Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What parental rights?

Ontario bishops not consulted in OCSTA clarification which MPPs say supports GSAs
OCSTA president Marino Gazzola
Here is a story which follows the state of Ontario Catholic education, which just might be going the way of the dodo, as seems to have happened in a couple of other provinces.

Ontario's Catholic bishops were not consulted when the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA) issued a clarification of its Respecting Difference policy that some MPPs said supports gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in Catholic schools.

Several lay Catholics who spoke at a public hearing here May 22 on Ontario's proposed anti-bullying legislation found themselves blindsided when MPPs cited the clarification, which says: "Respecting Difference Groups can address a variety of issues or can be issue specific, and address only one type of issue, e.g. the well-being and safety of students who identify themselves as L/G/B/T/Q."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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