In light of recent bullying related suicides the Ontario Government moved to bring in strict new anti-bullying laws. The laws make it clear that students will face expulsion for cyber-bullying, hateful text messages and getting physical including push and shoving. The new laws also outlaw sexual assault, gender based violence and homophobia. Of course that last one has got fundamentalists crying foul.
Charles McVetty of the Institute for Canadian Values says Premier Dalton McGuinty is using the problem of bullying to advance “his radical sex education agenda.” (Globe and mail 2011)
The Institute For Canadian Values is a fundamentalist Judeo-Christian organization who, like all organizations of its kind, would rather see bullying and teen suicide continue to be a problem than teach that its ok to be gay, transgendered or transsexual by using the usual rhetoric of ‘corrupting children’ and ‘family values’.
We here at Never Thought To Question Why are proud to say that this time religion is not once again being a barrier to progress, especially when it comes to the safety and well being of our children. Never Thought To Question Why wants to express our whole hearted supported to the Ontario Government’s effort to, simply put, totally ignore the radicals and put children and human rights first. Its about time.