Parental rights to keep their children free of radical LGBTIQ sex and gender theory in the classroom will be a major issue for the November 25 Queensland election.

“With federal Labor promising to fund the so-called “Safe Schools” program from the Commonwealth purse if it wins in 2019, the Australian Christian Lobby will be seeking assurances from both parties that it will reject such funding,” Australian Christian Lobby Queensland director Wendy Francis said.

“We welcomed news this year that Queensland Labor would not fund the ‘Safe Schools’ program but it would appear that, under Labor, there remains the option to teach children this controversial program which teaches children that their gender is fluid,” Ms Francis said.

“Queensland parents deserve clarification on this.  

“It has been pleasing to see the Liberal National Party walk away from ‘Safe Schools’ but if a Labor government is elected in the next federal election and money goes back on the table for ‘Safe Schools’, will they commit now to refusing that funding?

“The ACL is calling on Queensland Labor to commit during the election campaign to withdraw all State Schools from the program and to commit to refusing Commonwealth money for ‘Safe Schools’ should a federal Labor Government be elected in 2019,” Ms Francis said.

“We will also be seeking commitments from both sides that they will not allow abortion-to-birth, euthanasia and that they will work to wind back the encroachment of poverty-inducing poker machines.”

Ms Francis said the ACL would be running local Meet Your Candidate Forums in as many electorates as practicable so people could ask questions and be informed about the values of their candidates and the parties they represent.