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Friday, June 12, 2015

Ministry of Ed Unwittingly Giving Money to Group that Opposes Sex Ed Curriculum

TORONTO - A Globe and Mail story published June 11, 2015 states that the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) headed by former HCDSB Director Mike Pautler may receive funding to produce a "catholic" version of the new sex ed curriculum documents being demanded by the catholic school boards.  


Michael Pautler


What the Ministry of Education may not know is that ICE and it's current executive Director Mike Pautler was one of the early authors and prime movers behind the anti GSA movement a few years back. He co-authored guidelines put out by the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops (OCCB) on the subject and coincidentally, the same group that is now writing guidelines, again with Mr. Pautler's help, on the new sex education curriculum. The Pastoral guidelines Mike Pautler help co-author are called "Pastoral Guidelines To Assist Students of Same-Sex Orientation" and as of this date can still be found on the website of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Ontario. Regarding homosexuality on page 8 of the guideline it states the following;


"Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. "


The genesis behind all the opposition to the new sex ed curriculum are homophobic and firmly rooted in any clear reference to homosexual acts. Make no mistake about, ICE will attempt to remove anything and everything that refers to homosexual activity. The OCCB always claims to love the homosexuals in our society, but considers their actions that of a depraved and "disordered" individual. How can you love someone who you think acts in a depraved manner is a form of logic entirely devoid of a form of reason. Once again we find a government institution unwittingly funding the opposition to itself further wasting tax dollars and most importantly your time. Why doesn't someone ask the anti sex ed group exactly what they want removed or re-written? If they do they'll never get a straight answer and that's where ICE comes in. They'll provide a "smoothed" over version removing all references to homosexual activities long after everyone has forgotten. 


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