Tuesday, February 20, 2007

British Columbia: Parents protest gay-friendly classes

VANCOUVER -- Thousands of British Columbians have signed petitions and sent letters to the Education Ministry insisting that parents be allowed to pull their children from public school lessons to avoid gay-friendly messages that conflict with religious or family values.

But Education Minister Shirley Bond said she doesn't intend to change a policy that says parents may remove their students only from specific health lessons in three courses: Health and Career Education for K-7, Health and Career Education 8-9 and Planning 10.

That promise was part of a contract the government signed last spring with gay activists Murray and Peter Corren to end a protracted human-rights case. As part of that deal, the government said it would enforce a policy that limits the ability of families to opt out of classes they find objectionable.

Read the rest at The Times Colonist online

Only 6 school boards out of 60 had the guts to say they would not compel students to attend classes over the objections of their parents. Ours is not an age of courage...

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