If it's OK with everyone, let's just talk out of one side of our mouths for a moment.
Gay-Straight Alliances in Ontario schools
Far from being the champions, the homosexual agenda should be actively objecting to differentiation based on sexual orientation. Separate boys and girls entrances to grade schools are quaint reminders of a time long past. Now we divide and define by hetero or homosexual attraction? The good work of the homosexual lobby of the last thirty odd years in ending discrimination will have been for naught when this happens.
The Most Loving Place for one who Suffers from Same Sex Attraction is the Catholic Church
...and anyone who suggests otherwise isn't paying attention, and yes, I said suffers. It is not an easy life. We hold to God's truth that we should love one another, and that homosexual orientation, in and of itself, is not a sin. Neither is temptation a sin; however acting on it is another story. We believe that God is the final judge, and we love each other in spite of our failings and differences, and because God commands us to. Let me clarify - we are to love one another. We frequently fail. We should never stop trying.
Critics Claim Catholic Bishops are "Out of Step" with Society
Of course they are, thank God. Pray that all Catholics are. We must carefully consider each step, not blindly march to the current whim and changing fancy of modern society. We are called to be in the world, not of the world. Truth is, as the Bishops prayerfully consider our world and God's will, I suggest they are actually closer to feeling the true pulse of the people than are politicians.
The End of Catholic Schools in Ontario? Not Yet
It is suggested that Separate Schools should no longer be funded by the taxpayer because Catholics refuse to act against our tradtion and beliefs. In fact the exact opposite is true. A Catholic school system that goes against it's own beliefs and bends to public will is one that should have it's funding removed, it's union disbanded, it's administration dismissed and the crosses removed from the classroom. When there is no longer any discernible difference between a Catholic school and a public school we're just going through the motions, aren't we?
A Public Accountability to be Catholic
An educated electorate of all faiths and beliefs should scream bloody murder, clamour, protest and object to funding a Catholic school system that isn't different, to bankrolling one that doesn't put the Catholic faith first, to footing the bill for a Catholic systtem that doesn't obey the local ordinary (the Bishop) or one that doesn't offer a religious objection to the practices of the secular world.
Pray for the day, but don't hold your breath.