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Anti-bullying bill subverts Catholic curriculum: groupA private group of Catholic parents is worried Ontario’s proposed anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, will force the religious schools their children attend to change fundamental Church teachings on homosexual behaviour.“Our concern is that this anti-bullying legislation is meant to bring a change in the Catholic curriculum,” said Teresa Pierre, director of Ontario Catholic Parent Advocates, which wants to see Bill 13 dropped. “We are concerned about the potential erosion of Catholic principles.“The province’s goal is to change Catholic social teaching in our schools under the cause of ending homophobia. I think they’re following the momentum of a social agenda that has been at work for the past 10 years.”“We would not tolerate negative speech toward anyone based on his or her  sexual orientation in our schools,” she said. “Nevertheless, we don’t  want society telling the Church what is proper behaviour and what it  should teach.”  (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

Anti-bullying bill subverts Catholic curriculum: group
A private group of Catholic parents is worried Ontario’s proposed anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, will force the religious schools their children attend to change fundamental Church teachings on homosexual behaviour.

“Our concern is that this anti-bullying legislation is meant to bring a change in the Catholic curriculum,” said Teresa Pierre, director of Ontario Catholic Parent Advocates, which wants to see Bill 13 dropped. “We are concerned about the potential erosion of Catholic principles.

“The province’s goal is to change Catholic social teaching in our schools under the cause of ending homophobia. I think they’re following the momentum of a social agenda that has been at work for the past 10 years.”

“We would not tolerate negative speech toward anyone based on his or her sexual orientation in our schools,” she said. “Nevertheless, we don’t want society telling the Church what is proper behaviour and what it should teach.”  (Photo: Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

  1. alwayscaptainswan reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    They should stop funding Catholic schools. If parents want to teach their children in this religion they either do it at...
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  3. whoaskew reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Unbelievable….bigots will stop at nothing, it seems
  4. sodisarmingdarling reblogged this from joncrowley and added:
    This.
  5. poorlittlequeerboy reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    This drives me nuts. Sometimes it seems like people will do anything to prevent tolerance, especially under the guise of...
  6. emmtotheatt reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    Good for you, Canada! As for the bill forcing the Catholic church to change its teachings on homosexual behavior, maybe...
  7. thesoftberet reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    yeah, because the church supersedes society…
  8. superficialdepth reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    how ironic. i feel like the main issue is kind of getting lost here in the argument about who can tell whom to do what.
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  12. charliemielczarek reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    And yet, it’s a-ok for the Church to tell society what is proper behavior….
  13. joncrowley reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    We need to cut 100% of public funding for the Catholic School Board. Now. Yesterday. Previously, this was just an issue...
  14. theshortestdecade reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    what? whuuut? arrrg.
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