Milton, Ont. – Renaissance Canada president Rev. Ken Campbell is heading up a campaign against the Halton Board of Education’s use of a book many parents consider pornographic.
The book, Foxfire; Confessions of a Girl Gang, has been approved for use for Halton’s Grade 12 students. Rev. Campbell and supporters say the U.S. novel may corrupt youth morals.
Campbell has distributed thousands of flyers throughout the region, denouncing the book and criticizing school board officials for allowing its use in schools. He said he plans to distribute another 30,000 flyers despite a threat of legal action from the school board.
Officials with the Halton Board of Education said that while the book contains strong language, it provides a lesson in social justice for students. They believe the book deals with the misuse of power and the negative consequences of gang involvement for young people.