News today that Australian “Safe Schools” operatives are pushing a global teacher training program designed to shame people who believe in marriage between one man and one woman and who resist radical gender theory should be of concern to parents.

“It is alarming that Australian ‘Safe Schools’ organisers want the next generation of teachers to view anyone who believes marriage is between one man and one woman as ‘modern homophobes’,” Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton said.

Mr Shelton renewed the ACL’s call for federal and state parliamentarians to act to defund “Safe Schools” and to remove it from classrooms.

“We also need assurances from state and federal education ministers that they will keep Australia free of the GALE program which our ‘Safe Schools’ leaders are pushing,” he said.

“Children and parents need to be free to disagree with redefining marriage and the teaching of children that their gender is fluid without being considered bigots by their public school community.

“In a modern democracy, people should be free to be in favour of keeping marriage man-woman. Holding this view should never make someone a ‘modern homophobe’ who has to be re-educated through the public school system.

“It is possible to be against the bullying of any child at school for any reason and at the same time be against the teaching of radical gender theory which says a boy or girl might be born in the wrong body,” Mr Shelton said.

“It is clear that the people behind ‘Safe Schools’ are part of an intolerant global agenda to re-shape society and to use the training of the next generation of teachers to re-educate anyone who gets in their way.”