Now that Walt has your attention... It's been known for some time that the Toronto District School Board is dominated by barking mad, left wingnuts. That's the public board, not the Catholic one, although some think the Catholic board is little better.
The TDSB is the one which favours tearooms for the queers, prayer rooms for the Muslims, and segregated schools for the black kids. [Really?! Ed.] Yes, really. That's so the black kids won't feel inferior. They'll learn better in their, errr, "special school", and all will pass and one day one of them will be a famous rap artist. This year six (6) chillun have signed up for the TDSB's new "Afrocentric" high school.
The TDSB is also well known for promoting deviant sexuality. In their abhorrence of traditional family values, they support, promote and teach anything that is not straight. Mind you, they can say with a straight face that they are just taking orders from Ontario's Liberal government, and its queer-loving education minister, Laurel Broten.
If you're in any doubt about the TDSB's stance on homosexuality, bestiality, and other "alternative lifestyles", visit the "Websites" page in the "Community" section of their website. The blurb at the top of the page says it lists "websites contain interesting facts, historical events, people profiles, and other items that may be useful in preparing lessons and planning events for your classroom and school."
There, in amongst the listings for "Anti-Sexism and Gender Equity", "Islamic History Month" (coming soon!) and "Anti-Classism and Social-Economic Equality" (that's the communist one), you'll find a link to the website of the "Coalition for Positive Sexuality". Enter only if you're brave and open-minded, because here's a sample of what's inside -- the "Just Say Yes" page, which advocates encounters with vegetables -- yes, vegetables! -- and other interesting options.
Just Say Yes is about having a positive attitude towards sexuality -- gay, straight,bisexual or whatever. It's about saying "yes" to sex you do want, and "no" to sex you don't. It says there's nothing wrong with you if you decide to have sex, and nothing wrong with you if you decide not to.
On the "Pro Sex" page which follows, they tell us:
Most of us learn that our bodies, and our sex, are things to be ashamed of. Most of us learn that sex means a man on top of a woman, and that the only other choice is abstinence. But sex can be lots of things ...
Women have sex with women, men have sex with men, women have sex with men -- and sometimes the best sex is with yourself!
There are lots of safe and fun ways to get off, which you probably won't learn in school. You can do many of these things all by yourself as well as with others, and you can talk about them even if you don't want to do them. Don't feel like you have to do everything on this page, but don't feel like anything is automatically off limits either.
There are "lots of safe and fun ways to get off", they tell us. And they give a list of 12 -- let's call it the Dirty Dozen -- including:
Enough already. You've got the disgusting flavour. But, some will say, so what? We know there are people out there who think it's OK to go way beyond the Church's teachings on the proper place of sexuality in our lives. That's their choice. Let them lose their souls if they so choose.
After all, it's not like these things are being taught in our classrooms. Right? Right? Errr... well... maybe not quite, although the Ontario government's new sex ed curriculum is heading in that direction. All the same, the people who push the agenda of perversion on the TDSB's website may be the same people who work in the TDSB schools, maybe even teach your kids.
That's the fear of Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College. In a letter to Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen, he writes:
"The TDSB — through its website — is corrupting Ontario’s children with extraordinary explicit instruction. According to Section 172 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it is an indictable offence to ‘endanger the morals of the child.’"
Dr. McVety insists that it is the responsibility of the Ontario government to protect the children. The "information" available through the TDSB website is "crude, vulgar, [and] corrupting kids", he says, "and the police should be brought in." Indeed.
BREAKING NEWS: A carrier pigeon headed south for the winter landed on Ed.'s head [desk, surely! Ed.] this afternoon, bearing news that the TDSB has taken the offending link and a number of others off its website, so you may find the first link in this piece changed or inoperative [or not working. Ed.] A small victory for the voices of the normal people, but the culture wars go on.