Throness draws support for SOGI stand

Finally, an informed, rational, measured response on SOGI from MLA Laurie Throness. Thank you Laurie. As a retired teacher, I am aware that our public schools are often used as a platform to educate students on social issues.

Unfortunately, the drivers of SOGI are using this educational platform, as our MLA has stated, to impose “a monocullture “on our schools.” I am also concerned that the introduction of gender issues to impressionable students, as early as kindergarten, may cause confusion and result in choices that may not be biologically supported, and will result in much grief later.

I have a lovely intelligent 15-year-old granddaughter, who has identified as pansexual and came out at our family reunion this summer. The response from her extended family was an increased demonstration of love for her brave announcement. She made it clear that she didn’t expect everyone to agree with her, but hoped they would respect her choice just as she intended to respect their choices. She was also fortunate to have caring , understanding parents.

While I understand that other children may not be so fortunate, and this is one of the reasons advanced for confidentiality that limits parental knowledge, in the implementation of SOGI, I feel that this position is morally incorrect and contravenes the God given rights of parents.

I strongly agree with Laurie’s statement that “It is not healthy, particularly for the media, which has a special interest in promoting freedom of speech to shame and condemn those who speak freely.”

Janet Colling

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