Mississauga Catholic school bans rainbow flag, AIDS awareness


Andem
#1
Ontario school bans anything gay
When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don't shine.

An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it's banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a Canadian gay and lesbian news site, the multicolored motif is off-limits because of its association with LGBT rights and Pride.


“There's so many other things that a rainbow could be. It's ridiculous,” says Leanne Iskander, the 16-year-old founder of St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School's unofficial gay-straight alliance group. (Official LGBT groups are prohibited at the school.)



Historically, censored groups have relied on creative and covert techniques to secure their right to free speech. These Catholic high-schoolers are no exception. When the school said they could hold an anti-homophobia event on June 3—but prohibited the use of rainbow banners and posters—the members combated the multi-hued embargo by turning up the heat. Literally. They baked cupcakes to sell at their information booth, using rainbow-colored batter.

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The students are also barred from distributing literature about gender identity, AIDS awareness and safe sex.


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petros
#2
Quote:


They baked cupcakes to sell at their information booth, using rainbow-colored
batter.

Rebels! Give them a year or two and they'll be holding up STOP HARPER signs in Parliament.
 
Cliffy
+1
#3
And people say the Muzzies are living in the past. The Church is headed for oblivion if they don't get with the 21st cetury.
 
Corduroy
#4
Does this school receive a cent of public money?
 
petros
#5
Probably not.
 
Cliffy
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Probably not.

Catholic schools are publicly funded in Ontario, as far as I know.
 
captain morgan
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

And people say the Muzzies are living in the past. The Church is headed for oblivion if they don't get with the 21st cetury.


Seems to have worked pretty well for the Muslim community so far... Maybe the Church ought to take a page from their playbook and get their followers up to a billion or so.
 
Cliffy
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Seems to have worked pretty well for the Muslim community so far... Maybe the Church ought to take a page from their playbook and get their followers up to a billion or so.

Seems to me there are a billion Catholics. I think the Muslims have been using a page from the catholic book but a much older version.
 
taxslave
#9
like many cults the catholics tend to deny reality.
 
YukonJack
#10
Would a school, teaching Islam permit flying on its property this:

Images for isrAEL FLAG
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karrie
#11
Wow. I'm impressed. Yeah, okay, it's not ideal, but, has everyone missed the fact that the school has a gay-straight alliance group (even if unofficial), and is letting them run anti-homophobia events? That they're tempering it a bit, but they're allowing it in.

Like it or not, the times they are a changing. Bit by bit.
 
captain morgan
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Seems to me there are a billion Catholics. I think the Muslims have been using a page from the catholic book but a much older version.

My numbers must be off.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

like many cults the catholics tend to deny reality.


In our world of unlimited freedoms and tolerance, how is it that it is religious groups are exempt from this benefit afforded to everyone else?
 
petros
#13
If a flag, seal, shield or coporate logo can strike fear, hate and loathing into a person it has become an idol. What did the Starman in the sky say about idol worship?

Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

In our world of unlimited freedoms and tolerance, how is it that it is religious groups are exempt from this benefit afforded to everyone else?

You have to be 18 to qualify for freedom. 19 to drink freely.
 
captain morgan
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You have to be 18 to qualify for freedom. 19 to drink freely.

You just can't get caught under that age.... On the age issue, I'll bet that you get a snootful from the usual suspects that demand that everything is a right and all people, plants and animals have ownership of these rights.
 
petros
#15
Only registered humans have Charter rights as a Person otherwise you have to rely on human rights. Animals and plants don't have rights but are protected under the Criminal Code.
 
YukonJack
#16
Of course, a school in Mississauga, teaching Islam would fly this flag or at lest would have no objection to fly this flag:

Israeli Flag (external - login to view)

It is known world-wide that Islam is the religion of peace. Right????
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJackView Post

Of course, a school in Mississauga, teaching Islam would fly this flag or at lest would have no objection to fly this flag:

Israeli Flag (external - login to view)

It is known world-wide that Islam is the religion of peace. Right????

A flawed comparison. Israelis are generally not enrolled at Islamic schools. However, gays are enrolled in Catholic schools. Usually not by their own choice (note I'm not saying 'against their will', just that most children don't choose their school). You can't attend a highschool, Catholic or not, and not see teenagers coming to terms with their identity.
 
inthistogether
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Rebels! Give them a year or two and they'll be holding up STOP HARPER signs in Parliament.

and so threy SHOULD!!
 
In Between Man
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by inthistogetherView Post

and so threy SHOULD!!

Why?
 
lone wolf
#20
Why not?
 
mentalfloss
#21
Because?
 
taxslave
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Because?

Because why?
 
Tonington
#23
Because why not?
 
Liberalman
#24
Does God hate gays?
 
In Between Man
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Does God hate gays?

Since you have zero intention of learning the answer to that question, why don't you attempt to answer it yourself? Amuse us.
 
Cliffy
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

Does God hate gays?

If god created us all in it's own image and it also created gays, the question then is: is god gay or bi?
 
shadowshiv
#27
Just posting this to see if it will revert back to basic black.

 
Fingertrouble
#28
Although I was baptised a Catholic, I find many of their beliefs regarding Gays, family planning, AIDs prevention etc to be not only behind the times but also hypocritical.

They actively prevent rainbow flags etc, but they have stood by for decades and done nothing when Catholic Priests (with obvious gay tendancies) abused many, many young boys.......
 

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