Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 15-Apr-2017 to 21-Apr-2017.
Long before George Orwell used the word doublespeak in his novel 1984, many Native American tribes used the expression, “speaking with a forked tongue” to mean “to make false promises or to speak in a way which is not honest“ or to describe “a person who says one thing and … Continue reading
Every time I hear the word values, especially when it’s paired with words like religious or political, my blood boils. There is very little chance that one person’s values are completely consistent with those of others. That’s why when I read a statement like Protesters outside Premier Kathleen Wynne’s constituency … Continue reading
In her National Post article, “Can we please put this garbage debate about sex-ed to bed?” Robyn Urback addresses the objections of “the parents who have wasted everyone’s time by pulling their children out of school in protest of the [Ontario government’s new sexual education] curriculum”: Objection 1: The curriculum … Continue reading
Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President of REAL Women of Canada has published her opinion of the “Constitutional Position of Catholic School Board in Regard to the Ontario Sex-Education Curriculum.” Landolt is a retired lawyer who “has written extensively on Canadian constitutional issues, in particular the Canadian Charter of Rights.” She is … Continue reading
The hyperbolic rhetoric coming from Catholic parents and school board trustees who object to the Ontario government’s updated sex-ed curriculum, which is scheduled to be implemented province wide in September, was criticized on Canadian Atheist on May 28. The main target of the criticism was the Halton Catholic District School … Continue reading