OTTAWA, Ontario, May 29, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A conservative culture critic pulled the lamb’s fleece off McGuinty’s anti-bullying legislation last week, arguing the Bill’s “sexual political agenda” aims to take down “Ontario’s Catholic School system by forcing them to accept secular doctrine that goes against their religion.”
Brian Lilley, host of Byline on Sun News Network, told viewers of last week’s show that McGuinty’s Bill 13 would “force every school to set up and let students run clubs on their own – meaning without the teachers – and the purpose of these clubs, even if it is not in the name is to have gay straight alliances.”
Lilley said that while just about anybody is against bullying, “homosexuality is not the main cause of bullying in schools, not by a long shot – that would be body image.”
Researchers in Toronto found that the most common type of bullying was based on body image, followed by school grades, with bullying based on sexual orientation coming a distant fifth after cultural background and language.
Don Hutchinson, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada vice-president said recently that media coverage leads the unsuspecting viewer to erroneously conclude that children are most often bullied for reasons relating to sexual orientation or gender identity.
“[S]tudents are actually most frequently bullied, both in traditional forms of aggression as well as through cyber-bullying, for three primary reasons: body image or appearance; school grades or marks; and cultural background and race,” he said.
During his show, Lilley highlighted the testimony of psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau, who critiqued Bill 13 for promoting student led Gay Straight Alliance clubs that are purposefully devoid of teacher or parental guidance.
Dr. Lau referred to a website created by Canada’s most influential homosexual lobby group Egale, a group devoted to the promotion of GSAs, to point out the kind of material that school children in unsupervised GSA clubs will be exposed to. On MyGSA.ca, schoolaged youths are invited to a support group of “gay, bi and queer young men ages 18-29 who use drugs and alcohol.”
“We support guys who use drugs to use in safer ways. No one will be told they have to quit. We talk open and honestly about drugs and alcohol free of judgment. We are sex-positive. We talk about sex from an encouraging point of view. We talk about the kinds of sex we want to have, the sex we have when we’re sober and the sex we have when we’re high or drunk.”
“That’s not a student support group, that’s a hook-up service for stoners,” said Lilley. “Will this sort of thing be supervised properly in these clubs? I doubt it.”
Lilley also pointed out that Bill 13 violates the rights of denominational schools as guaranteed by the Constitution. Section 93 of the Constitution Act of 1867 states that “In an for each Province the Legislature may exclusively make Laws in relation to Education” provided that “Nothing in any such Law shall prejudicially affect any Right or Privilege with respect to Denominational Schools which any Class of Persons have by Law in the Province…”.
“Catholic schools are being told they have to accept that which goes against their faith in order to stop discrimination even though that itself is a form of discrimination,” said Lilley.
“McGuinty’s move here is not about stopping bullying. There are five previous laws passed to stop bullying and more laws won’t stop kids from being mean to each other. … This bill is about pushing a sexual political agenda and smashing any opposition in the way using the courts and legislature and overturning the constitution if they have to. Right now the main opposition is the Catholic school system and that makes them the target.”
“Whether you are Catholic or not, support those schools or not, this story should bother you. It is agenda politics at its worst and it’s using our children as pawns.”