Grassroots coalition to demand Ontario premier repeal sex-ed curriculum at Feb. 20 rally
TORONTO, February 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – An Ontario grassroots parental rights’ coalition is calling supporters to rally at Queen’s Park on February 20 to demand Premier Doug Ford keep his promise to repeal the sex-ed curriculum.
The Canadian Family Alliance (CFA), an umbrella group representing 200,000 Ontarians, is organizing the midweek, two-hour lunchtime rally as Ford’s sex-ed repeal plans remain under sustained attack.
Ford vowed on the campaign trail last summer that a Progressive Conservative government would repeal the radical sex-ed curriculum that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government rolled out in 2015 despite unprecedented parental backlash.
Indeed, the CFA was formed to battle the sex-ed curriculum, which it maintains destroys children’s innocence by exposing them to sexual concepts at too early an age. The sex-ed curriculum introduces homosexuality in Grade 3, masturbation in Grade 6, and oral and anal sex in Grade 7, and teaches there are six genders rather than two biological sexes.
But in the eight months since Ford’s landslide victory in June, “virtually nothing has been repealed,” says Tanya Granic Allen, president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), a CFA member group.
Parents need to demand Ford and his government “do what you promised. You said you’re going to repeal it. Repeal it,” she told LifeSiteNews.
Moreover, parents may not be aware that Ford’s “repeal agenda is under assault from pro-child-sexualization forces both inside and outside his party,” said Jack Fonseca, director of political operations for Campaign Life Coalition, another CFA member group. “The pressure these leftists have imposed on Ford is designed to make him flip-flop on parental rights, a la Patrick Brown.”
Ministry of Education lawyers made it clear in that court action that “the Wynne sex-ed curriculum – and pretty much anything else – can be used to teach sex-ed,” Granic Allen pointed out in a February 6 PAFE email.
Court documents also revealed “the Ministry of Education agrees that children can learn gender identity in school. We know teachers can teach pretty much anything they want, and use whatever resources they choose,” she wrote.
Moreover, two lawyers filed a human rights complaint on behalf of an 11-year-old in August. Two transgender teens, biological females who began transitioning to males in elementary school, filed separate human rights complaints in September, claiming the sex-ed repeal was discriminatory.
And even before parental consultation opened, Education Minister Lisa Thompson told the media that gender identity theory would not be repealed, Campaign Life president Jeff Gunnarson reminded supporters in a letter promoting the rally.
He also blasted a “biased mainstream media” for “publishing thousands of stories, daily, for months on end, attacking Doug Ford’s pledge to repeal, even claiming, absurdly, that repealing Wynne’s curriculum will actually ‘kill’ students.”
Ford must be “weary” from all the attacks, Gunnarson observed.
He urged supporters to attend the February 20 rally to “be the encouragement Premier Ford needs to steel his resolve, so that he chooses to ignore the voices of opposition to his righteous, parental rights agenda.”
Fonseca also underscored the need for parental action.
Parents “just implicitly trusted that Ford’s repeal agenda was proceeding as he promised it would. Little did they know that ‘progressive,’ red Tory elements of his own administration would so undermine his agenda,” he told LifeSiteNews. “It’s time for those long-slumbering parents, grandparents and concerned citizens to once again stretch their vocal cords and make the government take notice.”
“We must remind Premier Ford that it’s his obligation to get his Education Ministry to do what he promised, which is to REPEAL Wynne’s sex curriculum, not REPEAT it.”