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Children to be taught 'heterosexuality not the norm' in Australian schools project
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Hilary White

Posted on 10/28/2012 10:40:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

SYDNEY, October 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australian school children are to be told that heterosexuality is not the norm, according to a new education department pilot program called “Proud Schools.”

“Heterosexism” is one of the evils that the Proud Schools program is intended to stamp out, along with “homophobia and transphobia,” education officials have said. According to the minutes from the Proud Schools steering committee on March 22, 2011, the program focuses on reversing “the dominance of heterosexism rather than on homophobia.”

The program defines “heterosexism” as the practice of “positioning heterosexuality as the norm for human relationship,” according to the Proud Schools Consultation Report. “It involves ignoring, making invisible or discriminating against non-heterosexual people, their relationships and their interests. Heterosexism feeds homophobia.”

The committee suggested that teachers must monitor the playground in order to stamp out “heterosexist” language among children in out-of-class hours.

The education department has allocated $250,000 for the pilot program that is running now in 12 state schools.

The program was initiated in 2010 by Labor’s former Education Minister Verity Firth and has been implemented and supported by current New South Wales Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. Piccoli said his department was dedicated to “stamping out homophobic bullying”. A similar program is already in use in Victoria, called the “Safe Schools Coalition” to “support sexual diversity”.

Proud Schools recommends using Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education classes, starting in Year 7 (12- and 13-year-olds), to “incorporate learning about same-sex attraction and sexual diversity.”

Homosexualist groups and left-leaning columnists are furious and aiming editorial attacks at the Sydney Telegraph for having criticized the program as “politially correct” and for having revealed the text of the Proud Schools steering committee.

The Telegraph’s Miranda Devine wrote that “at least” 10 Liberal Party MPs are “extremely concerned” about the program, and will complain to Education Minister Adrian Piccoli this week.

Devine quoted Upper house MP Fred Nile who called the program “propaganda” and asked the government to defund the program.

“I’m totally opposed to the brainwashing of high school students, especially when they are going through puberty,” Nile said. “Homosexuals at most make up 2 percent of the population - I don’t know why the education department would give priority to promoting this.

“We will have more confused teenagers than ever…children should be allowed to develop themselves,” he said.

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell defended the program, vowing that it will not be shut down.

“I don’t believe that sexual orientation is any more a matter of choice than one’s gender,” O’Farrell said. “Whether discrimination is on the basis of gender, sexuality, race or something else - it is unacceptable.”

In an editorial, the Telegraph said that it “goes without saying that any measures to stop bullying or abuse in our schools are desirable and welcome,” but the newspaper questioned whether the Proud Schools program “is so ridiculously proscriptive and politically correct it might have the opposite effect.”

“Indeed, it appears that far from merely promoting tolerance, the program seeks to advance a political agenda. Teaching high school students that gender and sexuality are ‘fluid’ concepts and that ‘binary’ notions such as gay and straight are ‘heterosexist’ is not an anti-bullying message. It is presenting a particular view - and doing so as though it is scientific fact.”

Gay News Network reports that Devine’s article has been “condemned” by Opposition Education spokesperson Carmel Tebbutt and Green Party MLC Cate Faehrmann, the homosexual groups ACON and the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; childabuse; children; comeforyourchildren; downisup; gayagenda; heterophobia; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; lavendermafia; littleredschoolhouse; sexpositiveagenda

1 posted on 10/28/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

““I don’t believe that sexual orientation is any more a matter of choice than one’s gender,” “

Then why are you teaching otherwise? In a sane world this guy would be hung from a tall tree.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 10:43:19 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

The phrase, “God save the Queen,” takes on a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 10/28/2012 10:48:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

up is down, black is white, wrong is right

I’d be yanking my enrollment el pronto


4 posted on 10/28/2012 10:49:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Related article:

Gender Bias Fought At Egalia Preschool In Stockholm, Sweden
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/26/gender-bias-egalia-preschool_n_884866.html

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STOCKHOLM — At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys.

From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don’t fall into gender stereotypes.

“Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,” says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. “Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.”

The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden’s efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is satanic.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Is Hetersesual contact the Norm?

You are here arent you?

Whats the matter with the world today?

No one was eever born naturally from homosexual sex.

Spit and feces just don’t cut the mustard.

To promote homosexual sex is to promote the end of the worlds population. Perhaps that is the reason.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Considering that heterosexuals are about 99% of the population homosexuality is abnormal.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Someone needs to teach these “educators” what the word “norm” means. It is a mathematical reality. Then again, someone needs to teach these “educators” what “reality” means.

Not even to mention “mathematics.”


9 posted on 10/28/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Who wants to sleep twice with a $16 trillion broke loser? ©MARK STEYN)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

CHILD ABUSE


10 posted on 10/28/2012 11:07:09 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Venturer

“To promote homosexual sex is to promote the end of the worlds population. Perhaps that is the reason.”

overpopulation has been identified by the UN as the most important problem.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Heterosexuality is the norm for every other species. Why would anyone imagine that humans are any different? Homosexuality is an aberration. If not, the species becomes extinct.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 11:25:46 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: yldstrk
I’d be yanking my enrollment el pronto

You do that and you'll miss the class on the fine art of yanking something else.....

13 posted on 10/28/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Albion Wilde
Someone needs to teach these “educators” what the word “norm” means. It is a mathematical reality

Also "deviation". If your are less that 2.5% of the population, you are 2σ from the norm (That's doubly deviated).

14 posted on 10/28/2012 11:32:27 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Homosexuals recruiting. We should respond to them as though they are attempting to sexual assault our children because they are.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 11:36:27 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have friends that practiced the gender-neutral thing with their baby son, did everything but put him in a dress. He was nevertheless drawn like an electromagnet to monster trucks, trains, toy soldiers, things that go boom, etc. To their credit, after a few years, they recognized the “nature” part of “nature vs nurture”.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: CodeToad

Homos...please go back into a closet...any closet.


17 posted on 10/28/2012 12:11:16 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s state-sponsored child abuse. I’ve studied this very issue with Sweden. It’s horrific. There are even days in some schools where boys have to dress up as girls to break gender boundaries. As far as I’m concerned, if this world had SANITY, the Swedish government would be indicted for crimes against humanity. They are on record saying that their intention is to conduct a genocide of Swedes through mass immigration. The first stage of conducting genocide? Get rid of the men, but instead of killing them, the government just turns them into effeminate homosexuals.

Bear in mind, only two governments in the history of Europe have enforced a state-wide ban on home-schooling, forcing parents to put their kids through government education/indoctrination. The first was the Nazis, the second are the current Swedish government.

It makes me wish for another war in Europe. The Swedes would stand a better chance of survival under foreign occupation than under their own feminazi multi-cult dictators. Sweden is a banana republic, like Venezuela. The illusion of democracy propped up by state-run media and education. We’re heading to a similar fate if Barry is reelected.


18 posted on 10/28/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Venturer

During a recent discussion, someone told me that pregnancy from anal sex is where Democrats come from.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 12:40:07 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is the inevitable consequence of legalizing same-sex marriage and the natural next step in the homosexual agenda. It would just take a few predictable court rulings in the U.S. for judges to dictate that schools must teach that homosexuality is “equal” to heterosexuality in every way, justified by the fact that marriage can be defined either way after same-sex marriage has been passed.

Keeping in mind that the point of same-sex marriage is not equality and not the desire to get married. The point of it is to mainstream homosexuality and bring in more young recruits.

Homosexuality has little to nothing to do with genetics. Gallup polling proved this a few weeks ago by showing that far higher percentages of young people identify as homosexual or bisexual than older people. The culture has changed and is successfully recruiting more young people into the lifestyle. The numbers for females are even higher, at 8%, naturally because the culture now puts almost no stigma on female homosexuality, while there still is a cultural degree of stigma on male homosexuality, although that is fast being eroded away.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 12:48:04 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Not sure ,but I have heard many were butt-born.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 12:54:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: driftdiver

There ya go.

Coincidence?


22 posted on 10/28/2012 12:58:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jack Hydrazine
At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys.

Because "Comrade" was already taken

23 posted on 10/28/2012 1:00:45 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Viennacon

-— The illusion of democracy propped up by state-run media and education. ——

Excellent summation. This also describes our country. We only differ in degree.


24 posted on 10/28/2012 1:01:34 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This is why we Aussies ALWAYS send our kids to private schools at $20,000 per year.

Just not worth sending them to ‘state’ (government) schools.

So it’s kind of the reverse to USA - you guys have free schools but you pay for colleage.

In Australia we pay for schools but have (mostly) free college.


25 posted on 10/28/2012 1:10:38 PM PDT by vikingsteve
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Child abuse... Australian style..

Must be a NAMBLA test case in Australia..
Testing to be instituted world wide.. soon...

Right after President “Flavor Flav” is elected to his second term..
HOPE and CHANGE that the homos can come out of the latrine..
And sink their “whatever” into your children..

The VAMPIRES are in charge now..


26 posted on 10/28/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s essentially saying the female of the species should never have been created in the first place. The homosexualistic and feministic left would vehemently deny this of course but it is what they are saying in essence.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 3:41:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Pat Cadell is right when he says the media are a threat to the people. The media’s sole purpose should be to PROTECT the people from the government by chasing the truth. Unfortunately, our media now protects the government from the people by ignoring scandals and spinning lies.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL @ “Heterosexuality is not the norm”?

Cool Story Austrian Public School.

I take it that also means being Christian isn’t the norm either, even though Christians make 75% of the Austrialain population.

The public schools are teaching our children LIES.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT by NerdOfReason
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To: NerdOfReason

That’s what happens when you let the Left run the show.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 3:54:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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