Monday, March 19, 2012

Gay-friendly Catholic School Criticized by Lesbian

Once again demonstrating that the goal of the Gay Agenda is destruction of the Church, when an Ontario Catholic school distributed an anti-bullying pamphlet encouraging tolerance of homosexual behavior, a lesbian parent of one student started a ground-swell movement to force the school toward full acceptance and glorification of homosexuality.

Also read previous article: Archdiocese of Boston Prints Apology to Homosexuals

-- From "Pamphlet meant to promote equality being criticized for description of homosexuality" posted at Global Toronto 3/12/12

Parents at a Catholic School in Bowmanville are up in arms after a pamphlet that was meant to promote equality among different races and sexual orientations is being criticized as doing the opposite.

The pamphlet titled “The Colour of Equity,” was sent to teachers by the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, in an effort to stop bullying and provide teachers with ways to promote equality in the classroom.

Some members of the community though are criticizing the pamphlet for its description of homosexuality. Though the pamphlet does denounce the bullying and targeting of homosexuals, it calls the sexual preference “objectively disordered.”
“The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
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From "Gay parents take issue with how Catholic schools handle homophobia" by Louise Brown, Education Reporter, Toronto Star 3/11/12

As a Catholic, a mom and a lesbian, Ann Tesluk . . . mother of two children at St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School was delighted when the school board sent out a lively 20-page equity blueprint last month to help teachers tackle all kinds of discrimination, from race and religion to disability and sexual orientation.

Then she read the fine print.

It felt like “stepping back into the Dark Ages.”

There, in the otherwise upbeat chapter “Rainbow is for Sexual Orientation,” which urges teachers to treat homophobic language as harshly as racial slurs and encourages the use of gay guest speakers and the reading of gay-positive texts, sat an excerpt from the Catholic Church’s catechism #2358.

To Tesluk, who has a son in Grade 3 and a daughter in Grade 6, such talk “creates an unsafe learning environment. We know gay students are being bullied to death.

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From "Lesbian with kids in Catholic school demands removal of Catechism quote on homosexuality" by Patrick B. Craine, 3/16/12

The pamphlet in question, however, is controversial from more than one perspective. While quoting the Catechism that the homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered”, the pamphlet also misrepresents Catholic teaching in numerous ways. The pamphlet calls on schools to highlight homosexual role models and familiarize students with terms like “LGBTQQ” and “two-spirited.” It indicates that Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005 without mentioning that the Church opposes such unions.

Greg Reeves, director of education for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB), told LifeSiteNews that they have had enough complaints about the pamphlet, called The Colour of Equity, to give the wording a “relook” to see if they can explain the Church’s teaching better.

Reeves said the complaints are largely a result of confusion over the Church’s teaching, saying that the Catechism’s “phraseology is old.”

“As it is right now, it is derogatory, patronizing and discriminatory, not to mention lacking in scientific evidence,” [Tesluk] says. “Any child who reads this will be faced, at minimum, with a negative attitude towards homosexuality,” she continues. “Isn’t this what we are trying to prevent? How can we allow any school in Ontario to teach this to our children?”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.