There’s a brave Canadian mother in Edmonton right now trying to find a public school for her daughter.
Donna Hunter can’t find a secular public school, though, because all the local schools are run by Catholics.
The Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division, which also has schools in St. Albert and Legal, operates all four of the schools in Morinville — two elementary, one junior high and one high school — with a “Christ-centred learning” environment.
It’s the public school board because when it was established nearly 150 years ago, the majority of people in the area were Catholic and is now the only area in the province where the Catholic board operates the public school system.
That’s a frightening prospect. And it may be an illegal one, too, so there’s hope Hunter will find a school that’s reality-focused instead of Christ-centered. It’s a long-shot right now.
Hunter is also taking a lot of heat for bringing this issue up in the first place. Her supporters are hiding out, sight unseen:
Despite being the first parent to bring this issue before the school board formally, Hunter said she has received the quiet support of at least 30 families in the town, but added many are afraid of speaking up out of fear of being ostracized.
I hope more come to her side and this issue is taken care of quickly. No one should be indoctrinated into nonsense. Even if it is Catholic school and the kids will probably grow out of it when they hit the Age of Reason.
This is the type of thing that I worry is also happening with hospitals in America, too. Catholic hospitals are taking over secular ones, which means the hospital becomes a place where no abortions occur, no contraception is prescribed, no vasectomies are performed, and no ectopic pregnancies are prevented.
They have too much power as it is. We can’t let them acquire any more.
(Thanks to Kirby for the link)