Protecting the Innocent Children
Policy Proposals
An Appropriate Public Policy Response
Masculinity and femininity is something to be celebrated and championed, not denied and belittled. Attempts by the gender feminists and the new androgynists to suggest that gender is simply a social construct, and that gender is essentially malleable and fluid, are not founded in fact and should be rejected.
While there are rare cases of gender ambiguity, these should not be used to blind us to the reality of gender: that as humans we are born either male or female, and that these gender differences are important for the individual and for society. That those struggling with gender confusion and/or gender disorientation pathology deserve respect and compassion. For this reason it is important to have help and therapy readily available for those who suffer from these conditions.
Given the importance of the two genders, it is imperative to promote heterosexual marriage and the biological two-parent family. The evidence makes it clear that these two institutions provide the best environment for individuals, for societies, and for children.
The institutions of marriage and family have survived many assaults over the millennia. However in order to successfully preserve marriage and family, there needs to be ongoing resistance to those who seek to redefine, and thus undermine, these two invaluable institutions. It is important to withstand the gender deconstructionists in their bid to destroy marriage and the natural family.
To dispel the current confusion regarding gender issues, and to restore the proper understanding and appreciation of maleness and femaleness, and to protect our children from harm, the following is proposed as a guide to policy makers:
1. That the recognition of male and female, and the celebration of their differences and complementarity, be made the foundation stone of all government policy.
2. That the equal worth and value of men and women be fully affirmed, but not at the expense of gender uniqueness and difference.
3. That marriage be forever preserved as the voluntary exclusive union of one man and one woman for life.
4. That marriage be recognised as the building block of families, and that families are the building blocks of the nation; that strong family relationships be recognised as providing the greatest form of social capital; and that marriage and family be promoted by government and society for the greater good of all. Other types of relationships, do not afford society the same moral and social benefits as heterosexual marriage and family arrangements.
5. That social policy consciously affirm and support marriage and family, and discourage the dissemination of maritally disruptive forms of sexploitive media entertainment and pornography.
6. That government laws, taxation and other public policy initiatives make marriage and family life their first priority.
7. That family benefits be restricted to actual families, not to alternative lifestyles. Family benefits should be seen for what they are, not as discrimination against those who suffer with gender disorientation pathology, but as incentives for the glue that holds society together.
8. That parenting be understood and defined in terms of the complementarity of motherhood and fatherhood.
9. That measures be implemented to improve boys’ education, including the active recruitment of male teachers to serve as role models for boys.
10. That programs to mentor boys, affirm their masculinity, and support transitions to manhood, be affirmed, encouraged and funded by government bodies and the community at large.
11. That programs to mentor girls, affirm their femininity, and support transitions to womanhood, be affirmed, encouraged and funded by government bodies and the community at large.
12. That motherhood and fatherhood be recognised as valuable social institutions with appropriate support and protection in both law and government policy.
13. That the fundamental right of children to know and have a relationship with their biological mother and father be recognised.
14. That access to adoption and to assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF be restricted to heterosexual couples because it is a child's fundamental right to have both a mother and a father.
15. That homosexual civil unions and relationship registers not be recognised.
16. That homosexual relationships not be given the same status as heterosexual marriage.
17. That schools be prevented from being used as a channel for the promotion of the homosexual lifestyle.
18. That public monies not be used to promote the homosexual lifestyle, as this will lead to even more gender disorientation pathology.
19. That public funding be committed to programmes and support networks which assist individuals to overcome gender disorientation pathology.
20. That it be affirmed that homosexuals, as individuals, should enjoy the same rights as other individuals, but that homosexual relationships not be granted social or legal recognition, since that would promote greater levels of gender disorientation pathology in the community as a whole, and undermine the unique status of marriage.
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