Religious Education

Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Freedom fighter Ezra Levant will talk about religious freedom and parental rights at a parental rights defence fundraising dinner. Sun News personality Ezra Levant will headline the Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund fundraising dinner on May 24 at Canada Christian College in Toronto to raise money for the organization as it ... (Continue reading)

Report slams Manitoba’s Bill 18

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada issued an analysis criticizing Manitoba’s proposed anti-bullying legislation. Falling Short: Manitoba’s Bill 18, The Safe and Inclusive Schools Act argues that the bill violates religious and parental freedoms and will lead to years of costly lawsuits. Bill 18 amends The Public Schools Act with measures targeting bullying and promoting diversity. It provides a definition of bullying, mandates that schools create “respect for human diversity” and social media and internet use policies, and imposes a change to ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa Catholic school cancels trip to support Obama re-election efforts

An Ottawa-area Catholic school that planned to send 52 of its students to Ohio in the final days before the U.S. presidential election, has cancelled the trip. While the school board claimed the trip was simply an opportunity for students to “observe” the U.S. political process, the teacher leading the trip, Scott Searle, has presented it to students as a chance to help re-elect President Obama. Searle lists “volunteer” with “Obama for America” on his LinkedIn profile for 2012. In a one ... (Continue reading)

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Provincial persecution

The cross, among other things, is a reminder of Christianity’s relationship with the state. An ancient method of execution with all the charm of the electric chair, crucifixion was a form of capital punishment deemed too degrading for a Roman citizen to endure, fit only for rebels and slaves who needed to be visibly crushed under the imperial heel. Before the cross became a symbol of Christ’s victory, it was first a symbol of the state: its victory, its pride, ... (Continue reading)

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Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic sexual material.  Resources provided by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have been found to promote the gay lifestyle and sexual perversion and promiscuity. Blogger Blazing Cat Fur found that the TDSB linked to a website promoting masturbation and casual sex called www.positive.org, which is run by the Coalition for Positive Sexuality. Blazing Cat Fur’s post ignited media and online coverage of the school board’s actions, ... (Continue reading)

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Catholic schools can’t teach pro-life: Ontario Education Minister

Catholic schools can’t teach pro-life: Ontario Education Minister

Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten equated opposition to abortion with misogyny and said Catholic schools that promote pro-life activities might run afoul of the Accepting Schools Act. Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten, taking part in a press conference in her other role as Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, equated the pro-life position with hatred of women and said Catholic schools would not be able to teach abortion is wrong without violating Bill ... (Continue reading)

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Bullying battle hides gay agenda

Catholic parents fight separate system to maintain moral teaching Ontario bishops have issued a memo urging Catholic school boards to set up clubs explicitly aimed to counter “bullying related to sexual orientation,” even though they banned the establishment of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) at Catholic schools just months ago. Meanwhile, parents at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) are speaking out against a draft equity policy formulated in line with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Equity and Inclusive Education ... (Continue reading)

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Winnipeg board maintains right to religious education

Interim Staff The Winnipeg School Division defeated a proposal to ask the province to change existing regulations that allow religious instruction in secular schools. Under Manitoba’s Public Schools Act, religious education is permitted if 25 parents from a school petition for religious instruction and activities. Only the children of the parents who signed the petition would then be able to participate. Board chairwoman Suzanne Hrynyk and trustees Kristine Barr and Joyce Bateman proposed that the board ask Manitoba Education Minister Nancy Allan ... (Continue reading)

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OECTA openly supports EGALE

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s open support of homosexual clubs in Catholic schools has put them at odds with an explicit directive from the Ontario bishops. In December, LifeSiteNews reported that the union, which represents 45,000 teachers in Ontario, was partnering with EGALE, Canada’s most influential homosexual lobby group. EGALE was one of the leading advocates for same-sex “marriage” and is known for making vitriolic attacks on the Catholic Church when it opposes their agenda. In particular, OECTA made a $1,000 ... (Continue reading)

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Why six Halton trustees should resign

The six trustees have demonstrated that they are unfit to serve as Trustees of a Catholic School Board. They have the difficult position of having to “serve two masters” – the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Catholic Community in Halton, which includes both the Catholic people and the institutional Church. However, they do not seem to understand that even the Education Act recognizes that, in respect of purely secular issues, a Catholic Board is accountable to the Ministry of ... (Continue reading)

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