Report promoting Gay-Straight Alliances ignores Canadian Law FREE to subscribersContact Michelle
CALGARY, AB, Mar 9, 2015/ Troy Media/ – In reviewing the recent Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) report on whether or not Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) should be allowed in schools, I was struck by their fervent efforts to have parental rights – which allows parents to withdraw their children from sex-ed programming or oppose GSAs – struck from Alberta legislation,.
Nowhere in the document is it mentioned that, under the Canadian Criminal Code Section 159 (2)(b), anal sex for anyone under the age of 18 (unless consenting husband and wife (2)(a)) is illegal in Canada and participants may be liable to a 10-year prison term.
Law renders Gay-Straight Alliances moot
In other words, this law would appear to render the concept of gay advocacy in junior and senior high schools moot – and potentially in violation of other laws related to corrupting a minor.
Man-Boy “Love” advocates and some gay rights activists want the age of consent lowered and laws like this abolished.
Nowhere in the RMCLA document are there references to peer-reviewed psychological research on pedophilia and homosexual predatory behaviour toward minors or the man-boy love movement. Though the RMCLA discusses ‘security of person’ and ‘dignity,’ apparently the risks of promoting gay sexual activity to youth through the ‘just like a pottery club’ theory of GSAs, never occurred to them or is not a politically correct comment to make.
How can the security and dignity of children be properly protected if the high-profile media attention to GSAs in school appears to suggest that gay sexual encounters are an acceptable norm for minors when Canadian Criminal Law forbids it and peer-reviewed research shows that young men are at risk of pedophiles and predatory males?
The law helps prevent predatory adults from luring young boys into scenarios and sexual risks they are unable to fairly evaluate – and thus parental rights would be in concert with this law. If parents feel their children should not be exposed to gay advocacy in schools, for this reason alone they should have the right to withdraw their children from class, or oppose the formation of a GSAs at school
But there are other long-term consequences.
A recent National Post article explained that: “. . . according to Health Canada, even though gay men make up a minority of the Canadian population, they still represent 50 per cent of all new HIV cases. The cold fact is that among the demographics Canadian Blood Services has identified, “men who have sex with men” remains one of the most likely to have HIV.”
Further, the Canadian AIDS Society says a person infected at age 14 will have half a life and will need intensive, costly medical care.
“We estimate that the net present value of treating individuals with new HIV infections will be about $768,100,000 over their remaining lifetimes (or $250,000 per person), about 18 per cent higher than the 2001 estimates after accounting for inflation.”
We already have a collapsing healthcare system – should our schools be promoting a sexual orientation associated with a form of sexual activity that is illegal until 18 and that may lead to experimental youth making a tragic, life-threatening mistake?
Gay-Straight Alliances should not be a school’s focus
The risk of bullying leading to suicide is often used as a justification for a GSA. Odd that no one wants a support group for the children trapped in Parental Alienation battles, domestic violence, poverty, or neglect – all of whom are far more likely to commit suicide and for whom there is no one. There is no equivalent organized group for depressed kids, like the one that is pushing what columnist Mark Steyn calls “gay compliance.”
Schools already have zero-bullying policies. Let’s go back to making math, science, history, and critical thinking the important focus of schools.
Michele Stirling-Anosh is a Calgary-based freelance writer.
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