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Courageous Women Standing Up For Our Children

Oct 28, 2016

When something is really bad, it needs to be discussed – and discussed often. Thus this is my 25th article on the so-called Safe Schools Coalition. In my previous articles I have detailed the many mega-problems with this pro-homosexual indoctrination program, and have highlighted the very real dangers it presents to our vulnerable young people.

I have not been alone in sounding the alarm about this nefarious social engineering agenda. Many have stood strong and have spoken out about this insidious bit of political radicalism disguised as an anti-bullying program. Two such brave women can be singled out here for their outspoken criticism of the SSC.

The first is Dr Pansy Lai from Sydney. She has been a strong opponent of this program and she has especially harnessed widespread concern from amongst the Chinese community. Earlier this month a news report about her valiant efforts appeared, so let me offer some of that here:

A Carlingford woman who led a 17,500 signature petition against the Safe Schools program will not give up calling for it to be scrapped, saying it discriminates against Chinese culture. General practitioner Dr Pansy Lai started the petition, which gained more support than she expected, after noticing community concern about Safe Schools during the federal election campaign.
ssc-laiThe federally-funded program is designed to prevent the bullying of homosexual and transgender children. However, critics say its practical activities override parents’ right to educate their child on gender identity and sexuality.
Dr Lai first distributed the petition among her Chinese-Australian peers. “I felt like all these voices needed to be heard,” she said. “Safe Schools is promoting views on gender and sexuality that Chinese parents find extreme. Chinese people really value family relationships, and we expect to pass on our family values to the next generation. It’s a parent’s right to teach sexual education to our children.”
Dr Lai stressed the signatories were not affiliated to a political or religious group. “The petition started from parents, and I need to make that clear,” she said. “Parents are busy people. They’re not going to take time out of their day to oppose this unless they’re really concerned.” More than 200 people from the group attended State Parliament last month to hear politicians debate the petition….
Dr Lai said the petition did not claim the program was mandatory, but said it did not allow sufficient parental consent. She said requiring consent for children to participate in Safe Schools activities was inadequate when the program changed the school culture. “When you look at the Safe Schools material, it’s not talking about lessons it’s talking about the whole school environment. It’s changing school language, changing bathrooms — it’s changing the whole school environment.”

Well done Dr Lai and all those concerned citizens who signed the petition. This is people power in action, and we need more of it. As Edmund Burke so rightly said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

The second wonder woman to boldly stand against this radical gender bender program is Victorian MLC Rachel Carling-Jenkins. Several days ago she attempted to bring a debate on this in the Victorian parliament, but the Labor government filibustered, preventing her from achieving her aim.

But make no mistake, she will keep trying. This is what she said two days ago about the SSC: “Today I called on the Government to immediately withdraw the Safe Schools Program from Victorian schools. Unfortunately the ALP filibustered it which meant that I could not bring it to a vote.”

You can see a very brief video clip of her here as she discusses her concerns: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgBxHxPgkN0

I so very much appreciate these two brave warriors for championing what is right. They are risking plenty to take a stand. Indeed, both would have received heaps of criticism and abuse for their concerns about the welfare of our children. So I salute these two champs and hope that many more are inspired and emboldened to join with them.

And let me repeat why all this is so very important. As stated, this is a radical activist program to push all things homosexual and transgender on our children. It is doing plenty of harm, and tearing families apart. I have already written about one such case, but it is worth running with it again in more detail.

In the UK a Christian family is going through hell right now because a confused daughter wants to do a gender transitioning. The state is siding with her against her concerned parents, and is threatening to snatch her away from the very worried mum and dad. As one news report explains:

The parents of a 14-year-old girl are taking legal action to challenge their local authority’s backing for their daughter to transition into a boy. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is believed to want to change her gender and has received the support of her local authority.
However, the girl’s parents object to the process, and believe their daughter is too young to take such a dramatic decision. The parents will meet with teachers and social workers next month to decide whether the girl should be known in school by a boy’s name rather than the one she was given as a baby.
According to the Sunday Times, the parents’ solicitor, Michael Phillips of Andrew Storch solicitors said if the family failed to follow the guidance of social workers, the girl could be taken into care.
This follows the case of a young boy who has been taken from his mother’s care because she tried to raise him ‘entirely as a girl’. The seven-year-old boy was even registered at his GP’s surgery as a girl and was referred to in official documentation as a girl. However, the boy’s father and some officials expressed concern as the youngster did not view himself as a girl….
The Christian Legal Centre are supporting the family and funding their legal costs. Andrea Williams of the Centre added: “The transgender cultural movement is creating a new ‘conflict of rights’ within the family. This is the emperor’s new clothes. Authorities are forcing an agenda that is not true, and harmful to children. This case demonstrates shocking disregard for parental authority: no one is listening to what the parents want or have to say. They know the child the best, and have the child’s interests at heart.”

Such heart-wrenching cases are occurring all over the West, thanks to the radical gender bender activism which is being rammed down our throats in the media, in law, in pop culture, and in our schools. Programmes such as the “Safe Schools” one are fomenting all this and are declaring war on parents, on families, on biology and reality.

And we are all paying the price as a result. So please show your support for these courageous fighters for our children. Bravo Pansy and Rachel. We need many more people like you willing to take a stand for what is right and protect our innocent children from the clutches of the militants.

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-district-times/safe-schools-under-fire-from-chineseaustralian-doctor-pansy-lai/news-story/ac47c2eb5a890abb1c576732176d4bc5?nk=b87a4aa7bc4dd6a59fcade8ac19f23df-1477618888
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3863880/Christian-parents-girl-14-wants-change-gender-forced-legal-action-against-local-council-backs-efforts-against-wishes.html#ixzz4OJ8y2Tun

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9 Responses to Courageous Women Standing Up For Our Children

  • Thank you ladies. I applaud your decency.
    Tell them to get their filthy hands off our children!

  • Interesting argument raised the other day re: multi-gender issue.
    My father is learning German already being fluent in French. We were discussing that both languages had different nouns/verbs etc. depending on the sex of the object. All objects were either male or female and the syntax changed depending on the ascribed gender. So, if we have multi-gender does that mean that such languages will have to change to suit?

  • Thanks Bill. I will be contacting these two brave woman to thank them and give my full support. Is it possible that you could provide a link for Dr Lai’s petition, so that I and others may sign it? I tried to locate it online, without success.
    Please God, may others be inspired to speak out in Your name.

  • Thanks Bill, I do think the time for signatures and petitions has long passed. All those behind this and all our politicians have made up their minds. In some states in Australia, this is happening under the watch and full support of conservative governments. Even the Federal government under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull deep down support this, along with so called ‘Marriage Equality’ which friends remind me is really marriage redefinition. I know they will not listen, not that it gives anyone an excuse to do nothing.

    For those women like Dr Pansy Lai and Rachel Carling-Jenkins they is the sort of women I need in my life. I praise who Dr Pansy Lai says “Safe Schools is promoting views on gender and sexuality that Chinese parents find extreme….’ This is not just the Chinese community, I think it is extreme for everyone. The government has no business AT ALL teaching this or sexual education for that matter. In my personal experience, family can be bad enough, when my sister and brother insisted in talking about the issues of sex I didn’t find to be a good thing. I just wanted to be left alone that as a result which in part is the reason why I am still single at 43 and I think I always will be. They had their point of view, but they didn’t and still don’t believe in God. Never mind governments and the deviants who want to push their evil agenda. Those critics who say ‘its practical activities override parents’ right to educate their child on gender identity and sexuality’ should go back to the tribe where they belong!

    I feel angry as I write this and decided to post it here rather than the safety of Bill’s Facebook profile. I am angry with these people who should get out of our lives and that of innocent children. They evil people pushing this agenda to teach about homosexuality, transgenderism along with all other sexual perversions, even now want to teach this on preschoolers!

    I must remember this, for us Christians is a spiritual battle. As it says in Ephesians 6:10-12 ‘Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places’

    I hate the way our society has become.

  • I think we need to see that there are three distinct areas of attack against the sexual immorality agenda. Firstly there is the secular area where we see, as you have illustrated, that the homosexual agenda is opposed to not only Christianity but also every major civilization and religion throughout history and very basic rationality. It clearly and obviously undermines parental rights, sexualizes children and disrespects what every major civilization throughout all time has respected and that is the natural family.

    Secondly, there is the purely political area where we need to highlight the fact that every aspect of the homosexual case is based on falsehoods from the claim that homosexual relationships are equal to marriage, to this not affecting others to marriage being solely based on love etc. etc. There are a huge number of lies that you have to swallow before this agenda can be accepted and the lawmaking arena is where this needs to be highlighted. Allowing the formation of laws based on lies should be completely unacceptable.

    Thirdly, there is the purely Christian area where we see that God has gone to a huge amount of effort to create complex creatures like us and that complexity is only possible with carbon based life using sexual reproduction. If you oppose what God has done here you will obviously be likely to oppose anything else God chooses to do (as Satan did) which is one major reason why this issue is highlighted in things like the prophesied end times falling away and the mark of the Beast.

    We need to not resile from any of these areas because it is only through all three that the victory will be achieved. A three fold cord is not easily broken.

  • Is is wonderful to see courageous leaders standing for the rights of children. Hopefully more will stand. What is also concerning is the Respectful Relationships program that is also pushing the same things. The Herald Sun had an article on 27 October 2016 stating that the Respectful Relationships program will include gender fluidity and encourage students to use opposite bathrooms, just as Safe Schools.

    A copy of the article can be read at the following URL which is on the Kids Rights website:

    kidsrights.org.au/diversity-programs-are-indoctrination-not-education/

  • Hi Bill. The work of these ladies is to be highly commended and truly magnificent! This week we finished our study on Wisdom Literature with study on the So, the biblical book of the Song of Solomon, notes by written Rev. John de Hoog Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at the RTC. Now I am watching a good message preached by Sydney Anglican Minister Dominic Steele and he is preaching about God, Gender & Sexuality. www.villagechurch.com.au/sermon-archive/page/2/ Dominic has preached sermons on Song of Songs before too and they are wonderful, you may remember him as an announcer on 2GB in Sydney and from Christians in the Media. May I recommend his talks in this series to you and others made as God’s image bearers for rest in God for which we were created? Blessings!!

  • Hey Bill, how are you? This afternoon I watched the second message on Gender and Sexuality by Dominic Steele, very good sermons on these topics. This morning we heard from Peter Stevens of Family Voice Victoria, who spoke about his work in parliament in reaching our government ministers with the message of the gospel in many areas, three of which he addressed today.

    They were the current Equal Opportunities (Religious Exemptions) bill 2016, which passed through the lower house and now is in the upper house, please pray that it is thrown out as this would mean Christian Schools in particular have to employ those who do not share their ethos or views, the current government thinks all Victorians share their crooked worldview!

    The current idea that anybody can walk in of the street to have the sex recorded on their birth certificate changed to falsely reflect that of the opposite sex, which will directly endanger the lives of women and children using public spaces such as change/rest rooms or shelters built specifically to keep them from harm by members of the opposite sex.

    Another area Peter spoke at length about was internet pornography and the harm that programs like the so called “Safe Schools” and Queer Theory in pre-schools, that the Victorian government is supporting, is doing to children as young as 3-5yo. These children are being exposed to very explicit sexual acts and learning, thinking that they are normal, that sex with adults is acceptable. The government especially ought to know better than to treat children this way, most members do not send their children to public schools as we have seen, they need to be made aware that this is not acceptable in any education system and this is the work that Peter and Diane are engaged and making a difference and www.fava.org.au need our help and prayers! Not For Kids is a new book children’s book written about protecting kids online:

    “Milly loves to explore and learn. One day while using her friend’s phone, she sees images that make her feel sick. Milly was lucky to have a safe adult to help her through this experience and she now teaches kids that some adult behaviours can be harmful for children to see. Milly lets kids know that coming across these images is not their fault and she reminds them to always seek help from an adult if they see things that are not meant for kids eyes.”

    For parents to read with their children www.notforkids.info by Liz Walker Sexuality educator – speaker – author

    Peter Stevens is campaigning against internet porn to all service providers to help make Victoria and Australia a porn free zone the way other countries have become and there is a lot of agreement and support from Internet service providers. Please help support these very important projects. Gratefully yours Bill

  • God is on your side. Do not give up, brave parents. This is a clear agenda from Satan to destroy our young ones before they are old enough to make a good decision in life.

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