Everyone’s favourite columnist Miranda Devine had a piece yesterday referencing a so-called “group of mothers” from Sydney’s Greek community who have set up a Facebook page decrying Safe Schools under the title “You’re Teaching Our Children What?”. So scared of reprisals, they’re asking to stay anonymous, Devine tells us.

In the article, she says that people like Jeff Kennett should have googled Safe Schools before getting involved in the program, but we did a few searches of our own on the You’re Teaching Our Children What?, and found that the site has a very similar IP address to the Australian Christian Lobby’s own website, shares the same name servers, same registrar and same small Canberra-based hosting company.

The registrant of the concerned mothers’ site is “Billy Borthwycke”. A name that doesn’t yield any Google results other than being associated with this website.

Surely it’s just a coincidence that a site for concerned mothers just happens to share all these things in common with the Australian Christian Lobby, a group that has been devoted to stopping teaching kids about LGBTI issues for years. Surely!

A spokesperson for the ACL said that “it is a completely different organisation run by different people.”

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