Radical Far-right Religious Groups Cheer Ford’s Decision to Cancel Sex-ed Curriculum
Doug Ford’s decision to cancel Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum was cheered by anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ groups and radical religious groups across the country.
Campaign Life Coalition, a far-right anti-abortion group, thanked Doug Ford and Lisa MacLeod for cancelling the curriculum. Campaign Life Coalition is Canada’s leading anti-abortion group, who oppose gay marriage, access to abortion and previously critized Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum, saying it would “normalize homosexual family structures” and cause sexual confusion amongst children.
Huge victory for parents/children! Wynne’s radical sex ed is gone. Thank you @FordNation for keeping your promise and thank you @LisaThompsonMPP for implementing his agenda! 16,000+ Ontario parents/concerned citizens signed our petition! https://t.co/sKjqBentPv #onpoli #victory
— Campaign Life Coalition (@CampaignLife) July 11, 2018
Charles McVety, a radical far-right social Conservative who thinks teaching creationism is a good idea, also praised Ford’s move:
Evangelical leader Charles McVety says he agrees with Premier @fordnation’s approach to repealing a modernized sex-ed curriculum and its in keeping with advice he gave Ford. @MariekeWalsh reports: https://t.co/PvGGFdfiOS #onpoli #pcpo
— iPolitics (@ipoliticsca) July 13, 2018
The radical religious pro-life website LifeSiteNews launched a petition thanking Ford for canceling sex-ed. The petition includes a petition letter sent to Ford. An exert of the petition thanks Ford for preserving children’s “innocence”:
I am so thankful that our children and grandchildren will not be subjected to radical theories of gender fluidity and other controversial sexual topics for one more day as part of the sex ed program. Children deserve to have their age of innocence respected…
PETITION: Thank Doug Ford for repealing radical sex-ed curriculum https://t.co/IsMG4KwDHQ
— LifeSiteNews.com (@LifeSite) July 12, 2018
Tanya Granic Allen also shared her support for Ford’s decision. Granic Allen was turfed as a Conservative candidate after it was revealed she said gay marriage made her “want to vomit”, and attacked minorities for the clothing they wore. She previously claimed gay marriage was destroying Canadian society.
Allen was instrumental in Ford’s, with many dubbing her “the kingmaker”.
“As a jumping-off point, we’re returning to the previous sex-ed component and from there we’re kicking off our consultation.” Positive words from our new Minister of Education @LisaThompsonMPP on “restoring” the previous version of sex-ed. #onpoli https://t.co/wJCOL9Pd8A
— Tanya Granic Allen (@TGranicAllen) July 5, 2018
Busy day today at Queen’s Park #ThroneSpeech handling media calls re. Ontario Conservative government repealing the #sexed curriculum and parental rights. @PAFE4 #onpoli #DougFord pic.twitter.com/kHd3ii07yR
— Tanya Granic Allen (@TGranicAllen) July 12, 2018
Radical right-wing and anti-abortion Conservative MP Brad Trost also thanked Ford. Trost previously attacked $400,000 in funding for Toronto pride, regularly addresses the yearly anti-abortion National March for Life, organized to end funding for Planned Parenthood and opposes gay marriage.
Congratulations, @TGranicAllen & @PAFE4 !
Thank you for standing up for the parents and families of #Ontario and making their voices heard. Further proof that taking a strong stand works. #Fordnation #onpoli #cdnpolihttps://t.co/F6FB9e1MN6
— Brad Trost (@BradTrostCPC) July 11, 2018