So, here we go, there is an agenda after all. Let’s go for the kids in school. Educate them into gayness and demolish the family in the process.
I hear voices saying, “No! Gays are not trying to destroy the family. They’re just out for equality!”
Yet here it is, one of series of serious and below-the-belt attacks on the accepted family structure – the role of mums and dads. Gay promoters want to take away one of the most important institutions and replace it in schools – where children are heavily influenced – with some politically-correct, wiltingly weedy, all-encompassingly non-descriptive identity – ‘partners’, stealing from every child the right – and I use the word ‘right’ politically – the right and privilege to grow up knowing it’s perfectly correct and proper, and desirable to call their parents mum and dad, and that it is not politically or socially incorrect to do so.
From the Telegraph:
TEACHERS are being urged to stop using terms such as husband and wife when addressing students or families under a major anti-homophobia push in schools.
The terms boyfriend, girlfriend and spouse are also on the banned list – to be replaced by the generic “partner” – in changes sought by the gay lobby aimed at reducing discrimination in classrooms.
Schools are coming under pressure to provide lessons for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and stack their libraries with books and videos covering their issues.
Among the demands are the outlawing of homophobic comments by teachers or students in the playground and a requirement for teachers to receive “diversity training”.
Education Director-General Michael Coutts-Trotter emerged as a leader of the school anti-homophobia campaign, opening a Government-backed conference on sexual diversity – That’s So Gay.
The Federation of Parents and Citizens’ Associations also weighed into the debate calling for “appropriate literacy materials promoting diversity in families”.
The radical shake-up means that families with two mums or two dads are set to be accepted as a normal part of school communities.
Mr Coutts-Trotter said public schools had a responsibility to include children from same sex couples and allow no discrimination.
“Happy families come in all shapes and sizes,” he said.
“We value diversity and include everyone in the life of the school…meeting the bare legal requirement is not enough.
“Public education has a responsibility to include…to strive to make all feel welcome.”
Mr Coutts-Trotter said he was aware some teenagers felt “lonely and abandoned as they come to terms with their sexuality”.
He said leadership from students in public and independent schools was an important weapon to support those facing discrimination and “combat homophobia”.
“Our schools should be sanctuaries (for students).”
The Department of Education and Training said any attempt to stop same sex partners from attending a school formal in NSW – as controversially occurred in Queensland – was likely to breach anti-discrimination laws.
And there is an agenda here. No on can deny it. Pressure has been put on schools and teachers to become so insipidly multi-everything that we remove the possibility of offending so-called minorities, but in the processs totally ignore the right of the majority. If these guys really support ‘diversity’ then why take away the significance of that rather large part of the diversity called mums and dads?
Thank God the media has got hold of this and is showing some indignation.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal that the department is already spearheading a major push to win acceptance for gay and lesbian students in public schools.
“Teaching about sexual diversity, tolerance and anti-bullying occurs through the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum in all NSW schools – public and independent,” the spokesman said.
“In Years 7 and 8 students learn about bullying, including anti-homophobia. This is reinforced in Years 9 and 10 in the anti-discrimination topics in the curriculum.”
“Same-sex attraction issues” are included in students’ lessons on relationships, diversity and discrimination.
A 25-hour course, mandatory for all Year 11 and 12 students in government schools, examines “issues relating to sexuality and sexual diversity”.
Why do schools have to remain the targets of politically driven agenda groups? There are people with vested interests attempting to steal a generation. It’s time to push teachers back to the essential 3 R’s of education and force groups like these to get their hands off our children.
Parenting is a privilege given to people by God. Christians need to be aware of what is happening and be prepared to stand for the truth about God’s family structure. Mums and dads unite!
UPDATE: In what is either a backflip or a serious attempt at putting out a fire, Coutts-Trotter is now denying the move:
SCHOOLS will not move to stop using words like mum and dad, or girlfriend and boyfriend, the New South Wales Education Department says, despite reports that public schools are under pressure to provide gay-friendly environments.
This is good news, and in a way this whole saga so far has highlighted the age-old understanding that you do not touch the treasured institution of mums and dads.
UPDATE 2: Schools are saying they won’t bow to the pressure from gay lobby groups. So there is still pressure. Could this be a bridge too far for the lobbyists?
UPDATE 3: A third source, from an ABC News interview this morning, which is a denial that the terms ‘mums and dads’ were used, and so it is quite probably an exaggeration by the Telegraph, but also an admission that there is a suggestion of political correction or watering down of terms, so neither a denial or a confirmation, but certainly a move away from acknowledging recognised family structures by emphasising ‘diversity’ of structures. Still not good!
This is an audio clip, but quite short.