Ontario court: parent not allowed to exempt elementary school children from objectionable classes
November 29, 2016
An Ontario court has ruled that a Greek Orthodox father who sends his children to a public elementary school cannot exempt them from classes related to homosexuality and abortion.
The court upheld the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s denial of a religious accommodation request to Steve Tourloukis, ruling:
Accommodation by non-attendance, which is sought by the applicant, would allow him to isolate his children from aspects of the curriculum that in his religious belief would amount to “false teachings.” However isolation is antithetical to the competing legislative mandate and Charter values favoring inclusivity, equality and multiculturalism.
The court suggested that Tourloukis could send his children to private school or educate them at home if he found the curriculum objectionable.
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Posted by: -
Dec. 01, 2016 12:40 PM ET USA
That poor father should consider sending his children to a "church affiliated" school to spare his children.
Posted by: space15796 -
Dec. 01, 2016 9:32 AM ET USA
Good-bye dear Canada! Civilization will not long endure this denigration of the family. Something else will replace it.
Posted by: [email protected] -
Nov. 29, 2016 7:38 PM ET USA
This is what is happening in liberal left society. Your faith, religion, and parental rights mean nothing. Government knows best.