the Chilliwack School Board and the Minister of Education
requested my resignation. This was partly in response to the
Human Rights Complaint filed against myself and the School
Board by CUPE 411.
The media release by the Chilliwack School Board is in
error. I did not, and do not, oppose any changes to the
BC Human Rights Code, in particular the recent inclusion
of gender identity and expression as protected grounds, nor
is anything I have said contrary to the Code.
Moreover, I am interested and
invested in ALL students receiving an excellent education
regardless of thier sexual orientation, gender identity,
race, religion or other group identity. I support a safe
environment for ALL students in our public system, and I
support a diverse and pluralistic education system, which
includes children who come from homes with traditional
family values or faith-based beliefs regarding marriage,
sexuality, and gender.
I have simply taken issue with once facet of the SOGI 1-2-3
learning resources: the teaching of theory, as if it was a
fact, that gender is fluid, that there are more than two
genders, and that gender is not based in biology. Despite
the pressure to resign, I believe that I must remain on the
Board to be a lonely voice protecting impressionable
children who I believe will be confused and harmed,
resulting in the recent phenomenon of increased occurrences
of rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGI) in at-risk children.
It is my duty as an elected School Board official to speak
up when the best interests of children may be compromised. I
will continue to do my duty as Trustee in this regard, while
exercising my constitutional freedom of expression as a
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