McGuinty is setting new records of defiance in imposing his gay agenda on Catholic schools.
Reacting to criticism from Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto, McGuinty insisted the publicly-funded Catholic schools will not be able to refuse a student’s request to launch a gay-straight alliance if his government’s newly-amended “anti-bullying” bill passes. Ontario has “fundamental values that transcend any one faith,” he told reporters. (Source)
The Premier not only demands that GSAs be implemented in Catholic schools, but they also have to use the name “gay-straight alliance” if the students request it. Honestly, I don’t really care what they call the clubs. As long as they portray homosexual behaviour as normal, we have a problem, Houston.
But since the Premier is so big on the use of specific words, Cardinal Collins should finally take the step of explaining to him what Catholic means. It’s time to excommunicate Dalton McGuinty.
McGuinty has a long track record of opposing Church teaching on serious issues. Without minimizing the issue of GSAs, it’s relatively benign compared to abortion or the redefinition of marriage. There’s plenty of justification for excommunicating him. It’s long overdue. This is as good a time as ever to get it done.
McGuinty is almost taunting Cardinal Collins:
“Cardinal Collins has his responsibilities and he has to provide leadership in keeping with his responsibilities,” he said. “But I have a different set of responsibilities.”
You’re darn right that Cardinal Collins has responsibilities. Now is the time, your Grace, to take a stand. Otherwise McGuinty will keep walking all over you and our children in the future. Excommunication might be the only way for McGuinty and like-minded “Catholics” to realize the folly of their ways. If not, at least McGuinty will no longer be able to drape himself in Catholicism for political gain.
This situation is screaming for a robust episcopal intervention:
In December he defended his Catholic faith when his commitment was called into question by Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition. After Fonseca charged that McGuinty is “not a very strong Catholic,” McGuinty shrugged it off and told reporters, “You’ve got to do what you think is right.”
“Maybe different people bring different perspectives to that and different definitions. I have my own particular approach to this and it is the one that is informing our Accepting Schools legislation,” he added.
The Cardinal has the duty to show him that his “approach” to Catholicism is dung.
And then there’s the teachers’ union:
On Tuesday, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) took a stand against Cardinal Collins and the bishops in a statement backing the government’s amendment. OECTA said same-sex oriented students should be able to use the word ‘gay’ in naming the clubs because “the word speaks to the core of their identity.”
Something has to be done about these buffoons too. This is not the first time they publicly dissent. It’s become so commonplace it’s almost boring. If I was a faithful teacher obliged to be part of the OECTA, I’d be desensitized and immune to Maalox by now.
The Cardinal may not have legal authority to stop McGuinty’s bill, but he definitely has authority within the Church. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.