GSAs: coming to a Catholic school near you (if you live in Canada)

Ontario is looking to pass a bill pointed directly at Catholic schools.

The proposal, which was introduced by Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten on May 25, would ban Catholic schools from stopping clubs that go by the “Gay-Straight Alliance” name. This would mean, in essence, that these religious schools would be forced to recognize the clubs by name if requested by the student body. The decision to consider this mandate is complicated, especially considering that the Catholic school system in Ontario is publicly-funded.

Their religion necessitates that they argue for their right to discriminate (while taking taxpayer money paid, in part, by the demographic they’re discriminating against).  And yet they still consider themselves a religion of love.

Love deserves better than them.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.