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Socio-Political Commentary: Greens under Di Natale pose a danger to Australian freedoms

The Australian, 28 May 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Just over a year after Richard Di Natale’s surprise accession to the Greens leadership, it’s time to lay bare for voters the baloney that greeted his promotion. Remember how sections of the media told us that the smiling, homely doctor promised a more middle-of-the-road party? Propagating that line last June, The Monthly cooed ... Read More »

Government slams Safe Schools author’s ‘appalling’ post

The Australian – 30 May 2016 Tessa Akerman & Greg Brown Safe Schools’ Roz Ward with Victorian Education Minister James Merlino. Victoria’s Acting Premier has distanced the government from the architect of the Safe Schools prog­ram, Roz Ward, following a social media post in which she labelled the Australian flag “racist”. Education Minister James Merlino yesterday called Ms Ward’s behaviour ... Read More »

Labor Party elite protect their own kids from Safe School Program but not others

23 May 2016 At least we know that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews are sensible parents. Both Labor politicians have chosen to send their children to schools where they will be protected from the sexual propaganda of the Safe Schools program. Andrews has made Safe Schools mandatory in Victorian schools and derides as “bigots” anyone who criticises ... Read More »

Labor follows Greens on Safe Schools

The Australian – May 19, 2016 Joe Kelly – Political reporter Labor will review the carve-outs in Australia’s anti-discrimination laws, with Bill Shorten leaving open the door to removing further exemptions for religious institutions. The Opposition Leader also committed to extending funding for the contentious Safe Schools program beyond 2017 while providing no solid defence of religious freedoms amid a ... Read More »

Children sexualised in school diversity programs

The Australian – April 15, 2016 The sexualisation of children is not a method of domestic violence prevention. At worst it is an insidious form of abuse, often used by pedophiles to groom their victims. Yet Daniel Andrews’s government has funded another program in schools that encourages adults to sexualise children and expose them to sexually explicit materials. Such behaviour ... Read More »

Year 8 kids to study sex ads under ‘domestic violence’ curriculum

The Australian – April 14, 2016 Natasha Bita – National correspondent, Brisbane Students as young as 12 will study sexualised personal ads and write their own advertisements seeking the “perfect partner’’ as part of a new school curriculum supposed to combat family violence. The classroom material includes an example ad from a “lustful, sexually generous’’ person seeking “sexy freak out ... Read More »

Andrew’s government goes all out to implement gay sex education in Victorian schools

Hostilities over the Safe Schools program have reignited ahead of the election, with Victoria walking away from federal funds to openly defy Malcolm Turnbull’s attempts to amend the controversial curriculum. After declaring Victoria would go it alone to make the program mandatory in every secondary school, the Andrews government will launch a new web page on Sunday providing access to ... Read More »

Renting Wombs is a Human Wrong, not a Human Right

The Council of Europe has rejected a report recommending the legalization of surrogacy. This decision is a victory for human rights: Despite arguments that surrogacy is “compassionate,” its history of contentious litigation and documented human rights abuses make clear that it is a grave wrong. On Tuesday, March 15, a decision was made in Paris that can only be described ... Read More »

Appeals court rules that teenagers have a right to use opposite sex’s showers and locker rooms

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals supported Caitlyn Hope Grimm’s bid to be recognized as a boy. RICHMOND, Virginia, April 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a teenage girl has an inalienable right to use the boys’ showers, locker rooms, and restrooms at her high school. The American Civil Liberties Union brought suit ... Read More »

Reduce stress: Live the Liturgical Cycles

Modern life is full of stress and busyness. We have many worries and find it difficult to cope with all that comes our way. This is the modern normal. How can you break this stressful situation? The Church has a great secrete for this. It’s not really a secrete but is not widely known or followed.What I am going to ... Read More »