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Wed 23rd April 2008

Gay pride bans mum and dad in classroom

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,General — Julie @ 5:25 am

Daily Telegraph (Australia) April 17, 2008
Teachers are being urged to stop using terms such as husband and wife when addressing students or families under a major anti-homophobia push in schools. The terms boyfriend, girlfriend and spouse are also on the banned list – to be replaced by the generic “partner” – in changes sought by the gay lobby aimed at reducing discrimination in classrooms.

Schools are coming under pressure to provide lessons for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and stack their libraries with books and videos covering their issues. Among the demands are the outlawing of homophobic comments by teachers or students in the playground and a requirement for teachers to receive “diversity training”. Education Director-General Michael Coutts-Trotter emerged as a leader of the school anti-homophobia campaign, opening a Government-backed conference on sexual diversity – That’s So Gay.

The Federation of Parents and Citizens’ Associations also weighed into the debate calling for “appropriate literacy materials promoting diversity in families”. The radical shake-up means that families with two mums or two dads are set to be accepted as a normal part of school communities.
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap…001021,00.html

Family First Comment : part of a disturbing international trend
California – Mom and Dad” as well as “husband and wife” have been banned from California schools READ MORE

Scotland – Use of “Mom” and “Dad” Too “Homophobic”?, Scottish Nurses Told READ MORE

New Zealand – Human Rights Commission (supported by the teachers’ union PPTA!!) says schools should let children change gender, allow kids to choose which uniform they wish to wear (boys or girls), and decide which changing room they want to change in!!! READ MORE

UK – Government advisory group says don’t say mum and dad… teachers told not to assume pupils have heterosexual parents. At the same time, schools should encourage gay role models among staff, parents and governors. Homosexual staff should be able to discuss their private lives after the consultation with the head teacher. READ MORE

6 Responses to “Gay pride bans mum and dad in classroom”

  1. Hans Laven says:

    I agree with removing discriminatory references to homosexuals.

    I agree with not assuming that children will be living with their parents or that their parents are heterosexual. However, every child has a mother and father and to deny this is the worst social engineering propaganda one could imagine.

    I agree with taking care not to damage the self-esteem of children being raised in households other than biological family units. However, to ban the use of the terms Mum and Dad etc is to deny the existence of what remains the most common, natural and developmentally sound situation for children. It is dangerous social engineering and it is sanitization of the current child-abusive fashion of destroying biological family units. It is also another accelerator towards the end of our civilisation.

    The promotion of “diversity in families” will be feminist social engineering designed to disparage and wreck biological family units and to kick fathers out of children’s lives. Where in these policies is any concern for inclusion towards children who live with their mum and dad? Nowhere. The social engineers don’t care about kids from normal families. Their mission is to destroy such families as much as they can.

    Claims that using “Mum” and “Dad” amounts to homophobia are clearly ridiculous.

    I agree with providing positive representation of homosexuals in schools. However, the amount of such representation relative to representations of heterosexuals should not exceed the statistical frequency of homosexuality in society.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is political correctness gone too far. Since when is it homophobic to have a Mom or a Dad or a husband or a wife? Do gays think that anybody who is from a traditional family or is married to somebody of the opposite sex is homophobic? I’m from California, and right now, this same kind of crap is happening in our public schools. If something isn’t done about it soon, it will spread like a disease. Before we know it, we won’t be able to go anywhere and utter the words “Mom and Dad” or “husband and wife” without some politically correct person coming up to us and asking us if we have a problem with gay people. It’s time to stand up for what we know is right. After all if we can’t say “Mom” or “Dad” when addressing one of our parents, what are we going to call them? “Hey, you?” How about calling them by their first names? Nope. Too gender specific. One would have a male name and one would have a female name. How about “Non-gender specific parent One” and “Non-gender specific parent Two?” No, too human. So where does that leave us? With two mere objects that we used to to refer to as “Mom and Dad!” I’m ready to take a stand! How about everybody else?

  3. julie says:

    Anonymous, I have to chuckle over your comment.

    You say you are ready to take a stand but you don’t have an identity. If you are up to it… let us know.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Julie, just because I didn’t use my name doesn’t mean anything bad. I did this for privacy reasons. I’m sorry if my post wasn’t good enough for your little blog, but what I said is true. I wasn’t being a coward or anything like that just because I didn’t use my name. The truth is, I have been doing what I can to change this situation with the whole “political correctness” thing. Don’t you dare humiliate me by saying you have to chuckle at my comment!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just one question, Julie. Even if I did use my name, would you still “have to chuckle at my comment?” Because I found YOUR comment to be extremely rude! I was being serious about this, and your attitude was humiliating to me! Sometimes, it’s just best not to use your name. Next time somebody posts anonymously, please give serious thought to what I’ve said.

  6. julie says:

    Anon #4 + #5. I would not have chuckled if you used a name. I thought it funny. But I see your point.

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