The Institute for Canadian Values began a petition to prevent government officials from updating grade school sex education curriculum with content that could "confuse" children about their sexual orientation and other LGBT topics that it deems are inappropriate.
The Stop Corrupting Children campaign has released ads against a new sex ed curriculum, which was originally introduced and removed in 2010 due to outrage from parents. According to their website, the curriculum, which is being "reworked by officials, is still on the table and would include topics like sexual orientation in the third grade, masturbation in the sixth and anal intercourse in the seventh.
Here is Stop Corrupting Children's video ad:
The curriculum is being pushed by Ontario's Premier Dalton McGuinty and Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne, who was previously the Minister of Education. According to an article by Life Site News, Wynne said that education is the most important” means of tackling “homophobia” among today’s youth.
Life Site News continues with McGuinty stating in July that Catholic schools incorporating homosexual clubs is “not a matter of choice":
While the Catholic schools have complied by moving to introduce “anti-bullying” clubs focused on sexual orientation, Wynne told Xtra she was “very disappointed” by the refusal of Catholic school boards’ to allow gay-straight alliances. She said, however, that she expects the boards “will all come around.”
“It’s not going away. The expectation is that they will have an equity and inclusive education policy and will allow students to form these groups to have these discussions in every school board in the province,” she said.
Wynne said it is “non-sense” for the Catholic schools to implement clubs that avoid using the term ‘gay’.
According to CBC News last year, McGuinty stepped back from the curriculum saying, "It's become pretty obvious to us that we should give this a serious rethink." At that time, opponents claimed victory. But, as Stop Corrupting Children reports, government officials are moving forward with revising the original curriculum.