BREAKING: LifeSite has just been threatened with a lawsuit after publishing sex-ed exposé
I’m not trying to alarm you, but LifeSite has just been threatened with another lawsuit - this time by Ontario's $1.7 billion dollar taxpayer-funded Peel District School Board.
Earlier this year we reported on a conference hosted by a gay rights group, where two lesbian teachers from the school board described in detail how they promote homosexuality and gay ‘marriage’ to students, starting in kindergarten.
One of these teachers even explained how she “hides” these pro-gay lessons in math class, so that when parents complain, she can claim she was simply teaching their children about “division”! (See below for links to those stories.)
Now the school board has accused us of making “hateful” comments, issued a “cease and desist” order, and has demanded removal of all "posting and images" of the two teachers or they will sue us.
Did you catch that? They are threatening us, to stop us from speaking and showing the truth!
Last time we were sued, by the late "pro-choice" Catholic priest Fr. Raymond Gravel, it cost us over $200,000 and four years of work to defend ourselves, even though his suit was transparently frivolous. While we are confident that the Peel Board's lawsuit is also completely groundless, we must be prepared for the worst. Meanwhile, we are already incurring unexpected legal costs simply in responding to their threats.
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The school board’s threats are obviously frivolous. After all, we merely reported what the teachers said at the conference, which was open to the public, using their own words!
And the images we used have been available to the public for some time on other websites, which we appropriately credited.
If parents were outraged by what they read on our website, the school board should look instead at what their teachers said, not our reporting.
But I’m not surprised they’re resorting to bully tactics to silence us.
Right now there is a battle raging in the United States, Canada, and many western countries, between anti-family extremists and parents who are fighting for their rights as primary educators to teach their children according to their own pro-family values, and to protect their innocence.
And with your help we have been doing everything in our power to equip parents with the knowledge they need to fight for those rights!
Fortunately, there are lots of parents out there who are upset about how their rights are being trampled. In fact, over 80,000 people have signed one of our petitions against a new graphic sex-ed curriculum.
But instead of listening to the concerns of parents who’ve contacted them and addressing the inappropriate statements (and legally problematic actions) of these teachers, the Peel District School Board wants to silence the opposition with another frivolous lawsuit!
Unfortunately, as LifeSite has learned from hard experience, it can cost us huge amounts of time and money to fight back against even a blatantly baseless lawsuit.
Fr. Gravel filed his lawsuit because he blamed us for the fact that the Vatican forced him to choose between a political career in Parliament (where he actually voted against a pro-life bill and supported giving Canada's highest civilian award to the country's most notorious abortionist), and acting as a priest.
Even though every lawyer we spoke to told us Fr. Gravel’s suit was baseless, we were still forced to spend four years, and over $200,000 in legal fees, defending ourselves, before the case ended!
Already, we are incurring legal fees associated with handling this current threat, which has been strongly responded to by our legal counsel. Although we are hopeful it will not go further, we cannot afford to be complacent.
No matter how many threats like this we receive, both now and in the future, with your help LifeSite will stand for truth and will not be intimidated.
We promise you that, whatever the cost, we will continue to report the truth on the battle for parental rights and the innocence of our children.
But that is why it is so critical now that we reach our minimum Summer Campaign goal of $200,000 by June 24. This goal is only enough to cover our basic operating expenses - not handle the costs of a potential lawsuit!
When Father Gravel sued us we were financially unprepared, but ultimately we prevailed.
Will you help us by making an online tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, or perhaps $250 or more today?
Right now, we need your help and your prayers. I hope we can count on your generous gift today to help us prepare for the worst.
The stories that sparked the lawsuit threat: