The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) congratulates the Family First party for taking the lead in pushing back on the detrimental effect of radical gender ideology on children and young people.

Despite inevitable backlash from the woke brigade, Family First’s lead candidate in the upcoming Victorian election, Mr Lee Jones, has publicly criticised existing laws put in place by Daniel Andrews that criminalise parents, medical practitioners, and faith leaders simply for warning gender-dysphoric children against rushing into irreversible changes to their body and instead offering them scientific, biology-affirming, choices.

Victorian Political Director for the Australian Christian Lobby, Wendy Francis, said, “Mr Jones has simply said what everyday Australians think but are no longer allowed to say in the State of Victoria. It is refreshing to hear an aspiring politician speak up for vulnerable children in this way.

“Medical groups such as the Australian Medical Association and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, legal groups including The Law Institute of Victoria, along with religious groups and parents all raised concerns about the laws before they passed in February 2021, but they were ignored by the Daniel Andrews Labor government.

“The last thing children who are uncomfortable in their body need, is to be rushed into life changing medical intervention that causes irreversible changes to their body along with infertility and drug dependency. Legal cases have already started to surface. It’s only a matter of time before this gender fluid ideology house of cards falls, but how many children’s lives will have been destroyed in the meantime?” Ms Francis said.

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