Articles Tagged ‘youth’

Game of Thrones’ disturbing ending

Game of Thrones’ disturbing ending

After eight seasons, 73 episodes, 47 primetime Emmy awards, and a massive audience that guarantees it a place in pop culture history, Game of Thronesended last month with a half dozen episodes that left fans distraught, angry, or both. Before the final episode aired, an online petition from fans demanding that the eighth and last season be rebooted and rewritten gained a million signatures. The show runners, David Benioff and ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

Justin Trudeau has "liberalized" Canada. Editor’s Note:This article is the first in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. When Justin Trudeau ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, he said he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana law, although he was unclear about whether that meant decriminalizing pot (technically illegal but no criminal ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                     

Big gay wants you

As has been widely reported, on Feb. 19 the Greater Essex County District School Board voted to require all of its elementary schools to the fly the rainbow flag throughout gay Pride Week. No doubt the little blighters from kindergarten to Grade 6 will be expected to salute the flag from the steps each time they enter and leave the school building, and from the playground whenever they take a break from bullying their gay and transgendered classmates at recess. ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

Intersectionality and identity

Laying Down the Lawton As the progressive war on free speech wages on, some strange schisms in the left-wing mindset are being revealed. You’ve seen all the stories by now: students are reprimanded for not minding their male privilege, white privilege, heteronormativity, cisgender privilege, and all the other phrases that seem to have been created by a random drawing of Scrabble tiles. As is so often ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:             

‘New’ Ontario sex-ed a lot like the old curriculum

Gender identity theory to be taught in Grade 8, homosexuality in Grade 5 An estimated 300-500 people attended the anti-sex ed rally at Queen's Park on Sept. 21. 2016 In what pro-family advocates are blasting as a “broken promise,” Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced March 15 that the government will be instituting a sex-education curriculum that exposes children to the topics of “gender identity” and “consent.” “Our plan will ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

Treat pro-lifers the way you would treat pro-choicers

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I’ve felt quite embattled this past month – by the media’s persecution of the Covington Catholic kids, by some Americans’ embrace of third-trimester abortions and flirtation with infanticide, and by Ottawa City Councilor Shawn Menard’s open discrimination against pro-life citizen transit commissioner Michael Olsen. Most of all, I’ve felt embattled by internal divisions in the pro-life movement over issues like gestational limits and ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:         

Ford right to end mandatory student union

Ford right to end mandatory student union

Premier Doug Ford Making student union fees optional for university students is a great idea. If an organization is truly good and wonderful, if it provides immense benefits to all of its members, why must it be mandatory to join and forcibly pay dues? Won’t the benefits and wonders attract sufficient support without coercion? The Ontario government has announced a new requirement that allows university students to opt out of ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:         

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

About 200 protesters demonstrated against Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson on a chilly February weekday, calling for her to resign because she has not fulfilled Doug Ford’s leadership and election campaign to scrap Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum. When Ford ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership last winter, he initially said he would review the curriculum and have more consultations. But when Tanya Granic Allen forcefully put sex-ed at the center ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:             

American Psychological Association demonizes masculinity in new guidelines

Predicated on definitions and notions drawn not from the world of science but scooped up from LGBT-driven pop-culture, the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the U.S. – is promoting its harmful new “Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men.” There is nothing familiar or reassuring here. The main message the APA wants everyone to know is that their experts have concluded that, “traditional masculinity … is, on the whole, harmful.” “What is ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:             

Alberta religious schools challenge LGBT mandate

Over two dozen religious schools in Alberta continue to fight for their right to not allow “gay-straight alliance” (GSA) clubs, six months after being blocked by an Alberta judge. Bill 24, or An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, requires independent religious schools permit the creation of GSAs if requested by a student, and forbids schools from informing parents when their children join one, unless the child consents to his or her parents knowing. Represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                     

A call to rebellion

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I have argued previously that your average member of the public has more in common with pro-lifers than with pro-choice theorists, but I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize that our movement is the new counterculture, a reality which I think some pro-lifers haven’t really internalized. Our common self-perception is that of defenders of tradition, as conservers of the tried and true ways, ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

Summer jobs ideological litmus test modified, not scrapped

Summer jobs ideological litmus test modified, not scrapped

Federal Labour Minister Patty Sandju has abandoned talk of core mandate, but still discriminates against pro-life organizations in the Canada Summer Jobs program. On December 6, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced that it would modify the attestation it added to the federal Canada Summer Jobs program. When the ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                     

Top nine stories of 2018

Top nine stories of 2018

9. Fr. Van Hee charged with violating Ontario bubble zone law On Oct. 24, Fr. Tony Van Hee, a long-time pro-life presence on Parliament Hill, was arrested for violating Ontario’s Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, which bans any pro-life activity within 50-metres of abortion facilities. Fr. Van Hee was not demonstrating against abortion or ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                                 

Crisis at St. Mike’s should force schooling rethink

Crisis at St. Mike’s should force schooling rethink

I have been a lifelong fan of the Beach Boys, but I’ve never been able to understand their 1963 hit single, “Be True To Your School.” That probably says more about me than the Beach Boys, but I think it has a lot to do with my high school, which has been in the news quite a bit lately as I write this column. “Be True To Your School” is ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:             
Copyright © 2019 The Interim. All rights reserved.   |   Developed by TrueMedia   |   Subscribe RSS