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HomeMy WebLinkAbout'Nothing short of child abuse': B.C. school trustee Barry Neufeld blasted for LGBTQ curriculum post - Ottawa Sun - 10/24/2017 - Ottawa Sun - 10/24/201710/25/2017 `Nothing short of child abuse': B.C. school trustee Barry Neufeld blasted for LGBTQ curriculum post I Ottawa Sun NEWS SPORTS OPINION ENTERTAINMENT LIFE MORE SUBSCRIPTION 'Nothing short of child abuse': B.C. school trustee Barry Neufeld blasted for LGBTQ curriculum post Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: October 24, 2017 Updated: October 24, 201712:44 PM EDT Filed Under: Ottawa Sun > News > Canada NL.rS Canada: becoming more culturally diverse: Census Via Rail plotters weren't sick or addicted — theywere evil, FBI undercover agentsays In this stock photo, a rainbow flag sits atop a popsicle stick in a container filled with school supplies. Getty IIrnages CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A British Columbia school trustee says an educational resource aimed at creating inclusive public schools by supporting LGBTQ students has become a "weapon of propaganda" and is "nothing short of child abuse:' http://ottawasu n.com/news/national/noth ing-short-of-child-abuse-b-c-school-trustee-barry-neufeld-blasted-for-Ig btq-curricu lu m-post/wcm/a3b268df-651... 1/5 10/25/2017 `Nothing short of child abuse': B.C. school trustee Barry Neufeld blasted for LGBTQ curriculum post I Ottawa Sun r/r Chilliwack School District trustee Barry Neufeld made the comments Stats Canada RZin a Facebook post. to release long form census data He wrote the sexual orientation and gender identity program was "instigated" by the former B.C. Liberal government to combat bullying tee: but has become an initiative that infuses every subject from Watdlu WATCH: Video ofKindergarten to Grade 12. suspects in Vaughan gas station robbery This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed. Help Center If Neufeld, who has served as an elected trustee for two decades, says the program amounts to child abuse because he believes it encourages children to question their biological gender and consider gender transition. The Chilliwack District Parent Advisory Committee says in a tweet that it does not condone Neufeld's comments, while the BC Teachers Federation tweeted Neufeld must ensure safe and inclusive school environments for all. http://ottawasu n.com/news/national/noth ing-short-of-child-abuse-b-c-school-trustee-barry-neufeld-blasted-for-Ig btq-curricu lu m-post/wcm/a3b268df-651... 2/5 10/25/2017 'Nothing short of child abuse': B.C. school trustee Barry Neufeld blasted for LGBTQ curriculum post I Ottawa Sun ACJ VERT IS ENIEN f Chilliwack DPAC f'�ullll0W @sd33Dpac .... -- "...The Chilliwack DPAC's mandate is to represent all parents, including those in same sex marriages or with children who have chosen genders. For that reason, the Chilliwack DPAC does not agree with or condone Mr. Neufeld's comments." ftfJ 3;3 gSafe, St,lhools a:IWi(.l iro(.4ires� ,,coirrn/mews/c:°J lillllliwa(;... 1:37 AM - Oct 24, 2017 9 35 67 BCTF rrllllrrw @bctf Replying to @CUrquhartGlobal and 3 others A trustee (regardless of personal, bigoted views) has obligation to maintain safe, inclusive school environment for students and staff Neufeld says in an interview he does not agree with anyone calling for his resignation but doubts he'll seek re-election because he feels like he doesn't "belong." He says he stands by his remarks and is speaking for a silent majority of parents. Like Be the first to like this. 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