November 15th 2003

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I'm sorry I am heterosexual

by Bill Muehlenberg

News Weekly, November 15, 2003
Pro-family activists have been warning for years now about how gay activists are using our schools to indoctrinate children. Often this comes in the guise of sex education programs.

As a recent example, consider an item from the Herald Sun (29 October). In an article entitled, "Sex survey shocks," there was a story about a Wodonga High School course for 14-year-olds.

Year 9 students were forced to answer a blatantly pro-homosexual questionnaire.

The mandatory questionnaire, which students had to sign their names to, was part of a compulsory health class. The survey asked these sorts of questions:

  • "If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, is it possible that all you need is a lesbian/gay lover?"
  • "How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive and exclusive heterosexual behaviour?"
  • "Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?"


The students then had to discuss these questions in class. It is designed to show that homosexuality is just the same as heterosexuality, that the two are interchangeable. But they are not of course.

This is nothing but propaganda: forcing students to feel guilty about being heterosexual.

This is just a blatant attempt to force the homosexual agenda upon impressionable young people.

Most 14-year-olds are too young to be questioned about explicit details in sexuality.

Thus our public schools, with our tax dollars, are pushing the homosexual agenda on our children.


The story does not end there however. In the same edition of the Herald Sun there was a follow-up article about the questionnaire.

It seems that as a result of a loud public outcry, the Bracks' Government had to go into damage control.

The article said that the Premier had ordered an inquiry to find out what was happening.

It also said that the survey has been scrapped from the class. The school authorities claimed that the adult-only survey was actually meant for teachers, not for students.

However, in an article in the Australian on October 29, a different slant was put on the affair.

According to that report, the principal of Wodonga High School was standing by the decision of the teacher to hand out the survey.

He said the survey had been handed out at a professional development course run by the federally-funded Family Planning Victoria.

A spokesperson for Family Planning Victoria in turn said the questionnaire was designed by the Australian Research Centre in Sexual Health and Society at La Trobe University to develop teachers' sex education skills, and was "not a classroom tool".

Whatever the actual facts and explanations are, many questions still remain. Why are our tax dollars being used to indoctrinate teachers with pro-homosexual propaganda, who then in turn are expected to indoctrinate their children?

Double standards

Simply swap the word tobacco for homosexuality and see how this plays out.

Every class has some smoking students. We need to respect this diversity.

We do not want them to feel stigmatised. We need to embrace them in their lifestyle choices.

We should let all students know that smoking is as normal as non-smoking.

The important thing is for all students to be tolerant and non-judgmental.

We do not want the smoking students to feel alienated or vilified for his behaviour. No one lifestyle choice is better than another.

Does anyone really believe such an approach would get very far in our school systems?

Homosexuality is a very dangerous and high-risk lifestyle, just as smoking is. Why do we have such double standards in these areas?

Why do we protect our children against tobacco while forcing them to embrace homosexuality?

This questionnaire is part of a Commonwealth-funded national teacher development package that has been adopted by more than 250 Victorian schools, and presumably schools across the nation.

I have seen several versions of this kit, and it is one big exercise in pushing the homosexual agenda onto our nation's children, via their teachers.


It is time to hold out school system to account. For too long the public schools have acted as propagandists for various causes, be it the feminist movement, the homosexual lobby, the greenies, and so on.

No wonder so many students leave high school illiterate.

Education has been replaced by indoctrination. Thus we need to speak out now.

Write to your local State and Federal members, and ask why teachers are being indoctrinated about such an unhealthy lifestyle

Write to the Federal Education Minister, Brendan Nelson, about this matter as well: c/- Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2601, or Email:

  • Bill Muehlenberg

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