Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gay Propaganda Organ Grateful to Professional Catholic Educrat

Toronto's new spokeswoman for moral relativism
Blah blah blah blah... First, let’s recall that this is the same chair has consistently opposed gay-straight alliances, HPV vaccinations and abortion. Last year, she was unwilling to even say the word “gay” during an interview with Metro Morning. Will her new enlightened stance on sex education lead her to embrace, or at the very least acknowledge, gay-straight alliances?

But even beyond that, the problem with this form of logic is that it restricts empathy to those that we know.

Of course personal experience informs political views — that’s one reason why many people want their elected representatives to reflect the backgrounds of their constituents.

And there is political power in familial persuasion. The astonishingly rapid acceptance of gay marriage came about, at least partially, because gay people came out of the closet and many, though by no means all, of their families came to accept them.

That’s how staunch conservatives like former US vice president Dick Cheney and Senator Rob Portman came to change their views on gay marriage.

But if advances in human dignity only come about when those in privileged positions are prodded by their loved ones towards change, we are doomed.

Political leaders especially have a responsibility to open up their moral imaginations.

It’s not as if many people hadn’t been talking about how helpful the sexual education curriculum would be in combatting sexual violence, homophobia and transphobia. It’s just that Angela Kennedy wasn’t listening to those voices.

This way of thinking is pernicious and wide-spread. Why else do we try and stop sexual assault by reiterating that all women are someone’s daughter, sister, mother or wife? And how will we provide justice for indigenous or black Canadians when they’re much less likely to be part of the decision-making elite?

If we only allow for human dignity to be acknowledged when it touches us, we fail. If politicians only push for the dignity of classes of people they personally know, they fail all of us.

We should commend Angela Kennedy for changing her mind about the sex-ed curriculum. Her support will help children of all sexual orientations and gender identities be safer and more supported.

But if this is where her revelations end, then she will continue to be an example of moral cowardice.  (more...)

"Open up their moral imaginations". I like that. Mama's boy must be gushing tears.

Divorced and 30 years old. Who thinks this boy/man has his head on straight? Who thinks he's a "Catholic leader"? This guy is shielding a criminal child molester. Why does he think other children aren't at risk? See:

"It’s not a situation where I feel like I want that person to be prosecuted and charged. That process to me, it would seem to be more destructive towards myself, if I had to go through this process of tracking this person down and doing that kind of stuff. It wasn’t a person in any influential role. It wasn’t a police officer, priest or coach. So as much as I understand why people want to know, there’s not one more ounce of me that wants to talk about him, think about him, give energy towards that person, and I don’t want other people to."

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