Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An Australian doctor questions "safe school" and"gay-straight alliance" programs

An open letter to the Australian Education Minister

The Hon Christopher Pyne  
Minister for Education   
Dear Mr Pyne,

I trust you, or your advisors, will give serious consideration to the medical evidence below and reconsider your decision to fund the so-called Safe Schools programme throughout Australia.

The political justification for ‘Safe Schools’ programmes, or the associated ‘Gay-Straight Alliances’, is that there is a plague of gay-based bullying in our schools, and the only way to counter that is through celebrating homosexuality. That justification, however, is doubtful.  (more...)

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