In Australia, a government-produced booklet encourages children as young as 10 years-old to experiment with sexual relationships – both heterosexual and homosexual – and advised how to “divorce” their parents if they disapprove of such behaviour.

Writing in the July edition of Speak Up, Jean Wallis reports that the Youth Rights Booklet, “Where do you stand,” is available free of charge to all children under 18 while adults are charged $2.50.

Don’t expect to find words like ‘integrity,’ ‘Christian principles,’ ‘commitment,’ ‘moral standards,’ and ‘respect for authority,’  Wallis warns.  Instead, you will find words like ‘rights,’ ‘refuse,’ ‘how to demand benefits.’

The booklet, she reports, tells the 1-year-old that “he/she can have sex with anybody, so long as that person is not more than two years older” and adds that “lesbian and homosexual relationships are not illegal.”

All types of contraception are explained and children are warned that some doctors may want to inform their parents if they seek contraception.  The booklet tells the children to find another doctor who will not tell parents.  Following on the advice on contraception is a section telling children where to obtain an abortion.

In addition to helpful hints on how to deal with police or school teachers who “hassle you,” the booklet gives a guide to children wanting to “divorce” their parents.

In the state of Victoria, a 15-year-old boy recently “divorced” himself from his parents on the ground of “irreconcilable difference.”  Wallis report that the boy alleged that his family had “disagreements about religion and he was scared of his parents, especially his mother.”

The boy has been made a ward of the state and is living with a foster family.  His parents intend to take legal action to clear their names.  The boy’s mother said “she believed the law allows any spoilt brat to take his parents to court for just making him eat his brussels sprouts.

In New South Wales, the state government is said to have “secret child welfare policies” which allow children leaving the family home to be given up to $50 a week as a living allowance by child welfare authorities.

The booklet, now in its second edition, is sponsored by the Australian Youth Affairs Bureau and was published with an International Year of the Youth grant and grants from other government-funded agencies, according to Wallis.  She observes that a number of government-funded agencies are “using their influence to destroy the traditional family.”  Such agencies she says, “create real – and imaginary – social problems.  Advertise these problems, convince the public (and politicians in particular) that something must be done.  Then they provide the solution.”

“Statist intervention in family affairs leads to the disintegration of the traditional family,” she says.  Sound familiar?  Australian pro-family supporters can rest assured that they are not the only country suffering from such an ideology.