When “tolerance” leads to a loss of religious freedom

Catholic schools are told that they cannot teach pro-life principles, and they should not be teaching that abortion is wrong.  In fact, they are violating the law by doing so and face legal penalties.  Does this sound like a nightmare to you?  This is real life in our northern neighbor.  Canada recently passed an anti-bullying law, and the interpretation of Education Minister Laurel Broten is that Catholic teaching on abortion is “misogyny.”  

We do not allow and we’re very clear with the passage of Bill 13 that Catholic teachings cannot be taught in our schools that violates human rights and which brings a lack of acceptance to participation in schools.


Further, Broten said that Catholic schools would have to accept and teach views in opposition to the Catholic faith, including pro-abortion and pro-gay “marriage” views.

Bill 13 has in it a clear indication of ensuring that our schools are safe, accepting places for all our students.  That includes of LGBTQ students. That includes young girls in our school. Bill 13 is about tackling misogyny, taking away a woman’s right to choose could arguably be one of the most misogynistic actions that one could take.


Could this happen in the United States?  The Canadian education system is different; Catholic schools accept quite a bit of government funding.  However, we don’t lose our religious freedom when we accept government funding.

The attitude that underlies forcing a Catholic school to teach pro-abortion, pro-gay “marriage” positions is the same attitude that forces all employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization.

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