Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ETFO raising eyebrows with examination of family days

Cover of ETFO's “Welcoming and Supporting Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families” brochure. 
TORONTO - Do you find Mother’s Day discriminatory?

Father’s Day exclusionary?

Time to change the name of such holidays to be more sensitive to reflect today’s family units?

Seems the union representing your child’s teacher does.

In a new education campaign, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which also encourages teachers to look for “teachable moments” to address “homophobia,” is not only raising the question, but raising eyebrows.

Proponents say it’s in keeping with today’s changing family structures.

Critics argue the teachers are “using” the kids in the classroom to “advance” a homosexual agenda.  (more...)

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