Chris Selley wonders why Canadians put the heat on our politicians who want to open the debate on abortion while at the same time allowing publicly funded schools to push a pro-life agenda.
But that’s the greatest part of stories like these. While politicians cower, the Catholic system all but rubs their noses in the Vatican’s brand of social-conservative activism. [Catholic School board trustee Bruce] Campbell reminded the Post that, “hundreds of [Catholic] students every year attend the March for Life,” and that, “the concept of pro-life is ingrained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which affirms life begins at conception.”
“In Catholic schools there is a culture of faith-related, social-justice activism,” Mr. Campbell told Xtra! earlier this week. “[Catholic schools do not support] activism that is not in keeping with the tenets of the Catholic Church.”
It’s a good comparison. Politicians need to be called out wherever possible but why so silent when the schools we fund push their students to support the same ideas? Maybe Canadians are just lazy. Simply mocking politicians who have unpopular religious beliefs is easier than trying to stop unpopular religious actions. Sad.