Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ontario Government Rethinks Sexualizing Children Under the Guise of Sex Ed

Well, well, well. This is surprising but welcome news. Premier Dalton McGuinty has done an about face and decided to sit down like Pooh Bear and have a think about whether it is a good idea or not to indoctrinate grade 6 children in the joys of anal intercourse.

From the Globe and Mail:
The Ontario government is shelving a controversial new sex education curriculum that it had planned to roll out next fall.

Premier Dalton McGuinty moved swiftly on Thursday to nip in the bud a mounting problem for his government, one that was pitting it against Christians, Muslims.

“It’s become pretty obvious to us we should give this a serious rethink,” Mr. McGuinty said.

The new curriculum will be shelved, he said, and the existing one that has been in place since 1998 will be used in Ontario public schools this fall.

The new curriculum, outlined in 208 pages that were quietly posted on the Ministry of Education’s website in January, would for the first time have taught Grade 3 pupils about such topics as sexual identity and orientation, and introduce terms like “anal intercourse” and “vaginal lubrication” to children in Grades 6 and 7. The new curriculum was set to begin in Grade 1 with lessons about the proper names of body parts.

The changes were part of a regular review of Ontario’s physical education and health curriculum, which hasn’t been updated since 1998. They went nearly unnoticed until a Christian group, led by evangelist Charles McVety, threatened to pull its children from school.

I am not sure what caused this about face, but personally I tend to think the above cartoon in yesterday's National Post might have had something to do about it. (In all seriousness, kudos to Charles McVety and his group the Institute for Canadian Values, who were first responders on this.)

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