May 17, 2016

True face of Bill 10 protestors: Calgary rally participants set the record straight in fight for parental rights

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

Thousands showed up to the Parents for Choice in Education rallies held in both Edmonton and Calgary this weekend.

In Calgary, 2,300 parents attended to peacefully demonstrate for amendments to the controversial Bill 10 which passed on March 10, 2015. The Bill addresses gay straight alliance clubs and didn’t include any consultation with parents about specific wording, or the set up of these clubs in schools. Parents are also not required to be informed as to whether their children attend the club meetings.

Furthermore, Bill 10 was followed by “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations” which Parents for Choice in Education see as gender neutralizing schools, which may affect what they say is “the unique culture of some school settings.” The document also requires permission of children before informing parents about gender confusion.

The parents are calling for amendments to Bill 10 because they want to make sure that they continue to be the primary decision makers in their children’s lives. In speaking to some attendees and listening to the speakers at the rally, I found that there was a common misconception that these parents are homophobic, hateful bigots, but the common sentiment was that they felt their rights were being infringed upon and traded off for the minority.

This controversial Bill obviously can’t accommodate every group and there is no one size fits all solution that will satisfy everyone. As with many situations like this, the two groups seem to have the same issues, but on opposite sides of the spectrum.

At this time, amendments haven’t been taken into consideration, but these parents will continue the fight to have their voices heard.

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commented 2016-05-20 12:26:19 -0400
Well, I didn’t really think you did just making sure. I do know now who squealed like a little pig though.

And this is nothing wrong with you being a homo…I just don’t want to inundated with in your face crap about how special you people think you are. Just mind your own business and keep your sexuality private as most of us heterosexuals folks do. Is that too much to ask?
commented 2016-05-19 20:20:44 -0400
No, I absolutely did not report you to anybody.

And what is so wrong with being a homo anyways? Is something bad going to happen because somebody is a homo?

Homosexuality is a good thing. If not for the acceptance of homosexuality, then we would not have any kind of lesbian adult movies.
commented 2016-05-19 14:41:31 -0400
Hmmm I received a warning from the Rebel that I violated the rules. Did you get your panties tied in a knot and cried to the forum moderators Anonymous? Pathetic if you did!
commented 2016-05-19 12:40:13 -0400
“Anonymous commented 10 hours ago
And just what is so horrible about a gay straight alliance any ways? What do you think is going to happen? Are some homosexuals going to brain wash your kids into being queers, or that they will get a sex change? Or are you just a homophobic dinosaur?”

I don’t want children to think it’s acceptable behavior to the point where they even think about experimentation. And I am a heterosexual conservative who believes such brainwashing has to stop. Again, if you want balls on your chin that’s your business. But stop promoting it as an alternative. Jerry Springer is full of experiments gone wrong.

“Anonymous commented 10 hours ago
Many times families are not the best environment for homo kids to be safe at. If the kids can have a place at school to be themselves, I say let them. Why would you get in the way of this? What can you possibly gain with your intrusiveness?”

You obviously speak for experience. If that was the case then your parents were not very understanding. Most loving parents would be accepting of the fact but a quick trip to a psychiatrist would definitely be in the works. And if the psychiatrist believes this to be true then a parent should be supportive. But again, that’s a private matter between a child and a parent. Not to be out there for all to see and give their outside opinions towards. And I have already explained my motives for getting involved.
commented 2016-05-19 02:03:22 -0400
First of all, I hope you realize that there have been times when our commander, Mr. Ezra Levant, had kindly invited members of the homo community to do interviews with him. Off the top of my head, I can think of Milo, one of the mega phone bloggers, and that gay Metis oil guy from Alberta. Very generous of Ezra to bring some gay people here. It certainly works in bringing people together. I hope the presence of some gay people here does not somehow threaten you. Or worse yet, I hope Ezra bringing the gays here does not make you feel like the rebel has betrayed you.

And just what is so horrible about a gay straight alliance any ways? What do you think is going to happen? Are some homosexuals going to brain wash your kids into being queers, or that they will get a sex change? Or are you just a homophobic dinosaur?

Many times families are not the best environment for homo kids to be safe at. If the kids can have a place at school to be themselves, I say let them. Why would you get in the way of this? What can you possibly gain with your intrusiveness?

I swear, some of you people make Ezra look like a commie.
commented 2016-05-18 08:32:44 -0400
How typical of you Anonymous to brand those that think differently as “bigots”. That’s exactly what liberal thinkers do, they throw out descriptive terms to brand people in a very negative way. Nothing more than divisive behavior rather than deal with the issue at hand in a rational manner.

And judging by your statement, I doubt you even have kids. If you have no kids, then your voice here means nothing. Problem with kids having “rights” is that it creates division again between a child and their parent. We parents cherish our children and want the best for them. We as parents have their best interest in mind. What does a kid know about what’s best for them when they still have a live of living to learn. If some of these kids were raised in my era, they would be more disciplined and have more respect for those around them. They wouldn’t demand but ask. They wouldn’t protest on things they know little about but rather think for themselves and form their own opinion. Kids don’t need rights, they need parents to guide them.

And your argument in suggesting that if they can’t get council at home they should get that in the school, they get that now. Student councilors are available for all students. Councilors are trained in such matters and can help. There are also many government and non-government agencies that can help as well. In fact, we have more helpers than we need on this issue. An entire bureaucracy has been built around helping kids with such issues.

Now they want more and where does it end. Who pays for all this? A separate washroom is a nice to have but is it a need? Not from my taxpaying eyes. And why should students feel the need to attend a gay straight alliance anyways. To be told that there is nothing wrong with having sex with the same sex and that they should experiment with their own sexuality. That if a person feels “different” then it might be they need a sex change. That same sex parents are just as good as heterosexual parents at raising kids. As a parent, the answer to the above is a resounding NO.

So if you want to brand me as a bigot, go ahead. I would sooner be called a bigot in defense of my children than worry about being branded as such should I want to peace my mind. So go attend the gay straight alliance yourself go ahead but leave our children out of it.
commented 2016-05-18 03:41:11 -0400
So what is the issue here? The gay straight alliance, or the lack of parental communication.

If kids need some kind of support for their gender issues, and they are not getting it at home, then getting that support at school makes sense. Sometimes it makes sense for students to be able to keep some things away from their parents. The kids do have rights, and to some degree, that includes privacy.

But worst case scenario, what can go wrong with some student attending a gay straight alliance? I suspect the alliances are only a problem when the parents are bigots.
commented 2016-05-17 22:47:13 -0400
Glad to see so many responsible parents out there. If only they made up the majority of the electorate these days :/
commented 2016-05-17 19:35:08 -0400
Keep on this HOLLY
There ultimate aim is legalized sex between adults and children
Even worse then in ABRAHAM’S day of sodom and Gomorrah
commented 2016-05-17 17:47:29 -0400
Mr. Kokes: the issue here is 3 fold, all a matter of dysfunctional government.

1) Your rights, duties and wishes as a taxpayer, a parent, a constituent and a majority have been ignored and disregarded as irrelevant.

2) A government which acts for the agenda of politically aligned/connected pressure groups who represent a micro-minority, and rejects majority will..

3) The abandonment of the constitutional roll of government as a servant to that of a commanding superior.

“Peace order and good government” has eroded to turmoil, disorder and dysfunctional governing. This is certainly a matter of what our PM’s father dreaded about government having no business in the bedrooms of the nation – or the family room. This is leviathan government claiming co-parenthood and using that stolen power to promote an unwholesome political agenda.
commented 2016-05-17 16:45:58 -0400
Sorry but as a parent I am opposed to Bill 10. And I’m not going to be politically correct here in my reasoning either. I find gay or transgender behavior Jerry Springer disturbing and although I respect their personal choices behind closed doors, I don’t want our young to be exposed to this, particularly to the point where experimentation is acceptable. And that’s the insidious plan, to further erode the sanctity of what marriage was and who we are under God.
commented 2016-05-17 16:42:34 -0400
Chris said, "Peter, hope is paralysis. You need to take action. "

What sort of action were you thinking about?
commented 2016-05-17 16:41:43 -0400
Compare these REAL protesters – intelligent, articulate and kind to the know-nothing anti-pipeline/oil protesters that can’t answer the simple question “why are you here today”?
commented 2016-05-17 15:54:43 -0400
The more children that are introduced to alternative sex acts, the less the population will be.
The Marxist agenda requires more room to enable them to import more of their Muslim friends.

Fire the School Boards, Fire the Teachers and shoot the Government, en mass.
commented 2016-05-17 15:41:12 -0400
Peter, hope is paralysis. You need to take action.
commented 2016-05-17 15:07:15 -0400
All the more reason to be very suspicious of the NDP’s intentions. They are committed to the Progressivist/Sodomite agenda and they are determined to pervert every single part of Alberta’s society. They are terrorists – except that truth without reservation.
commented 2016-05-17 14:46:30 -0400
Let’s begin to face fact and all the objective realities at ground level – block out the shrill din of statist apologists. It’s time to openly admit the methods and agendas of political operatives at a legislative level, have become a condemnable parody of the despotism our ancestors stormed the beaches of Normandy to prevent. They want your guns, your cars, your home your kids and your productivity – all are being confiscated through regulatory fiat.

We now have a political class with these prime objectives:
1) Enact agendas which are damaging to the majority
2) Enforce these agendas with distorted narratives and abusive force
3) Create a political superclass, unaccountable to the electorate
4) Disempower taxpayers ability to change public policy
5) Use concentrated propaganda to demonize opposition.
6) Ultimately corrupt the democratic system to install the single party state
The current Federal, Alberta and Ontario Governments have displayed all of these traits of despotism. When we boot them out we elect a political cabal who are less despotic but who support the continuity of statist despotism. We are now at that awkward point in our social de-evolution where democratic change is virtually impossible because there is little choice politically.

Perhaps the hope for change from this top-down corruption/despotism must be something better and stronger than pernicious politics, more organic and closer to a mass social movement – a mass quest for truth and incorruptibility which drags the old political class with it because resisting the change in public attitudes will extinct the old controlling political system.
Perhaps a tax revolt or general strike by the productive class a la John Galt?
commented 2016-05-17 14:46:30 -0400
Let’s begin to face fact and all the objective realities at ground level – block out the shrill din of statist apologists. It’s time to openly admit the methods and agendas of political operatives at a legislative level, have become a condemnable parody of the despotism our ancestors stormed the beaches of Normandy to prevent. They want your guns, your cars, your home your kids and your productivity – all are being confiscated through regulatory fiat.

We now have a political class with these prime objectives:
1) Enact agendas which are damaging to the majority
2) Enforce these agendas with distorted narratives and abusive force
3) Create a political superclass, unaccountable to the electorate
4) Disempower taxpayers ability to change public policy
5) Use concentrated propaganda to demonize opposition.
6) Ultimately corrupt the democratic system to install the single party state
The current Federal, Alberta and Ontario Governments have displayed all of these traits of despotism. When we boot them out we elect a political cabal who are less despotic but who support the continuity of statist despotism. We are now at that awkward point in our social de-evolution where democratic change is virtually impossible because there is little choice politically.

Perhaps the hope for change from this top-down corruption/despotism must be something better and stronger than pernicious politics, more organic and closer to a mass social movement – a mass quest for truth and incorruptibility which drags the old political class with it because resisting the change in public attitudes will extinct the old controlling political system.
Perhaps a tax revolt or general strike by the productive class a la John Galt?
commented 2016-05-17 14:46:29 -0400
Let’s begin to face fact and all the objective realities at ground level – block out the shrill din of statist apologists. It’s time to openly admit the methods and agendas of political operatives at a legislative level, have become a condemnable parody of the despotism our ancestors stormed the beaches of Normandy to prevent. They want your guns, your cars, your home your kids and your productivity – all are being confiscated through regulatory fiat.

We now have a political class with these prime objectives:
1) Enact agendas which are damaging to the majority
2) Enforce these agendas with distorted narratives and abusive force
3) Create a political superclass, unaccountable to the electorate
4) Disempower taxpayers ability to change public policy
5) Use concentrated propaganda to demonize opposition.
6) Ultimately corrupt the democratic system to install the single party state
The current Federal, Alberta and Ontario Governments have displayed all of these traits of despotism. When we boot them out we elect a political cabal who are less despotic but who support the continuity of statist despotism. We are now at that awkward point in our social de-evolution where democratic change is virtually impossible because there is little choice politically.

Perhaps the hope for change from this top-down corruption/despotism must be something better and stronger than pernicious politics, more organic and closer to a mass social movement – a mass quest for truth and incorruptibility which drags the old political class with it because resisting the change in public attitudes will extinct the old controlling political system.
Perhaps a tax revolt or general strike by the productive class a la John Galt?
commented 2016-05-17 14:36:22 -0400
This has nothing to do with Gay Rights!! The very same Libtard lunatics behind these transgender laws, etc are the very same people who are deciding to allow barbaric culture to be allowed in our Canada & America – of rape & pedophilia for those of Muslim persuasion and making sure that their religious (can’t really call it that) disgusting culture is entrenched in the very same schools which are disallowing Christian based moral value of parents upon their children. This law needs complete defiance by all decent, loving parents. This is Fascism plain & simple!!!!!!!!!!!
Odd though at the start of Holly’s commentary – an ad for some gay resort came up from google?!
Here is an interesting commentary from an ex-Muslim American regarding this very subject:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9cL3OcjwM0
commented 2016-05-17 14:31:13 -0400
But I agree that the right wing parties have to get their “shit” together. Sounds like a stinky job, though.
commented 2016-05-17 14:30:10 -0400
At least that is my prediction (and hope).
commented 2016-05-17 14:28:49 -0400
“Peter I hate to rain on your parade. "

Aww, damn, and I forgot to make a float! :)

I think it would just end up being a minority for one or the other right wing party. I doubt the NDP will get much more than their traditional one riding as they always have had.
commented 2016-05-17 14:21:04 -0400
Peter I hate to rain on your parade. If the two fractured right wing factions don’t get their shit together, the NDP will again come up in the middle and win another term.
http://www.albertacantwait.com/
commented 2016-05-17 14:15:39 -0400
" Don’t be like Alberta, don’t vote NDP. "

It ain’t gonna happen again, of that I am sure. In 2019 the NDP are finished forever in Alberta. They may still hang on to the riding near the U of A because those hard core NDP are completely brain dead and stupid as manure.
commented 2016-05-17 14:07:32 -0400
they make it sound like this gay thing arrived last week and before that we were driving around in pickup trucks looking for gays to bash.
not.
commented 2016-05-17 13:57:29 -0400
Rachel Notley doesn’t care about gay people. Socialists just use gays as a pawn to erode gender relations, which will destroy families. With families destroyed, the state takes their place. Don’t be like Alberta, don’t vote NDP.