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Monday, June 12, 2006 

homosexuality in BC's school curriculum...ugghhh

Today’s Family News
June 2, 2006

British Columbia continues to lead the way in the assault on family values with the provincial government’s decision on Thursday to include more gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues in the school curriculum. The government also plans to make it more difficult for parents or students to choose to opt out of classes that address these topics.

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Attorney-General made this decision as part of a settlement to a complaint filed in 1999 with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. In the complaint, Murray and Peter Corren argued that homosexuals were being discriminated against because of a "lack of positive portrayals of gay, lesbian and transgendered people."

A bulletin from the provincial government stated that the settlement includes the development of a “social justice” course for Grade 12 students with content that “will include issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, family structure and sexual orientation.”

However, changes are not limited to this one course. The bulletin also states that the province “will also establish a process and schedule to review the B.C. educational curriculum to ensure that it reflects inclusion and respect for the diverse groups that today make up B.C.’s population.”
According to Thursday’s Vancouver Sun, homosexual activist Peter Corren revealed that “the settlement will also make it more difficult for students and parents to opt out of course lessons that address topics pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Last summer, TFN readers were informed that Peter and Murray Corren wanted independent schools to be included in the complaint to the government. However, a spokesperson from the office of the Attorney-General told TFN on Thursday that independent schools are not being included in this decision to introduce more sexual diversity into the curriculum.

It is expected that this decision will increase the already growing percentage of families that are choosing alternatives to public education such as private faith-based schools and home schooling.

Take Action> As more of the details are being worked out regarding how this settlement will affect the education system, now is the time to express your concerns to the B.C. government. Contact Minister of Education Shirley Bond, Attorney-General Wally Oppal or your local MLAs
. Remind them that parents have ultimate responsibility for the education of their children and there should be no restrictions on parents who wish to exempt their children from any teaching on sexual orientation.

I feel if people have done an effective job parenting their children in way that instilled their family values than they should not feel threatened by their children being exposed to different ideas. If these ideas are such a threat then perhaps these children also need to be protected from every other opposing opinion and possible influence in our world. Let's see...their peers, their co-workers, media, the internet etc etc etc...........when are people in our world going to feel confident enough about their own choices that they don't feel threatened by opposing ones. It's called education for a reason, it should address current issues in society at large. Just thoughts.

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