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OTTAWA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — A pro-family organization has criticized the Ottawa Children’s Aid Society (CAS) for “abandoning their responsibility” to protect children by marching in Ottawa’s annual pro-homosexual ‘Pride’ parade that took place Sunday.

“CAS is responsible to look after vulnerable children in need of care and who need to be protected. They are absolutely abandoning their responsibility by endorsing [same-sex] behaviors that are known to create enormous complications for children, both morally and emotionally,” Gwen Landolt, a lawyer and National Vice-President of REAL Women of Canada, told LifeSiteNews.

While CAS has participated in the parade in previous years, this year the children’s organization made its presence very obvious. On August 19, CAS organized a “Picnic in the Park” as part of the city’s week-long “pride festival,” stating in a promotional piece that appeared in the homosexual news service Xtra that the “LGBT community is a strong ally of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and we are proud to work with the LGBT community for Pride again this year.” The organization ran a float in the parade as well as manned an information booth.

In 2013 LifeSiteNews’ Patrick Craine attended the Ottawa ‘Pride’ parade and described it as “a large-scale, state-backed celebration of kinky sex,” observing that “the drive to glorify illicit sex … animates the entire event.”

LifeSiteNews contacted CAS Ottawa via email with the following: “CAS is known as an organization that protects children, especially from sexual abuse. But at Pride parade we see a lot of semi-nudity (sometimes complete nudity), hyper-sexualized dancing, people wearing bondage and sadomasochism gear, and even people engaging in mock sex acts. How do you respond to parents who are deeply concerned to see your organization supporting this event?”

CAS Ottawa spokesperson Zoë Quigg responded: “I’m sorry to say that we don't have anybody available to answer your questions at this time.”

Studies show that homosexual practices and behaviors are associated with increased rates of disease and mental disorders. In 2009 the homosexual group Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission saying that the danger of ‘gay’ sex required the government to shift public health priorities to active homosexuals.

“We have one of the poorest health statuses in this country … Health issues affecting queer Canadians include lower life expectancy than the average Canadian, suicide, higher rates of substance abuse, depression, inadequate access to care and HIV/AIDS,” the group stated.

“There are all kinds of health issues that are endemic to our community. We have higher rates of anal cancer in the gay male community, lesbians have higher rates of breast cancer … the reality is there is (sic) more GLBT people in this country who die of suicide each year than die from AIDS, there are more who die early deaths from substance abuse than die of HIV/AIDS,” continued the group.

In 2013 the Canadian Blood Services instituted a deferral period as a necessary precaution in protecting the blood supply from the risk of disease caused by practicing homosexual men. Health Canada’s Robert Cushman defended the move at that time calling homosexual activity “risky behaviour.”

Landolt said that CAS marching in the parade and being “trendy” about homosexuality means that parents should not trust children with the organization.

“CAS marching in the parade gives children the impression that it’s OK to enter into this murky dismal lifestyle that brings ill health, unhappiness, and loneliness. It affirms homosexuality, which we know is harmful to society and harmful to the individuals themselves. Parents should be very apprehensive about the Children’s Aid because it’s not objectively looking after children.”

“This is a prime example of a lack of judgement and common sense. The children are not safe with the Children’s Aid. This just confirms it,” she said.

CAS has been strongly criticized in the past for taking children away from parents and putting them into sexually abusive and violent homes. Some critics suggest that as many as 20 per cent of children overseen by CAS suffer some form of abuse when taken from their homes.

In 2011, former foster parent Esther Buckareff made a film for a master’s thesis at Ryerson University titled “Powerful as God,” in which she interviews 26 people whose lives were tragically affected by the agency’s actions. The project can be viewed online at

National post columnist Barbara Kay has penned several pieces (here and here) against the agency for its abuse of power, unaccountability, and secrecy.

Now that the agency has made it clear that it has no problem marching to a beat set by homosexual activists, parents are left to wonder what this could mean for the children who enter into the agency’s system to receive help, care, and protection.