BRENTWOOD BAY, British Columbia, 2 January, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An openly gay teacher in a British Columbia elementary school has been suspended after showing his fourth grade class a sexually-charged YouTube video featuring men in drag. Teacher Joe Winkler said he used the video in the middle of December at Brentwood Elementary in Central Saanich, B.C. as an opportunity to discuss diversity and homosexual issues.
The film shows men dressed in red bikinis wearing Santa hats being sexually provocative with another man in a swimsuit. The men dance and lip-sync on a beach to Bette Midler’s Hawaiian Christmas song “Mele Kalikimaka”. The video concludes with the man in the swimsuit peeling and eating a banana.
Parents were outraged and immediately complained to school officials after the teacher sent a message home to parents with a link to the video, according to Straight.com.
Gwen Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women Canada told LifeSiteNews that parents should be more than outraged, they should “demand that this teacher be dismissed.”
“Showing this video to fourth grade students reveals not only a lack of judgment, but that this man’s homosexual beliefs prevent him from seeing the wrong in exposing children to a lifestyle that has been deemed by the medical community to be extremely harmful and even deadly to those who engage in it.”
“This is not education; this is simply indoctrination,” she said.
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While gay activists often deny having any intention to indoctrinate school children, one gay columnist Daniel Villarreal created a stir when he wrote in Queerty in 2011: “let’s face it—that’s a lie.”
“We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it,” he wrote. “I and a lot of other people want to indoctrinate, recruit, teach, and expose children to queer sexuality AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT [emphasis original].”
The managing editor of Xtra Vancouver enunciated in 2011 what critics interpreted as a clear example of a “homosexual activist agenda” for school children.
“…the gay rights movement is shifting norms in Canada. And with that comes a message to those who won’t evolve: your outdated morals are no longer acceptable, and we will teach your kids the new norm,” Xtra’s editor wrote.
Jack Fonseca, project manager for Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that any teacher who shows a “perverse film” to fourth grade children should be “fired and roundly condemned as a pervert”.
“This should serve as a clarion cry to parents that the new homosexualized ‘diversity’ and ‘equity’ curriculums popping up in Ministry of Education mandates across the country are nothing more than a vehicle to indoctrinate children with the homosexual agenda, as young as possible,” he said.
Complaints by parents resulted in Winkler being put on paid leave for three weeks. While he has since apologized for showing the film and asked for a second chance, his future in teaching has yet to be determined.
Winkler, who helped draft the LGBT policy manual for his school district that describes homosexual activity as “multifaceted and normal,” told CTVNews that in showing the film it was not his “intention to shock them [parents] or to shock the kids” and that it was not his “intention to put anything sexual — of a sexual nature — in front of their kids.”
“I hope they understand that my intention was simply to show a fun video,” he said.
Mrs. Shelley Hardcastle, Principal
7085 Wallace Drive
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1P9
Ph: (250) 652-3996
Email: [email protected]
Don McRae, B.C. Minister of Education
Ph: (250) 387-1977
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Saanich School District
Ph: (250) 652-7300
Use online Email form here (https://www.sd63.bc.ca/contact).