afterwards. In one of the lessons, teachers are warned that as a result of program content, students may have “slipped into a state of distress or disassociation”. Teachers are instructed to “de-role” children by asking them to state their names and where they are.
Parents concerned about their children being sexualised and dissociating in class are unlikely to find support among those who produced the Safe Schools and BRR programs.
As reported in March, activists who designed the Safe Schools program dismissed possible parental concerns, stating: “Parents don’t have the power to shut this down.” The Victorian government appears to concur. It vowed to continue funding it despite a commonwealth review that raised strong concerns.
As a society, we rightly denounced behaviours exposed by the royal commission into child sex abuse as abhorrent and intolerable. Our refusal to tolerate child sexualisation should be universal. The fashionable fronts of sexual diversity and social inclusion are no excuse for abuse.
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Protect kids from Marxist sexualisation program
Protect kids from Marxist sexualisation programs
Abridged from THE AUSTRALIAN, APRIL 18, 2016
by Jennifer Oriel
There are few forms of predation that offend our common morality more than child sexual abuse. During the 1970s, pedophile groups capitalising on the sexual liberation movement sought to redefine their exploitation of youth as an expression of children’s sexual rights, self-determination and autonomy. Groups such as the North American Man/Boy Love Association claimed children were sexual beings and sought to repeal age of consent laws to liberate their sexuality. They were welcomed by fringe elements of the neo-Marxist minorities movement that advocated sexual libertarian ideology under Queer and “sex positive” politics.
Daniel Andrews’ Labor left government in Victoria invokes neo-Marxist rhetoric to defend highly questionable school programs that encourage the sexualisation of children. The Safe Schools Coalition and Building Respectful Relationships programs were introduced using minority politics as the rationale.
Unfortunately, the SSC debacle is not isolated. Last week, it transpired that the Andrews government had produced another school program that sexualises children. As with the SSC program, Building Respectful Relationships began with a state-designated minority group, women, aligned with the important cause of domestic violence prevention. The case for government funding was again framed as a health imperative, namely, the prevention of violence against women. And once again, the program was introduced in schools without causal evidence linking its exercises to the stated objective.
Like Safe Schools, the BRR program promotes a radical agenda divorced from its stated program objective. It promotes the sexualisation of children by inculcating techniques and beliefs centred on the premise that children are sexual. Instructors are encouraged to sexualise children, and children to sexualise themselves and their peers. They are asked to view highly sexualised personal ads and write their own, discuss transgenderism and anal sex. Program authors acknowledge that one exercise may cause “disassociation” in children.
Sexualising and inducing a dissociative state in children are methods of pedophilic predation. They are not methods of domestic violence prevention.
The sexualisation of childhood by governments and NGOs should be a source of broad community concern. The state has no business interfering in childhood by conditioning children’s sexual responses. As a whole, parents remain the best arbiters of their children’s morality and guardians of their development. Australian children are ranked 14th in literacy and 19th in mathematics according to OECD reports. Governments should take remedial classes in teaching kids the basics of reading, writing and arithmetical instead of indulging messianic pretensions to parenting by proxy.
These sexualisation activities resemble grooming.
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Children sexualised in school diversity programs
Bendigo principals defend decision not to join Safe Schools Coalition
ANZ Bank misusing client's funds to promote homosexual ideology and sex acts without shareholder approval.
The ANZ bank is again misusing clients money by actively supporting the normalization of anal sex and other homosexual sex acts to Australia's youth. The bank has even called itself the "GAYNZ" and set up a number of ATMs which will assist in the indoctrination of children.
Time to change banks.
The homosexual normalization and recruitment "Safe" Schools Coalition program, funded with government money to the tune of $8m so far and taught in Queensland schools for one year now, is directing children as young as 11yo to material and links to "adult online communities, pornographic websites, sex shops, gay bars and a teen sex advice website that gives advice on DIY sex toys, "threesomes with my (gay) partner" and "anal play."1
Parents have no say in this. The socialist indoctrination program seeks to remove parental influence and replace this with the State.
Please speak up against this outrageous assault on the Australia our forefathers fought and died for? Please ACT NOW.
The Victorian Education Minister James Merlino, the ALP member based in Belgrave, together with his fuhrer. Daniel Andrews, is intentionally, persistently, arrogantly protecting and supporting the continuation of the homosexual normalization and recruitment program deceptively named the "Safe Schools Coalition."
Merlino pictured in embrace with his ideological comrade, Roz Ward, the founder and chief recruiter at the Safe Schools "lets make em gay" gay education and recruitment program.
This program, funded with government money to the tune of $8m so far and soon to be made compulsory for 11 year old children in schools by Merlino and Andrews, directs school children to material and links to "adult online communities, pornographic websites, sex shops, gay bars and a teen sex advice website that gives advice on DIY sex toys, "threesomes with my (gay) partner" and "anal play."1
Parents will have no say in this. The socialist government of Daniel Andrews insist that the State are the best educators of your children not parents.
Will you rise up against this outrageous assault on the Australia our forefathers fought and died for? Please ACT NOW.
If you didn’t contact Telstra yesterday, PLEASE do so NOW…
Address your email to Andy Penn, the CEO.
Feedback and complaints - https://www.telstra.com.au/contact-us/feedback-complaints
Post a comment on Telstra’s Facebook post on their ‘active position – click here.
It’s NOT ONLY Telstra…. Qantas and totalitarianism
As Miranda Devine points out, in her excellent article “Same sex marriage: Totalitarian tolerance”, Alan Joyce, the homosexual CEO of Qantas says that “If you’re unhappy with a company that’s involved with the campaign you won’t be able to bank and you won’t be able to fly anywhere.”
As Miranda writes, “So much for diversity. Inclusiveness and tolerance is compulsory in this brave new world of “Marriage Equality”. That is unless you believe in traditional marriage, the kind between a man and a woman, the kind that has always existed in every civilisation, until now. Then you’re a bigot, a homophobe, a non-human who deserves nothing but the cruellest excommunication. . . “
Miranda concludes, “Same-sex marriage is the easiest virtue signaller we’ve ever seen. Attach a rainbow to your company logo and you can pose as a modern and progressive brand, with the added bonus of being protected from “pink-mail” attempts to force you to conform. But the vicious punishment of dissenters shows you how fragile is the facade of enlightened social consensus.”
So … please write to Telstra – and read Miranda’s article…
Same-sex marriage: Totalitarian tolerance
April 19, 2016, Miranda Devine, The Daily Telegraph
Big Business Should Butt Out of Marriage DebateAfter a rough start to the year, with major outages effecting thousands of unhappy customers, is it any wonder that Telstra decided their time is better spent focussing on their core service, rather than a campaign bent on coercing Australians to believe a lie about marriage? Sadly, Telstra have since bowed to public pressure and rejoined the campaign. In the face of plunging shares, …
Telstra intimidated by rainbow activists to now support anti-children assault on marriage and family.
Telstra and the battle of the lobby groups – Telstra now ACTIVELY SUPPORTING ‘marriage equality’
Telstra doesn’t quite know what it should say about homosexual ‘marriage’. They have previously been quite outspoken in their support, even having their name and logo featured in an Australian Marriage Equality advertisement and website.
But Telstra have changed their position THREE times in the past week…
Last week it was revealed that the Catholic Church had written to Telstra, asking them not to make a public stand to support homosexual ‘marriage’ – this was particularly significant from a financial perspective, since the Catholic Church and Telstra have an agreement worth millions of dollars about the provision of ‘services’ and a telecommunications network for schools!
Telstra released a statement saying they would not be making public statements about ‘marriage’ since individual employees and customers had differing views (but denied that their change in position had anything to do with the pressure from the Catholic Church – see SMH report).
That’s what we say ALL companies should be doing – a company should be NEUTRAL in this debate and not take sides!
But backlash ensued from the homosexuals and their supporters – and Telstra BACK-FLIPPED.
One question is… Did our side make comments or commend Telstra? Or did they ONLY hear from those opposing their statement?
Following the criticism, Telstra said that they still support ‘marriage equality’ but won’t make public statements.
MORE criticism followed – and Telstra gave in… A third statement said that Telstra would ACTIVELY support the campaign for ‘marriage equality’!
This report includes ALL THREE STATEMENTS from Telstra and relevant media articles…
ACTION: TELL Telstra and CE Andy Penn that they should stay out of this political debate and respect the views of ALL their customers…
Info and links for the website, contact, and Facebook page are INCLUDED BELOW!
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Australian Senator Cory Bernadi speaks out against the so called "Safe Schools" homosexual normalization coalition trying to produce a generation of homosexual youth.
Activists for the Safe Schools Coalition (to normalize and promote homosexual sex acts) claim that they are ‘helping to prevent suicides’ of LGBTIQ youth. Australian Senate Candidate Vickie Jensen has noted however that “Dr. Delaney Skerrett and a team of researchers from the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) found that a leading cause of suicide among LGBTI people is stress from the sex acts they are performing. Dr. Skerrett said… “We tend to assume that the psychological distress LGBTI people are often going through is due to family rejection. But it seems that’s not so much the case. The conflict seems to be largely related to relationship problems, with partners.” (Source of quote.)
Now the rainbow "agender" seeks to brain wash toddlers. It is time to rise up Australia and defend your children.
"Toddlers and babies should be viewed by child carers and pre-school teachers as sexual beings according to material linked to a new early childhood training module, sparking a warning that children are now at the centre of a dangerous (homosexual and) gender experiment.
The Start Early training module developed by Early Childhood Australia with funding from the NSW Government, teaches that ‘not everyone fits into male or female gender; there is a continuum of variation.’
Wendy Francis will today outline concerns with the training module at a NSW parliamentary inquiry into the sexualisation of children and young people.
“The ideological thinking that gender is fluid is underlying this module as it did in the controversial Safe Schools program,” Ms Francis said.
“One resource book ‘Children’s Sexual Development and Behaviour: Pants Aren’t Rude” which is linked to the Start Early training module, encourages parents and teachers to think about their children, and even babies, as ‘sexual beings’ who should be allowed to sexually stimulate themselves from infancy.
“Most parents would be disturbed that childcare staff and pre-school educators are being told to view their children as sexual beings.
“This is an extreme and dangerous way for any adults to view children,” Ms Francis said.
“In the book, educators are told to encourage children to keep masturbating in private, rather than telling them to stop.
“Most would believe it can be harmful to talk with young children about sexual topics before they are ready and it is completely inappropriate for educators to be taught these ideas and encouraged to apply it to our toddlers, particularly without the knowledge of parents.”
In response to a Herald Sun article by journalist Susie O’Brien, Early Childhood Australia released a statement saying that its free online modules will not include information about sex, sexuality and cross-dressing.
“Yet a month on, that information remains in the recommended resource book for Start Early and can still be purchased through their website,” Ms Francis said.
“The NSW Government should review its support of the program.”
At today’s hearing Ms Francis will also speak on the impact of:
The Australian Christian Lobby has called on Victorian education minister James Merlino to urgently investigate a schools program which reportedly sexualises children.
“Parents are still coming to terms with the radical Safe Schools program which tells children their gender is fluid and are now learning about a new program which further sexualises minors,” said ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton today.
Mr Shelton said the ACL agreed with today’s editorial in The Australian which says “It is unacceptable that a program funded by government on the basis of domestic violence prevention should promote child sexualisation.”
“ACL is very concerned with the lack of public and media concern about the revelations in The Australian these past two days about the so-called ‘Building Respectful Relationships’ course,” Mr Shelton said.
“Building Respectful Relationships introduces contested gender ideology to students and asks students to look at relationship advertisements with inappropriate sexual content, under the guise of teaching about domestic violence.
According to a report in The Australian yesterday the Victorian Government is putting $21 million into the program which will target 120 Victorian schools and train thousands of teachers and childcare workers.
“While it is important for children to understand and develop respectful relationships, the program should not be used as a vehicle by rainbow activists to sexualise our children or teach them contested gender theory,” Mr Shelton said.
“The ACL welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment to combating domestic violence but this can and should be done without sexualising children.”
Earlier this year the ACL expressed concern that the Victorian Government was forcing the controversial so-called Safe Schools program on the state’s primary and high school students.
“Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister and Deputy Premier James Merlino keep defending the sexualised material however as new material comes to light their position becomes increasingly difficult to understand,” Mr Shelton said.
“It would seem Mr Andrews and Mr Merlino are listening to radical LGBTI ideologues who by their own admission wish to deconstruct social norms and deny parental involvement.
“It is disappointing that the Andrews Government is so out of step with community concerns.”
The Victorian Government is not alone in branching out to support age-inappropriate sexualised material to children.
Last week the ACL warned of the NSW Government-funded program developed by Early Childhood Australia which asks child carers and pre-school teachers to view toddlers and babies as sexual beings.
ACL spokeswoman Wendy Francis said it was time for State governments to respond to the growing concerns in the community with the sexualised material they are supporting.
“Our children should not be the centre of dangerous gender experiments dealing with contested rainbow ideology,” Ms Francis said.
“State governments should refrain from supporting programs that confuse and sexualise our children.”
Why not contact Telstra to say thank you to them for withdrawing their support for the homosexual movement's plans for marriage.
One by one common sense can prevail on Australia's corporations to refrain from promoting such dangerous sexual activity. Why not contact one of the biggest corporate promoters of homosexuality, the ANZ bank, who are using company resources to effectively promote homosexual sex acts to our children and society without shareholder permission to engage is such activism and social engineering experiments.
They do not deserve your money, patronage as clients or loyalty if they persist in this activity which has nothing to do with providing a banking service to Australians. It is your money they are using to promote homosexuality so feel free to tell them you want them to stop or you will withdraw all your money an go elsewhere.
Today we have seen a significant turning point in the war on marriage, family and freedom.
Australia's largest telco, Telstra, has just removed its support for same-sex marriage, allegedly due to pressure from supporters of traditional marriage.
The Australian is reporting that a pro-traditional marriage supporter sent a letter to corporations whose logos were used with permission to show support for same-sex marriage in an Australian Marriage Equality advertisement last May.
In that letter, it was implied this entity would withdraw contracts from Telstra because of its activist promotion of homosexual "marriage" and presumably because of the message this support sent to Australia's children.
The Australian is saying that Telstra has now backed away from public support for same-sex marriage, as the telco "did not want to risk its commercial relationship," obviously with clients who can see through the homosexual normalization program. deception.
Telstra commented: “The government has committed to putting same-sex marriage before the Australian people in a plebiscite and, ultimately, it will be parliament who determines any changes to the institution of marriage,” “In view of this, Telstra has no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate."
While the promoters of gay "marriage" paint a “friendly and cheerful” picture of the gay lifestyle, they all fail "to mention the serious health risks tied to homosexual behaviors. These include increased rates of sexually transmitted diseases, bacterial and viral infections, depression, and even cancer."
Are the homosexuality promoting schools programs (such as the Safe Schools coalition to normalize homo sex acts to school children) teaching the whole picture about gay sex? Why not? Ask your politicians this question.
Research done in 2002 by Dr. John R. Diggs found that same-sex sexual behaviors expose gays, lesbians and bisexuals to “extreme risks of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), physical injuries, mental disorders and even a shortened life span.” Common sexual practices among gay men were found to lead to “numerous STDs and physical injuries, some of which are virtually unknown in the heterosexual population.” Gay and bisexual men were found to “lose up to 20 years of life expectancy.”
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have warned on numerous occasions that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have ‘sex’ with men. The CDC has stated that gay and bisexual men continue to remain at the epicenter of what they call a “HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
They also "fail to point out the spiritual damage that religions across the world say is caused by homosexual activity. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism categorically reject homosexual practices in the strongest language as a direct rejection of God and his plan for human sexuality.
Christianity — “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error” (Letter to Romans 1:26).
Islam — “…For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.... And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)” (The Qur'an 7:80-84).
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Judaism — “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).
The Catholic Church calls homosexual acts “intrinsically disordered” since they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”
In our recent discussions about the so-called Safe Schools Coalition, we have pointed out that the program, and the Year 7 All Of Us curriculum is REALLY aimed at presenting ‘sexual diversity and gender diversity’ to children.
The aim, in their own words, is ‘attitude and behaviour change’ – they want children to accept, support and even be an ‘ally’ and an ‘activist’ for the LGBTIQ cause. In effect, they are indoctrinating young people to accept that homosexuality is ‘normal’.
In this article (Lifesite, 2015), homosexual activist, S. Bear Bergman, admits the truth. Bergman, a woman who identifies as a transgender male, said, “I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn't indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie.”
The context is interesting – Bergman was accused of ‘indoctrinating’ when she presented the LGBTI view to schools and children – but always denied it, saying she was just presenting an ‘alternate viewpoint’. Bergman writes, “I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people's minds about us. I want to make them like us. That is absolutely my goal … even if that goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion.”
Now Bergman is writing LGBTIQ books for children – and concludes: “I want kids to know this even if their parents’ or community’s interpretation of their religious tenets is that we’re awful. I would be happy — delighted, overjoyed I tell you — to cause those children to disagree with their families on the subject of LGBTQ people. If that makes me an indoctrinator, I accept it. Let me be honest — I am not even a little bit sorry.”
Another homosexual activist, Daniel Villarreal, has been even more forthright…
He wrote, in 2011, “Why would we push anti-bullying programs or social studies classes that teach kids about the historical contributions of famous queers unless we wanted to deliberately educate children to accept queer sexuality as normal? We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it. Recruiting children? You bet we are.”
He continued, “I, for one, certainly want tons of school children to learn that it’s OK to be gay, that people of the same sex should be allowed to legally marry each other, and that anyone can kiss a person of the same sex without feeling like a freak. And I would very much like for many of these young boys to grow up and start f**ing men…”
Here’s the article from Lifesite. It was published last year, but it directly relates to what we are facing with the Safe Schools Coalition… and ‘getting children to accept’ LGBTIQ ideology…
Gay activist: Of course our goal is to ‘indoctrinate children into LGBTQ agenda’
TORONTO, March 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A homosexual activist has candidly admitted that gay-themed materials and policies pushed in grade schools across North America are for the sake of “indoctrinating” children into an unquestioning acceptance of homosexuality.
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The insidious promotion of and idolatrous elevation of homosexual sex acts throughout Western society is reaching a cataclysmic stage where there will soon be no turning back.
Take as one of many examples the "Day of Silence" attempt to brainwash American youth to believe the deception that defending gay sex is a noble cause. The opposite reality will be felt in coming generations when this deception is revealed as such. Like all bad ideas there are serious consequences. Unfortunately there will be much brokenness in this generation because of it.
"On Friday, April 15, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement's annual "Day of Silence."
During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of solidarity with the international LGBT movement. Students are encouraged to wear special pro-homosexual badges, stickers, and bracelets - which are often handed out at the school entrances that day. There are also pro-LGBT posters in the hallways, handouts, and even workshops.
Although the adult activists claim that the "Day of Silence" (DOS) is put together by "students," it is in fact organized behind the scenes by adults with the enthusiastic cooperation of school officials. They use materials and instructions from a national homosexual activist group.
Please join the national effort to restore to public education a proper understanding of the role of government-subsidized schools.
You can actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes and help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school participates, promotes or allows "Day of Silence" activities.
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
True marriage offers true equality for children. Every child comes from and needs BOTH a Mum and a Dad. Every human being has dignity and deserves respect. All sorts of relationships can be respected at law without having to change marriage laws. In fact that has been the case legally for many years. The simple fact remains though that not every relationship is marriage.