Also, CatholcicStudentsforGSAs do NOT want simple after-hours support group. They want FULLY school-supported, free-rein student groups that run assemblies and classroom workshops with ideas like these:
Back in 2003, I sat beside soon-to-be Premier Dalton McGuinty at an All-Candidate’s Debate in Ottawa South. You can hear my opening and closing remarks below.
As you will hear in the clip, I was rather animated and “direct” about McGuinty’s pro-gay, anti-religious freedom stance. Most people did not really see the danger of McGuinty’s position, or if they did, they didn’t bother getting too worked up about it.
I didn’t pull any punches then, because I knew what was coming down the pipe for our Catholic kids today. And I was right. What was “unthinkable” 10 years ago with homosexuality in Catholic schools is becoming the standard fare today.
With the current “Anti-Gay Bullying” Bill just months away from becoming law and affecting Catholic education forever in this province, I think my remarks were spot-on.
I even told the crowd assembled at that Debate that their problems would be 10 times worse in 10 years. Well that was 9 years ago. We’re well on the way for that prediction to come true. And we’re further along in losing our religious freedom.
Without the necessary resolve and leadership, we Catholics – and what I mean by that is real Catholics – are well on the way to second-class citizenship in Ontario and in Canada.
I am amazed, really, at just how clueless and naive the regular Joe Six Pack Catholic is….or maybe I am just amazed at how little their religion means to them.
Either way, a pruning is happening because this Gong Show is coming to a quick end because God really does want to know if we’re all serious about being Catholic.
Well, it looks like the “Anti-Gay Bullying” Bill is making its rounds in the province. The “Bill 13 Committee ” will be in Ottawa today to listen to the concerns of parents and other “stakeholders”.
The truth of this Bill, as everyone already knows, is not really about bullying Gay students. It’s about advancing an agenda and bullying students in the Separate School system and shaming them into accepting Sodomy as a legitimate way of life. If there is any bullying going on, it will be against Faithful Catholic Kids as the Gay activists and their sycophants use it – like they do in just about every other arena - to punish dissent and make sure everyone learns the language of “Gayspeak” and dutifully and obediently conforms to it. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) is proud to recognize May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. OECTA members stand in solidarity with those in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified and queer (LGBTQ) community and their allies, in vocal opposition to homophobia and transphobia. “It is important to acknowledge that despite a growing awareness of the threats facing many LGBTQ students, workers and their families, there is still much to be done to eliminate the threat of discrimination, harassment and violence in their lives,” says OECTA President Kevin O’Dwyer. “As teachers, we speak out against such threats and take the necessary actions to protect our school communities.”.. (Source)
This victimology is all about taking our focus off of the ONE TRUE victim who is Jesus Christ.
When – oh when – are we going to get leaders who are going to put these “Catholics” in their place.
When are we going to get bishops who finally pull the plug on this pathetic Gong show that mocks our Faith every passing day.
This “pastoral” approach hasn’t worked in 40 years, and it’s working even less now.
The bishops either take control of the School System or cut bait and start again. But this sham spectacle has to end one way or another.
TORONTO, Ontario, May 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leaders of Ontario’s 250,000 Orthodox Christians took aim at bullying in the province’s schools on Monday – starting with the government’s proposed Bill 13, the Accepting School Act. A clergy delegation appeared as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Social Policy at Queen’s Park, charging that the government’s anti-bullying legislation virtually ignores most bullying victims in schools, while at the same time targeting traditional religious groups for censure. “Statistics Canada data on bullying and violence indicates that bullying against religious groups is more than twice as common as bullying against self-identified gays and lesbians,” noted Father Geoffrey Korz, Orthodox Dean of Ontario and chief presented to the Queen’s Park committee. He was joined by Father William Makarenko, former Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, and supported by Father John Koulouras of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto, and Father Alexei Vassiouchkine of the Russian Orthodox Church. “We must ask, why does Bill 13 make repeated, special mention of LGBT anti-bullying initiatives, when such incidents represent only a fraction of the reality of bullying in Ontario schools?”…(Source)
This is the kind of direct questions that we need more of from our Clergy. Good on the Orthodox for asking the hard questions. It’s time to push back. And the politicians really do need to understand that imposing Gaydom on our children will have political repercussions. Only when we start taking ourselves seriously will the politicians start to pay attention.
It’s time for Christians to stop being the doormat of Dalton McGuinty.
Here is an opportunity to oppose Bill 13. There is a hearing in Ottawa on Tuesday May 22, in which citizens can participate with a 15-minute presentation. If you would like to present to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, please contact the Clerk of the Committee, Katch Koch at 416-325-3526 or email him at Katch_Koch@ontla.ola.org. Public delegation slotswill quickly fill up, so I urge you to make arrangements immediately..
Loving, respectful, well-reasoned presentations will make the greatest impact. It would be great to see the views of francophones, mothers and minorities represented.
I think we need to fill up those public consultation spots on May 22nd with concerned parents. Otherwise the spots could be filled with anti-Christian sentiment and who are looking to publicly vilify the Catholic worldview. Hopefully this will lead to a positive hearing of Respecting Difference, the position paper produced by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’Association. See above to register.
You may also want to visit these websites to be fullyinformed on the issues:
Fight like there’s no tomorrow for your kids…because if we lose this fight, there won’t be any more tomorrows in the governtment-funded, gay-controlled education system.
Four walls and a sign that says “school” doesn’t make it so.
If we lose this fight, the little salt that’s left in the System is going to soon evaporate.
But that’s OK, because then sacrifice and responsibility then enter the mix within families as they seek to educate their children and pay for it. Things are put in their correct priority and parents won’t have to tolerate the lame excuses either from the School Board administrators, diocesan bureaucrats, “trustees”, or the teachers’ unions as to why their kids are learning filth.
From the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Health Insurance Policy:
2. Drugs and medication
Drugs, serums, vaccines and injectables that either legally require a prescription or are only available by prescription and when prescribed by a physician or dentist and dispensed by a pharmacist, physician or dentist to a maximum of three months supply at one time.[That means the birth control pill and abortion pill are covered.] Prescribed smoke cessation products will be covered to a maximum of $200 per lifetime or three months supply, whichever comes first, including the costs of attendance at special clinics. As well, drugs and supplies available without a prescription and required as a result of a colostomy or ileostomy* and/or for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s or heart disease. (Diaphragms, IUDs and breast pumps are not covered.) [The injustice and unfairness of it all!]
Charges for Viagra®/Levitra®/Cialis® will be covered to a maximum of $500 per year, provided there is co-medical attestation of an impotence problem. [That's a relief. What would we do without our viagara! Maybe we need to get Sandra Fluke up here to demand access to IUDs and Diaphragms, though. We want to ensure all those fuddy-duddy Catholic contribute their fair share to our sterile sex lives!]
From a reader who flipped us this story: “I know for a fact that the Catholic School Board in Ottawa self-insures and pays for The Pill for their teachers….so every dollar they spend on contraception is a Catholic taxdollar NOT spent on textbooks for kids! Given the news from Cardinal Burke that Catholic organizations CANNOT pay for contraception, why do Catholic school boards in Ontario do so?”
That’s a good question, but you won’t get any answer from the School Board or the Bishops. And we all know why, too. Neither of these groups have the guts to admit that one of them is really no longer Catholic and the other group doesn’t have the gonads to call a spade a spade and accept the consequences of starting again in Catholic education. But the end is coming whether either group reads the blinking neon lights on the wall or not.
…So Canada will have GSAs from Niagara to Nunavut; and for the lonely and unsocial, the lumpy and awkward, real bullying will proceed undisturbed in the shadows; and ideologically-compliant faux-bullying will explode, as a generation of children is conscripted into a youth corps of eternal victimhood, alert to every slight, however footling. In New York, where children are bullied with gay abandon, the school board recently proposed banning from its tests 50 hurtful, discriminatory words such as “religious holidays,” “birthdays” and “cigarettes.” From such an environment come a cowed, pliant herd and a cadre of professional grievance-mongers, but not a lot of functioning, freeborn citizens…(Source)
When you’re bought and paid for like the citizens of this culture are, then you’ll believe and do anything the chattering classes tell you to believe and do.
We sell out real freedom for cheap sexual license. Just what kind of society makes that kind of exchange?
The impact of the conference was clear in the girls’ eagerness to learn more. During the conference evaluation, girls indicated that they learned how to protect themselves against teenage pregnancy and [learn about] contraceptives. They learned the importance of making good decisions, becoming good leaders in the future and how to share with other teenagers who do not have the opportunity to learn. Their comments included:
”When I decide to have sex, I will use a condom to protect myself”
Or how about this concern from Ms. Peg Herbert, the Executive Director…
As I read that, I know that the clinic near us has been out of condoms and latex gloves for weeks. How many more will get AIDS because of that? (Source)
Now, it’s true that Help Lesotho does much good and they should be commended for that. However, they are not a Charity which is in harmony with Catholic teaching, using and approving of means that are part of the problem and certainly not the solution. Therefore, why is OECTA supporting them?