Same-sex marriage a ‘rainbow Trojan horse’: Bernardi

Same-sex marriage a ‘rainbow Trojan horse’: Bernardi, by Rachel Blaxendale.

Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi says same-sex marriage is a “rainbow Trojan horse” for radical Safe-Schools-style gender and sexuality education programs.

Defending a Coalition for Marriage advertisement released yesterday that features three mothers discussing their fears should same sex-marriage become legal following the Turnbull government’s postal survey on the issue, Senator Bernardi said the ad highlighted “reasonable concerns” for parents.

“We tried to put a stop to (Safe Schools) because of the perversion that’s going on in some of these areas, but what we’ve seen internationally and you’ve seen it in Canada and in England, where same-sex marriage has been legalised, parents haven’t been able to withdraw their students or their children from these sorts of programs, and that’s why they’re compulsory,” he told Sky news. …

Cory Bernadi

Senator Bernardi said conservatives had “belled the cat” with Safe Schools founder Roz Ward and the “Marxist agenda” coming out of Victoria’s La Trobe University, where Safe Schools was developed. …

Senator Bernardi said he believed there would be a larger No vote than many in the media were predicting.

“I think there’s been a massive pile-on, and the bullying through the media and sections of the lobby that are advocating for marriage to change,” he said. …

“It would be better if they taught the kids how to read and write so that when they graduate they’ve actually got Year Twelve standard literacy and numeracy rather than Year Eight standard which is what one university lecturer told me the other day.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil