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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

How about gentle, kind spirited, men staffing women's shelters?

What a terrible message (Christian schools state that it's teachers should not participate in things like public drunkenness and watching porn),” said former Vancouver school trustee Patti Bacchus.  

Something like that, it just goes backwards. It’s flat-out discrimination and a violation of someone’s human rights.”

Oh really? That's just crap to put it plain and simple!

It's a good thing she, as a Vancouver school trustee, did get canned!

And, why shouldn't Christian schools have that kind of policy in place? If not, then what really is the sense in having religious schools?  It is absurd to even consider that Christian Schools would have anyone but teachers with a Christian background as educators.

Patti Bacchus, former Vancouver School Board Trustee
Let's see, by Bacchus's own standards of discrimination, and the violation of human rights, should we allow men to staff women's shelters and women's societies?

No of course not -- the very thought is as stupid as she presents in her argument against Christian schools having standards that pertain to their beliefs.

Okay ... then how about gentle kind spirited men staffing women's shelters, or being on the boards and executives of women's societies?  No, that's not going to happen, because these organizations need to have the ability to hire those who best meet the criteria for their organizations.

Yes, our society most be open and inclusive, however we cannot at the same time tear down groups and organizations that are created for the betterment of the people they represent ... and who have standards that need to be met.

That goes for Christian Schools ... women's organizations ... and other groups and organizations that have specific needs and outcomes.

It's NOT "flat-out discrimination and a violation of someone’s human rights” ... it's just common sense.

In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth


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