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Start Early Initiative is the equivalent of the Safe Schools Program - but it is for Kindergartens!

by Babette Francis

If you thought the Safe Sex Coalition Program was bad, have a look at the Start Early Initiative for Kinder children! The notions of gender and sexuality and cross-dressing are being taught at our kindergartens, with a new program by Early Childhood Australia from April 2016. Educators will be encouraged to use dress-ups to explain cross-dressing to kids and may even take group tours of the opposite sex's toilets as part of the Start Early Initiative. Teachers will use material provided by Early Childhood Australia, and books such as "Children's Sexual Development and Behaviour: Pants Aren't Rude", by Pam Linke. Suggestions in the book include "teaching about sexuality in a positive way as a healthy part of life, ensuring children are not forced to kiss anyone they don't want to, and letting children know that 'all parts of their body are good'". The spokeswoman for ECA said, "Children are sexual beings".

The Start Early Initiative program funded by the NSW Government through a $186,000 grant is about to be rolled out across the country and threatens to be even more divisive than the Safe Schools Coalition Program. Various commentators criticised the proposed program - including Sunday Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine who wrote, "You may not be thrilled about the highly sexualised Safe Schools program being forced on children without parental knowledge, and its attempt to rebrand as 'heterosexism' the idea that heterosexuality is the norm in human relationships. But wait till you see what the sexual social engineers have in store for preschool kids...". Of the comment "Children are sexual beings", Miranda asked, "What does that mean?"
She concluded, "It was bad enough when we heard 11- year-olds were being advised to bind their breasts and tuck in their penises to practice being a member of the opposite sex. But the thought police invading preschools is positively Orwellian. Has the world gone mad?"

Early Childhood Australia spokeswoman Clare McHugh said the program would reduce domestic violence because "rigid views on gender" were associated with violence and domestic violence. "Children are sexual beings and it's a strong part of their identity, and it is linked to their values and respect. The program was designed to use everyday moments and interactions to teach respect, ability and making choices. The underlying message is to value difference and be open to difference," she said.

Children aged 1 to 3 are not sexual activists who walk, talk and breathe "sexuality". They don't even know what the word means. As one expert, Dr. Robert McDonald, a retired psychotherapist and medical doctor, said about a similar program in Canada: "Any action which sexualizes a child before he or she is ready is sexual abuse. Therefore so-called sex-ed for children before puberty is an act of sexual abuse."

Doing a group tour of the opposite sex's toilets is going to teach respect? Apparently New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks so because he has dispensed with the legislative process entirely and forced chaos on the public facilities of the city with an executive order allowing grown men into women's restrooms and vice-versa, regardless of their biological sex.


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