Poll of parents should prompt re-think of gender fluid programs in schools

Poll of parents should prompt re-think of rainbow programs in schools

A six-year-old Canadian girl came home crying after a 2018 gender fluidity class in which the teacher showed a video called Gender Queer Kid Stuff and explained “girls are not real, and boys are not real”. – today’s Weekend Australian

The Australian’s Bernard Lane seems to be the only journalist in the nation with the intellectual curiosity and the courage to question LGBTIQA+ political dogma.

He reports in today’s Weekend Australian on a new poll which shows - surprise, surprise - that parents want the right of veto over rainbow programs in schools.

They want the freedom to pull their children out of classes in state schools which teach them that they can change genders if they want to.

Despite Labor lacing its policy platform with the full gamut of rainbow demands, 72 per cent of its voting parents said they wanted choice when it comes to teaching boys about wearing dresses and girls about taking testosterone.

Eighty-eight per cent of Coalition voters said they wanted a veto so schools couldn’t sneak this stuff in and even 46 per cent of Greens voters backed parents’ rights.

Since marriage was de-gendered after the 2017 postal plebiscite, gender fluid ideology has spread through the school system like a coronavirus.

Last October, Queensland’s “child safety” minister, Di Farmer, became the latest to mandate gender fluid teaching in all state schools.

In fact, Queensland Labor has a bill in the Parliament which punishes doctors and other health professionals with 18 months in jail if they decline to affirm a child’s gender confusion.

This week's poll of 3842 people was commissioned by Binary Australia, which is headed by prominent conservative commentator Kirralie Smith.

“I don’t ever condone attacking individuals, or bullying or harassment but I am absolutely a huge advocate for the right to criticise ideologies,” Smith told Lane.

That’s an important point because so much of this debate is conducted with emotion and devoid of scrutiny.

During the 2017 marriage plebiscite, the Coalition for Marriage, of which I was a director and spokesperson, continually warned that a consequence of de-gendering marriage would be gender fluid programs in schools.

The “warrior mums” who fronted our television ads - Heidi McIvor (pictured) Cella White, Marijke Rancie and Dr Pansy Lai – warned of programs exactly like the one Farmer has introduced.

They copped a torrent of abuse and threats from rainbow activists. GetUp even tried to have Dr Lai de-registered as a medical doctor.

It was vicious.

Former Prime Minister John Howard intervened to tell then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull that any change to the Marriage Act should include a provision to protect parents’ rights.

“There has to be protection for a capacity for parents to monitor what their kids are taught on sensitive gender identity issues and that means being able to say my child is not going to take part in that instruction," Howard said.

Turnbull ignored him.

A parents' rights amendment was put to the Federal Parliament by Senator James Paterson in December 2017 but it was voted down by politicians from both sides.

The rainbow lobby’s Yes campaign had ridiculed calls for parents’ rights to be protected.

But it was only four months after the Marriage Act was changed that Queensland’s Education Minister, Grace Grace, told Channel 9 that parents had to accept gender fluid teaching in schools because of the marriage plebiscite.

The Yes campaign lied. Voters were duped.

The Binary poll now piles the pressure on the Coalition to at least have a Senate inquiry into the activities of Australia’s blossoming gender clinics which are treating children with harmful puberty blockers and cross sex hormones.

Dr Michelle Telfer at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital is campaigning for more taxpayers’ money so she can conduct double mastectomies on girls under 18.

Sadly, Health Minister Greg Hunt capitulated to rainbow activists and dropped a mooted inquiry after 200 doctors and medical experts urged him to probe the shadowy realm of children’s gender therapy.

As Lane again reports today, countries like the UK and Canada are beginning to have deep misgivings about irreversible gender therapy on children.

In the UK this month, Oxfordshire’s education authorities became the first in the country to back down over new pro-trans school rules, after a 13-year-old girl took a case to the High Court arguing it was a breach of safeguarding to allow biological males into girls’ toilets, changing rooms and dormitories.

“The (Trans Inclusion) Toolkit has a very significant impact on me as a girl,” the unidentified girl said. “I am very surprised that the council never asked the opinion of girls in Oxfordshire about what we thought before they published the toolkit.”

In Canada last month, an Ontario human rights tribunal granted a full hearing for a case brought by the mother of a six-year-old girl who came home crying after a 2018 gender fluidity class in which the teacher showed a video called Gender Queer Kid Stuff and explained “girls are not real, and boys are not real”.

With Labor all-in on rainbow political demands, it’s no wonder their education spokesperson Tanya Plibersek refused to speak to Lane.

If we can stand up to Communist China and demand an inquiry into the origins of Wuhan virus, surely we can stand up to those who march under the rainbow flag and require an open and transparent look at what is being done to children.

In the meantime, parents should be told what is going on in state schools. They should have veto powers over rainbow activists.