The Australian release of the film Boy Erased today has prompted the Australian Christian Lobby to publicly comment on conversion therapy.Read more
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.”Read more
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.
“The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get at the children, to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families, and indoctrinate them in their rulers’ view of the world.”
Those words were penned by five judges of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in 2016.
It is astonishing that they felt the need to use such language about a law which had passed the Scottish Parliament. That is, a democratic government with a great pedigree of freedom – not, in fact, a totalitarian regime.Read more
The Victorian Education Minister, James Merlino’s triumphant claims at the ALP State Conference on the weekend, that the Safe Schools program has been introduced into 98 per cent of Victorian secondary schools,will be deeply concerning to parents in Victoria,warns the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
A few months ago, I read a most heart-breaking Australian legal case.
It concerned a 15-year-old girl who was approved for a double mastectomy because she thinks she is a boy.
By now her body will be mutilated forever.Read more
I was always taught that if something waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck...then it’s a duck.
In March 2018, the ACT Government unveiled its answer to the Safe Schools program, rebranded now as the Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative.Read more
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes the desire of the new South Australian Labor leader, Peter Malinauskas, to listen to South Australians.Read more
Review of Ryan Anderson’s book ‘When Harry became Sally. Responding to the Transgender Movement’ by Ryan T Anderson. Published by Encounter Books, New York.Read more
We once thought these stories lay at the fringes. Passing fads that could never take hold. Amusements to be mocked and passed over.Read more