I have been rather disturbed as I have been following the story of Halton Catholic School Board's ban on Gay Straight Aliances not because I am surprized by their use of religion as an excuse for prejudice but for the lack of leadership from the Ontario Education Minister. It seems that Halton is reviewing its decision while it develops a Catholic version of the GSA support requirement but there is obviously a long way to go when officials of the board compare GSAs with Nazis.
I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the people of Halton who have done a lot of good work to encourage GSAs in schools to once again step up and speak out about this very important issue.
After so much excitement and enthusiasm around "It Gets Better" I know that we are all supportive of the kinds of tolerance and preventative measures that GSA provide.
Here is a bit more on this story:
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