To sign a petition to stop Ontario's graphic sex-ed curriculum, click here.
OTTAWA, June 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — On June 5, concerned parents will put the heat on Ontario MPPs by protesting the Liberal government’s radical sex-ed curriculum at local constituency offices, in what organizers bill as the “We say NO provincial day of protest.”
And in Ottawa the protest will involve a Parliament Hill afternoon rally featuring Kari Simpson, president of the BC-based Culture Guard, a family and parental rights advocacy group.
People are fed up with Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and her controversial sex-ed agenda released in February, says Ottawa-based Sandra Hamill, the prime mover behind the June 5 day of protest. “Every angry voter in Ontario is going to come out.”
The June 5 day of protest comes the same week as other pro-family groups are hosting a large rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto, set for June 7.
The June 5 province-wide rallies at MPPs offices take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Parents are urged to bring their MPP a signed letter requesting withdrawal of the sex-ed curriculum. A template of the letter can be found here. Electoral districts of MPPs are here, and addresses of MPPs here.
The Ottawa Parliament Hill sex-ed protest is scheduled for 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., says Hamill, who hosts the Stop the Dangerous Sex Ed in Ontario and Alberta Facebook page, as well as the We say NO Provincial Day of Protest Facebook page.
“The assault against the family unit is not limited to just what’s happening in Ontario,” Simpson told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview, “and the federal government has a responsibility in a leadership role to ensure that agenda-driven, anti-family provincial governments don’t have the ability to weak havoc.”
The federal government has a “clout tool” in the $47 billion worth of transfer payments, typically doled out to provinces for health and social services.
“What we’re proposing is that the federal government bring into policy that those payments are contingent upon certain things being incorporated into the statutes of the provinces,” she said. Failure of provinces to comply will lead to “an assigned penalty to their designated transfer payment.”
Simpson said that provincial education acts must recognize that parents delegate their authority to teachers and have the right to withdraw that authority. Education acts should also uphold parents’ right to be informed when controversial or sensitive topics are to be discussed at school, and should protect home schooling rights and provide appropriate funding for such schooling.
The longtime civil rights activist was “inundated with calls” after the Ontario Liberal government released the sex-ed curriculum a little more than three months ago. “I have a bit of a reputation of being able to mobilize politically,” Simpson told LifeSiteNews, adding that she got involved in BC in 1986 when the Social Credit government introduced a sex abuse prevention program into the schools.
“Parents were being lied to about what their children were being taught,” she said. “I was horrified to learn that little five-year-olds were being taught the people most likely to harm them were their fathers and their grandfathers and the people that were going to save them was their teachers.”
Simpson believes that “in public education, teach what you want, just tell people what you’re teaching. Don’t lie to them.”
According to Simpson’s press release, the Criminal Code should be amended to, among other things, make “any form of corrupting the morals of anyone under 18” an offence.
As for Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne, she has only two options, Simpson asserts: to rescind the sex-ed curriculum or resign.
In BC, the NDP was “obliterated” in 2002, reduced to two seats in an election after they pushed through an unpopular curriculum. Wynne, too, “is in for a rude awakening.”
When tens of thousands of voices demand change, “a leader should listen, especially when the message involves the protection of children,” she said. “To turn a deaf ear will result in political suicide.”
Hamill agrees. “The focus of the Ottawa rally on Friday will be to send a very clear and loud message to those seeking to be elected and their representative parties that the protection of children and parental rights within government institutions, laws and the courts must be a priority.”
Find a full listing of LifeSiteNews' coverage of the Ontario government's explicit sex-ed program here.