3 -UPDATE: UN-Safe Schools – Wagga councillor, Vic published ‘restricted resources’, Roz Ward teaching in PRIMARY schools, ‘Ambassador’ WITHDRAWS support
3.1 Congratulations! Wagga Councillor Paul Funnell speaks out against so–called ‘Safe Schools’
Thank you to Paul Funnell, the Wagga (NSW) councillor who spoke out about the agenda of the so-called Safe Schools Coalition. He said it was a ‘debauchery’ of a policy.
Mr Funnell said it was NOT about bullying, “This programme has nothing to do with abolishing bullying. It’s disgraceful, X-rated social engineering and will see the sexualisation of our children.” He described some of the content as “ludicrous” and even, in some cases, “criminal”, saying, “The material is completely inappropriate and does not belong in schools. Much of this would be considered grooming if it was not wrapped up in this programme and people would be rightly arrested. It’s ludicrous that this program teaches children that your genitals don't determine your gender and it completely warps their concept of sexuality.”
The local paper ran a POLL: “Do you support the government's Safe Schools programme?” The RESULT? So far, the vote is 84.25% ‘NO’!
It’s interesting that rural towns and cities have not been supportive of the program. Of course, once people do speak up, the activists move in and lobby for the local schools to ‘join up’! The article reports that Wagga already has a ‘Wagga’s Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays’ group, that thinks schools should join the program!
If you live in a rural area, it is VITAL that you speak to people associated with the local Council, the school Council and so on, to ask them to NOT JOIN the Safe Schools Coalition. Once they join, it is EXTREMELY difficult to get them to ‘resign’ from the SSCA!
Article: Wagga councillor Paul Funnell slams Safe Schools program as 'debauchery' of policy, Wagga Daily Advertiser, 16/5/2016.
3.2 Victorian government publishes RESTRICTED RESOURCES on the Education Department website!
The Andrews Labor government has defied the proposed restrictions on the so-called Safe Schools Coalition that were announced recently by federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Under those proposals some ‘resources’ (OMG I’m Queer etc) were removed from public display and the Year 7 curriculum ‘All of Us’ was removed to be ‘reviewed’. The program was also ONLY to be used in secondary schools, NOT primary schools.
Mr Andrews has said the FULL program will continue and all the resources would be available.
The RESTRICTED resources have now been posted on a new webpage on the Victorian Education Department website called ‘Safe Schools Coalition Victoria’.
The Education Department published a News Bulletin, telling schools, staff and the public, about the development, and providing a link to the new webpage.
Article: Safe Schools: Victoria defies Federal Government over anti-homophobia program, ABC, 15/5/2016.
3.3 Safe Schools – Roz Ward teaches gender ideology in PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Roz Ward, the founder of the Safe Schools Coalition, and the Victorian head, has admitted to teaching 7 YEAR OLDS about gender fluidity. She admitted, in a recording posted on the Stop Safe Schools Coalition Facebook page, that she used a lesson from the Year 7 ‘All of Us’ curriculum guide – about aliens coming to earth ad asking about what are boys and girls – then getting the labels swapped… and so on…
Plus, “In a separate recording, Ms Ward refers to visiting a primary school in regional Victoria to discuss gender ideology.”
The Australian reports, “Last week, Ms Ward, who has a masters degree in gender studies but no teaching qualification, was photographed at RMIT in Melbourne lecturing a group of student primary school teachers about the program.”
Article: Kids of 7 learn ‘gender diversity’ from Safe Schools Coalition, The Australian, 14/5/2016.
Article: Children as young as seven are being taught about 'transgender experiences' as part of primary school education program, Daily Mail, 14/5/2016.
3.4 Prominent transgender person DOESN’T SUPPORT Safe Schools Coalition
An interesting and significant development… Catherine McGregor, the prominent former Australian army officer who is transgender (born male, Malcolm) has spoken up about NOT SUPPORTING the Safe Schools Coalition.
McGregor had initially AGREED to be an ‘Ambassador’ for the Safe Schools Coalition program – but has now WITHDRAWN SUPPORT.
That’s after finding out what the program REALLY TEACHES – radical gender ideology and ‘queer theory’! In particular, it was the Marxist statements by Roz Ward that adversely impacted McGregor’s view of the program!
In addition, having ‘changed from one gender to the other (male to female) the idea of being ‘genderless’ and teaching the ideas of being ‘genderqueer’ and non-binary’ has also shocked McGregor.
Article: Catherine McGregor: I’m transgender but I can’t support Safe Schools, Herald Sun, 19/5/2016.
4. Victorian Premier – homophobia, bigots and ‘hate mail’!
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews calls people “bigots” if they dare to criticise the Safe Schools Coalition and its promotion of ‘queer theory’!
This week he said,
“I get my advice on policy from experts, not from bigots, not from people who really ought to be ashamed of themselves in terms of their views and their tampering with a program that actually works”
On IDAHOT Day, 17 May, Andrews published letters which were sent to him that he described as ‘hate mail’. Most of the letters are VERY reasonable, simply expressing concern. Others are more blunt… The Star Observer, a Sydney homosexual paper, PUBLISHED the letters ONLINE! At least the names were blacked out... but this is not good enough!
Apart from the totally unacceptable name-calling by the Premier, the publication of these letters is a huge INVASION of PRIVACY!
As Miranda Devine writes, on the transgenderism issue, “But woe betide those who try to push back. You will be called a ‘bigot’ by Labor leader Bill Shorten and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, your Facebook page will be censored and your perfectly reasonable, private letters of concern sent to the Premier’s office will be published online and ridiculed.”
Article from Sydney Star Observer (with letters): Victorian Premier shares ‘hate mail’ – ‘This is why we need IDAHOT, Star Observer, 17/5/2016.
Article by Miranda Devine: The Left doctrine that no one can criticise, Daily Telegraph, 18/5/2016.
5. Vic government gives $6.4 million to Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic - $29 million to ‘sexuality’ programs!
In their recent Budget, the Victorian Labor government gave an additional $6 million in funding to Monash Health’s Gender Dysphoria Clinic. This is not an objective service that seeks to deal with the underlying psychological problems. It inevitably steers people toward gender re-assignment surgery.
The Clinic says they plan to EXPAND services to deal with MORE people!
This funding is on top of an extra $6 million in funding that the Labor government gave to the Gender Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital last year – because they were getting increasing numbers of children coming to the Clinic!
The current Budget gave $29 million in funding for ‘sexuality’ programs’ – we’ve previously mentioned the $15 million for a ‘Pride Centre’.
Even the Star Observer was surprised about the AMOUNT of funding – with their headline saying it was ‘surprisingly generous”, and writing, “The Victorian budget was released today, and it includes a record $30 million in funding to support initiatives for sexuality and gender diverse people across the state.”
Other funding included
· $4 million for a grants program to strengthen LGBTI organisations and support community leaders;
· $2.5 million for initiatives combatting homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in rural and regional Victoria.
· $2.5 million for research and tailored programs that respond to violence within LGBTI communities …
Article: State Government drops $6.4m at Monash Medical Centre’s gender dysphoria health clinic, Herald Sun, 26/4/2016.
Article: Victoria Government’s surprisingly big funding package, Star Observer, 27/4/2016.
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.
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