I mentioned yesterday how a draft law in Alberta, Canada could allow parents to remove children from classes when the topic (e.g. Evolution) contradicted religious beliefs.
Lindsay Blackett, the provincial minister responsible for human rights, says this is not going to be the case:
“This is opt-out on religious instruction not on grounds of religious beliefs. So the thought that somebody can get out of evolution using the fact that it’s against their religious beliefs is not correct,” he said. “Evolution is not a part of religious studies, it’s part of science curriculum, and there is nothing that will change that going forward.”
So that’s a plus.
Is sex education also impervious to religious parents who want to shield their kids from the truth?
And what’s the deal with Premier Ed Stelmach who suggested parents could pull their kids out of evolution education in the first place?
(Thanks to Jason for the link!)