Mandatory celebration replaces tolerance

Andrew Lawton It’s hardly novel when university campuses capitulate to the whims of social justice warriors. So I can’t say I was surprised to see this sign on a washroom door during a visit to my old stomping grounds, Western University. “Western respects everyone’s right to choose a washroom appropriate for them. Trust the person using this space belongs here.” [...]

2019-03-19T14:40:59-04:00March 19, 2019|Andrew Lawton, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Religion, sexual morality, and tolerance

National Affairs Rory Leishman In recent years, theologically orthodox Christians have come under sustained attack throughout Europe and North America. The Netherlands, once renowned for its tolerance, is no exception. Some 250 Dutch Calvinists are now undergoing a hate-crime investigation for publicly reaffirming the traditional teaching of the Christian Church on the sinfulness of sexual intercourse outside the bond of marriage [...]

2019-03-19T14:36:38-04:00March 19, 2019|Columnist, Religion, Rory Leishman, Sex Education|

Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian Minister of Women and Family Damares Alves. The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, sworn in to power in January, wasted no time implementing its pro-family policies. Damares Alves, an evangelical pastor who was named the new government’s Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, said on her first day in her new portfolio, “girls wear pink, and boys [...]

2019-03-06T10:45:05-05:00March 5, 2019|Politics, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-01-25T16:44:42-05:00January 25, 2019|Human rights, Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

New book challenges transgender ideology

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Momentby Ryan T. Anderson (Encounter Books, $36.99, 264 pages) Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, has written a new book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. Anderson takes a thorough look at the transgender moment, from physical, mental, and psychological challenges the transgendered [...]

Court supports going behind backs of parents

Law Matters John Carpay PT and his wife have three children, two of whom suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder.They were kept in the dark by a Calgary public school about their vulnerable 12-year-old autistic daughter’s participation in a gay-straight alliance club, where staff and students tried to convince her that: she was actually a boy; she should transition to being [...]

2018-10-19T08:08:59-04:00October 19, 2018|Issues, John Carpay, Marriage and Family, Sex Education|

The problem with pornography

A scourge for individuals and society In February, the New York Times Magazine ran a long cover story, “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” Based on interviews with boys selected to take part in the porn literacy class in a peer-leadership program for Boston teenagers, the article relates in depressing detail the habits of teenage users of pornography and how what they view [...]

2018-09-07T15:01:24-04:00September 7, 2018|Announcements, Features, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Ford repeals Wynne’s sex-ed program but problems remain

Ontario Premier Doug Ford In July, the Doug Ford government confirmed it would repeal the 2015 Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed program, fulfilling a leadership and campaign promise to rescind the controversial curriculum while the government carried out a new, inclusive consultation process. The rollout was botched, with no details of what the consultations would look like and Education Minister Lisa Thompson [...]

2018-09-07T09:12:47-04:00September 7, 2018|Announcements, Features, Politics, Sex Education|

Whatcott arrested for pride parade antics

Bill Whatcott and others infiltrated the 2016 Toronto Pride parade to distribute pamphlets describing the dangers of homosexual activity. Christian activist Bill Whatcott, 51, of Leduc, Alberta, surrendered himself to the Calgary policy on June 22, following the Toronto Police Service issuing a Canada-wide arrest warrant for charges related to hate-crime complaints. In 2016, Whatcott is alleged to have distributed [...]

2018-07-30T08:13:41-04:00July 30, 2018|Human rights, Religion, Sex Education, Society & Culture|

Humanae Vitae at 50

The background       Pope Paul VI There was a great deal of moral tumult in 1968. The sexual revolution was in full swing, with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner declaring the year before, “I am in the center of the world.” Canada legalized divorce and was on the verge of legalizing contraception and homosexual acts, and permitting abortion-on-demand. Three [...]

The wisdom of Humanae Vitae

Editors’ note: These are excerpts from the encyclical Humane Vitae. God’s Loving Design Married love particularly reveals its true nature and nobility when we realize that it takes its origin from God, who “is love,” the Father “from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.” Marriage, then, is far from being the effect of chance or the result of [...]

Humanae Vitae at 50

On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI promulgated Humanae Vitae, the epoch-making encyclical through which the Catholic Church affirmed her opposition to all forms of artificial contraception. Despite the widespread confusions wrought by the internal and external upheavals of the times, the Church did not compromise its moral teaching about the procreative dimension of the sexual act within marriage and, instead, drew [...]

2018-07-20T09:55:46-04:00July 20, 2018|Editorials, Marriage and Family, Religion, Sex Education|

Trudeau pushes gender agenda at G7 summit

Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is actively promoting "comprehensive sexual and reproductive health" abroad. While media were distracted by the free trade flare-up between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the G7 Summit held in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, focused on not only the standard issues for such meetings, like economic growth, employment, the environment, and global [...]

2018-07-18T09:13:03-04:00July 18, 2018|Politics, Sex Education, Society & Culture|
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