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Leaked Document: No Opt-Out for Children from Pro-Gay Classes in Ontario Schools
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/10 | Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 02/15/2010 4:04:23 PM PST by wagglebee

HAMILTON, Ontario, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Public school children in Hamilton, Ontario will not be permitted to withdraw from classes that promote homosexuality, according to the Hamilton Mountain News. At the same time, according to a leaked document obtained by a local journalist, teachers are being instructed to tell parents who object to the curriculum that “this is not about parent rights.”

At the end of January, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) hosted a professional development day dedicated to “equity” training, where they distributed a sheet to teachers with “quick responses” they can offer to parents who object to the school board's “anti-homophobia” curriculum.

That document was obtained by journalist Mark Cripps, and posted on the website of the Hamilton Mountain News.  Cripps observes that the handout “basically indicates parents have no rights when it comes to their child’s education at the HWDSB.”

In addition, Cripps reports that, “The board says no child will be excused from the class when topics of homosexuality are brought into the classroom.”

The school board is developing a new equity policy, as required of all boards under the Ontario Ministry of Education's equity strategy, announced last year.  Among other things, the Ministry is requiring all boards, Catholic and public, to develop a plan for combating “homophobia.”

The sheet given to the HWDSB teachers specifies that teachers do not “condone” the removal of children from classes that deal with homosexuality.  If told, “This is against our rights as parents to teach our own set of family values,” the board suggests teachers offer the following responses:

- “As teachers, we do not condone children being removed from our classes when we teach about Aboriginal People, people of color, people with disabilities or gays and lesbians.

- “You can teach your child your own values at home.  Public schools teach everyone about respecting diversity and valuing everyone.

 - “This is not about parent rights.  Children have the right to an inclusive education free from discrimination.”

Jim Enos, President of the Hamilton-Wentworth Family Action Council (HWFAC), told LifeSiteNews (LSN) that he was struck by “the obvious point that parents who object [to the homosexuality curriculum] will be ignored, and that the schools educate your children in their ideology whether you like it or not.”

Since HWFAC was founded 14 years ago, they have fought hard with the school board to ensure that Judeo-Christian values are respected.  On this latest initiative, Enos says that the school board's response has been to say, “'You can do what you want at home, we understand, but when you get to school, different matter.'  In other words, they're saying that schools have priority rights in the education of children.

“That's wrong,” he insisted.  “We are the educators of the children.  [Schools] are an extension of us, we're not an extension of them.”

In addition to the examples above, teachers are advised to respond to the objection by parents that the homosexuality curriculum is “recruitment or teaching about sex!”, by saying that high school students need “accurate information about relationships and safe sex.”  If parents insist that their child is too young for the subject matter, the teachers are to tell them that it is the teacher's job “to teach accurate, up-to-date information to every child, including yours.”

Enos says that requiring children to participate in the “anti-homophobia” classes is “forced indoctrination.” While the school board claims to provide “accurate information,” Enos pointed out that the program is “indoctrination because they won't give both sides of the story.  They only give good news about [homosexuality].”

Enos sat on the school board's Sexual Orientation Steering Committee for two years.  He explained that he had attempted to make a presentation to the Committee on the negative health effects of homosexuality, as documented by the Ontario Ministry of Health.  The Committee would only allow him to distribute a handout, he said, and dismissed his concerns.

“We won't have any negative bias, just positive bias,” they told him, he said.

Journalist Mark Cripps also wrote that while he disagrees with the view that homosexuality is a sin, he questions the board's disregard for parents who hold that view.  “Does the board believe faith has no value in its schools?” he asks.  “Does the board really support the principle that parents have no rights over their child’s education?”

“Right or wrong, rejecting the dogma of specific faiths doesn't seem very inclusive,” he concludes.


Contact Information:

John Malloy, Director of Education
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
100 Main St. West
P.O. Box 2558
Hamilton, ON L8N 3L1
Phone: (905) 527-5092 ext.2297
E-mail: pat.stones@hwdsb.on.ca (through Executive Assistant)


See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Ontario Gov't Initiative Would Force Catholic Schools to Violate Church Teaching
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010710.html

Ontario Gvmt Won’t Say Whether Catholic Schools Can Teach Beliefs on Homosexuality
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010807.html


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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This is EXACTLY what Obama will try to do in the United States.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 4:04:23 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: fanfan; GMMAC

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2 posted on 02/15/2010 4:04:45 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 02/15/2010 4:05:10 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Silly people, choice is only for killing babies.

And the noose is tightening on the children...


4 posted on 02/15/2010 4:07:26 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Clive

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5 posted on 02/15/2010 4:08:33 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: wagglebee

Its a sickness.


6 posted on 02/15/2010 4:08:43 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: wagglebee

What is the state of home schooling in Canada?


7 posted on 02/15/2010 4:09:32 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: wagglebee

Keep them home!!!


8 posted on 02/15/2010 4:09:43 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: wagglebee

Sure there is an opt out....its called pulling your kid from school and either home-schooling them or sending them to another school.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 4:12:45 PM PST by cranked
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To: GeronL

Mainstreaming Homosexuality and degeneracy is part of the Communist plan.


10 posted on 02/15/2010 4:12:57 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: wagglebee

Homo perverts used to try to try to seduce kids in public toilets.

Now they run public schools.


11 posted on 02/15/2010 4:13:03 PM PST by Travis McGee (----www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com----)
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To: wagglebee
...teachers are being instructed to tell parents who object to the curriculum that “this is not about parent rights.”

If you ain't got negative rights, you ain't got sh!t.

12 posted on 02/15/2010 4:14:06 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: metmom

Canada but of interest to homeschoolers.


13 posted on 02/15/2010 4:16:47 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: wagglebee
Public school is child abuse.
14 posted on 02/15/2010 4:17:38 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: wagglebee

Homosexuals and their allies will stop short of NOTHING to get to your children.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 4:18:12 PM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: wagglebee

There aren’t enough News Helicopters in all of North America to cover what would happen if they tried that in my town.


16 posted on 02/15/2010 4:19:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: wagglebee
"You vill get ze indoctrination!

Zeig Heil!"

17 posted on 02/15/2010 4:29:13 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: wagglebee

To my Canadian conservative friends. We have spare seats in our local Catholic School here.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 4:31:02 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

This Canadian forced PRO-FAG stuff is part of the reason I now take only virtual ski trips to Whistler-Blackcomb, even though it is just across the border. The webcams and memories make it almost like reality.


19 posted on 02/15/2010 4:34:44 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: wagglebee

>> the board suggests teachers offer the following responses:
>> - “This is not about parent rights ...

Okay parents, what’s more important than one’s life?


20 posted on 02/15/2010 4:36:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: jwalsh07

Please, please, get your kids out of the public system.


21 posted on 02/15/2010 4:36:36 PM PST by BenKenobi (;)
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To: wagglebee

Don’t bother with the schools. Block the offices of the Board of Education.

This crap is coming from the top , attack it at the top.

Use politicians to get rid of board members who push this garbage.


22 posted on 02/15/2010 4:39:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: wagglebee; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

23 posted on 02/15/2010 4:43:36 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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Thanks for the ping, wagglebee.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 4:52:04 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: wagglebee
The kids should leave class en masse when this crap is presented in class. Opt out? Screw you socialists!
25 posted on 02/15/2010 5:05:12 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

How is that free health care working for you now? Time to rebel !!!


26 posted on 02/15/2010 5:27:25 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: wagglebee

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Coming soon to a country near you....

Oh, wait a minute.....

27 posted on 02/15/2010 6:21:03 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter
How is that free health care working for you now? Time to rebel !!!

That was off topic. Who's getting free healthcare?

28 posted on 02/15/2010 6:21:36 PM PST by Myrddin
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Ping to post 27.

*sigh*...

That’s what happens when “someone” is insisting that we switch cars NOW and I get distracted.


29 posted on 02/15/2010 6:25:32 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

What’s ironic is that Canada has a reputaion for having good schools, better than American schools.


30 posted on 02/15/2010 7:06:15 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Remove the School Committee with extreme prejudice.


31 posted on 02/16/2010 6:02:38 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Travis McGee

public schools are toilets of society these days.


32 posted on 02/16/2010 8:39:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the redirect. The search feature doesn’t always work well, but it works great when you have the same source, the same title, and the same everything. It only works if you use it. LOL


33 posted on 02/16/2010 8:39:53 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee
This year, children are to be indoctrinated and recruited with no option to opt out. Five years from now, little boys are to be buggered and little girls are to be fisted, with no option to opt out.

You don't believe it ? You don't know the LEFT and how it uses incrementalism to pass its own agenda. The LEFT is coming after your child and like it says in the article, resistance is not an option.


34 posted on 02/16/2010 8:42:24 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: BykrBayb

Search worked just fine with that title.


35 posted on 02/16/2010 8:59:55 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

That’s because you actually used it.


36 posted on 02/16/2010 9:03:30 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee
It's time for an amazingly contained flu epidemic to strike.

"Sorry, Johnny can't make it to school today. He's just not feeling well, and I wouldn't want to spread it."

37 posted on 02/16/2010 9:05:20 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: metmom

The perversions they teach to children cannot be unlearned. The parents can tell them the truth all they want in the privacy of their own homes, but the world outside of those homes is full of reinforcements of the dangerous lies taught to them.


38 posted on 02/16/2010 9:07:30 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: TChris

That works well for planned events that parents happen to know about. The problem is that every day the children are being fed a steady diet of indoctrination so strong that even the parents can’t break through it.


39 posted on 02/16/2010 9:09:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
That works well for planned events that parents happen to know about. The problem is that every day the children are being fed a steady diet of indoctrination so strong that even the parents can’t break through it.

Sadly true, in many places.

AFAIK, our school district isn't doing anything too hinky. (I have a SIL teacher in the system here, as well as other friends.)

40 posted on 02/16/2010 9:13:04 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: wagglebee

All I can say is “watch me NOT pull my kid out school”.
Are you kidding me? They say no opt out, so parents sit there with their thumbs in their mouth and say, “okay”.


41 posted on 02/16/2010 5:18:10 PM PST by MrsLilac (Don't let your mind wander. It's too small to be let out on it's own.)
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