TORONTO, Ontario, July 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Coptic Orthodox Churches in Toronto are threatening to withdraw 4,000 families from the Toronto Catholic District School Board if it does not amend its controversial equity policy to protect Catholic teaching in the schools. According to one expert in Ontario education, if the threat were carried out, the board could lose upwards of $40,000,000 in annual public funding, and over 150 teachers.Hopefully the parents hold their ground and follow through with their threats should the board refuse to back down from their perverse social engineering.
If the board implements its policy, wrote Fr. Jeremiah Attaalla on June 22nd, “we will not hesitate to withdraw our children at once from attending any Catholic school within Toronto or [the Greater Toronto Area].”
It will sure be a challenge to the parents, since many of them will have to take time off work to homeschool their children or to volunteer at community-run schools. It will be a challenge to the community and to the churches, that will most likely need to pass the collection plate (and maybe - not just once,) to help ease the financial burden on those families, that, obviously, will receive no compensation from the government...
But it's an important step. The parents must finally make it clear that it's the school board for the children and their parents and not the other way around. If the school board refuses to listen to the parents and to start teaching the values that the parents want (and not that some bureaucrats find "progressive") - they should be shown that parents can actually do very well without the school boards and all those other bureaucrats that leach on the taxpayer-funded education system.
And another thing:
Well, since our Catholic bishops who permitted this atrocity aren’t defending Catholic moral teaching and citing the Catechism like this Orthodox priest is, we can at least thank our brethren in the Orthodox faith to do it.What he said.
Why aren’t the Catholic bishops of this province defending the Catholic schools against the homosexualist assault?
Unfortunately our bishops haven’t figured this salient truth out yet: just because you don’t rock the boat with McGuinty doesn’t mean there’s not going to be fallout. There will be and the first victim of that fallout is something called credibility…. something they don’t have anymore.