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(LifeSiteNews) – For the past ten years, the mainstream media has focused on discrediting those who object to the increasingly radical and obscene sex education that has become standard in Canadian public schools. With the resurgence of protests across the country in June (and more planned for September), we may finally be at a breaking point. On July 23, for example, Adam Zivo of the National Post posted a series of photos of sex education material being handed out in a public school in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Reader discretion is strongly advised even for Zivo’s description here – but keep in mind this stuff is being distributed to kids 

A concerned community member sent me photos of a sex-ed brochure that is being distributed in high schools in Nanaimo. The brochure normalizes use of hard drugs while having sex, and discusses BDSM, scat, fisting, and piss play. This brochure is being given to kids as young as 14 years old. The community member claimed that several students had complained about the content — and it’s not hard to understand why.

Zivo noted: “Youth should not be told that it is acceptable to use hard drugs while having sex. And while people have a right to their fetishizes, and should know how to safely partake in them, this kind of material is obviously inappropriate for young teenagers.” Obviously, I would support a substantially higher bar than Zivo, but the fact that sex-ed is now so obviously inappropriate (and I would argue, objectively harmful and immoral) that journalists with mainstream media outlets find it worthy of comment is definitely a development. 

Perhaps that is because it is becoming increasingly impossible for those who wish to silence this discussion to sound credible. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can claim that actual photographs of actual public school sex-ed materials are “American disinformation” or “anti-LGBT” activists trying to fear-monger to parents, but that is transparently ridiculous. This isn’t American sex-ed, it’s Canadian sex-ed – and someone as sexually progressive as Trudeau should just own it and defend it. The fact that he – and every other progressive questioned on this – is so desperate to avoid championing the specifics of this stuff is very revealing.  

Similar materials were “mistakenly” handed out in Creston, B.C. in 2019; there have been plenty of other stories recently. The press rushed to emphasize that these materials were not intended for the audience of children that was ultimately exposed to them—again, revealing the fact that they know this stuff is inappropriate. The news coverage was intended to calm parents down: Don’t worry. It was just a mistake. No need to be upset. The collateral damage of hundreds of kids being corrupted by graphic, how-to sex materials is apparently no big deal. The fact that so little outrage is expressed when children see these things is an indication of how unimportant most in the press find this issue. 

For years, as I noted, the media has been running cover for the disgusting sex-ed that now permeates Canada’s public school system. Perhaps parental protests will force them to actually cover the specifics of what is being taught, and let those who read their coverage decide whether parents are hateful or victims of “disinformation” for having concerns – or simply common-sense Canadians who don’t want the state teaching their kids how to copulate. As Edmonton Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis notes of Zivo’s coverage: “It’s no wonder some parents are concerned about what’s going on.” The Conservative Party typically flees from any discussion of parental rights or “social” issues. Perhaps that might finally change, as well.  

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.