Hidden away on page six of last Monday’s The Daily Advertiser, was a small item headed “No faith in program”. It’s worth repeating here.“The overwhelming majority of Wagga locals do not support the government’s Safe Schools Program, according to a recent poll in The Daily Advertiser. Eighty four per cent of voters said they were against the controversial education program that aims to prevent bullying in primary schools related to sexual identity and gender-related issues,” the story began.
It was Gillard Labor that funded the Safe Schools Coalition. What Labor got was the $2 million per year Safe Schools Program, designed to combat bullying of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) students. Reducing bullying appeared to be a secondary aim: It looked more like a direct attempt to teach our children to accept and maybe adopt the gay lifestyle. The Turnbull government suspended the program when its purpose became clearer. Shorten Labor will resume the program, and add $1.4 million to give us a commissioner for LGBTI rights. The commissioner will be the “champion” of the LGBTI community tasked with enforcing their rights within the workplace and at schools. The Greens will enhance the program by allocating $34 million to ensure the success of Safe Schools if there is a Labor/Greens government. Your Gonski money at work?
Labor in Victoria has committed $29 million towards services for LGBTI Victorians, which will include a Pride Centre to house LGBTI organisations, plus $2.5 million towards a program of education to combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in regional and rural areas, plus $4 million for an LGBTI Grants program for community organisations.
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University produced “The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships” which teaches students to search online for sexual information. Websites such as Minus 18 are suggested, which amongst other things teaches children how to erase their internet searches so that parents cannot track their children’s access to doubtful material.
Minus 18 also explains to teenagers “how to bind their chests or tuck their penises”, just the sort of thing which would be unacceptable to the 84 per cent who do not approve of the program. I would suggest that the 16 per cent who “approve” are possibly people who aren’t actually aware of what Safe Schools is teaching.
A year 7 quiz asks students, “Will masturbation make your palms go hairy?” Students are tested on whether they know what proportion “have not had vaginal sex” before the age of 16.
Another researcher is campaigning against “compulsory heterosexuality” and wants Early Education (pre-school) to teach gender and sexuality as “fluid and changing”.
In America President Obama’s law allows transgender and gender-confused students to use female toilets. Girls have been told to “overcome discomfort” at the sight of male genitalia in gender-neutral bathrooms, the brave new world that social engineers would impose on our children.
Ninety eight per cent of us are heterosexual. We are male or female. We don’t hate LGBTI people, we don’t want them to be bullied. But we also don’t want our children to have their time wasted with lessons about sexual differences to please a vocal minority.
Labor and The Greens would like to change Australia by indoctrinating your children. “Safe Schools” has to go.