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The Real Agenda Behind the Safe Schools Coalition

Feb 17, 2016

It is routine practice for the radical social engineers who want to remake society in their own image to cover up their real intentions, and rely on obfuscation, deception and a host of euphemisms. If their goals were plainly stated there would be an uproar and their schemes would be fiercely resisted and thus much harder to implement.

Consider as a classic case of this the so-called Safe Schools Coalition. It claims to have 490 member schools in Australia, 13,515 trained staff, 329,874 students in member schools, and 86 supporter organisations. Impressive. So just what is it and what does it do?

We are being told over and over again that this $8m federal government program is nothing other than an anti-bullying program. Hey, terrific – sounds great to me. No one likes bullying and any program to deal with it must be a good thing, right? Wrong. One simply has to go to their own website and they spill the beans straight away:

Safe Schools Coalition Australia is a national coalition of organisations and schools working together to create safe and inclusive school environments for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families. It is funded by the Australian Government and, in Victoria, by the Victorian Government. The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is the national convenor of Safe Schools Coalition Australia and has partnered with experienced organisations in every state and territory to directly support schools.

homo 79Indeed, in one of its images it has these words: “Proud to create change in schools”. Yep, exactly. It is only later that the word ‘bullying’ actually appears, and then it is used in a very restricted sense, referring to anyone who has a different take on homosexuality. According to this group, anyone who has a problem with the homosexual lifestyle is ipso facto a bully.

Such people are guilty of the horrific crimes of “heterosexism” and “heteronormativity” as the SSC documents keep informing us. In today’s PC world of sexual revolution, anyone who affirms that there are a mere two genders, and they happen to be different and complementary, are evil “homophobes” who must now be re-educated by the State.

Hey wait a minute, I thought the SSC was simply about bullying! That is what the politicians, mainstream media and our social elites keep telling us. I wish it were. I was bullied as a child at school, as were millions of other kids. We were bullied and picked on because we were too fat or too skinny. Too short or too tall. Too ugly or too good looking. Too rich or too poor. Too cool or too uncool. Too smart or too stupid.

There are a zillion reasons why folks get bullied. So does the SSC deal with all these matters in detail in their programs and resources? Um no. There is only one topic that gets all the attention: homosexuality. But don’t take my word for it; simply read their documents for yourself. Consider the SSC “Resources” page. It is a real eye opener: www.safeschoolscoalition.org.au/resources

Please go to this page and have a close look. There are no less than 34 different resources you can download. Yep, 34 of them. And how many of them have anything to do with bullying in general? Not one. Yes, you read that right – not one. Every single one of these 34 resources is all about pro-homosexual indoctrination and propaganda.

Consider some of the titles and descriptions of these resources:

Growing up Queer
An Australian pilot study that explores how homophobia, transphobia and heteronormativity impact on…

OMG I’m Queer
Created by young people, OMG I’m Queer talks sexuality and gender identity.

Guide to Supporting a Student to Affirm or Transition Gender Identity at School
A step by step guide for schools supporting transgender and gender diverse students.

Guide to Hosting Inclusive School Formals
Use this resource to make sure that your school formal, deb, dance or any event is inclusive for…

All Of Us – coming soon
Our ground-breaking educational resource that supports gender diversity, sexual diversity &…

Stand Out Against Homophobia in Schools
Stand Out is the work of Australian students who are making a change in their schools, with their…

What are Pronouns?
Why are pronouns important? Our friends at Minus18 have a video that helps explain why!

Starting to get the picture? And there are 27 more of these, all fully downloadable. And check out just one of these, the “pronoun” one. It is a mindblower. It is all about “gender neutral pronouns”. Plenty of Orwellian terms are tossed around in this short video: “genderqueer,” “non-binary,” and “misgendering”.

We are presented with these gems in the video:
-“genitals don’t equal gender”
-“genitals and body don’t actually reflect anything about a person’s gender at all”
-“what’s more important: someone’s anatomy or who they really are and their happiness?”

Wow, talk about a Brave New World of gender-bending, political correctness, the destruction of language, and a war on reality. And the teens at “Minus18” who made this video make it clear that we must be sure to get our pronouns right. It is not at all hard to imagine the consequences if we don’t.

Pretty soon we will find the thought police coming after us if we get this wrong. BTW, we are told about some of the “acceptable” pronouns which must be used: “they,” “ze,” and “ey”. But don’t worry, “there are a whole array of gender neutral pronouns”.

As is so often the case, social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering. Change the language and you can change the culture. Indeed, just make up words as you go along. Since there are no biological realities, we can just wing it as we go redefine things. Hmm, why am I reminded of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland?

Humpty Dumpty: When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.
Alice: The question is, whether you can make words mean so many different things.
Humpty Dumpty: The question is: which is to be master – that’s all.

But of course none of this is all that new. The radical verbal and social engineers have been working away at this for a number of decades now. Consider just a few examples of this from years ago:

In January of 1995 the Australian Education Union (AEU) called for mandatory AIDS and sex education for all students, beginning in primary school. The course should include “positive information about gays and lesbians,” the AEU said. The AEU argued that not only should these classes be mandatory for even primary school children, but parents who ban their children from attending such courses for religious and cultural reasons should be prosecuted by the law.

At an October 1995 conference on Schooling and Sexualities at Deakin University yet more such proposals were made. Speakers told the delegates that homosexuality should be taught as acceptable to primary and secondary students, and gay relationships should be recognised through school projects.

And pro-homosexual indoctrination is not limited to sex education classes. In 1995 the Victorian Association for the Teachers of English said that AIDS and homosexuality studies should be incorporated into mainstream English studies. It said that the study of English must embrace “the burgeoning field of lesbian and gay studies,” and that teachers need to “promote awareness of homosexual issues”.

And the AEU called for pro-homosexual education to be integrated into all parts of the curriculum. It spoke of the “rights of all teachers to influence curricula in ways that will enhance understanding and acceptance of lesbians, bisexuals and gay men”.

Also consider the “Australian Education Union Policy on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People” as adopted at the 2006 Annual Federal Conference. It said in part:

The Australian Education Union is committed to protecting the industrial and professional and civil rights of its members and the rights of all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (GLBTI) people throughout the world. Discriminatory practices such as homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and monosexism are infringements of members’ rights and as such are to be challenged and eliminated.
As a matter of urgency we call on the Federal and State Governments to ensure their discrimination laws cover all aspects of law relating to GLBTI people. These must include laws on marriage, IVF, adoption, and age of consent.

Oh, I see. So this radical agenda has been pushed for decades now by the homosexual lobby and its allies in education, politics, the media, and elsewhere. Well, that pretty much explains the SSC then doesn’t it? This is all part of a long campaign by the coercive utopians to cram all things homosexual down the throats of society, and especially down the throats of our young, vulnerable school children.

Hmm, it is all starting to make sense now. Start the indoctrination process when children are quite young, and you will get the desired outcome. Clever. Forget about the three R’s and concentrate on social and sexual revolution instead. As education expert Dr Kevin Donnelly said about the Victorian SSC:

The fact that the coalition’s sexuality and gender program is endorsed by the Victorian education department and that an additional $1.04 million was allocated in last year’s budget also shows that more and more schools will be expected to implement the program.
While presented as objective and impartial, on reading the Safe Schools Coalition’s material it is obvious students, under the guise of anti-bullying, are being subjected to a concerted and well resourced campaign enforcing an LGBTI sexuality and gender agenda.
It is also the case that the Andrews government and the Australian Education Union’s support of the Safe Schools Coalition represents a glaring case of hypocrisy.
On one hand the teacher union argues that government schools must be secular and that there is no place for the type of morality and values associated with religion and the Andrews government has removed religious instruction classes from the formal school day.
Parents and schools are also told that Christian festivities should not be celebrated or promoted in government schools and the Australian bishops are condemned for circulating to Catholic schools the Don’t Mess With Marriage pastoral letter that argues marriage must involve a man and a woman.
On the other hand the official government and education department policy is to ask schools to fully support the Safe Schools Coalition and its cultural-left agenda; one that is still controversial and far from settled in terms of the broader community.

The Safe Schools Coalition has nothing to do with bullying as is commonly understood. Instead it has everything to do with a massive social engineering campaign to force-feed homosexuality into every Australian school and onto every Australian child.

Concerned parents everywhere must be informed about this propaganda operation and strenuously resist it. It is not at all safe for our children. As Senator Cory Bernardi puts it:

At a time when too many of our schools are failing to maintain teaching standards, when the literacy and numeracy rates of students are falling, when demands for school funds climb ever higher, why would any government even contemplate supporting such a desperate political agenda targeting our school children?
The homosexual lobby demand tolerance and truth but their actions, including by virtue of this school program, demonstrate the polar opposite.
Not satisfied with pursuing religious figures through the legal system over their support for traditional marriage, activists are now seeking to co-opt innocent children into their agenda of intolerance.
Of course, like every other Australian, homosexual activists are free to pursue their cause among the adult community in whatever manner they like, within the bounds of the law. But they should have the decency to leave our children and our education system out of it.

Please sign his petition about this as well: www.change.org/p/i-disagree-that-11-yr-old-children-should-be-taught-about-transgender-issues-in-school/u/15478446?tk=1h82Uh0RxN51X9NlZMPkewCqairkQvu2NMLiLXkjW4Y&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

www.theage.com.au/comment/government-and-teacher-union-hypocrisy-as-lgbti-agenda-plugged-in-schools-20160208-gmp18h.html#ixzz40Nw6qwHy
www.corybernardi.com/keep_political_agendas_out_of_schools

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18 Responses to The Real Agenda Behind the Safe Schools Coalition

  • Signed and shared the petition. My daughters were laughed at and bullied for wearing uniform instead of Pride colours when their school had a safe Schools Rainbow Day. They really stood out in a school of 1300 kids but said We are Christians and can’t support this.

    I thought this article was quite well written: www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/angela-shanahan/bullying-message-lost-in-all-the-lgbti-rainbow-flagwaving/news-story/ba654c044fedc2093a576c3a21e8e61d

    It begins:

    Bullying message lost in all the LGBTI rainbow flag-waving
    THE AUSTRALIAN
    FEBRUARY 13, 2016
    Angela Shanahan
    Children are terrible bullies. They are prone to dishing it out and being on the receiving end. When I was a kid I had a terrible stutter. Bullying? Tell me about it. At least I wasn’t fat. The fat kids really copped it, particularly in a girls school.
    There weren’t any lesbians when I was at school. Like Queen Victoria, we hadn’t heard about them. But at boys schools there was often a boy in the outer group who was designated ‘‘gay’’, whether he turned out to be gay or not.
    All these things still happen in schools, despite intensive anti-bullying policies. But these days most parents are aware that putting kids on the outer and intimidating them can make lives miserable and in extreme cases cause kids to feel suicidal. They have a right to expect that the schools cultivate an atmosphere of tolerance and sheer kindness towards people who seem different for whatever reason.
    However, as reported by The Australian earlier this week, a lot of parents in Victoria are worried about a new program that by 2018 will become compulsory in that state. The program, Safe Schools, is ostensibly about bullying. Some parents have pulled their children out of state schools because of it.
    For something purporting to be about bullying, there is nothing in the program about the usual victims — the fat, the slow, the very clever kids or stutterers — or anyone else who may have to endure bullying. This program really is nothing about bullying; it is about one group, and not a large one. Nor is it about tolerance or kindness. It is a radical form of sex education that promotes a fluid gender ideology. It is aimed at children as young as 11….

  • I am so angry about this latest act of duplicity by our Government. And we must respond now, because if it is allowed to remain in our schools, and even to be funded, it will become steadily more damaging to those most vulnerable. Little by little, like the frog gradually boiled to death when the water is heated one degree at a time, this will ensure that gender fluidity becomes the new normal. We all need to sign these petitions, and spread the word.

  • Having eleven year olds play acting at being homosexual is little more than grooming children for perverted sex. Why there is not an overwhelming outcry beggars belief.

  • Agree with all the above. When you have an Federal opposition leader taking his children and that includes an 6 year old girl to the Sydney Mardi Gras. It just shows how far Moral standards in the Labour Party have slipped

    marriage.greekorthodox.org.au/2016/02/bill-shorten-to-appear-at-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-parade/

  • There are 3 kinds of sinners –

    Those that sin and yet still reserve a sense of shame and prefer to hide their misdemeanors
    (May the long arm of the Lord even now reach down and save them)

    Those that sin and openly boast about it
    (Beware the embers of Hell are being warmed up)

    Those that lobby and legislate “That sin may abound”
    (Are not the hottest corners of hell reserved for them?)

  • Absolutely spot on Bill, how this demonic program got this far grieves me & infuriates me. We need to pray like we have never prayed before & really rattle politicians over this issue. I am not looking forward to the next few months, Sydney Gay Mardi Gras will be sugar coated and our Godless PM attending will be insufferable. The MSM (esp the GayBC) will hammer that agenda leading up to the plebiscite, demonising anybody who disagrees with it. The desire for righteous justice in me burns 24/7. Thank you Bill.

  • Everyone’s chipped in with all the comments I wanted to make and much more eloquently too. Therefore, I’ll just add two words of my own: home school. This madness has to stop one day but I suspect it will only be by Godly intervention.

  • I notice a couple of Uniting Church organisations are supporters of this program, Wesley Mission Brisbane, and Uniting Care West.

    This is tragic. John Wesley would turn in his grave if he knew this.

    If we should be concerned about our fellow men and women who are involved in these so called alternative lifestyles, we should be pointing them to the cross of Christ which leads to salvation, not to an easy life that leads to eternal death!

    In my vocation I had a student who performed exceedingly well. I had to fail him on a test for one simple mistake. That simple mistake could have cost him his life. It is certainly not unloving to warn someone of impending danger!

    David Clay

    Darwin, NT

  • “Whom the gods would destroy, they must first corrupt their language.” And so, outcome-based education merely becomes a name-change, as do teachers become change agents. Now this. But a change in name or terminology can not make a female child a male child. And frankly, as concerning reproduction, the parts just don’t/won’t fit. And yet they continue to try. Bless you, Bill, for fighting the good fight. Success is not measured in God’s eternal kingdom by whether you win or lose on such issues. It’s measured by loyalty and devotion. You seem a truly loyal and devoted soldier. Many prayers going up for you.

  • Sadly, things are as bad, if not worse, here in the UK. Our own MSM proudly showed on a supposedly local news programme a primary school where both girls and boys were allowed to dress in either trousers or skirts. The children had been very well indoctrinated and were ‘proud’ that their school was so open to all the gender fluidity you highlight.
    Moreover, children as young as four are being encouraged to think about transitioning gender! When I was under ten I would have loved to be a boy; they did all the exciting things like fly aeroplanes and be engineers. This had NOTHING to do with unhappiness at my physical body! Suppose a little girl feels a bit like this now – is she to find herself operated on to change her little body before she even knows what it should have been like? This all horrifies me.
    Keep up the good work, Bill, and you other folk. Pray for us over here too.
    Katharine

  • Yes, Katharine, I too was what used to be called a ‘tomboy’ – but it had nothing to do with wanting to change my body! I attended an all girls boarding school, and spent the Christmas holidays with my brother and three male cousins. Hence I loved football, cricket, climbing trees and building things with blocks. Hated dolls, but liked teddy bears. And I’m sure there were many others like me who defied so-called ‘normal’ expectations for our gender. Just a healthy part of growing up to become the unique individual God made each one of us to be.

    And now… the world has gone crazy, the rules have changed, and if we don’t go along with the new agenda we are in trouble. Well, all that does is fire me up with determination to stand up for all that is good and pure, even if that means I will be persecuted for doing so. Devil, do your worst – God is on our side!

  • Just saw this today…..

    Good on Cory Bernardi for standing on truth…but what a disgrace to see how far the Labor party has fallen. Bill Shorten must not become PM!

    www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/labor-leader-bill-shorten-exchanges-words-with-liberal-senator-cory-bernardi/news-story/f16af02198a8023d36e5bbde78d358ba

  • Thank you very much for this informative article. I’ve covered more on this topic at my website if people want more information. Specifically, I have gone through the unit guide and bullet listed many of the egregious parts of the course (with page number referencing):

    themarcusreview.com/2016/02/27/the-all-of-us-unit-guide/

    Please get as informed as you can and stop the spread of this communistic agenda.

    I don’t mind teaching of bit of LGTBI tolerance and anti-bullying, but I draw a big fat line at this junk. It must be re-written and parental consent must be obtained for every child.

  • I noticed yet another ‘lukewarm’ response today from a high profile bayside church pastor in Melbourne:

    “While it’s more than appropriate to educate teenagers about the diversity of human sexuality, it’s also vital that we educate them about diversity in other areas too – such as culture, race, and religion.”

    From the pulpit, I struggle with this view. Firstly, I wouldn’t say it’s “more than appropriate” at all. I realise our kids are in the world and should be aware of their surroundings, but my belief is that the reason teenagers (and indeed younger children) are defaulting to transgender labelling is because they were educated in the first place!

    There’s a real reluctance by this pastor to protect his flock. Rather than reference Scripture, he concludes by saying:

    “On the issue of sexuality there are people who, because of religious or cultural reasons or just personal opinion, consider any sexual behaviour other than that between a man and woman in the covenant of marriage to be wrong. Others disagree. We all need to learn respect for other people’s opinions even if they are different to our own and, while we’re at it, let’s stop the name calling towards those with which we disagree!”

    I feel like he’s saying let’s all believe what we want to believe, without prejudice! Shouldn’t he be inserting Scripture in there somewhere?!

  • Yes exactly right Tim. This is par for the course from this guy. He has fully bought the secular humanist notion of “tolerance” and seems far more worried about pleasing men than pleasing God. Shocking.

  • I thought this line in this article was interesting, considering Cella White is not a Christian:

    ‘…Many of the people opposed to the program are connected to the Australian Christian Lobby who have widely condemned the program as “hiding behind the guise of anti-bullying” and “imposing a sexual agenda on children”….’

    www.kidspot.com.au/school/primary/learning-and-behaviour/parent-pulls-son-out-of-school-because-of-transgender-program

  • Funny how the people who bleat on endlessly about tolerance and diversity are the nastiest and most intolerant people you will ever meet.
    There is simply no tolerance for anyone who holds conservative or diverse views.
    If the LGBTQI community was a business they could be sued for false advertising.
    ie. Look what they did to Cory Bernardi’s Office (while his wife was present)

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