7 comments

  1. Gabe Senecal says:

    A school cannot choose whether or not to give equal rights to all students based on some sort of discrimination. This applies for a student’s sexual orientation just as it applies for race or gender. A specific political and sexual agenda? No student would HAVE to join a gay-straight alliance group if they disagreed with it. The groups simply provide an accepting community for gay students as well as attempting to stop homophobic bullying, and the legislation ensures that schools cannot discriminate against students for their sexual preference by not allowing a similar club to exist.
    Really, the Catholic schools should move into the 21st century and accept that it is alright for people to be gay. Roman Catholic prime ministers Chretien and Martin both did.

  2. Stephen Smith says:

    As long as you take public you forfeit the right to pic and choose what you want based on your faith predjudices.

  3. Alain says:

    Gabe, the issue is bullying in schools with the majority of it targeting children for body image along with a few other reasons. Sexual preference is a way down at the bottom of the list, yet you and others want to use this to push your sexual agenda. That is wrong and unacceptable.

    Stephen, for your information there is that pesky little thing called the Constitution which guarantees Catholic schools in Ontario. It does not require the Catholic church or its schools to change Catholic religion. As for picking and choosing, it is the radical gay activists who are doing that.

  4. Stephen Smith says:

    So change the Constitution, or let everyone in, we all participate or we don’t. I have no time for people who us religion to hate other groups, or sorry not hate, just not tolerate them, like being gay is a choice.

  5. Oliver C says:

    “As long as you take public you forfeit the right to pic and choose what you want based on your faith predjudices.”

    Catholics pay taxes as well. what you are saying is that public money is “secular” money to be used to indoctrinate children against their faith. why not let parents decide what school they want to send their children too and the money follow the child. let parent choice dictate what is taught their children. And Catholic schools do tolerate gay kids but they say sex is only licit between a married man and woman. As they say “dont want a catholic education dont send your kids there” and the corollary “do want a catholic education do send your kids there”. If you don’t want to pay for it very well exempt families who send their kids to catholic educational schools from paying taxes related to schooling and they can then afford to pay themselves. everyone is happy :)

  6. Constantin says:

    “I have no time for people who…” says it all when one is trying to be a model of leftist tolerance. I have seen this desire to engineer and force people into a standardized mold brought to its logical conclusion in communism.
    Brian!
    I fully understand and painfully share your frustration. I have once witnessed a group of approximately 10,000 Romanian factory workers marching in Bucharest and chanting “We work! We don’t thnk’. This was their simple way to express their animosity towards the student protesters in the University Square, who were trying to warn these very people of the fraud and crime perpetuated by the government then in power. As surreal as that slogan was, it drew home for me an important lesson. Most people actually stop thinking at a very basic level, and a message such as the deep concern you express in this video is much above their level of comprehension. Until personally affected, a vast majority of the citizenry will cling to simple slogans learned in school and are ever ready to become instruments of opression in the hands of those capable of manipulating them. If this was not the case, a lot of the grotesque aberations of history, such as the communist or the nazi holocaust would have never been able to see the light of day. These simple types find comfort in attacking from the safety of numbers, and are not simply satisfied to remain inert in holding their beliefs. As social animals, they need to re-afirm their allegiance to the group and this fundamental need translates into common agression. Under normal circumstances they express themselves moderately, like Mr. Smth does above. In extreme circumstances and in times of social upheaval, they are capable of unspekable atrocities (think former Yugoslavia). It is a high step in evolution to understand that your own freedom depends and is directly proportional of the freedoms enjoyed by others. An even higher mental effort is required to understand that the policing of thougt is an uspeakable degradation and mutilation of the human spirit – far worse than imprisonment or physical assault. The problem is that the thought police feels oppressive only to those who think. For the others it is simply a source of comfort and security.
    No matter how much obtuseness and ignorance you encounter, don’t give up in defending what made Canada one of the best countries in the world. Rights and freedoms do not exist in any real sense. They are simply expressed and validated in thought and action by people like you and the formidable team you have at Sun News. The inn is a castle when DonQuixote lends to it a high level of dignity. Similarly, your defence of the constitution and of true tolerance lends dignity to this country, inspires many, and may even civilze some others.

  7. kjh says:

    I just heard the mother of a gay kid on the radio: Not only are they bullied, she said, but they’re having to adjustment to dealing with their sexuality. Gay kids need a lot of support, she said, and so do their families.

    These GSAs aren’t going to be about bullying — it’s an EGALE survey, for heaven’s sake, hardly a disinterested, non-partisan third party, that declared that gays in schools are bullied far more than any other group; they’re going to morph into gay support groups.

    Is that what Toronto parents are paying taxes for: their children learning the three Rs or financially supporting gay students (and their families) to adjust to being gay/their kids being gay?

    This narcissistic look-at-me-aren-t-I-exceptional gay agenda is the height of special-interest-group nonsense; it’s gone way too far and I’m astonished — well, not, given the lack of common sense and discernment of the grownup toddlers in charge of education these days — that it’s now telling the 2000-year-old Catholic Church what to do. OTOH, gay rights, not written into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, have been trumping religious freedom rights, included in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, for the past 25 years.

    It’s sick. I’m not aware of the work of the gay community to educate, feed, clothe, give medical aid, and house the world’s dispossessed millions the way the Roman Catholic Church has been doing for the past 2000 years.

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