Gov’t ‘anti-bullying’ phone app to ‘mobilize children into homosexual activism’, warns critic
SURREY, British Columbia, June 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Premier Christy Clark has promised to empower B.C.‘s school children this fall with a whistle-blowing phone app designed to “report bullying anonymously”. But critics say that the move effectively turns children into “homosexual activists”.
“Clark’s strategy effectively mobilizes children into the ranks of homosexual activists to do the dirty work of spying on and reporting those who dissent from the sex activist political agenda,” said Kari Simpson, president of Culture Guard, to LifeSiteNews.
A press release from the premier’s office earlier this month stated how the anti-bulling strategy aims to “help prevent, identify and stop harmful behaviours by children and adults - whether online, at school, or in the community.”
The phone app is part of a province-wide 10-point anti-bullying strategy, dubbed ERASE - Expect Respect And a Safe Education, that seeks to “help ensure every child feels safe, accepted and respected, regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation”. Clark has pledged $2 million for the initiative.
But Simpson told LifeSiteNews that the anti-bulling strategy has a different purpose than the alleged protection of children.
“Parents should be aware of the political propaganda behind this initiative. It has nothing to do with protecting children, even though it is being implemented under the guise of ‘anti-bullying.’ On the contrary, it is a very strategic and dangerous agenda that seeks to deconstruct the traditional family unit.”
Simpson pointed to a 2008 article that appeared in the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy that she says maps out the strategy used by B.C. homosexuals and other sex activists to use schools as a springboard to transform the culture into accepting the homosexual lifestyle.
Catherine McGregor, University of Victoria, wrote in the article titled “Norming and reforming: Challenging Heteronormativity in Educational Policy Discourses” that the “challenge for educators is to dismantle such heteronormative frames through anti-homophobic or anti-oppressive pedagogies and practices”.
For McGregor, the “heteronormative social norms” that must be dismantled are defined as “those practices and discourses that privilege heterosexuality, both explicitly and implicitly in their day to day usage, ?normalizing processes which support heterosexuality as the elemental form of human association, as the very model of inter-gender relations, as the indivisible basis of all community, and as the means of reproduction without which society wouldn’t exist.”
McGregor wrote at the time that while advocacy groups were the ones “[leading] the fight to create more inclusive school environments and an end to the homophobic practices and cultures of schools”, legislative and/or policy tools must become “central practices by which such systemic wide measures can be implemented”.
Simpson called the strategy to normalize homosexuality “misguided”.
“Children need to be educated in the realities associated with homosexuality instead of ‘celebrating’ it. Maybe it’s time we informed students about the billions of dollars of costs to our healthcare system that result from men having sex with men and the costs associated with sexual promiscuity. Let’s be honest and tell the kids the truth.”
As premier Clark unveiled the ERASE Bullying initiative at a Surrey YMCA on June 1 donning a pink t-shirt, she spoke about the need to “change our culture”.
“Homophobic bullying is wrong and will not be tolerated,” she said. “That’s part of what we’re doing.”
The new app for reporting incidents of bulling as well as a new website with anti-bulling resources called ERASEbullying.ca is expected to be ready for the new school year beginning in September.
Pro-family leaders have noted how pro-homosexual crusaders are turning to a generation of tech-savvy kids to help implement their cultural revolution.
Last week a Quebec homosexual activist group launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from the Quebec Government’s Justice Department. Included in the definition of actions classified as “homophobic” and deemed worthy of reporting to the registry were “any negative word or act toward a homosexual or homosexuality in general” including “physical abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment, offensive graffiti, abuse, injurious mockery, inappropriate media coverage and discrimination.”
Georges Buscemi, president of Campagne Quebec Vie, told LifeSiteNews that the move “instill[s] a climate of oppression and fear to anyone who disagrees with any of the opinions of the homosexualist movement”.
Simpson pointed out that it is “time for Canadians to wake up and realize that there is a very well-organized, well-funded political movement that is working around the clock to destroy the traditional family unit.”
“The public education system is their prime political recruitment centre. In effect, school children are being rigorously recruited for homosexual activism under the guise of anti-bullying.”
“Strong family units protect a free and democratic society”, she said. “Any effort, campaign or program that works to undermine the natural family unit should be resisted, including nice sounding, warm fuzzy-feeling ‘anti-bullying’ programs that falsely claim to be designed to create a school environment of tolerance.”
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