Skip to comments.Catholic Schools Told They Canít Teach Abortion is Wrong (Canada)
Posted on 10/15/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
On Wednesday, Ontarios Minister of Education rocked Ontario taxpayers, sending a shockwave across Canada, and even beyond our borders, with an announcement that can only be described as totalitarian.
Laurel Broten, Minister of Education told reporters that under its new anti-bullying law, Bill 13, The Accepting Schools Act, Catholic schools would no longer be permitted to teach that abortion is wrong!
A transcript of the remarks from Premier McGuintys office to LifeSiteNews quoted Minister Broten:
|We do not allow and were very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools, she said.
I dont think that there is a contrast or a conflict between choosing a Catholic education for your children and supporting a womans right to choose, she added.
Asked for clarification she said again: Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students. That includes of LGBTQ students. That includes young girls in our school. Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny, taking away a womans right to choose could arguably be one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take.
Dr. & Mrs. Lukenda, we have never seen a government assault on religious freedom like what Minister Broten is promising.
"Recently, President Barack Obama addressed a gathering of House Republicans at their annual retreat in Baltimore. This effort at cross-party outreach was somewhat marred when Obama accused the gathered Republicans of maliciously poisoning the public against his health care plan, complaining that they had portrayed it as a "Bolshevik plot."'
Reality. Bolshevik plot. Check. Straight from the mouth of our very own Muslim Bolshevik.
“...violates human rights.” Anyone speaking up for the baby being killed????????????? Steyn is right! Canadians are all assholes!
Close all Catholic schools for the rest of the year and see
the cost of public education go through the roof.
But killing a female in utero isn't...?
It isn’t only Canada FRiend.
This will be here soon.
Todays women seem to have a love affair with murder.
It would seem that by now if women did not want children they would figure out how not to have them without waiting until they have to kill their fetus.
They seem smart enough to know their new found rights to kill, but not smart enough to use a friggin rubber or birth control, or get spayed. It makes one think they enjoy the act of murder.There are so many alternatives, and yet they go nuts over this one.
What about other moral issues? Adultery...fornication...death penalty? Or even something as simple as lying or stealing? Can they still teach that is wrong?
So the church must now get its moral guidance from the government?
This is exactly where we are heading, and we are only months behind them.
Government funding always comes with strings attached. I'm guessing that's what's going on here.
He who has the gold makes the rules. If you don't want government control, don't take government money.
Buried in there is a reminder that its apparently illegal for the church to teach that homosexuality is wrong.
The state is imposing it’s religious beliefs (Human Secularism) upon us in direct violation of the US Constitution. Yes I know this is Canada, but the same thing is happening here.
The plan is to make Catholics choose between their conscience and their job.
Just yesterday I was watching a presentation on FoxNews (I believe it was), that was heralding an acting troupe of young people doing the rounds at schools, putting on a program to demonize bullying. Sounds rather wholesome on the surface, but something about it rubbed me the wrong way.
The program is designed to get every pupil to take a stand against bullying. If you see someone bullying, stand up and call them out on it. Report them to the school authorities. Why would this bug me?
At first I couldn’t put my finger on it, and then it dawned on me. Bullying wasn’t going to be where this would stop. In short order every Leftist ideal would be incorporated into the program, and anyone speaking out against Leftist ideology would be a bully.
Not one day later, and proof of this has been provided.
Thank you for the post. Very timely...
Political correctness can very easily be the end of our nation. We need to push back on this.
The woman is nuts. She is just trying to tie abortion to teaching about homosexuality.
Read the article again. This is not about public schools but private Catholic schools. When this woman talks about “our schools” she means ALL the schools in Canada.
In any case, I must ask if you have even read the article and if you consider those who signed the petition on the Campaign Life Coalition website (linked to the LifeNews.com article cited above) to also be a__holes? How about the many Pastors and Priests who oppose this ruling and have preached on the issue? How about the 91 MPs who voted for Motion 312? Are all these folks also 'a__holes'?
For your information, Motion 312 was a motion to strike a House of Commons committee to study Section 223 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. That section states that: a child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not it has breathed; it has an independent circulation; or the navel string is severed. This section stems from 400 year old English law and has not been updated to reflect current science on the subject of life. Sadly, the motion was defeated 203-91, so there remains no LEGAL age limit on aborting an unborn baby.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is apparently a Roman Catholic, having attended St. Patrick's High School in Ottawa. I think that it would be wise for him to consult his Priest and take a good read of his Bible to see how his government's new education policy lines up with God's Word. Incidentally, regarding your cursing of all Canadians as 'a__holes', you might also wish to acquaint yourself with James 1:26 and James 3:1-12 in the Bible.
If they're 100% private, receiving no government funding, then I agree it's a scary precedent and Canadians should be up in arms.
You can talk to Mark Steyn about Canada's belief in the freedom of speech! (Political Correctness rules the GWN AFAICT)
If they’re 100% private, receiving no government funding...
A leftist government in the US can not outlaw moral speech which they consider “hate speech.” Canada does not recognize free speech and “hate speech” is whatever the leftists define it to be. They define arguing for life “hate” as only leftists could.
Yeah, I don't think the US is all that far behind. Our govt. is using the health angle to amass power. If Uncle Sam deems something "unhealthy", it is increasingly granted automatic authority to regulate/ban/tax/punish accordingly.
They are using the Islamic thug and homo rage tatic moreso than health care for suspending the first amendment here.
Liberals/progressives/socialists/communists/fascists have been trying to ban opposition speech forever. Bammy will have to do it via a UN treaty or Executive Order.