CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, January 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Catholic parents concerned about Dalton McGuinty’s Equity and Inclusivity Education policy (EIE) met last Saturday to set a course of action to protect their children from what they consider to be the threat of the homosexual agenda in schools.
“I have found out that many ordinary Catholics want to do something. So starting tomorrow we are all going to pray,” said Kim Galvao of Concerned Parent of Ontario, who was present at the meeting.
In a straight-talking op-ed that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on Wednesday, Tory MPP Randy Hillier lambasted Mcguinty’s attempt to implement his strategy through the passage of his Accepting Schools Act, a bill that Hillier called “wanting”, “utopian and foolhardy”, and “reach[ing] the zenith of downright stupidity.”
Mcguinty’s Bill 13 mandates creating what he calls “gay-straight alliance” school clubs in which members are identified as being “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, intersexed, queer and questioning.”
“Rather than minimizing differences,” said Hillier, the clubs help “segregate and highlight the differences between people. The last thing a vulnerable child needs is more differentiation from others in the schoolyard. The result will be nothing less than painting a bull’s eye or target on their backs,” he concluded.
Other critics have said that Mcguinty’s EIE strategy, which targets both Catholic and public schools, uses the classroom as a vehicle to indoctrinate students into accepting the homosexual lifestyle.
“This represents an unconstitutional abuse of power, using state-sponsored propaganda to subvert parents’ rights over the moral education of their own kids,” said a spokesperson from the The Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund, an organization that financially assists parents who decide to take the fight for their children’s morality against Canada’s educational system in the courts.
“We have to fight for our children’s innocence. Once it is gone there is no way to get it back,” said Galvao in an e-mail to LifeSiteNews.
The Catholic parents say that they have decided to turn to God to beg protection for their children who attend Ontario schools. Last Sunday they kicked off the “Save the Children Rosary Campaign.” They plan to meet every Saturday, 7:00 PM at the Marian Residence in Cambridge, Ontario to beg for divine assistance in an area where they say politicians have failed them.
The parents are asking others to join them in their prayer. They are asking parents who cannot attend the event to “please pray at home with your family or in your church quietly.”
Galvao would like to see the prayer campaign spread across the country.
“We can no longer pretend that the issue does not exist. This agenda is in the air we breath. The gay agenda attacks the family. We have to be strong and brave,” she said.
Address to attend the Save the Children Rosary Campaign
640 Hill view Cambridge, ON
Every Saturday at 7:00 pm