The Australian Family Lobby believes strongly in the right of all children to be receive an education free of indoctrination, and the right of all parents not to have to traumatise their children by having them actually removed from class when a school decides to give its students’ time over to a religious group for that purpose.
All children are entitled to have access to pastoral care that isn’t trying to use their problems as a gateway to whatever religious beliefs the “carer” is determined to impart.
That’s why the Australian Family Lobby opposes the National Schools Chaplaincy Program – where parents’ tax dollars are handed over to religious organisations for just that purpose – and encourages you to visit notochaplains.org to quickly and easily register your view for the benefit of the politicians determined to ram their religion down your child’s throat.
There is nothing “pro-family” about organised religions using your child’s school as a stalking ground for conversions.
The Australian Family Lobby is pleased to learn that the very pro-family Mr Daniel Andrews, new leader of the Victorian ALP, has now declared his support for marriage equality. It appears that the party’s electoral defeat last year led to some principled soul-searching.
Andrews is now the fourth state Labor leader to back an end to the discriminatory amendments inserted in the Marriage Act by John Howard in 2004. Hopes are high that the federal ALP will decide at its conference later this year to do likewise.