Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mom, is this school or not school?

Yes, I get that question a lot. If we're doing something educational (and fun) the kids will deliberately have less fun if they know it's "for school". So sometimes I just don't tell them. Now parents in Alberta will have to tiptoe carefully if they happen to believe that some lifestyle choices are sinful or disordered. This story is right out of George Orwell. It also shows how dreadfully little educrats know about lived Christianity (ie. faith IS school and school IS faith, and life is all of the above, never to be split into little segments, as they believe it can on the Good Ship HHS Obama.) LifeSite News:

Under Alberta’s new Education Act, homeschoolers and faith-based schools will not be permitted to teach that homosexual acts are sinful as part of their academic program, says the spokesperson for Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk. 

“Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications, told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening.
“You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction,” she added.

Reacting to the remarks, Paul Faris of the Home School Legal Defence Association said the Ministry of Education is “clearly signaling that they are in fact planning to violate the private conversations families have in their own homes.”

“A government that seeks that sort of control over our personal lives should be feared and opposed,” he added.

Amen, Mister. 

I have never heard the Holy Roman Catholic faith called "your family's ideology" before. Makes it sound a lot smaller that way.  Anyway, it was only a matter of time before the Agenda chose to target homeschoolers. Alberta, where have all your redneck cowboys gone? 


  1. "Alberta, where have all your redneck cowboys gone?"
    AMEN! And to think I thought we might have to move there some day to escape the Ontario Liberals. Maybe the Arctic...

    1. Amazingly, the birthplace of Canadian socialism (Saskatchewan) is very hands-off in this regard. At least my local school board is. They are fantastic. And the houses and vacant lots in my town are really cheap too. Come on over.

  2. McColl's quote "we do NOT tolerate disrespect for differences" is so loopy, it could've come straight from the mouth of Stanford Nutting.

    1. But actually it's just newspeak from the Head of the Ministry of Love.

    2. Well observed, Mrs. Blurn! It is patently obvious that the Ministry "disrespects" the "different" views of Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, etc. In which case, they are violating their own mandate. Mrs. Beazly, I think you mean the Ministry of Unhate. They don't want families to "hatemonger". But is it OK to hate injustice, intolerance, poverty, war, child abuse, pornography and so forth? I'm confused.