By Hilary White
TORONTO, October 11, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In early September, the nominally Catholic premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, appointed open lesbian Kathleen Wynne, MPP for Don West,Â as Minister of Education. The appointment means that both of the government ministries most directly affecting life and family issues, Health and Education, are now held by homosexual activists.
Although Wynne herself, a former public school trustee for Eglinton-Lawrence, has said that her status as a lesbian is not her primary focus as Education Minister, her agreement with the homosexual political agenda is complete and she has been active for years in propagating the “gay” ideology in schools under the heading of “equity.”
Toronto gay activist, Tim McCaskell, who sits on the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) equity policy advisory committee told the homosexual magazine, X-Tra, “She is a million times more in tune with gay and lesbian issues than anyone we’ve ever had before.”
In the 2003 Ontario provincial election, Wynne’s answers to the Campaign Life Coalition questionnaire on life and family issues showed her to be completely pro-abortion, as well as a strong supporter of homosexual “marriage.”
Nevertheless, Marie Kennedy, president of Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association was among the first to applaud the appointment saying, “She has proven to be a strong supporter of publicly-funded education in Ontario, and possesses a solid understanding of the education issues.” Wynne’s strong pro-abortion views evidently are also of no importance to the “Catholic” teachers’ union.
Advocates for the traditional family, however, have reason to worry about Wynne’s appointment, says Gwen Landoldt vice president of REAL Women of Canada. “She’s been put in a very sensitive position. This makes her a dangerous woman in a position of power and influence, and what’s at stake are our children.”
Landoldt pointed to the court decisions in Surrey, British Columbia that forced homosexual propaganda material into kindergarten and grade one classrooms against the wishes of a majority of parents. Given Wynne’s sympathy with homosexual identity politics, it is clear, Landoldt said, where the new Minister of Education would stand in cases involving parental rights.
“She’s already promoted homosexual material in the school curriculum in the past, one wonders what the future holds. We know that in the Surrey School Board case, parents’ rights have been pushed aside to promote the homosexual agenda under the guise of equity.”
“There’s no possibility that she will discourage such programs. In fact, it’s clear she will do everything to encourage them both financially and by using her influence.”
Although Wynne herself claims that her lesbianism is not of the ‘in-your-face’ political variety, she told the Leaside Town Crier in 2004, “I completely support the right of lesbians and gays to marry.”
“Do I think that marriage is a wonderful institution with no flaws and everyone should aspire to a blissful married state? No . . . I think that the institution of marriage has a lot of baggage around it that we should be examining because it has its roots in one person basically being the chattel of another person.”
“As it so happens, my son is gay. So it’s my duty as a mother and politician to protect his rights (as well as others),” she said.
“I did not get involved in politics as a gay politician. That is not why I ran for office. It was certainly part of my approach to equity,” she added. “We have to fight racism, sexism, homophobia and all of those ‘isms’ that marginalize people.”
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