According to McColl, Christian homeschooling families can continue to impart Biblical teachings on homosexuality in their homes, “as long as it’s not part of their academic program of studies and instructional materials.”
“What they want to do about their ideology elsewhere, that’s their family business. But a fundamental nature of our society is to respect diversity,” she added.
Should we simply respect diversity for diversity’s sake?
If I believe in teaching hard work and self-motivation, must I also teach my kids to respect laziness? Stealing is wrong, but, must I respect a person who steals because the are ‘different’ than me?
Worse, should the government tell me what I am to believe or respect, what I may teach my children? This recent ruling certainly makes a great case for taking the responsibility of educating of our children away from the government. You cannot serve two masters – and with this ruling, it is painfully clear: the government is bigger and badder and will win if parents don’t push back. Canada was never billed as “the Land of the Free,” true, but this kind of totalitarianism, fascism, really, where the government is policing their citizen’s very thoughts, is dangerous to have as a neighbor.
Reacting to the remarks, Paul Faris of the Home School Legal Defense Association said “A government that seeks that sort of control over our personal lives should be feared and opposed.”