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You know what's worse than getting coal for Christmas? Getting a homophobic flyer! At least when people are peddling their anti-LGBT nonsense in public, we can intentionally avoid it. But up to 10 bus drivers in the town of Kyabram, Victoria, Australia, decided to wrap their dumb flyers up in innocuous-looking envelopes before handing them out to the unsuspecting students of Kyabram P-12 College. What a bad waste of envelopes.

According to PinkNews, the flyers were given out to children on their way home from school on Wednesday afternoon. These drivers must have recognized that no one would willingly take their flyers, and so resorted to springing them upon innocent children. It also apparently gets creepier, because it's also been reported that before Wednesday members of the anti-same-sex group, Marriage Alliance, had been boarding the busses and hanging out literature to the children. Meaning, these drivers were letting strangers onto the buses with these kids.

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The pamphlets naturally made their way into the hands of family members, who were not happy about the situation. “If they’re going to hand out something like that it should be approved – it’s sneaky and it’s really targeting the children,” one relative of a student told the Gay News Network. The incident also brought up the issue that myriad other bad things besides hateful and close-minded ideas could have been inside those envelopes. (For example, remember how people once put Anthrax in envelopes?)

It's probably not anthrax, but it could be a really idiotic leaflet.
It's probably not anthrax, but it could be a really idiotic leaflet.
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Stuart Bott, the head teacher of Kyabram College told the students' parents that the pamphlets didn't represent the school's views on marriage equality, and expressed that the school welcomes students of all sexual orientations. However, same-sex marriage is still not legal in Australia. Just this past November, a proposal for marriage equality was defeated in the Senate, and thus won't be brought up again until the next term of Parliament. According to BBC, opinion polls indicate that the majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, but the issue didn't make it to ballot.

What that means is that the world needs the open, kind and LGBT-friendly minds of these children to stay that way, so that they can grow up and become active political figures who legalize same-sex marriage for Australians. Keep your pamphlets full of bad ideas far away from the future of humanity.

Sources: PinkNews | BBC | Gay New Network