Ben Fordham has lashed out at an after school centre for teaching children as young as five about radical gender theory and sexuality.
The 2GB host, who’s also a dad of three, slammed staff for exposing students to the material at Roseville Kids Club, which operates at Roseville Primary School, on Sydney‘s upper north shore.
A display has been set up inside the centre with the pride flag pinned to the wall next to complex gender theory terms such as ‘Abrosexual’, ‘Transexual’ and ‘Neptunic’.
Neptunic refers to an individual who is attracted to both Nonbinary and Female genders.
Meanwhile, abrosexual refers to an individual whose sexuality is changing or fluid. For example, someone could be gay one day, then be asexual the next.
Transsexual people experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with their assigned sex and desire to permanently transition to the sex or gender with which they identify.
Ben Fordham has lashed out at an after school centre for teaching children as young as five about radical gender theory and sexuality
A display has been set up inside the centre with the pride flag pinned to the wall next to complex gender theory terms such as ‘Abrosexual’ and ‘Neptunic’
‘I know this: five-year-olds don’t need to be learning about gender theory at after school care,’ Fordham said on Friday.
‘Do parents consent to this stuff? Are carers actually qualified to explain what it means to be pansexual or transgender?
‘Is there any evidence that this stuff is age-appropriate?
‘Once upon a time – these conversations happened in families. And yes, times have changed and they also happen in schools. It started in high school. Then primary school. Now it’s happening in the KIDS CLUB for kindergarten kids,’ Fordham said.
‘A quick look at their website says: “Roseville Kids Care… where kids can be kids” They may want to practise what they preach.
Fordham slammed the childcare centre after a father claimed staff had made a complaint to police when he confronted them about the material.
‘I visited it and was shocked that there was a giant out-size pride flag, it was the biggest flag in the room, far bigger than the Australian flag,’ he told Daily Telegraph.
‘When I went in there was an entire wall describing different sexualities giving definitions of things like ‘pansexual’ and ‘lesbian’.’
Fordham argued there was no place for the material to be taught in a ‘kid’s club attended by Kindergarten kids’.
‘I know that these are questions my kids are going to ask themselves or someone else one day, but NOT at the age of five,’ he said.
‘This stuff is plastered across the wall of a kids club!’
Fordham slammed the childcare centre after a father claimed staff had made a complaint to police when he confronted them about the material
The father said the childcare centre had lodged a complaint with local police before he received a call from the constable saying no offence would be recorded.
The NSW Department of Education told Daily Mail Australia the material being taught to children was provided by an out-of-hours school care provider.
The content has been taken from ‘My Time, Our Place’ – the national curriculum developed by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.
Pauline O’Kane, who is the CEO of Network of Community Activities, which represents out of school hour care facilities, said the material helped to foster ‘inclusive attitudes’ among children.
‘Do you shut the conversation off or do you educate and inform in a positive way so they feel like they can ask questions?’ she said.
‘I don’t think we should curtail childrens’ inquisitiveness, and I am sure this centre did this in a positive way.’
Daily Mail Australia contacted Network of Community Activities for comment.
‘I know this: five-year-olds don’t need to be learning about gender theory at after school care,’ Fordham said on Friday