Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Bullying can stop
Myrtle Macdonald, M. Sc.,
and friendship with people whose values are different should be taught and
modeled beginning in preschool. Curiosity and touching should be avoided.
Grade 4 is rather
early to teach about sexuality and homosexuality. Definitely they should not
start to explore whether they are homosexual so soon.
agree with Trustee Neufeld on this. You (editor) are being rather
wordy in condemning him and talking about right and left. I am
neither right nor left and I suggest that this experienced school
trustee isn’t either.
If a child has both male and female sex organs, kindly acceptance
and teaching about how to keep their privacy with dignity are
important, so that other children will not say cruel things to them.
If that starts happening, then the whole class needs special
I believe in freedom of religion and conscience. I am tolerant of
allowing abortion but not of forcing abortion on anyone and not of
forcing doctors to perform abortion, if it is against their
conscience. Young people who have a pregnancy should be counseled by
non-biased people to understand the kinds of long lasting pain
resulting from having an abortion, as well as the kinds of pain and
expense suffered from keeping the child as a single mom, or as a
couple. They need to find out how to access supports in high school
and in their church. There are people in most churches who are more
helpful than skeptics realize. In some cases they are helpful more
long-term than government and private agencies are. Believe me. In
my long life I have been in many denominations across Canada and
overseas, and know them to be very caring.
I agree to hiring homosexuals who have a permanent relationship
without promiscuity or a series relationships. If a few ministers
are willing to perform a sacred marriage I agree to their freedom to
do so, but I would rather it was only a civil marriage.
• I agree to allowing a homosexual to be an active church
member and even a minister, but only if he/she is not
In Pakistan the Canadian Presbyterian Public Health Doctor I
worked with was probably homosexual, but happy living a single
life. After leading the Under Fives program in Pakistan for
several years he worked on public health on Baffin Island for
some years. Then he worked 16 years setting up an outstanding
AIDS prevention and treatment program in Kenya.
I don’t know whether Premier Wynn of Ontario has a partner, but
she does seem to be a good politician. In other words there are
mature homosexuals who are successful citizens.
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