5,000 Parents Rally In Toronto Against Sex Ed: ‘We Will Not Co-Parent With Kathleen Wynne’

5,000 Ontarians came by foot, subway, stroller, or bus to rally under a blue sky against the Liberals’ radical sex-education curriculum set to rollout this September.

“The government is going to ram something down your throats that you haven’t even been asked about,” MacLaren, MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills said. “And if you had have been asked, what would you have said?” At which point the crowd roared, “No!” Charles McVety of the Institute for Canadian Values, rhetorically told Premier Kathleen Wynne “we are not your subjects. You have no right to decree” to parents what they teach their children.

 

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Despite the serious subject matter, a festive atmosphere reigned at Queen’s Park April 14, about 5,000 Ontarians came by foot, subway, stroller, or bus to rally under a blue sky against the Liberals’ radical sex-education curriculum set to rollout this September.

The now familiar refrain of “We say no! We say no!” was loudly chanted by demonstrators of a widely diverse backgrounds, races and creeds, who had come from far and wide, including Toronto, Windsor, Chatham, Hamilton, Aurelia, Mississauga, Brampton, and Niagara Falls to attend the demonstration, organized by the ad hoc parental rights umbrella group My Child My Choice.

A reporter for Toronto’s CP24 said the rally was “probably one of the biggest we’ve seen since Kathleen Wynne has taken power.”

Speeches against the sex-ed curriculum that Premier Wynne’s Liberals released in February were punctuated by breakout chants of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” or “Resign! Resign! Resign!” or “She must go! She must go!”

“Parents are mad and we’re not going to stop,” said crowd marshal Claudia Rulli. “We will keep going and going and going.” Rulli, a mother of a two-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, told LifeSiteNews that she helped organize at least 50 busloads of protestors for the day.

Christina Liu told LifeSiteNews that the Toronto-based Parents Alliance of Ontario organized 26 buses, and brought up to 2,000 people to the rally. She’s been educating people in the Chinese community on the curriculum, Liu said, and they are shocked when she tells them the Grade 6 teacher prompts say masturbating “and touching your genitals is pleasurable, many people do it and it is harmless.”

Liu, who has a 10-year-old son and one-year-old daughter, noted that “teaching about masturbation is one thing, how you teach it is another.” The Chinese community is not traditionally allied with either Liberal or Conservative, she said, but they will vote for “who will protect their children,” adding, “there comes the truth that you have to fight for your rights.”

Speaker Steve Tourloukis told the crowd that government promises of “opt out are easily made but don’t happen.”

The father of two has been embroiled in a lawsuit against the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board since September 2010, with no resolution in sight. Tourloukis sued the board because teachers routinely refused to provide him advance notice about lessons containing material objectionable to his family’s Christian beliefs. “Today I have not been successful,” he said, adding that the battle has been expensive, even though “my case is strong. I believe I will win.” He asked parents to support him.

Parents have the legal right in the law to pull their kids from class, Tourloukis told the crowd. “Your parents’ rights don’t come from Kathleen Wynne, they come from God.”

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