October 10, 2018

Alberta NDP send “rainbow reprimand” to faith-based schools. Who’s the bully? (Guest: Donna Trimble, Parents for Choice in Education)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


The Alberta NDP has launched another attack at faith-based education in Alberta. The Ministry of Education is threatening several religious schools with defunding if they fail to strip their faith-messaging from their anti-bullying protocols.

The threat came from a deputy minister named Curtis Clark, in a memo now known as the “rainbow reprimand,” wherein he directed independent schools to remove references to God and biblical teaching from government mandated “welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments” policies.

One school was told that using the phrase “God created mankind as male and female equal in dignity and worth, yet with distinct and complementary roles,” was a violation of the School Act.

Yet another school was told their policy that explained “parents have been given the responsibility to raise their children and are the primary educators of their children. Therefore the school will involve parents as appropriate and necessary regarding their children's participation in school student groups and in accordance with the usual practices of notification,” was in contravention of Alberta law.

Clark also found fault with a policy that said “proposals for student clubs and activities will be evaluated according to their promotion of the values, principles, mission, and vision of the school.”

This is just the latest in a long list of attacks from the NDP on parents rights, private education and religious freedom.

Fortunately, parents have a watchdog that keeps their eyes on government encroachment into our families.

Joining me tonight to explain how the NDP is once again stomping on the family as the foundation of a free society is Donna Trimble from Parents for Choice in Education.

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commented 2019-03-21 09:14:38 -0400
hi there! It’s great site. so many topics and opinions. I used to read, basically https://www.washingtonpost.com but now your site one of my favorites. Thank you!
commented 2019-01-10 06:03:32 -0500
This is a truly political imposition in schools! Just count how much funds were spent on this program. Party has the possibility to sponsor new educational ways for students. Does NDP give funds for digitalization of education (for example, to give access to https://ca.edubirdie.com/write-my-essay-for-me)? I’ve never noticed any of that.
commented 2018-10-11 21:33:41 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 9 hours ago
Are we still measuring up who is and is not a real conservative? Wasn’t that the attack line that failed miserably against Trump?
Not doing so is what has screwed the Conservative parties over and over again. “Conservative” PM Kim Campbell is now a Liberal. Who’d a thunk it? You sure don’t like to exercise discernment, do you?
commented 2018-10-11 20:41:21 -0400
We tried to warn Alberta about electing these nuts but they didn’t listen.

Welcome to the communist dictatorship of Alberta!
commented 2018-10-11 19:29:48 -0400
I has been tried in Soviet Union in China. Now we have it in “free” Canada. Nice…
commented 2018-10-11 13:51:27 -0400
Using anti-bullying laws to bully people is right out of the far left playbook. They want to use children as part of their reengineering humanity experiment – something that has always failed while causing a disaster.
commented 2018-10-11 12:30:53 -0400
Are we still measuring up who is and is not a real conservative? Wasn’t that the attack line that failed miserably against Trump?
commented 2018-10-11 10:41:30 -0400
When the train left the station with the passage of Bill 10 in 2015, for the record, Bill 10 received all party support including from interim Wildrose leader Heather Forsyth, a close ally of Jason Kenney. Kenney has said that he would never touch Bill 10.

“Their policies are their identity.” For the Notley socialists such identity is unacceptable. Just part of the leftist ‘progressive’ (cultural Marxists) identity politics. A key plank of the Communist Manifesto is public education.

Catholic schools have constitutional protection. Home education programs need to be tied to existing schools so if these schools lose their accreditation the home school programs will lose their moorings.
commented 2018-10-11 09:28:59 -0400
Of course the advocates of totalitarianism don’t want children exposed and indoctrinated with religious values that just happen to form the bases of our legal system and our culture.
Lord help us if children are taught dastardly concepts like the presumption of innocence or the burden of proof placed on the accuser which comes from The Bible.
commented 2018-10-11 08:58:14 -0400
SPACE MOOSE commented 7 hours ago
Separation between religion and state is a good thing.
Separation of church and state is largely misunderstood and misapplied. Besides it is an American concept and has never been part of the Canadian constitution. Of course lacking a knowledge of history helps in brainwashing the muddle minded.

Separation between religion and state is good thing, you say. Separation between society and the state as religion is even better.
commented 2018-10-11 08:55:05 -0400
I have come to realize that Space Moose is not really a conservative. She is just cheap and greedy and thinks that being a fiscal conservative is the ticket to getting more freebies. Wanting to kill the unborn and the disabled and to demand entitlements are hallmarks of the left not the right.
commented 2018-10-11 08:22:01 -0400
So, what are these schools doing about it?

Any protests planned? Are the parents up in arms? Anybody really angry yet?

No, eh…..
commented 2018-10-11 08:15:56 -0400
Only losers ride the coattails of other people’s hard work !
commented 2018-10-11 08:14:28 -0400
Space Moose , Your intelligence or lack there of is showing through ! You obviously don’t know anything about Alberta and it shows so maybe you should let the people that help pay for the Rebel comment without dumbing down the comments section . Oh yeah your fake name suits you except Moose are actually intelligent animals so maybe you could change your handle to Space Slug as it would be more appropriate !
commented 2018-10-11 06:28:06 -0400
Space Moose says " anybody eating their pet dogs and cats yet" ?
These attacks were part of the communist play book Chavez used in Venezuela fifteen years ago. How do I know?
I was there!
Big difference between reading books about Marxism and actually experiencing it personally.
commented 2018-10-11 04:49:40 -0400
Craig James my parents always told me it was my choice. You also miss the fact that they are the kids PARENTS! The school board and the government are not the kids PARENTS!
commented 2018-10-11 03:58:46 -0400
We are not quite at Venezuela yet. Anybody eating their pet dogs and casts yet?
commented 2018-10-11 01:54:09 -0400
I’m just counting down the days until we rid our province of this Venezuelan style Socialist failure !!!!!!!!
commented 2018-10-11 01:46:55 -0400
Separation between religion and state is a good thing.
commented 2018-10-11 00:25:51 -0400
I bet Albertans will never make the mistake of voting for the NDP again … except for a few complete dullard diehard socialists.
commented 2018-10-11 00:19:05 -0400
Craig said, “The kids don’t have religious freedom. They’re indoctrinated into it by their parents.”

That applies to non-religious parents as well. They, too, indoctrinate their children.
commented 2018-10-11 00:17:54 -0400
The only good thing about this NDP bullying is that they are ensuring they will never be voted into office again in Alberta. They are “digging their own grave” by angering so very many people.

The Conservatives can (and probably will) reverse all this crap the NDP are doing to the education system.

All these faith based schools have to do is hold on for another seven months until May next year and then the NDP are gone for good.
commented 2018-10-10 23:23:38 -0400
Jackbooted, truncheon swinging, lefty, Marxist social engineering of The New Fascists!
AKA as the NDP in Alberta. That kinda came out in a gush at about the 10 or 12 minute mark with Donna Trimble…her disclosures sure gets the blood boiling.
Hillary and fiends in the Democratic Party thought they were certain to get away with their scam…that goes a long way to explain their desperate actions post election as well!
The only reason I can come up with why Notleys crew have acted out such aggressive, heavy-handed social engineering is because, like her globalist fellow conspirator Jihadi-Justin-Groper, they think they have a lock on the next election cycle – by hook or crook…just like Hillary did.
…So when the left in Canada is smashed at the polling stations…there needs to be a purge…of the left! Starting with the 5P Professionals…or like the Liberal shadow government saboteurs at the CRTC who murdered Sun News!
commented 2018-10-10 23:14:01 -0400
It looks like Christianity is on Trudeau’s, Stop List, to be cleansed from children’s minds. I wonder how long it will take for them to learn the Quran? Not long I suspect, for it will be rammed down their throats, with threats and beatings to encourage them. They will be taught in Mosque’s with Muslim men lined up for the hourly sex break, six year old boys or girls, it will be all the same to them. Bent over tables and held fast with a nail through their tongue, while Muslim men have their fun……..

What miserable thoughts, I have depressed myself.

Unfortunately what I described will become true in the not to distant future, unless we do something to stop it…..Don’t Let it end this way.

Note, some details, above, are taken from the words of Robert Spencer.
commented 2018-10-10 22:29:08 -0400
David Eggen is a disgusting communist piece of shit, and as much as I would like to see him voted out in the spring, it might be more enjoyable to see him sitting on the opposition side for four years.

Nah, I take it back. It would be most enjoyable to see the video of the door hitting him on his arse on his way out.