Yesterday I was listening to the CBC and came across an interview that really got my wife and I fuming. They had on a ‘spokesperson’ named Jack Fonsaka from The Campaign
Life Coalition. They are a very right wing sect claiming to be Canadian Catholics.
They are anti-choice, anti-gay, and unfortunately are quite outspoken. I won’t give them the benefit of a link from my site, so go Google them.
The topic of the day was about bullying. The province of Ontario, the biggest province in Canada by population, is creating a bill to protect bullied youth in schools and give them the ability to have openly functioning groups without fear of violence and bullying.
I think the law is fantastic! Just like the law making targeting women needing abortions a crime. What pisses me off is the battle that these ‘people of faith’ start because they claim it is an attack of their beliefs. Really?
In reality it is the opposite of that. It is right-wing religious groups like this that support banning books, rejecting gay-straight alliances, wanting all sex education banned from schools, insisting the lord’s prayer be left in government legislatures, rejecting birth control, and wanting to outlaw abortion.
It is groups like this that breed hatred. I have said before and will say again, that I believe these groups have a right to speak their minds, but at the same time, so do gay groups, pro-choice groups, atheist clubs. I’m for instituting free speech even in their ‘sacred’ private schools.
The Campaign Life Coalition wishes only to have their voices heard. And, it is simply wrong to let them get away with it
- Religious groups cry foul over Ontario anti-bullying bill (walterhouse.wordpress.com)
- Ontarios anti-bully strategy not radical, and not about sex, but tolerance (theglobeandmail.com)
- Bullying Prevention: Parent Information (education.com)
- Ontario government introduces anti-bullying bill, expulsion could be a consequence (joeydavid.me)
- What Makes a Bully? (education.com)