Sex-ed letter a hysterical reaction says reader
To the editor:
Re Sex-ed isn’t going to turn you gay, letters, durhamregion.com
“For those of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) community, this is a nightmare scenario as far as politics goes.” Indeed!
If Doug Ford is guilty of the “courting of a virulently homophobic and transphobic conservative base” then why did he got rid of sex-ed critic Tanya Granic Allen right after she boosted him into the leadership position?
“Removing sex-ed and LGBTQ material from educational institutions is an act of discrimination against our community”? Leaving it in may well create gender confusion among “straight” children, who constitute the vast majority of our younger students.
If our “LGBTQ community” is so upset about losing control of sex-ed content, one may reasonably wonder what their agenda is; this surprisingly hysterical reaction certainly invites speculation.
Jef Goodall, Oshawa.
It was inevitable, I suppose. Self-righteous, “entitled” anti-White racists (self-hating and otherwise) are now demanding that the GoFundMe page raising money to offset Gerald Stanley’s legal costs and other losses be “removed” and the money either refunded or re-directed to “hate crime” education…
“A woman hired as an Indigenous-affairs consultant for the city has resigned after a short stint and filed a human rights complaint against her former employer… she quit, claiming the city violated her right to practise smudging, which involves sacred medicine as part of Indigenous ceremony… She then filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (1)”.
“If they fine me, I won’t pay it. If they put me in jail, I’ll go on a hunger strike. I’m not doing this. And that’s that. I’m not using the words that other people require me to use. Especially if they’re made up by radical left-wing ideologues.” – Professor Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto.
The above quote is from Anthony Furey’s article “Once they’re done with Jordan Peterson, they’ll come for you” appearing in the Toronto Sun on Oct. 29th. (1) And the cause of all this? Professor Jordan has had the temerity to point-blank refuse to accommodate those of his students who wish to be addressed as “ne”, “ve”, “ze”, “xe” etc.
“Douglas Cardinal, an officer of the Order of Canada, has filed applications to the Ontario Superior Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, arguing that the Cleveland Indians’ team name and mascot – Chief Wahoo, a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband – are offensive and discriminatory.”
The Cleveland Indians have used at least two versions of Chief Wahoo as a mascot since 1951 so far as I can gather, and one may reasonably wonder why it took so long for Mr. Cardinal (who is 82) to get around to complaining.
“The theme for this year’s picnic is ‘How do we support black children and their parents in the Greater Toronto Area?’ The Black Daddies Club will be partnering with agencies and businesses that provide support to black parents and their children, and identify effective strategies that black parents can employ in order to support their children.” (1).
“A Toronto woman took it upon herself to censor a pro-life education effort from her neighbors this week… CBC News reports Liz Phillips removed pro-life fliers from her neighbors’ mailboxes after she discovered one in her own. According to police, Phillips’ actions are not illegal because the fliers were not addressed or processed by the post office… The pro-abortion woman said she went around her Roncesvalles neighborhood on Wednesday and removed all the fliers from her neighbors’ mailboxes. She replaced them with her own flier, explaining that she had the pro-life literature at her home for anyone who wanted to see them, according to the report.” (Emphasis added) – “Pro-abortion woman steals pro-life fliers from neighbors Mailboxes” (1).
“To be a black Muslim woman in Toronto is to feel deep isolation, the result of omnipresent systemic anti-black, patriarchal and Islamophobic discrimination… forces that torment me and members of my community… and so two months ago I tweeted, “Plz Allah give me strength not to cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today… Our lives are plagued by institutional and individual anti-black racism that compromises our access to safety, economic freedom, proper health care, food, housing, employment, education and culturally restorative support services. To be black in this city is to fight to survive.” – (emphasis added) – Yusra Khogali, co-founder of “Black Lives Matter Toronto” (1).
Three Canadian examples, all from the Ottawa area…
Liberal MP grovels over “offensive content” in ad congratulating 2015 aboriginal high school graduates as observation that “sobriety, education and hard work lead to success” gets blasted as stereotypical – “I would like to apologize unreservedly for the deeply offensive language in this advertisement”
“We are committed to anti-oppressive practice in which we challenge the impacts of power and privilege, eliminate barriers, and are inclusive of the broad range of diversity in our community… This is a place where human rights are respected, and where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer people, and their families, friends and allies are welcomed and supported.” – Durham Children’s Aid Society website.