Ontario Premier readies to expel students over gay bullying
TORONTO, Ontario, November 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of an ongoing campaign to reform the province’s “attitudes” on homosexuality, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Wednesday that he is proposing anti-bullying legislation with an emphasis on cracking down on homosexuality-related bullying in Ontario’s schools.
Meeting with students at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute in Toronto, the Premier said the bill will impose tougher consequences, including expulsion, for “bullying and hate-motivated actions.”
It will also require all schools to “support any students who want to lead activities that promote understanding, acceptance and respect for all,” according to a press release.
Pro-family activists expressed concerned that the bill will be used to further clamp down on students, teachers, and schools that oppose the normalization of homosexuality. While the mainstream press is reporting on the initiative as a general anti-bullying initiative, McGuinty himself has focused specifically on homosexuality-related issues, allying it with the pro-homosexual “It Gets Better” campaign.
“Of course nobody wants bullying, but why prioritize the homosexual issue?” asked Gwen Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women.
“If it is an attempt to push the homosexual lifestyle, this is a great issue which must in fact be dealt with in a legal challenge,” she said.
Along with the announcement, McGuinty released a video as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign, launched by radical homosexual activist and ‘Savage Love’ columnist Dan Savage. Savage has famously defamed Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum by using a technique known as “Google-bombing” to associate his name on the search engine with a grotesque aspect of sodomy.
McGuinty’s latest announcement follows his government’s equity and inclusive education strategy, a sweeping plan that has been used to promote the lewd Gay Pride parades and require schools, both Catholic and public, to set up homosexual clubs.
“McGuinty’s using his position as Premier … to impose a value system which is unacceptable to many Ontario parents and school boards,” said Landolt. “He’s the biggest bully carrying the biggest stick.”
McGuinty announced in July that all publicly-funded high schools in the province are now required to set up student-run homosexual support groups.
In the same statement, he admitted that his government is aiming at changing “attitudes” on homosexuality, a process he says “should begin in the home.”
“It’s one thing … to change a law, but it’s quite another to change an attitude,” he said. “Attitudes are shaped by our life experiences and our understanding of the world.”
“That should begin in the home and extend deep into our communities, including our schools,” he added.