Keep political agendas out of schools

gay_manual.jpgThis morning the media asked for my thoughts on a story on the front page of The Australian about a taxpayer-funded ‘gay manual’ introduced to schools.

The program, written by homosexual activists and supported to the tune of $8m by the federal government, encourages children as young as 11 to become advocates for the homosexual cause.

The course materials make all manner of ridiculous claims. They insist that asking about the gender of a newborn reinforces a ‘heteronormative worldview’ and promotes homophobia. To utilise the same terminology against these fools; they are clearly being heterophobic!

Further, the producers of this propaganda claim that ten per cent of people are same-sex attracted and a further four per cent are transgender. These figures stem from the discredited research of Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s and are not supported by either US or Australian statistics.

In fact, they overstate the truth by many multiples. Like so many other ‘causes du jour’, the truth matters little to the advocates.

The program also isolates students in front of the entire class if they don’t comply with the mantra demanded of the homosexual activists. This is bullying on a grand scale and the fact it is in any way sanctioned through federal funding is a disgrace.

The government has hidden behind the claim that it’s an optional program but that statement conveniently ignores the fact that the Victorian government has made it mandatory for their schools from 2018.

Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the program is the part where 11-year-old children are asked to imagine themselves as a 16-year-old going out with someone of the same gender that ‘they are really into’. What sort of an education system asks that of pre-teen children?

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.

Reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • commented 2016-09-06 21:43:06 +0930
    My children are being brainwashed with lies about cruelty in meat production, how horrible the English were to discover Australia and multiple other things they are meant to feel guilty for. I am sick of it. So many Aussie kids have anxiety and teachers are making it worse by pushing agenda of the minorities instead of teaching the corre subjects. Primary schools should stay out if areas the teachers dont understand.
  • commented 2016-04-18 03:08:57 +0930
    Oh I apologise someone’s taken over my iPad I think this is hilarious what makes it worse and more difficult is the big speaking into a microphone and it’s not picking up the text correctly I reported immediately
  • commented 2016-04-18 03:06:45 +0930
    You are and that you are an audience standing watching an old superstar it’s very funny when you going to think that I want couldn’t pick up side my old kitchen sink but I’m still a drive still the same as I always was just because I’m famous and instructional video that I was before golf Whitlam call me a game I’m so glad I came because when you’ve been to a show people you know anyone submit tell you up that we went to big stars did they take off their bras did they dance of advance of the lot was there any social relevance I need memories like elephants to remember who did want to that would wear but it least you can say that you’ve seen it at least you can say you are there is it that you can say that with make each other hello hello I was there well well because you did say you British is I was in South Kensington the other day to Easter looking ladies were packing never Sabys my little baby is ready At Bunnings by the way they treated and they cursed and said they were there first but I fix them with a sign to be at beach fun I said please don’t pack your Yeah there were people who were born here in Italy is my great grandfather was one yes it was going to say that British is it least I can say that one more Barry Humphries yes Eddie McGuire
  • commented 2016-04-18 03:00:41 +0930
    Will it ridiculous person is just left a message I think it’s pathetic I think is homophobic I think that people should be together and we should start a vigilantes I think gay people should get together go around to his place and Benny’s house to the ground that type of person make me sick he makes me sick to my stomach he makes me so sick I feel as though I could say something oh I know what you’re thinking is that person writing this is something stuff going to suggest a thing like that where your thoughts the well-founded I can’t bottle it up quite frankly it’s rude not healthy to bottle things up unless you’re seeing your citizen and then you often have no choice but to bottle things up with this lovely mood and the wonderful feeling here on the Internet tonight or should I say this morning this sort of silence it’s all over the Internet audience using the cells that right this type of stuff I have your thoughts are well-founded need a new beanie Meany Meany Meany me and Mr Bernardi I adore you and I love that little man again Tasmania to that little person Mr Little hello and shout out that hello to great intellectual Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire and was on Miskin Blokland wonderful in China with the Prime Minister selling our brand-new Australian resources VFL I don’t know what the big this country is coming to quite frankly !!!!!!!!!
  • commented 2016-04-18 02:47:04 +0930
    Well I think it’s a disgrace but I think of all the sophisticated gentleman Australian bird Newton Bert Newton Daryl Somers hour and Jones Alan Jones David Atkins you Jackman you get me you Jackman Hugh Jackman and Gavin Disney rub guest rob guest and Philip Brady and Bruce Mansfield can bring their mothers !!!!!!! what are you think about it I don’t think we ever had anything so ridiculous in my life if people want to have no interest in joining these political games seems that the whole world has to turn gay and if not watch out what would happen if all the straight people came to Sydney and went up Oxford Street try to convert them to be straight that’s basically what’s happening now is not gay groups are running around trying to get people to be being gay I mean you can only pretend so much this political correctness has gone too far it’s too stupid it doesn’t make sense I have to stop people I have to stop telling people I’ve got eight sons The keeping with the groovy crowd I tell people all that up my son is there a ducted I can’t have children I meant how pathetic !!!!!is that I rest my case on second thoughts about the comfort Newton that Newton Bert Newton Daryl Somers out with James David at cans Atkins you Jackman you Jackman you Jackman you I just tell people about 10 suns that Newton Bert Newton Daryl Somers out with James David at cans Atkins you Jackman you Jackman you Jackman you I just tell people about 10 suns yes and they’re all made out of hydrogen helium in fact the whole cosmos is 99% hydrogen and helium and a great deal of ignorance for now ……… This is where political correctness has gone crazy how can the above-mentioned men get up at the Logies next year or in the preceding years and professed to have sons The first one that lot first but you know Daryl Somers it gets up and start saying I want to thank my wife and I wanna thank my sons fun at the room i’ll throw a pie at them I want but need to get up and say this is my new camp young bought Lebanese boyfriend he beat me up everything at skills my B&W and I’m constantly visiting his relatives in Pentridge throw this political correctness at the window just say it as it is given a little touch of Lenny Bruce just a doublet !!!!!!!
  • commented 2016-03-22 12:55:00 +1030
    My thanks to you and others for bringing this to the public’s attention. Despite the intolerance and bullying tactics of those who disagree, you have not caved in.
  • commented 2016-03-18 14:12:54 +1030
    from http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/national/senator-cory-bernardis-office-trashed-by-protesters/news-story/aa8176a1d91f6b7bb2fac5575cf87365

    Cory states "“Schools should be places of learning, not propaganda.” – including religious propaganda?
  • commented 2016-03-16 11:53:10 +1030
    I do not like the government poking its nose too far into the parents role, if this is a bullying program then why such a large focus on sexuality? Sexuality has little to do with this, having experienced bullying myself it is all about picking on the weak, smaller, different…. the focus should be respect for all persuasions and setting boundaries if they don’t respect other peoples differences, you don’t have to know what the victim is/does/their persuasion sexually/marital status/racial profile…. what you need to know is they all deserve respect… and if your a victim where you can go for help. I cant believe there is all this other information forwarded without parents consent or knowledge to kids who are still in their parents care. Teachers are not the parents and should stick to their role of teaching not social engineering. Stop it. I am sick of it.
  • commented 2016-03-04 01:14:17 +1030
    @john Read, @matthew lambert – except that class would called what it is: religious education not dressed up as a anti-bullying program.
  • commented 2016-02-28 08:08:15 +1030
    Religion is indoctrination of the worst kind.
  • commented 2016-02-26 22:58:58 +1030
    Just curious, are you comfortable with the bible being taunt to children?

    “And I will fill its mountains with the slain. On your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain with the sword shall fall.” Ezekiel 35:8-9

    This is OK to teach to children? If you remove the 8 million dollars (countrywide) funding for teaching antibullying, are you also OK removing the 200+Million for teaching “Christian” values?
  • commented 2016-02-25 20:11:08 +1030
    Election time. With an up and coming election a reporter went out to interview the GREEN candidate, reporter “Can you share with the public what the Greens are about?”
    Greens candidate “Yes the Greens stand for the environment”
    Reporter “Yes but can you share with the public what the Greens hidden agenda is?”
    Greens candidate. “ Firstly, the Greens agenda is Gayness education taught in all schools. Secondly, More Gay content on prime time TV. Thirdly, more Gay undertones on children’s TV, fourth at least 85% equal rights for Gays 15% equal rights for majority of population. Fifth, legislation to make people admire, respect, appreciate Gays. Sixth, lower the age of sexual consent nationwide for Gayness activities. Seventh, legislation to make it illegal for a non Gay to call a Gay a Gay. Eighth, legislation to ensure all the public promote Gayness. ninth, more gay mardigras. Tenth, Rainbows flags to fly nationwide. Eleventh, Ban all pet ownership (exception cats). Twelfth, Ban all fishing, thirteenth, Ban all hunting. Fourteenth, Ban logging. Fifteenth, Ban all farming of animals and release all captive animals into the wild. Sixteenth, Gay National Anthem. Seventeenth, twist the meaning and promote the word homophobe! These are but a few of The Greens hidden agenda should I go on?"
    Reporter asks “This seems to be quite a list of the GREENS hidden agenda you have given me. But can you tell the public why they should vote for greens?”
    “ Because we’re honest?

    I wrote this as a joke in 2009 but it seems it was a prophesy and is coming true, the greens are sitting back smugly and being more overt nowadays and they are letting the labour party blow their whistle for them with similar policies.
    My take home message is don’t vote for greens or labour unless you want our children to grow up being another ‘brick in the wall’

    Do we really want a communist style state where children come to school and report on their parents for complaining about men kissing on television at dinner time???
  • followed this page 2016-02-25 14:02:01 +1030
  • commented 2016-02-24 19:12:59 +1030
    Thank you Senator for your continued advocacy of traditional Christian values. This diabolical programme has no place in any School. I saw today how the mask of the Leader of the Opposition slipped when he publicly vilified you with the ubiquitous slur of ‘Homophobe’ Take it as soon badge of honour Sir, it means you are standing for the truth. May Our Lady continue to protect and intercede for you! Again, my sincere thanks for all your good work
  • commented 2016-02-24 17:09:33 +1030
    I think this is wrong.I don’t want my children learning about this.
    As a parent if this passes i will be going to the school, and making sure my children are not apart of these discussions.It’s my right as a parent to make that stance. Im over government’s wasting taxpayer’s money and time !
    I will tell my children about such things, when the conversation and curiosity, and questions arise.It is not for anyone else to decide.
    Its so wrong to give impressionable children these messages it’s like planted seeds in there heads.
    Teach them sex education at a early age and bullying programs that’s what the schools need. But you do not just focus or single out one subject such as this to educate them in.
    Seriously !
    Regards Carmen.
  • commented 2016-02-24 12:26:48 +1030
    Hi Cory, I was reading about how you feel about indoctrination in schools. I wonder how you feel about the school chaplaincy program. Which the government is funding to the tune of $243.8 million from 2014-2018. https://www.education.gov.au/national-school-chaplaincy-programme
  • commented 2016-02-24 11:10:26 +1030
    I am so pleased that Australian politics includes men like yourself, Barnaby Joyce and Eric Abetz, when too many in the Liberal party are acting more like Labor politicians, keep up the good work!
  • followed this page 2016-02-23 12:41:56 +1030
  • commented 2016-02-19 18:35:56 +1030
    This proposal by Labour is a sad sign of a world where sense is lacking.

    How can it be incorrect or “heteronormative” to ask a couple if their child is a boy or a girl? It is merely polite interest.

    Parents are entitled to teach their children about normal male and female differences, as well as the regular birds and bees talk. It’s their realm and their choice.

    Please do not let impressionable school age kids be bombarded with this confusing, politically-motivated nonsense.
  • commented 2016-02-17 17:20:47 +1030
    You say “Further, the producers of this propaganda claim that ten per cent of people are same-sex attracted and a further four per cent are transgender. These figures stem from the discredited research of Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s and are not supported by either US or Australian statistics.”

    The resource (propaganda) ‘Safe Schools do better’ states that 10% of students are same sex attracted (1), 4% of students are gender diverse or trans (2), and 1.7% of students are intersex (3).

    (1. Mitchell,A et al 2014. 5th national survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health 2013. Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe Uni.)
    (2. Clark, T.C, et al 2013 Youth’12 Overview: The health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students in 2012. Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland.)
    (3. Blackless, M. et al 2000 How sexually dimorphic are we? Review and synthesis, in American Journal of Human Biology 04/2000, 12(2):151-166.)

    You then go on to say ‘In fact, they overstate the truth by many multiples. Like so many other ‘causes du jour’, the truth matters little to the advocates.’

    As the above references CLEARLY point out, these are current, and in the case of 1 and 2 directly related sources of information.

    I suggest if you want people to take you and your articles seriously then you first practice what you preach and secondly do your research and reading before making comment that is demonstrably wrong.
    Whilst there may be issues with the ‘Safe Schools’ program and its ability influence children and social engineering, trying to bring it down with lies only does yourself and your cause a disservice, and once you’ve proven to be a liar or advocate with incorrect information you then lose the trust of those your trying to influence, myself included.
    Put me down as one that could have agreed with your stance, however will not stand with your argument.
  • commented 2016-02-16 22:44:46 +1030
    To be fairly honest, I don’t think for one bit, this is a good idea to implement in schools. I am not sure what other’s religions and upbringings have told them about homosexuality/gay marriage, but me not being for gay marriage, and being Catholic, would make me feel utterly uncomfortable. You already can witness in recent times that other students will judge each other if they aren’t for gay marriage, in all honesty, keep the focus on giving us more languages maths and science rather than flawed and empty ‘moral learning’.
  • commented 2016-02-15 21:46:53 +1030
    Is it not the free will of mankind, which God has bestowed upon us all, which allows us to make our own choices, be they wrong or right? Is this not the process by which we shall be judged in the end ? God has allowed us to use our free will and in doing so, we can either condemn ourselves by our own actions and choices or follow the path of spiritual growth and knowledge. No man has the authority to remove the free from any living being. Governments are forgetting their responsabilities and their roles in our society. They can not play God with the future of our children, by enslaving their free will.
  • commented 2016-02-15 18:00:30 +1030
    What happens if a child does not wish to be involved in this “role modelling”…do they have a choice or are they intimidated into participating. This is so wrong, let children be children, they will work it out for themselves without the propaganda.
  • commented 2016-02-13 22:38:52 +1030
    You are to be applauded for your stand. Now let us all be counted. Sign petitions, get in touch with our local political members, write to the newspapers, speak to anyone who will listen. It’s our freedom, yours and mine, that i at stake.
  • commented 2016-02-13 16:08:20 +1030
    Dear Cory,

    First of all, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for all your hard work, your courage and your firm stand in defence of our Christian values. Apostle Paul says it in the 1 Corinthians 16:13, and you are a shining example of what he means!

    As for the topic at hand, I suggest that Australia should follow Russia and introduce it’s own version of the Law on Protecting Children from Negative and Harmful Information http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/9996

    God Bless,
    Lionheart
  • commented 2016-02-12 13:28:06 +1030
    I am truly thankful that there are politicians who are standing up for God and His Will for families and the Australian Children!!!

    When I migrated to Australia with my family 6 years ago from Sri Lanka it seemed that the “better life” that we hoped for ourselves and our children would be marred by the way Australians were accepting sin as the “next best thing”!! But now eventhough the gay rights fight has moved to a worse level, I am somewhat reassured by the fact that there are true follwers of Christ in Australia who are standing up fearlessly for the truth!!
  • commented 2016-02-12 12:09:50 +1030
    The homosexual, feminist, multi-cultural lobbies are very vocal aren’t they. They are quickly “offended and outraged” by the family values of traditional western democratic societies, and quick to cry “homophobe,” “misogynist,” “racist bigot” at anyone who stands up for traditional family values. However, invariably, those who cry out these terms are the most prejudiced of all, and by a country mile. Wake up Australia, the “homosexualised and feminised” media & political class are destroying the country – the treachery is coming from within.
  • commented 2016-02-12 07:10:16 +1030
    It would be more courageous and backbone-ish to dedicate thought and public argument into bringing Cardinal Pell back to Australia to respond in person to the Royal Commission. A far greater crime and injustice to was done to children at the hands of religious men then any injustice referred to in your article.

    Dangerous and inconsistent thinking Cory. Let’s interchange the word ‘gay’ for ‘religious’…..

    “Of course, like every other Australian, religious 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.”

    There goes 4 decades of Christian Schooling…..
  • commented 2016-02-12 06:59:31 +1030
    Thank you Cory for stating the facts as you always do. This is a disgrace and to think that the federal government is funding this to the tune of $8m.
  • commented 2016-02-12 00:35:48 +1030
    The following groups all claim they are against bullying, Marriage Alliance Australian Christian Lobby Stop Australian Marriage Forum from advertising

    But in Reality they are the true bullies themselves, there are #‎LGBTIQ+ Kids and Teens and Adults out there who face bullying everyday because of them we must stop with the #‎DoubleStandards we’re all human beings and we all deserve to be treated #‎Equally and we all Deserve to have #‎EqualRights