This post is going to have a lot of links, because we've seen this movie before. But, dear readers in the "Province of Opportunity" (LOL), it's coming again to a cinema -- make that a school! -- near you. Yes, it's the "OK to be gay" sex education curriculum, which the Liberal government of Kathleen "I'm queer and I'm here" Wynne is going to try once again to force down Ontario schoolkids' throats.
Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to make controversial announcements, because no-one's paying attention. Sure enough, Ontario's new Minister of Education, Lez Sandals, appeared on TV to say that she'd been hearing from many concerned citizens, teachers and other "progressive thinkers" that Ontario's sex ed curriculum is "15 years out of date" and badly in need of revision to keep up with trends in modern society.
That's code for swallowing the LGBT pro-queer agenda. [That's the second time you've come close to using the same old joke. Ed.] And the "group of educators pushing the government to make changes" turns out to be a new pressure group called "Ophea" -- "a non-profit association that advises on health and physical education".
Last week Ophea launched a campaign for funds to buy newspaper ads warning the public that what students are learning "does not address the range of issues impacting today's youth". The propaganda will urge the government to implement a new curriculum. That would be the one introduced four years ago by Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne (surprise, surprise!), which was shelved after an outcry from a group of parents and religious leaders who objected to bombarding elementary students with "information" validating and encouraging homosexual and other deviant sexual conduct.
What, specifically, was the problem with the new pro-queer curriculum? Click here to read excerpts, taken straight out of the 2010 curriculum, as published by Campaign Life Coalition. Prepare to be shocked. You'll see that words like "penis" and "vagina" are to be taught to Grade 1 students, and the concept of "different gender identities" introduced to children in Grade 3!
The part about "gender identity" enraged the Institute for Canadian Values, among many others, and led to the famous "Don't confuse me! I'm a girl!" ad campaign, which drew the ire of the lamestream media and the chattering classes of Toronto. The TV ad was even better and if Ed. can find it again we'll put it up here ASAP.
The "Don't confuse me!" campaign was successful, too... thank God! With an election in the offing, the Liberal government quickly sent the pro-queer curriculum back to consultants for further study. But it resurfaced almost immediately after the Gliberals won re-election. This time, though, they called it an "anti-bullying" initiative, and managed to force government-funded schools to set up (or at least accommodate) "Gay-Straight Alliances", which students quickly dubbed "Queer Clubs".
The LGBT crowd were content with that. The camel's nose was in the tent flap, so to speak. [Stop there! Ed.] But once the proudly lesbian Minister of Education became proudly lesbian Premier of Ontario, it was only a matter of time until the queer agenda was brought forth again in the pink sandstone palace at Queen's Park.
One of those who would be happy to see the adoption of a "new, modern, relevant" -- code for "gay-oriented" -- curriculum would be Benjamin Levin. As reported in July, Prof. Levin was one of many "progressive thinkers" consulted by Ms Wynne and her department in the shaping of the new syllabus.
Dr. Levin awaits trial on charges of possessing child pornography and accessing child pornography. He was earlier charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and one count each of making child pornography, counselling to commit an indictable offence and agreeing to or arranging for a sexual offence against a child under 16. See "Are perverts pushing Ontario's sex education curriculum? Could be!".
Agent 3, a former lawyer, wonders if teaching the new "whatever floats your boat" sex education curriculum would open a teacher up to charges of "counselling to commit an indictable offence" contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. Is bestiality (for instance) still an indictable offence in the Great Not-so-white North? Hmmm...