In news that will surprise absolutely no one, conservative talk radio host Alan Jones, is not a fan of the LGBTQI anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition.
Previously, Mamamia reported that the voluntary scheme, which has been adopted by around 450 Australian schools, aims to educate children in late primary and high school about homosexuality, trans-sexuality and gender diversity.
Following pressure applied by groups like the Australian Christian Lobby and the far-right of the Coalition, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a review into the program in February.
Watch Dr Kerryn Phelps beautifully articulate why we need the Safe Schools program on the ABC’s QandA. Post continues after video.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister was interviewed by Alan Jones on Radio 2GB.
Mr Jones put it to the Prime Minister that he would not want a daughter or granddaughter of his to participate in program.
“Would you like your 15 year old daughter to have to role model ‘Kelly’ who says ‘I think I’m a lesbian, I’m not sure because I’ve also been attracted to boys. I guess it gives me more choice… Shouldn’t that stuff be wiped out of the curriculum?”
And the Prime Minister responded, saying that “there is no substitute for active and engaged parents in this area.”
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) May 24, 2016