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Many apologists for Ontario’s new sexualized Physical and Health Education Curriculum claim that parents will  have the option to opt out of the more ‘offensive’ parts of the material presented in this curriculum.    Madeline Smith of the Globe and Mail reports;

Ms. Wynne said parents who object to the curriculum can withdraw their children from certain parts of it, but parent protesters say not all schools accommodate this, and at least one superintendent is uncertain how to deal with a large number of requests to opt out.

New Ontario health curriculum to go ahead despite protests, Wynne says.  Madeline Smith, The Globe and Mail, Tuesday, May 05 2015

Faisal Kutty writing for the Huffington Post states;

The two key areas of tension around the new curriculum revolve around the age appropriateness of specific information and exposure to the LGBTQ community.

With regard to the former, legislation grants parents the right to have their children exempted from sessions when they think it inappropriate. However, the government failed in properly articulating this and showing respect for parental autonomy. It must reiterate this right and explain how it will facilitate this right (except of course in the context of discrimination).

The curriculum is aimed at preparing kids to navigate the complicated interpersonal and sexual situations in today’s hyper-sexualized world. Opponents have latched on to a number of provisions.

Faisal Kutty, The Miseducation of Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum, The Huff Post: 05/21/2015

This is a false option.   The legislation may grant parents the right to opt out for specific lessons in the  new ‘sexualized’ Physical and Health Education curriculum but the real problem is that the proponents of the new curriculum have a greater agenda in mind.  They wish to engage in social engineering by changing the  mindset of children to accept dubious gender based theories and abandon deeply held religious convictions of human sexuality and family.

Ophea, (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) a major partner and advocate of the new curriculum aims to transform schools into ‘safe’ places for GLBTTQ youth by challenging and changing any views that run counter to the full acceptance of their view of human sexuality.  Ophea’s website distributes a manual that will go hand in hand with the new ‘sexualized’ Physical and Health Education Curriculum;

Like other forms of social exclusion,homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia are harmful to young people’s health and well-being – including their sexual health. This manual was developed as part of the National Safe Spaces Project with the aim of providing a framework to assist educators and other adults who with youth meet the needs of GLBTTQ youth. The manual is geared towards smaller urban and rural communities, where the size of GLBTTQ is smaller and support services more limited than in larger centres. The manual includes tools to support community mobilization, policy development, safer environments, inclusive sexual health education, and training others in sexual and gender diversity.

The hidden ‘cross curricular’ agenda is explicitly stated in this manual;

Educators need to integrate GLBTTQ issues throughout the curriculum—not just in classes such as health education, but also in disciplines such as English, History, Art and Science. Pre-existing curricula should be broadened to include GLBTTQ images where appropriate (such as in studies of the Holocaust and Civil Rights Movement). Current events, popular music and film, and other media that include GLBTTQ people and issues should be regularly discussed in class. Classroom libraries, story times, and assigned reading should be thoughtfully structured to include the full range of human diversity. Finally, educators should take advantage of teachable moments, treating questions, comments and instances of name-calling as opportunities to educate students about GLBTTQ people and issues. Children spend the majority of their time in class. As long as GLBTTQ issues are seen as special and outside the classroom, students will continue to see queer people as marginal.

Creating Safe Spaces for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-Spirited and Questioning (GLBTTQ) Youth, p 54

Deeply held religious convictions and attitudes are now being converted to homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism.  George Orwell told us that those who control the language control all – “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ” ― George Orwell

What conservative religious parents have taught  children to believe and aspire to are now harmful myths under the new sexualized curriculum.  And it is to be challenged as early as grade 3:

At this level [K-3], it is important to broaden students’ understanding of what families are. Read a story as part of a broad-based unit on families that looks at foster, uclear, adoptive, divorced, singleparent, same-sex, extended and traditional family structures. Try to include as many books as possible with good representations of ethnic minorities, as most children are not exposed to books like this anywhere else. Using stories about a variety of family models may dispel myths that all families are alike in composition.

Creating Safe Spaces for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-Spirited and Questioning (GLBTTQ) Youth, p 67

It is a nasty bit of political ‘slight of hand’ to falsely placate parents with the notion that they can ‘opt out’ of the new ‘sexualized’ Physical and Health Education curriculum when the material is to be incorporated into all aspects of public schooling.  Public school teachers are being trained for the delivery of this material across the curriculum throughout the entire school experience.  This kind of approach is nothing short of the indoctrination of children into a belief system that is contrary to their parents deeply held religious convictions.

It is happening right now in the schools.  Workshops and professional development days are being devoted to the training of teachers for this social engineering.  For the Ottawa area,  Brier Dodge reports:

The teacher workshops are based on feedback from previous years and may focus on ways to make the curriculum more inclusive of all types of students. One teacher workshop was about how to use LGBTQ-themed books in kindergarten through Grade 8 classrooms, such as using children’s books with a diverse range of families. . . .

The intention is that the teachers from each school will take back what they’ve learned to the rest of the teacher population.

OttawaCommunityNews.com, Students join together for Rainbow Forum – Board’s largest conference draws youth from across city. by Brier Dodge, Nov 27, 2014

Anyone who argues that ‘opting out’ is a real option either isn’t aware of the reality in our public school system or is being very disingenuous with the public.  It’s time for the whole truth to come out!

Born into Wisdom!

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Daniel 12:10 “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”

   

In the end God’s Word will accomplish His purpose; “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)  God sent His Word to us in person; “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

     God speaks to us through His Word and we understand by His Holy Spirit; ” For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)  And there is the issue and the divide – without the Holy Spirit the message is meaningless and empty – it cannot be understood.

     Paul tells us; “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) What’s missing in those who are perishing? Paul explains; “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:11,12)

     Daniel had God’s Spirit when he was given the wisdom to understand and interpret dreams.  Even the wise and powerful men of his day recognized the true source of his wisdom; “The king spoke, and said to Daniel, ‘Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you. Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing.'” (Daniel 5:13-15)  In those days, God’s wisdom was acknowledged as superior even by wicked men.  But not today!

     What has changed?  The battle lines are drawn.  With Jesus’ coming and the Holy Spirit there is a clear separation between light and dark for those who have eyes to see it with.  Those without eyes to see with find the light scalding to their worldly sensitivities; “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” (John 3:19,20)  Like brutish beasts the wicked avoid the Light not because they understand but because they hate how the Light feels on their flesh!

      How can you become wise and live in the Light?  How do you receive the Holy Spirit? You’re born into it!  This is a work entirely of God; “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12,13)

     Jesus tells us; “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. . . . You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:5-8)  You’ll never be the same. When you’re born again, there’s no going back.

    Come Lord Jesus!

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