Dear Premier: STOP FUNDING DISCRIMINATION in Catholic Schools!
  • Petitioning The Honourable Kathleen Wynne

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Premier, Ontario
The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Ontario Minister of Education
The Honourable Liz Sandals

Dear Premier: STOP FUNDING DISCRIMINATION in Catholic Schools!

    1. Todd Kaufman
    2. Petition by

      Todd Kaufman

      Toronto, Canada

Public funds for public education should be restricted to public institutions which respect Canadian values, human rights and our Charter of Rights. Institutions which promote discrimination or advocate for discrimination of any individual or group should not be supported with public funds. The United Nations declared this funding discriminatory in 1999. Ontario's government fails to care for our children and disrepects the majority of Ontarions who find this policy both wrong and offensive.  Public money must not support teachings that tell LGBTQQI children they are 'intrisically disordered.'  Children are bullied and commit suicide because of these messages.  Our provinicial government MUST make the care of our children and our Canadian values a priority when funding our schools.

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    1. Gay teacher fired for getting married

      Todd Kaufman
      Petition Organizer

      We gave to stop these people! Tweet, FB, email this petition please!
      Gay Teacher Punished For Marrying His Partner http://huff.to/1eeReCz via @HuffPostLA

      Gay Teacher Punished For Marrying His Partner

      A Southern California man who taught at a Catholic high school for 17 years was fired days after he married his partner. Students say Ken Bencomo, 45, was one of the most beloved teachers at St. Lucy's Priory High School, an all-girl school in Glendora, Calif.

    2. Catholic School Board tries to legally uphold discrimination!

      Todd Kaufman
      Petition Organizer
      Toronto Catholic school officials tried to block GSA ban, claimed it broke law | LifeSiteNews.com

      TORONTO, May 20, 2013 ( LifeSiteNews.com) - As North America's largest Catholic school board prepares to vote Thursday on a motion to ban homosexual activist groups in the schools, LifeSiteNews.com has learned that school officials tried to block the move when it was brought forward in April.

    3. School Teacher assaults child

      Todd Kaufman
      Petition Organizer

      The Catholic school system refuses to hire gifted teachers if they identify as LGBT. Yet they managed to hire and promote to vice principal - men who feel it is appropriate to assault a child. This school system Is so dysfunctionaly managed. The best interests of children are not served. Our government needs to stop funding this religious system.

      http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2013/04/27/viceprincipal_throws_shoe_at_student.html?app=noRedirect

      Vice-principal throws shoe at student | Toronto Star

      A Catholic elementary school vice-principal is on paid leave while board officials investigate an incident in which he threw his shoe at students during a bus trip to Montreal, leaving one with angry red bruising on his forehead.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Your Signature stopped GSA discrimination

      Todd Kaufman
      Petition Organizer

      GSA Legislation Petition Claims Victory here! :http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/tell-ontario-s-party-leaders-to-support-all-students-queer-or-straight

      You can stop discrimination at is source. Sign our petition now - and forward it to 5 friends! Please, for the sake of our kids!

      http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/dear-premier-stop-public-funding-of-catholic-schools-stop-the-discrimination

      Tell Ontario's Party Leaders to Support All Students - Queer or Straight

      Hi! My name is Leanne and I am a student at a publicly-funded Catholic Secondary School in Ontario. Many students in my school, including myself, have faced bullying and harassment related to sexual orientation or gender identity.

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. Reached 10 signatures
    8. Catholic School Threatens Student

      Todd Kaufman
      Petition Organizer

      Read about one student bullied in public by a Catholic School Teacher...
      http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/Bullied_Catholic_student_speaks_out-13217.aspx

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Wybou HAMILTON, ON, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      I was reluctant to sign this petition knowing that the Catholic school board has many very good schools and many great teachers. Still, the death of just one child by suicide negates all that. Having principles requires us to stand by those principles and the Canadian Constitution must be respected. If the Catholic School Board will not change it's stated and observed policy with respect to LGBT people, then it should not be funded. The public school system will be all the better off as it absorbs the funding, the schools and the quality teachers and administrators, leaving the homophobic behind.

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    • Donald St Amand TORONTO, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      I am not an advocate of a separate school system.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      It is conspicuous that lesbian and homosexual couples worldwide were brutally persecuted, often tortured, raped and killed, incarcerated, although they are live much happier together as heterosexual couples. Threaten these happy people worldwide men with their violence against women in heterosexual couples? This is precisely the fact. Homosexual men reject sexual violence against women and are often good friends of women. Lesbian women live together in peace with their children, without threat of domestic and sexual violence. So what is so terrible to live in lesbian and homosexual couples, I think in democratic countries should it be indifferent of sexual orientation and everyone can live the way he wants, especially the women.

      “The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.”

      ― Rita Mae Brown

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

      -- Victor Hugo

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    • Mubeen Mughal MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Stop using public monies for Religious Schools (all and sundry)

      Religious schools need to be privatized!

      Please put a complete stop to these practices!

      Concerned parent,

      Mubeen Mughal

      Mississauga, Ontario

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    • Stephen Cook TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      this goes way beyond just the LGBT aspect. How about the religious discrimination. It's publicly funded yet I couldn't send my kids to a catholic school or work for one. That's wrong!

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