Monday, May 26, 2014

A great night in defense of parental rights and the protection of children

On Saturday night, May 24, well over 200 people gathered at Canada Christian College to hold a fundraising dinner to defend parental rights. It was in September 2012 that Dr. Steve Tourloukis filed an Application against the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board asking for a court order that declares that as the parent of his children, he is the final authority over their education. As a father, he simply wants the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to provide him with advance notification of any class, session or material to be covered which conflicts with his sincerely held religious beliefs. With the information, he can then withdraw his children. It's hardly rocket science.

The Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund, PRIEDF, has come alongside this parent to help pay for legal proceedings, something he, as many parents, does not have the resources to do on his own, especially against the vast resources of a government-run school board. The fundraising "Dinner in Defense" was organized to also morally  support Tourloukis' family in this battle for all parents to have the right to withdraw their children from curriculum and school activities that contradict their faith. Parental authority rights are being challenged by the government and school boards in the name of “equity,” "diversity" and "tolerance."  (more...)

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