Green Party a Threat to Religious Liberty in Australia
Date of incident: May 21, 2016
Category: Government Restrictions / Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith / Morals
Area of case: Political
Archbishop Anthony Fisher warned that religious liberty is at stake in Australia's national elections because of the Green's proposed $32 million "Safe Schools" Program which would charge parents, schools, and churches with discrimination if they fail to conform.
While the Greens' version of the Safe Schools Program has been significantly edited by the federal government after a strong Christian protest, the Greens want the original version restored. Elements include: children being "taught that sex is about the outside body but gender about how you feel inside; that it’s up to you to choose your gender and how you express it; that children should play-act as if they were LGBTI adults; that they should feel free to dress in the school uniform of the opposite sex and use their bathrooms; and so on."
The program, touted as an "Anti-Bullying" initiative, would result in bullying and punishment of those who do not go along the gender-mainstreaming goals of the program.
Source: The Australian