Sunday, December 4, 2011

NOM's continuing arrogance

I didn't know that NOM became IOM - International Organization for Marriage. I must keep up. Moreover, I didn't realize that gay-straight student clubs    in the USA or Canada    had anything to do with bigotry in opposition to marriage equality. Silly me.

So maybe this is some sort of slippery slope argument? Nope. Not that either since some Canadian law is comparable to the establishment clause that comprises part of the first amendment to the US Constitution. These Catholic schools receive public funding.
Therefore, they must comply with the same regulations that all public schools must abide by. Additionally, taxes paid by gay families should not subsidize their own oppression     here or in Canada.

Nope. The real reason that NOM is posting something that I wish I had seen first (to post here) is that first, and foremost, NOM is a Catholic extremist advocacy organization. NOM expects its constituency to be outraged that those poor nuns and priests cannot institutionalize their bigotry through schools that receive public funds.

Major Canadian Paper Demands Catholic Schools Welcome Gay-Straight Clubs

A leading Canadian newspaper is demanding that the government of Ontario compel Catholic schools, which receive public funding, to allow gay-straight student clubs and alliances.

“The Catholic schools have the right to their beliefs about homosexuality,” according to an editorial in The Globe and Mail,which ranks second among Canadian newspapers in circulation. “But they are public schools and they do not have the right to insist on a second-class status for students who identify as homosexual, or who simply have questions about their identity, or who have gay or lesbian parents. They need to try a little harder to make religious belief and equality work together.”
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