I have to admit ignorance on this, do Canadians pay religious tax dollars? This story is about an attempt to get the Catholic school board to ban a book that was approved for use in the district by the family life office (which I’m guessing didn’t carefully read the book it approved). From The National:
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board should stop using a resource book that students never see because it presents homosexuality as “morally neutral,” a group says.
Defend Traditional Marriage and Family objects to “Open Minds to Equality” because it could lead people “to reject scriptural teaching on homosexual acts,” group spokesman Jack Fonseca told the board’s family live advisory committee on Wednesday.
“They will have been led to reject Jesus,” Mr. Fonseca said.
The book is an optional resource teachers can use if, for example, they want to address objectionable things being said in class, said Catholic board spokesman John Shewchuk.
The book was approved by the family life committee several years ago and kids never see it, Mr. Shewchuk added.
But even the fact teachers can use it is dangerous, Mr. Fonseca said.
Many resources are secular and parents trust teachers to use them with discretion, committee chairwoman Cathy Sweeney said.
But committee member Joann Schmalz said Catholic parents want their kids to be taught Catholic teachings, such as that sex is for procreation.
“This is our faith. This is why you pay Catholic tax dollars,” she said.