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Major Canadian paper demands gay-straight clubs in Catholic schools

December 01, 2011

A leading Canadian newspaper is demanding that the government of Ontario compel Catholic schools, which receive public funding, to allow gay-straight student clubs and alliances.

“The Catholic schools have the right to their beliefs about homosexuality,” according to an editorial in The Globe and Mail, which ranks second among Canadian newspapers in circulation. “But they are public schools and they do not have the right to insist on a second-class status for students who identify as homosexual, or who simply have questions about their identity, or who have gay or lesbian parents. They need to try a little harder to make religious belief and equality work together.”


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  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Dec. 01, 2011 3:15 PM ET USA

    I write from Canada where abortion was first legalized (in the first 20 weeks) by a Catholic prime minister,and then made fully legal (no restriction-anytime before birth) by another Catholic prime minister and where same -sex "marriage" was legalized by another Catholic prime minister, and now this garbage in our schools..all because of inaction by the Catholic Hierarchy, poor Catechesis of the lay faithful which has led to almost complete apathy to faith and morals..beware my American friends

  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Dec. 01, 2011 1:21 PM ET USA

    You know, this makes me very grateful that our U.S. Catholic schools don't receive one cent from the federal government. It's surely a financial challenge for struggling Catholic families, but the Canadian experience shows why it's worth it.