Public school board defends student’s ‘pink day’ poster championing polygamy
TORONTO, Ontario, April 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is defending an allegedly student-created poster that appears to celebrate polygamy as part of the school’s “Pink Day” promoting diversity.
Titled "King Eddie Pink Day 2014," the poster includes two sets of trademark circular symbols that indicate either male or female. Each set linked together has three symbols, one-male-with-two-females and one-female-with-two-males.
“Same Love,” the poster, allegedly taped to the wall of King Edward Public School, states.
The poster, created April 9, appeared on Twitter earlier this week and was highlighted on Socialist Studies’ blog. It was re-tweeted by the TDSB. The tweet was “favorited” by the TDSB Continuing and International Education office, TDSB grade 3 teacher Sharon Moskovitz, teacher Vanessa Plourde, Liberal Party organizer Adam Exton, and left-leaning TDSB Ward 9 candidate Liz Jackson.
The TDSB defended the poster, saying it has nothing to do with polygamy despite the fact that three circular symbols linked together can be commonly found across the internet (here and here) as representing polygamy.
“The images depicted in the poster were intended to illustrate that people can love both genders and has absolutely nothing to do with polygamy,” TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird told LifeSiteNews.
LifeSiteNews asked King Edward Public School if parents might be concerned that their children are learning at school to champion polygamy but did not receive a response by press time.
Ontario’s Minister of Education Liz Sandals also did not respond to LifeSiteNews's request for comment by press time.
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This is not the first time that the TDSB has been linked to the promotion of polygamy. In 2012 school posters produced as part of the TDSB’s “Safe and Positive Spaces” campaign appear to promote relationships of three people.
The poster titled “Love has no gender” depicts washroom-sign-style stick men and stick women inside colorful hearts. Along with hearts that contain 2 stick men or 2 stick women, one heart has one man and 2 women while another has one woman and 2 men.
Critics of the crusade for homosexual “marriage” have long argued that redefining marriage apart from a man and woman will inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy among other sexual aberrations.
“The same tyranny of relativism that turned upholding heterosexual marriage into ‘hate speech’ will, if anything, have an easier time of it with polygamy. After all, while so-called same-sex ‘marriage’ is an innovation, polygamy is ancient,” wrote Chuck Colson in a 2011 article title “Here’s comes polygamy ... and why not?”