In the Bible, there is a proverb which states, “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” – Proverbs 13:24 (NIV) Now, if you will excuse the pun, this is a proverb that has been beaten into the minds of generations upon generations of children in the west. While most commonly used in the debate about corporal punishment, there is another aspect that is usually overlooked. That of it being a proverb.
What is a proverb, and how does that change the significance of that quote? Well, for starters, a proverb, according to dictionary.com, is “a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw.” In other words, a proverb is a commonly understood principle or truth, put to words, as succinctly as possible. While I am sure some inane person is probably trying to figure out some way of reading into this post that I am endorsing the beating of a child,(which I am NOT endorsing,) I will actually be trying to explain the principle of Proverbs 13:24, and how it ties into Bill 10.
Some of you may be wondering how this ties into the Concerned Parents, or thinking to yourself, “Here it comes, the appeal to higher authority,” but hopefully you will see how it ties in as you read, and I am not going to argue the principle in Proverbs is true, you can determine that for yourself. I am simply going to explain what the principle of the proverb is.
The principle of the proverb, as I understand it, is that a person who does not discipline their child, does not actually love them, but in fact hates them. I’m sure some are aghast at the suggestion, but I’m sure each of you can think of a spoiled child that is heading down a bad path because of the spoiled actions they engage in. Think on what spoils a child. Being given everything they ask for? Consoling public outbursts as understandable and acceptable? Failing to correct the child when they do wrong? Putting the child in charge? Now consider, knowing the causes of a spoiled child, yet willfully committing to those actions anyway, with every child in the Province.
To use a modern term, the book of Proverbs “doubles down” on the statement that not disciplining your children is to hate them. The author states it a bit further on, in Proverbs 19:18 (NIV), “Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;do not be a willing party to their death.” The author is implying that to not discipline your child, is to be responsible for their death. Pretty strong words, but we have a modern word that could be applied, “negligence.” One could say, “;do not let their death be a result of your negligence.”
Imagine encouraging your child to run into traffic, to dive into a shallow pool, or climb an electrical pole. Obviously you would be responsible for their deaths. Sure they might make it through life unscathed, but chances are, they will not. Ok, well now imagine telling your child to go shower next to a 40 year old male stranger, who thinks they are a female.(Guidelines to Best Practices [GTBP]) Imagine telling your child that they should engage in anal fisting. (Alberta GSA) Imagine telling your 5 year old to go play with their genitals in their bedroom.(Sex Ed, Ont, BC, and you can count on it coming to AB) Imagine telling your child, as young as 12, to engage in sexual intercourse with as many males or females as are willing, but just use a condom.(Sex Ed) Finally, imagine telling your 6 year old child that they should sterilize themselves with chemical hormones, cut out their genitals and replace them with plastic, and join a community with a 50% suicide rate. (Policy 622, and GTBP)
Any adult who endorses (silent endorsement, is still endorsement) the practices listed above is through negligence responsible for the harm or death that can and does come to a child as a result of those actions. Every STD/I, every pregnancy and abortion, every rectal surgery, every ruined relationship, every life doomed to poverty, and every suicide hangs around the neck like a giant millstone of the adult who didn’t discipline the children in their care away from those practices. Alberta has a discipline problem, and it will never be fixed as long as Bill 10 stays as it is. Doesn’t matter if you are in the the repeal or the amend camp, something must be done, or our children’s future will be bleak, and full of death.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, (if you are not, have someone give your head a shake,) children are immature physically, mentally, and emotionally, and that is the reason there are minimum ages on so many activities. Children lack wisdom, and intelligence. Physical or emotional maturity does mean they are wise, or have great intelligence. A child may express wisdom beyond their years in one area of life, but that does not mean they are wise in all areas of life. They are not adept in any field, and lack experience. This is why a child starts with no responsibility, and graduates to independence and full responsibility.
In Canada, the age of maturity is 18. With the exception of emancipated minors, who have proven in court they are capable at a younger age, the parent or guardian is legally responsible for the minor under 18. Our entire criminal court system is based on this principle. This is why punishments for minors are different than for adults. Bill 10 strips adults of their authority, and turns that founding principle of our courts on it’s head.
Bill 10 gives a child the authority to tell the principal of a school that they want to start a club, and that principal is legally bound to adhere to the will of that child. The GTPB takes that principle of usurped authority, and applies it to a 6 year old telling a teacher what gender they are, and the teacher has to accept and believe the child, a child who is prone to foolishness and flights of fancy, like chasing a ball into the street. (Why do you think playgrounds and schools have lower speed limits?)
The former PC government did grave harm to the education system and our province, by ramming through poorly written legislation, lobbied by foolish self absorbed adults who wish to perpetuate their madness. The current education system, under Minister Eggen and the NDP has faired no better, and has only sent this foolish bill into overdrive. Under threat by the education minister, all the provinces school districts; like SD76, were forced to make policy that increases the power of children over adults; like Policy 622.
You need to ask yourself why any adult would want to put children in charge, and would be willing to throw a child in harms way, if they love them. This problem of adults bowing to the tantrums of children exists in every level of governance. From the municipal, to the provincial and federal governments. We need to replace, not just our MLAs in 2 years, but our city councils, and our trustees. The person, and their integrity need to be the deciding factor when you’re voting. They need to be people with the courage of their convictions, who will walk their talk. It is fear of the bully that has allowed our education system to deteriorate to the conditions we see them today. Don’t let childless, bureaucratic ‘academic’ deviants from around the world tell you what is best for your child.
Below you will find Adam Corolla explaining to congress just how the adults in the administration of academia need to start acting like adults, if they hope to see students prepared for life in the world.
Finally, I’ll conclude with one more proverb that I think not only applies to children, but those adults that have the heart of a child, and encourage the kind of coddling that Mr. Corolla mentioned.
Proverbs 22:15 (NIV) “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”
Teaching a child that gender is fluid, is to push them to failure. It will set them up to try to accomplish the impossible, and lead them to failure, after failure, after failure. Hopelessness is what drives people to thoughts of suicide. Who would ever want to live in a natural world that doesn’t care how much they scream that they are a man living in a woman’s body. Might as well say gravity doesn’t exist, and that you don’t have to adhere to it. This is the reason suicide rates are so high among transgender, and gender none conforming. Not because of the lack of support from family and school. Not because of bullying. No, it is because they are living a lie, and are expending all their energy in a fruitless endeavor. Attempting to achieve happiness by doing what reminds them of why they are unhappy. Wouldn’t it be more prudent and lead them to more happiness to help them to come to terms with their real gender? Listen to any detransitioner, or formerly gender confused child who reached puberty. You can hear it in their explanations. The hopelessness is what hurts them the most. The lying to themselves. The lying by those closest to them. You can see the anger and hurt in their eyes for the doctors, politicians, bureaucrats, and even parents who did nothing but lie to them for years. No one who loves them would lie to them about who they are, and push them into a state of hopelessness. This has got to stop.
Planned Parenthood recommends parents send their gender confused 3 & 4 year olds to an LGBTQ 'positive' counselor.
Someone who will not question the child. Why does that sound familiar? (PP not wanting to be outdone in the depth of depravity by Canadian Sex Ed, also thinks you should have talks about masturbation with your 3-4 year old, but that is a different disgusting pedophilic teaching, which thankfully I have not seen pushed in SD76.)
SD76 – “Policy 622 Procedure: j. work collaboratively with school staff and build capacity to identify and implement evidence-based supports for students;”
SD76 – “Policy 622 Procedure: k. ensure staff will not refer students to programs or services that attempt to change or repair a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity; and”
Who cares if it is harmful to the child. We will push it on them, and not let ANYONE with a different opinion speak to them. We will lie to them, and lead them to believe they are something they are not. We will ignore science, and push dogma. THAT IS the policy in SD76. This is based on the proof written in the procedure, not the words said in secret. Proof that the policy is endorsing lying, delusion, and abuse. (Make no mistake, it is abuse to push a child into a life of drug use and body mutilation, to achieve something that can never be achieved, all to potentially avoid the possibility of a fleeting moment of hurt feelings.)
Prove to parents that a child can be born in the wrong body. Prove that there are more than 2 genders in the human species. Prove that encouraging the child to take hormone blockers ‘saves’ them from suicide. Prove that keeping this a secret from the child’s parents would help them.
If SD76 stands for the protection of these children. They will PROVE it by WRITTEN policy and procedure. They will PROVE it by allowing parents to be heard. They will PROVE it by publicly writing the education minister on Medicine Hat Parents behalf declaring that they do no agree with the minister.
“So let it be written, so let it be done” – Yul Brynner
If it is not in the districts written policy, it is not the districts position, and it would be madness to think otherwise. Just as one can not write a law, and then not obey it, so to one can not write a policy, and not enforce it. That would be a laughable assertion. But I suppose, 2 years ago, it would have been laughable to suggest a 5 year old was transgender.
2017 July 21
Concerned Parents of SD76
Re: Amended Petition
We have resubmitted the Amended Petition which now meets the extra conditions requested by SD76.
We have gone the extra mile as requested by the School Board. The Amended Petition submitted June met all the criteria outlined by the judge in our appeal, but the Board requested we reformat a few things to technically fit their interpretation. We have now done that.
They testified in court that 30 names on the original were valid, but subsequently went back to challenge them. Although we don’t believe we were required to do so, we have collected 75 replacement names as an act of good faith.
As directed by the judge, we have submitted additional information to complete the addresses on 118 of the original submissions that only had a postal code. The School Board requested that rather than submit that information as a summary list, that we add it directly to the original lines of the petition, which we have now done.
The amended petition is now complete. The petition meets all the criteria established by the School Act as clarified by the Judge in our prior appeal. We look forward to working with the Board to complete this petition process and to be able to provide them with our concerns on policies 621 and 622.
Since the petition, we have done a lot of work with the Board, and have forged a lot of common understanding, but the Board is in a tough place. The Minister has given them direction on these issues, and they feel bound to follow that direction. As parents however, we disagree with the direction the Minister is heading. The petition, as established by the School Act, is the means to officially voice opposition to what the Board decided. This then allows them to convey that official opposition to the Minister.
We believe that further rejection of a legitimate petition by the Secretary or the Board can only be seen as defiance of the Judges ruling and obstructionist behaviour to avoid listening to Concerned Parents.
Thanks to the threats against me recently, last night the CPoSD76 website crossed over 100,000 hits after only 3 months of operation. Several thousands since the news broke. Based on projections, 100,000 was a feat I wasn’t expecting the site to achieve for another week and a half. Over the last couple of days I and the CPoSD76 have received numerous e-mails and phone calls of support, and asking me to keep up the good fight. In fact, all of them, who had never signed the petition, asked where they could sign. This was a problem, as it became time consuming to write back each person asking.
So thanks to the generosity of local churches, this Sunday is going to be a petition Signing day.
Sunday July 16th
From 11:00 to 11:30 AM at
Victory Lutheran Church 2793 Southview Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 2H1
T: 403-527-5617 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 11:00am – 12:00pm at
Medicine Hat Christian Reformed Church, 300 Primrose Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3S9
403 529 5650
If you are unable to make the petition signing events, you can contact us, and will be do our best to have a volunteers arrange a meet up to sign the petition.
We got 1500 signatures in a weekend before. Based on the support throughout the community, 138 should be a cake walk.
With 138 signatures, parents will finally be heard by their elected representatives.
On June 20th, the CPoSD76 amended their petition. I received notice that a decision of the sufficiency of the petition had been made on or about 3:30pm Thursday July 6th. It was requested that I come and meet with the superintendent at 8:30AM July 7th. Despite the short notice, I informed the superintendent’s office that I would make the meeting.
I was informed that they had decided that the amendment was insufficient because they had rejected all 111 amended postal code signatures on the grounds that they we not re-signed each in their entirety, even though that was not a requirement discussed during the March 10, 2017 appeal. Even though the Justice said that even a photocopy would have been good enough, as the point of their rejection was that the secretary would have had to have exerted extra effort to ascertain the electoral status of the signature.
In addition to the 111 corrected postal signatures, I submitted 286 new signatures with the amendment. The secretary claims that 3 of those signatures have addresses outside the boundaries, and 1 was missing a character on the postal code. He further claims that 19 of the signatures are duplicates of signatures on the original petition. A claim that is currently being verified. Put simply,
The Secretary claims to have done not the first, or the second, but the THIRD review of the Original petition, AFTER it was stated to the Justice that 1629 signatures on the original were not contested. In his third exemplary review of the original petition he claims to have found 30 duplicated signatures that had previously not been noticed by himself, his staff, or his legal council. 374 – 30 = 344. 344 < 371.
I will not go into details on all of the errors in the two articles at this time, however I will state that neither of the news agencies attempted contact myself or the CPoSD76 prior to publishing their articles. An e-mail from MHN was sent to my personal account at 1:19PM, AFTER they published their article, and stating that they were “looking for a short, written comment to use”, to have it to them “before 4 p.m,” and criteria given by which the CPoSD76 comment must be framed. I did not know of the e-mail until 8pm. Both articles portrayed the numbers of the amendment inaccurately, and in a negative light.
Questions for your consideration:
Why didn’t they want to get a comment before publishing?
Why didn’t they ask the board why they needed to review the petition so many times if they had already done a thorough evaluation in Oct, 2016?
Why didn’t they ask the board why they would lead parents and the Justice to believe that all they needed to do to correct the postal code signatures was get the addresses, if that is not what they wanted/required?
Why didn’t they ask ANY questions of the CPoSD76, but simply want a statement?
Why didn’t they report that board and admin question the legality of Justice Tilleman’s decision to allow an amendment, but choose not to pursue a challenge of it?
A reporter wanting to get the truth, and facts would have asked questions. None were asked.
It has been 2 weeks since the CPoSD76 submitted their amendment to the Petition. Considering that an amendment to a petition had not been done before, upon giving the amendment package to the Secretary, I requested a timeline on it’s evaluation. Witnessed by the Chairman of the Board, and other concerned parents, I inquired whether we could expect the timeline outlined in the School Act. Both the Secretary and the Chairman stated that we could.
Section 269 of the School Act States – “269(1) When a board of a district situated wholly or partly within the boundaries of a city receives a petition calling for a public meeting that is signed
(a) by 25% of the parents, who are also electors, of the students in a school, or
(b) by the lesser of
(i) 2000 electors, and
(ii) 25% of the electors,
the board shall within 21 days from the date that it receives the
petition (in this case, the amendment) publish notice of the public meeting to be held under this
section in accordance with section 270.”
At this point, we have only to wait. Since the Legal Council for the District informed the Justice during the appeal that the district was not contesting any other aspect of the petition, other than what was addressed in the amendment, we need have only to wait for the evaluation. With only 400 signatures to evaluate, I expect we should hear from the Secretary soon.
A post will be made as soon as a response from the District has been received. Thank you for your patience.
Last Wednesday, the 21st of June, 2017, Tim Kalinowski of Medicine Hat News(MHN) wrote an article about the CPoSD76 submitting an amendment after the June 2017 Board meeting, to their petition that was presented to the Board on September 19th 2016. There were two key problems with this article, one of which being a serious instance of journalistic malpractice, and the other being of a derogatory and disrespectful nature.
The two issues are intertwined both being the cause of, and symptom of each other. I’m going to try and make that statement make sense, but it is going to involve a bit of the history of who I am, and what has happened with the Board of SD76 since February of 2016.
Back in Feb, 2016 I attended my first ever Board Meeting, as my daughter had just started attending Kindergarten at a School within SD76s authority. Like thousands of other parents across Alberta, I was alarmed at the crass way in which Minister Eggen was bullying his agenda onto all the boards in Alberta. From the tone and tenor of the February meeting, I immediately knew I had to give a presentation to the Board, and be active in the fight to protect all children from the dangerous and reckless policies that were being brought in under the guise of ‘safe and caring’.
During the March 2016 regular Board Meeting, I gave a presentation on some of the concerns I had with Board Policy 621, and 622. Keep in mind, at the time, I did not know the final wording of the policy, nor did I know the procedures that would be implemented the following school year. My concerns have only expanded since then.
If you watch the presentation, you will note that I publicly came out as intersex. (Peggy Revell of MHN was there for the presentations, and reported on them.) Before I prepared my presentation, only 5 people (that I am aware of) in my life knew about my defect. My parents, my spouse, the doctor who delivered me, and one friend in my entire life that I felt comfortable enough with to share that personal detail about myself.
In the days leading up to my presentation I struggled with weather I should out myself like that. I wondered at the harm it might bring to my family, what it might do to my social life. Would I be subject to the ridicule that the LGBTQIA2S+(LGBT) were saying was happening at epidemic levels. The harassment and discrimination that was sure to follow, as I understood it, was going to drive me to thoughts of suicide.
In the days leading up to my presentation, I shared my ‘family secret’ with a couple more people in order to test the waters, and see what they thought about me ‘going public’. Those people supported me in my decision to go public. They believed that no better candidate existed to raise the alarm about the policies, than someone who the policies were purported to protect.
After I came out, I did not receive the discrimination that the LGBT led me to believe would follow. No religious zealots screaming about how I was an abomination. I didn’t lose my job, or get calls from my mortgage provider. Yes there were a few very awkward conversations afterwards, more because of human curiosity, than because of aversion to who I was.
No, the discrimination that I have gotten, has been of a more sinister nature. It has been a concerted effort to demean, discredit, and erase and rewrite who and what I am, and the values I represent. This brings me to the first issue with Tim Kalinowski’s article.
During the interview about the petition amendment, Mr. Kalinowski specifically asked me about the “Christian Evangelical” values of the CPoSD76, and what mutual agreement the group could hope to achieve with the board. I made a clear distinction to Mr. Kalinowski between what my values may be, and what the values of the group may be. Despite this clear fact, and the fact that the article was not an opinion piece, Mr. Kalinowski decide to inject his opinion into the article in the midst of quoting me. He stated that “our particular (Christian) values” were what we were trying to convey. Despite me clearly stating that I was talking about the group values and not my own, he misconstrued what values the CPoSD76 represent.
The values that the CPoSD76 hold have been clearly evident for months, and can be easily found. Our values cross religious and political boundaries. Our values are shared by over 30 different community organizations across Medicine Hat. Those values are Family values. They are community values. They are values that unite, rather than divide and isolate into ‘victim’ groups. They are values that joined groups together that have not worked together for over 100 years. They are values shared by Theists and Atheists. By many who identify as LGBT. Despite what the likes of David Eggen and Christopher Wells would have you believe.
As I’ve stated, the fact that the values of the CPoSD76 are shared by so many has been readily apparent for months. It was stated on the Petition Submission in September 2016. It has been stated multiple times in media releases. It has been stated on this website since it’s launch over 2 months ago, and it has been stated in our facebook group. In fact, it has even been shown on MHN’s own website. On the same day that Mr. Kalinowski published his article, MHN conducted a poll, asking if people agreed with the CPoSD76. The results of which was that 54% agreed, and 34% did not. (12% were unsure.)
Despite the numerous sources of information that could have been drawn upon to find out what the values are of the CPoSD76, Mr. Kalinowski decided it was better to re-frame them as Christian values. Why is that? Well, the reason is because my being an intersex person does not fit the narrative of the “LGBT” trade mark, which is a whole separate ‘group’ than the average LGBT person you would meet on the street, or for instance, the type that would sign our petition. Lets call this group the LGBT™ for the sake of clarity.
The LGBT™ are a political group. They are a group that wants power, and wants all barriers and norms around sexuality completely abolished. They hate traditional family, and they hate religion. They hate the natural, common values of over 90% of the population, that have been held for millennia, and as explained in my “Trans-Hippo” post, they believe themselves to have transcended human understanding of ‘identity’ and ‘gender.’ As a result the LGBT™ believe themselves to be better than you or I. After all, they have a more divine understanding than you or I.
Naturally, since the LGBT™ wants power, they gravitated towards those of a totalitarian nature, in order that they might pass the laws that grant them such power and protections. This is why we have Bill 10, the Guidelines to Best Practices, PRISM, C-16, Bill 89. These all grant the LGBT™ the power to force the destruction of the long held family values, and by threat of imprisonment or the loss of your Children, force the acceptance of only the LGBT™‘s errant view. Even if a contrary view is coming from an LGBTQIA2S+ person. But like Icarus in his hubris flying to close to the sun, so has the hubris of the LGBT™ risen.
This whole hysteria started around a study from UBC that said Trans people were suicidal, and had ‘perceived’ to have been ‘bullied’ at some point in their youth. The study didn’t go into detail about who they might have been bullied by, or what that ‘bullying’ even looked like. I’ve written at length about this, but suffice to say, the case study wasn’t even random, which is standard practice in reputable studies.
The LGBT™ then latched onto this study and ran like wild fire with it. Completely ignoring decade old data that showed that ‘approving’ of the Trans life style, and societal acceptance of it made negligible (google “post opp trans still suicidal”) difference in the suicide rate of Trans people. Multiple sources, some of which I cited in my e-mails to the board before my presentation, were ignored in favour of pushing the LGBT™ agenda. Worse still, even post-op trans people have nearly the same suicide rate as pre-op.
Team LGBT™ knowing these facts to be true, knew of the flaw in their logic. Que team LGBTi™. The argument then went like this. “You know, some people are born with the wrong sex organs. Some even have both. These intersex people have had the wrong identity forced upon them by doctors and parents, therefor they should get to choose. Gender Fluidity, it’s a thing.”
LGBTi™ said they were just speaking up for those intersex people that were to afraid to identify with their ‘true’ gender. But then I spoke up, and roundly denounced their proposed policies, proving that the LGBTi™ were not in fact speaking for intersex people. So back to LGBT™, and now it was about the GSA’s. Then the Gay porn links were discovered. (Which I warned would happen only a week before, because it happened in the UK.) Then it was about outing the gays. Except that GSAs have gay and straight attending, and keeping extracurricular activities secret from parents is illegal. The wax was beginning to drip from the LGBT™’s wings.
Elsewhere, on a different front another battle was raging. You will remember I said, the LGBT™ knew of their flawed logic? While the battle Raged in Alberta, Parliament was lobbied by the LGBT™ to pass C-16. C-16 is “An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code” to compel people to use the preferred pronouns of a persons self identified gender. On June 15th, 2017, C-16 became law. Each person in conversation, if told of the preferred pronouns of the other person, must use their preferred pronouns, or will be found to have violated their human rights, and may now be found to have committed a hate crime against the person who identified their pronouns.
This finally brings us to the second problem with Mr. Kalinowski’s article. That of the fact that he willfully refused to use my preferred pronouns. C-16 specifically protects my gender identity. At the very beginning of the interview, Mr. Kalinowski asked me to state my name into his recorder. I did so, and specifically stated my preferred pronouns, to which he chuckled.
Thinking that this may have simply happened because Mr. Kalinowski was unaware of the passing of C-16, I e-mail him and MHN on June 21, asking that he show me the respect I am legally due, and to correct the inaccurate statement of the Christian values of the CPoSD76. I asked that these simple corrections be done within 24hrs. As of today, the 25, I have seen no such correction, and received no response to my e-mail.
This is not the first time inconvenient facets of the the LGBT™ narrative have been ignored in order to silence, and oppress those that have not capitulated to it. In the 16 months that this safe and caring agenda has been pushed, I have been directly insulted by administration, accused of altering recordings to make the Board look bad, of violating FOIP laws, threatened with legal action beyond simply court costs, and I’m intersex.
If those are the lengths they go to silence and discredit an intersex person, what do you think they are doing and will do to people who have no claim to minority protections? Just how safe and caring do you think your ‘cis’ children are going to be from bullying and oppression by the LGBT™. When policies are written specifically to reject to even HEAR an opposing view, no matter the scientific evidence, as 622 is. What lengths do you think they will go to to impose their own form of bigotry? That is what it is after all, pure unadulterated bigotry. If you have a better word for an intolerance of any opinion other than your own being represented or even allowed, an intolerance of any other type or form of education, I would be happy to hear it.
1 : obstinate or intolerant devotion to one’s own opinions and prejudices : the state of mind of a bigot overcoming his own bigotry
(Image of Cari Stella, a de-transitioned person.)
Procedure K from policy 622 makes it an offense for any staff to share the information in the above articles with any child that is struggling with gender identity, or comes to them expressing trans identity. An offense that could cost that staff member their livelihood, and the enforcing of could cost the child their life.
“Policy 622 Procedure: k. ensure staff will not refer students to programs or services that attempt to change or repair a student’s sexual orientation or gender identity; and”
Procedure J encourages gender confusion, and pushes children to accept transitioning from known biological gender to the detriment of their health and continued will being, as the only ‘evidence’ based supports that will be provided to the child must be in the affirmative. Discouraging critical thinking, a fundamental tenant of educational development.
Policy 622 Procedure: j. work collaboratively with school staff and build capacity to identify and implement evidence-based supports for students;
Procedure L is a direct and flagrant violation of the law (Family Law Act) and grants rights and privileges to both staff and students, to which they are not entitled. No law or act of parliament grants this privilege. The procedure grants wholly inappropriate levels of relationship between staff and students, removes checks and balances that have been in place for decades to protect children from sexual abuse, strips parents of their rights, and creates destructive rifts in the parent child relationship.
Policy 622 Procedure: l. ensure all staff recognize the confidentiality of the sexual orientation and gender identity of all students and protect them from unwanted disclosure of such information.
Policy 622, the Guidelines to Best Practices, and Alberta Education under the direction of Minister David Eggen endorse, support, and attempt to enforce the abuse of children through negligent practice, policy, and procedure. For 16 months the Board of Medicine Hat School District #76 have refused to provide evidence or justification for their actions in implementing the Policies as written. No organization or scientific entity has provided the public with hard data on the measurable benefit gender identity politics have for the education or development of children.
By contrast, month over month medical professionals, psychologists, and parents have been able to gather and collect data, and warn this board and Alberta Education of the harms and ill effects that gender identity have on children and society. Real measurable examples of individuals irreparably harmed by the push to make ‘trans’ acceptable. Real examples of abuse of the policies to push explicit material at children.
As elected representatives of the people of Medicine Hat it is the duty of the Board of Trustees to represent the interests of their electorate first and foremost, and not that of any particular ideology or political party. Their first duty is to Medicine Hat. It is their duty to protect the children with whom parents have granted them temporary guardianship. It is not the Duty of the board to instill any particular ideology, ethics, or morality in those children.
Over the last 16 months, parents have been frustrated by the actions of the Board to belittle their concerns as fringe and ‘offensive.’ It is no small thing that this issue is the first time in SD76’s history that parents have rallied together to protect their children from vile and abusive policy. Make no mistake, parents see the practical ‘procedural’ implementation of these policies as vile. Setting aside the duty as a Trustee, it is the duty of every parent, grand parent and citizen to stall or prevent any group or ideology that seeks to use and abuse society’s children. There is no mistaking the fact that these policies were enforced outside the district for the purposes of using or abusing children for political or sexual ends.
Parents are not, and will never be satisfied by the answer that the Board was “following orders.” Following orders has not been adequate justification for committing any crime against another human being since at least the Nuremberg Trials. It is the fact that the Board has continued to refuse to answer the public that have led to this situation. Parents and the public are calling the Board to account to justify their actions over the past 16 months. It is for this reason that we are submitting the amendment to our petition today.
We, the electorate of Medicine Hat, have been left with no other option. Continued and repeated opportunities have been given to the board to appropriately address parental concerns. If an elected body is not representative of those that elected them, than that elected body serves no representative purpose, and appropriate actions must be taken to correct the situation.
For the Board’s Consideration:
I have tabulated the vote results.
68.2% in Favour of Amending
13.6% in Favour of Compiling Concerns
18.2% Spoiled Votes
Due to an unknown circumstance the voting got locked out late Thursday evening, and I was unaware of the problem until 9pm Friday. This led to a number of corrupt votes. However, even if all the votes that had been corrupt had been in favour of Compiling Concerns, the “Amend” Votes would still be the lead. The e-mail addresses of those votes DID come through, so I will attempt to ascertain how they voted, for clarity of record. If there was anyone else who attempted to vote, but got an error message, please ‘contact us.’
With the information as it stands now, I will be submitting the amended petition to the Secretary of the Board ASAP. Details on that will be posted later.
On a separate note, the final public school board meeting for the 2016/2017 year will be held at 6pm tomorrow the 20th of June at the central board office. I’ve gone over the agenda, and there are no policy changes on the agenda. Highlights include ASBA Zone 6 meeting overview, PSBA General Assembly Overview, and a discussion on the “Classroom Improvement Fund” (CIF)