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More Attacks on Our Toddlers

May 4, 2009

The activists of the secular left are no dummies; they know that in order to win the culture wars, they must get access to our children, and the younger the better. They know that if they can indoctrinate our kids at the most early ages possible, they will have a much better chance of seeing their social engineering agenda accomplished in full.

That is why they never tire of actively seeking to reach our children. They know if they can bypass parental concerns and values, they can get direct access to even toddlers in order to indoctrinate them in their radical worldview. Thus it comes as no surprise that yet another example of this has cropped up in the news.

This is how one media outlet begins the story: “A book that teaches children about lesbian mums getting pregnant using sperm donors is being pitched at kids as young as two. The controversial publication, Where Did I Really Come From?, also features a drawing of two gay men holding a baby, in a chapter about surrogacy. The publisher’s marketing spruiks the book, which includes in-depth descriptions of sexual intercourse, as suitable to be read to two-year-old children.”

The book is written by Narelle Wickham, and illustrated by Ingrid Urh. It has actually been out since 1992, but this new edition came out late last year. So what is the problem here? Let me count the ways.

As I told one reporter, sex ed in general is something that toddlers are simply not ready for. A case can be made that no one under high school age needs to be exposed to graphic sex education materials such as this. So why in the world is this being rammed down the throats of toddlers?

Also, this is not just about some harmless sex ed material, but is of course all about radical groups indoctrinating our children. It is about pushing agendas, and softening up kids to the moral relativism of the sexperts.

And it is all done to avoid any moral concerns that parents might have. Indeed, we are informed that the book offers “simple, non-judgmental explanations” about sexuality. They got that right. We don’t want to be judgmental and inform little toddlers that if and when they mess around with homosexuality they might contract HIV/AIDS or any number of other dangerous STDs. We would not want to tell them they might die young by getting into this very high risk lifestyle. No that would be judgmental.

As if we can leave values out of something as important as human sexuality. But this is really no value-free sex ed. It is chock a bloc full of the values of the militant sexual libertines and the homosexual lobby. Those are the real values that are being pushed fast and hard here. So spare us this nonsense about “non-judgmental explanations”.

And when ideologues want to push their agendas, truth is always the first casualty. Consider this howler which comes from the author herself: “All the research shows that in terms of outcomes for young people, family connections and warmth is more important than family structure.” There is perhaps no more patently and demonstrably false statement to be found on this issue than this.

We now have over forty years of social science research on this very question. Over 10,000 international studies have made it absolutely clear that family structure is the most important component for the wellbeing of a child. The research is so extensive and settled on this, that only a homosexual activist who wants to deliberately deceive people could even dare to make such a wild claim.

Family structure matters overwhelmingly, and the research demonstrates that no other family structure is as vital to the healthy development of a child than that of a biological mother and father, preferably married. No other family structure even comes close to providing the tremendous benefits which biological parents do. So here we have a deliberate and blatant falsehood, all in the interests of pushing the misleading agenda of the homosexual lobby.

And by the way, this is not some neutral, impartial academic who has written this book. Wickham is a lesbian activist, although you wouldn’t know it by the way the MSM reported the story. The book’s publisher and promoter are Learn to Include, which promotes the homosexual agenda, and Two Lives Publishing.

As to the former, it has printed numerous homosexual books, including that of another Australian lesbian activist, Vicki Harding. We are also told this on its website: “This project is supported by the NSW Attorney General’s Department – Crime Prevention Division”. It sounds like taxpayers are therefore funding this homosexual propaganda.

And we learn this about the latter: “Welcome to TwoLives.com, the online home of Two Lives Publishing. Our mission is to publish and distribute quality books for LGBT families.” Just in case you don’t know, LGBT of course stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

And the author offers an accommodation on a same sex travel website. The ad she has proudly proclaims her accommodation to be “Same Sex Owned and Operated”. And it also turns out that Wickham has a child who “was lovingly conceived through self donor insemination 22 years ago” as we are informed in an interview with her in a homosexual newspaper. So there is nothing objective about this: it is homosexual indoctrination pure and simple.

Not only should parents be in charge of the education of their young, especially when it comes to sexuality, but those with vested interests which are not in the interests of the child, such as the militant homosexual lobby, should be kept at arm’s length from these innocent and impressionable young people.

They definitely do not need to learn about homosexual relationships, sperm donors and all this other adult content as two-year-olds. It is questionable whether it is even of any value for most adults. But once again, our children are under attack from militants who will go to any length to target and exploit our kids. Enough is enough.

www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25422818-662,00.html
news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/nsw-govt-denies-link-to-gay-sex-ed-book-20090504-arle.html
www.starobserver.com.au/entertainment/2008/09/03/getting-the-facts-of-life/1514

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14 Responses to More Attacks on Our Toddlers

  • As quoted from the book:

    “Sometimes, a woman really wants to have a baby but she doesn’t want to have intercourse with a man.”

    “Some women want to bring up a baby by themselves, or with another woman, so the baby gets two mums.

    “A woman may go to a doctor who will arrange to get some sperm for her, or a special man she knows may agree to give her some of his sperm.”

    Pretty sad where this is all going. Women don’t want to have intercourse with men. They bring up children on their own (willingly and unwillingly), many admit this to be a challenging commitment. Women going shopping for sperm or ask a mate for some.

    Feminism has achieved so much (yeah right) – maybe just a hatred of men in general. The world can’t get on if the only two genders can’t respect each other.

    Rather than holding in esteem happy, content mother/father relationships (of which there are many), these (few) women want to brainwash two year olds with their anti-male crap. They sound desparate to make a few dollars to me.

    Get real ladies.

    Teresa Binder

  • Thank’s Bill, unfortunately the opponents of traditional marriage have had a confidence boost with the election of the Rudd government and desensitising our children to homosexuality is only going to get easier for them. Ask the opinion of any non-Christian twenty years and under about the homosexual life style and you can’t help but conclude that we have already lost that generation. So it’s only a matter of time until the moral bankruptcy of this country is complete. Sorry about the sad prognosis.
    Nino Suraci

  • Dear Nino, Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership does nothing for marriage either. Somehow, good people must associate more effectively across obsolescent barriers.
    Gerard Flood

  • Thank you Gerard, you are correct about Turnbull, but it would have been John Howard if not for Rudd. Howard proved to be pro-family and quite vocal concerning maintaining Christian values in our society. The homosexual lobby absolutely hated him.

    Nino Suraci

  • Hi Nino and others,

    Extrapolating present trends, it is certainly true that the prognosis for the west is complete moral bankruptcy. It is also true that there is nothing in man, himself, which can pull us back from the brink. It is therefore tempting to conclude that our society has reached such a state as to render self-destruction inevitable.

    We must remember, however, in the current situation, just as much as when things are going well, it is always God, and God alone who saves both individuals and nations.

    I hope the increasing degeneracy will not push Christians into apathy, but will rather strengthen us in our complete reliance upon God. Now, more than ever, we need to keep praying and working for what is always society’s only hope – revival of faith in Jesus Christ in our land. With man this seems impossible, but with God anything is possible.

    Mansel Rogerson

  • Thank’s Mansel, that definately deserves an “Amen.”

    Nino Suraci

  • Studies of criminal behavior reveal that pedophiles often give their victims sexualy graphic material before harming them physicaly. Any author or publisher who would participate in the same disgusting behavior as a pedophile should be avoided as a rule.
    James A Woods

  • This book is child abuse which will rob children of their childhood. No one has the right to do that.
    The media has become a power force in promoting the work of Satan.
    Today we are engaged in a ‘spiritual battle’ and it is one we cannot ignore. We must be part of the battle. If anyone doubts that the persecution of Christianity hasn’t begun then one is not facing reality (read the comments on the Herald Sun web page re footy on Good Friday).
    These are dark times and as things get worse the only light will be the ‘Light of Christ”. Let us pray first and then act.
    Madge Fahy

  • Sex ed books are a dumb idea to begin with. Parents should be the ones doing the educating here. If only more parents would do this. So many young people find that they can’t talk to their parents at all.
    Kelly Williams

  • Romans 1 verses 22 to 32 spring to mind. This and the sad story of Alex make me weep. As another contributor said “only God can stop this madness” – or words to that effect. May this drive us to prayer for the situation and right action where/when possible. Let us never forget how we have allowed the demise of opposite sex morality to occur without much fuss, though, as we (rightly) decry homosexual immorality.
    Katharine Hornsby

  • When children can now pick up homosexual magazines in libraries that are sexually crude and explicit, and their parents complaints about this fall on deaf ears, it certainly is not so surprising homosexual activists are brazenly challenging parents for their toddlers’ young minds and souls.

    Unfortunately, the majority of people (including Christians) are either too blind or too apathetic to the homosexual agenda, or just too fearful to speak out against it. While this is happening many children, including toddlers and even babies (ie as a results of IVF for lesbians and surrogacy for homosexuals), will fall prey to an ideology that has enormous emotional, physical and spiritual consequences.

    A few years ago (2005) the South Australian Labor Government and Health Department, along with other SA government departments, had the audacity to support and fund the Feast: Adelaide Lesbian and Gay Cultural Festival.

    This “cultural festival” had workshops that included flogging, sadomasochism, rope and genital bondage, and a host of other perverted activities. The festival was even described by our premier “as a festival with a strong ‘family’ theme”, and hailed by our former education minister as “… a must-see-and-do extravaganza of artistic splendour and enjoyment for all”. I should add the festival had a “Get Frock’d” (drag) workshop for youth.

    What was further disturbing about this homosexual festival is that it had free glossy Guide magazines (with sexually lewd images) promoting the event’s various programs, activities and films [including the most perverted ‘how to do it’ sex films that are too crude to elaborate on here], which were distributed in family restaurants, coffee shops, delis, public libraries, etc, around Adelaide.

    When I and another parent made complaints to various media organisations (TV, radio and newspaper), not only about the magazines being in easy reach of children, but how the SA Government and even Health Department were bizarrely funding the festival’s flogging and sadomasochism workshops, we were either repeatedly fobbed off or accused of being homophobic.

    Trevor Grace

  • When I was 6 years old I visited my cousin who was also 6. She proceded to tell me all about about sexual intercourse etc from a book that her parents had given her – what I was told was not kids stuff. I was so disgusted with what my parents had done, I felt dirty that I now knew this, that I could not sleep that night, and what I had been told just went round and round my head and would not leave. I know I lost a bit of ‘innocence’ from that experience and I wish it never happened. The fact was, I was so young that I thought the act was disgusting, I certainly was not mature enough to be taught about it, or even think that it was a good thing in a marriage relationship. All I needed to know was that my parents really loved each other – not how they expressed it. I was disgusted about a normal, loving activity in a marriage – proof that I was not ready to know even though it was happening in the right context. Teaching me about homosexuality at 6 would have been tantamount to pornography! I think teaching me about sex at 6 was tantamount to pornography as well! I felt dirty, disgusted, and it did affect my relationship with my parents – I could not tell them what I now knew, nor could I look at them those first few days without having images flashing in my mind (I don’t think the book had pictures, but my impressions of what I learned from it were graphic enough). Please, don’t put a child through that! Especially at that age!

    Catharine Carpenter

  • This, as I said many years ago in a Letter to the Editor regarding the video being shown to my very young sons at school, is tantamount to teaching these young children all about herion, what it is, where to get it, how to load the needle and insert it into your arm, but saying “I am not going to be judgemental and tell them whether it’s right or wrong – it’s their choice!”

    What a joke! Idiocy!! …. and it is downright evil to be doing this to the future generations of our nation! We cannot allow it to continue. We cannot continue to play the Politically Correct game. We MUST confront the lies, the deception and the game of words – where the prize is the minds and bodies of our young ones.

    How DARE they!

    Sue Pollock

  • Is not the contrast between family structure and family connections and warmth a false dichotomy. If Dad’s off with a new bimbo it doesn’t just change the structure it shatters the warmth and connection. If there is no family structure (as in mix’n’match ‘family’ redefinitions) there is no warmth and connection.

    I would agree if the authors or anyone said a family structure without warmth and connection is no good. Absolutely. So lets maintain and honour a Biblical family structure with wamrth and connectivity. The Biblical family structure is all about warmth and connectivity… and discipline and direction and training and…

    God Bless,
    Michael Hutton, Ariah Park

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