Friday, February 17, 2012
In another disappointing decision by our activist high court. So the government can impose whatever propaganda they want and once again the rights of parents.Apparently our high court is aiding the socialist atheist that made this course. We need to appoint better judges , until then home schooling and charter schools seem to be the way to go. Catholic parents in Quebec cannot keep their kids out of a school course that teaches them about other religions, the country's top court has ruled. The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday rendered its decision in a controversial case that was cast by some observers as a matter of religious freedom versus a bid by the province to increase tolerance. Allowing children to opt out of the course would be "a rejection of the multicultural reality of Canadian society and ignores the Quebec government's obligations with regard to public education," the court ruled. The case pit a set of Catholic parents against the school board and the province of Quebec. Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program became mandatory for schools in May 2008. In the course, students learn about the Catholic and Protestant Christian traditions in Quebec culture. The program is meant to expose students— who are also taught about the contributions of Judaism, aboriginal spirituality and other religious traditions— to a variety of religions. The couple from Drummondville, Que., at the centre of the case, who can't be identified, wrote to their children's schools asking that they be exempt from the course.