The Alberta government says it is “unacceptable” for Catholic schools to uphold Church teaching on sexuality in school curriculum.
Media in Alberta reported this week that the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta had said curriculum promoting the homosexual “lifestyle,” masturbation, anal and oral sex, or transgenderism would be problematic if required by the impending K-12 health and wellness curriculum.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has criticized the Catholic schools and insisted their proposed program will never be taught if its final form is as it has been advertised.
“Under no circumstances will we enforce or condone a sexual health curriculum that normalizes an absence of consent, refuses to talk about contraception and other things that protect the health of sexually active young people, or in any way marginalizes sexual minorities. That’s not on,” she told the Canadian Press. ..
“The whole point of the Catholic education system is to be Catholic,” [Jason Kenney, a Catholic pro-life candidate for the United Conservative Party’s leadership] said. …
Premier Notley said, “Nowhere do the rights of religious freedom extend to that person’s right to somehow attack or hurt others — and that’s what’s happening here. We will not use public dollars to have sexual health programs that deny science, that deny evidence, and that deny human rights.
Whatever happened to “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s“, a phrase attributed to Jesus?
The modern state is increasingly telling us what to do in our bedrooms and in our kid’s minds. Stay out!
hat-tip Stephen Neil