I’m 6’7” with size 15 feet and my hands are hairy. If I lived in Tasmania (I don’t), and I was contemplating a gender experiment (I’m not), new laws would mean I could simply sign a statutory declaration to change my birth certificate and become a woman in a moment of time.
The Australian Christian Lobby has raised concerns about Transforming Tasmania’s disregard for democratic process after they congratulated the Northern Territory Assembly at the weekend on passing a law yet to be debated.
Once again Tasmania is in the headlines – but sadly, for the wrong reasons. Tasmania is leading the nation in its disregard for common sense. Why? To accommodate the perceived rights of a tiny minority.
Yes, transgender people are important and precious to God, but to throw truth and reason out the window to support their desires is not good leadership.
The Australian Christian Lobby today criticised the grossly misleading comments from Premier Daniel Andrews about the content of Safe Schools at the Sky News public debate last night.
Andrews deflected a question about parental rights to opt out of the controversial Safe Schools program by saying the program was about protecting a child being bullied for wearing a turban or practising their religion.
Tasmanian Parliament’s lower house today voted in favour of a Labor Greens policy to redefine sex and remove it from birth certificates, due to the support of controversial Liberals’ Speaker Sue Hickey.
Yes, Labor have backflipped on their plan to remove sex markers from Tasmanian birth certificates. However, what they and the Greens' are still proposing is still incredibly dangerous.
The Australian Christian Lobby has launched the Save our Schools national campaign.
Another attack on religious freedom for schools came earlier this week with the formation of a Senate inquiry into discrimination exemptions for faith-based educational institutions.
The Australian release of the film Boy Erased today has prompted the Australian Christian Lobby to publicly comment on conversion therapy.
It’s difficult to come up with a more controversial topic than gender.
The controversy is not limited to the public square. It is the same in the church.
But I’ll never forget the insight of a wise friend of mine. He observed that, if the Australian church were to undergo widespread revival, these matters “would no longer be controversies to be avoided, but glories to be discovered.”
The Australian Christian Lobby is gravely concerned by revelations in the Daily Telegraph today that New South Wales teachers are being taught how to identify gender confused children and to support them through the transition process.
“Of the one per cent of children who suffer from gender dysphoria over 80 per cent resolve to their natal sex during puberty. We cannot expect teachers, with no medical or psychological training to identify the 0.2 per cent of children that this will remain an issue for,” said Kieren Jackson, ACL’s state director.
“As highlighted by Dr Whitehall, the transgender agenda is incredibly harmful to children and their physical and mental development, particularly when they begin taking puberty blockers and hormones.”
“Considering we are facing a national epidemic with 42 per cent of 15-year old's failing to meet minimum national standards in maths and literacy, teachers should be more concerned about teaching children than transitioning them.”
“Today I will be writing to the Education Minister Rob Stokes to raise this issue with him and urge him to consider more stringent management of educational courses for teachers which can negatively impact the wellbeing of children,” commented Mr Jackson.
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