Media Release: Even Abbott & Gillard would support parents’ rights to choose teachers

Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott would both support the right of parents to choose who teaches their children, says Katter’s Australian Party Queensland Senate nominee, Bernard Gaynor.

“The Prime Minister of Australia and Opposition Leader would both agree that parents should be able to choose who teaches their children,” Mr Gaynor said.

“I’m sure both of them would 100 per cent back the rights of parents if they had concerns over the values of teachers. This includes concerns over teachers who promote homosexual lifestyles, either actively or by example, to children.”

“This is not controversial. Any society with a basis in common sense would support parental responsibility.”

“Furthermore, considering both Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard oppose gay marriage it makes perfect sense that they would also be uncomfortable with teachers promoting a lifestyle that has serious negative health consequences and is opposed to the values of the majority of Australians.”

“Australia has always been a Christian country and the vast majority of Australians continue to hold Christian values.”

“It would be a sad day for Australia if its Christian population was prevented from freely practicing its religion.”

Speaking about the twitter commentary regarding his posts that he would not allow a gay person to teach his children, Mr Gaynor said he was not concerned.

“The convected outrage on twitter is not a reflection of mainstream views and the continued hate-filled and vitriolic comments do not scare me,” Mr Gaynor said.

“However, I do not appreciate comments wishing death or misfortune upon me. It just goes to show that the so-called bullying in this debate is not coming from me.”

“I am particularly saddened to have received emails wishing that I had died while deployed with the Australian Army to Iraq. A little more maturity in this debate would be a good thing.”

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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