Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teacher reveals how he convinced his Catholic school board to go pro-LGBTQ

Leaving out Church teaching against homosexual acts allows for a 'much richer
dialogue' about people attracted to the same sex, says York Catholic teacher
Michael Way Skinner.
TORONTO, April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A Catholic educator in Ontario laid out his strategy for convincing the York Catholic District School Board to become pro-homosexual at an activist conference for teachers April 10. When he realized he had been filmed, he demanded the footage not be posted online.

“I spent much of my life steeped in power analysis theory and taking a look at serving groups who were marginalized within any hegemonic group,” Michael Way Skinner, the York Catholic District School Board’s coordinator of Religious Education, Family Life and Equity, told about 30 teachers attending his workshop, half of them identifying as Catholic. “So, I was quite comfortable taking on how we could serve our LGBTQ students in our schools.”

Skinner’s workshop, titled “Implementing LGBTTQQ Supports Under the Catholic School Board,” revealed exactly how the process worked to make his board explicitly pro-LGBTQ.  (more...)

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