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  1. Bill 13 Accepting Schools Act Biased A Culture-Shift Mandate: Embrace the Homosexual Agenda

  2. Today’s Presentation • Contents: • History – leading up to Bill 13 • What is the Intent of Bill 13? • GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES TO Change the Norms and Values of Society • Board Support for Student Club Activities • Mandating Integration of Sexual-Lifestyle Instruction – all subjects all grade levels • Rental Agreements • Next Steps – What Can We Do?

  3. History • 1990s-2008 Many boards of education adopt sexual orientation policies • 2009 - Bill 157 - mandate boards establish relations with LGBT community groups • - Responsibility of principals …. - Equity in Education Strategy for all schools = contradictory curriculum • 2010 Ministry of Education revises Health document in light of the EIE document • - controversial topics…

  4. Sex Ed moves to Grade 3 THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (Apr 15, 2010) Ontario elementary schoolchildren will learn more detailed sex education in earlier grades under a new province-wide curriculum that begins this September….. Students will learn about some potentially controversial issues: Grade 3: sexual orientation and gender identity Grade 4: puberty and its physical and social changes. Grade 6: personal pleasure in masturbation, vaginal lubrication and wet dreams. Grade 7: sex acts such as oral sex and anal intercourse.

  5. History Apr 2010 - McGuinty pulls curriculum from website and promises a review Spring 2011 - TDSB (& Ministry of Ed) develop LGBT resource curriculum Document Summer 2011 - Liberal MPPs (Wynne and Murray) - Curriculum will return after the election

  6. History Summer 2011 – Faith groups try to inform people Oct 6 – Election Nov 30 – First Reading of Bill 13 June 6, 2012 – Bill 13 passes

  7. BILL 13 - What is the Intent? Hon. Laurel Broten Minister of Education “The [Liberal government’s] goal of this Bill is to change attitudes and behaviours, and change them for good”. 2nd Reading Speech, Dec. 7th, 2011

  8. BILL 13 - What is the Intent? Peter Tabuns, NDP MPP Toronto-Danforth “[The NDP] see bullying not just as a problem of individuals, but a cultural problem. A culture that in itself has problems and a culture that has to be changed ”.

  9. BILL 13 - What is the Intent? Peter Tabuns, NDP MPP Toronto-Danforth “We need to move towards a model of full-service schools…Ontario has still not developed a policy framework for community hubs”.

  10. Bill 13 Strategies to Change the Norms and Values of Society 1) Student Club Activities 2) Sexual-Lifestyle curriculum (K – Gr 12) 3) Rental Agreements

  11. Strategy 1 - Student Club Activities The Legislation: 303.1 (1) Every board shall support pupils who want to establish and lead activities and organizations that promote a safe and inclusive learning environment, the acceptance of and respect for others and the creation of a positive school climate, including,

  12. Strategy 1 - Student Club Activities The Legislation: including, (a) activities or organizations that promote gender equity; (b) activities or organizations that promote anti-racism; (c) activities or organizations that promote the awareness and understanding of, and respect for, people with disabilities; or (d) activities or organizations that promote the awareness and understanding of, and respect for, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including organizations with the name gay-straight alliance or another name.

  13. Strategy 1 - Student Club Activities

  14. Strategy 1: Student Club Activities

  15. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects The Legislation States: 2. (1) Paragraph 29.1 of subsection 8 (1) of the Act is repealed and the following substituted: 29.1 require boards to develop and implement an equity and inclusive education policy, and, if required by the Minister, submit the policy to the Minister and implement changes to the policy as directed by the Minister;

  16. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects

  17. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects Curriculum Document Pulled When Faith Communities Complained

  18. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects

  19. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects

  20. Strategy 2:Equity Policy = Sexual-Lifestyle Information Integrated into all Subjects

  21. Strategy 3:Rental Agreements The legislation states: Agreements with third parties regarding use of schools (3.1) If a board enters into an agreement with another person or entity, … respecting the use of a school … , the board shall include in the agreement a requirement that the person or entity follow standards that are consistent with the provincial code of conduct.

  22. Strategy 3:Rental Agreements

  23. Strategy 3:Rental Agreements

  24. Strategy 3:Rental Agreements

  25. Strategy 3: Rental Agreements

  26. What Can We Do?

  27. P.E.A.C.E.: Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity

  28. What Can We Do? – Curriculum? Share your faith and worldview with schools and request to be informed when lessons conflict with your values Should the component of any course conflict with a religious belief of the parent (of minor-age children), or a student aged 18 or older, the right to withdraw from that component of the course shall be granted, on the written request of the parent …” Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education

  29. And When Parents Advocate…

  30. And When Parents Advocate… 1. School opening and closing exercises 2. Leave of absence for religious holy days 3. Prayer 4. Dietary requirements 5. Fasting 6. Religious dress 7. Participation in daily activities and curriculum

  31. Summary • Bill 13 is biased legislation intended to change the attitudes of society to accept sexual alternatives that are not consistent with our values. • We Need To Work Together!!