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The Mother of All Same-Sex Parenting Studies

“Family structure is serious business and children are depending on us to advocate on their behalf. Let us use the truth as a tool, not a weapon.”

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I have had several conversation recently on the studies that supposedly show “no difference” between children raised in the home of same-sex parents and those raised in the home of their married mother and father. It’s interesting that many who pride themselves on valuing science and data would swallow this claim without really understanding the evidence. If really want to understand the research on this subject, here is an itemized review of every single study done on the subject of same-sex parenting: A Review and Critique of Research on Same-Sex Parenting and Adoption. For those who don’t have the time to review this 120 page document, here’s the abstract:

Are the outcomes for children of gay, lesbian, or bisexual parents in general the same as those for heterosexual parents? That controversial question is discussed here in a detailed review of the social science literature in three parts: (1) stability of…

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How can someone care so little about our youth?

I couldn’t have said it any better.

A2Z with ADHD

On October 25, 2016, the Government of Alberta shut down one of the provinces largest Home Schooling Boards. They claimed in the announcement, that it was a long time coming yet nobody seemed to have any idea. The province has basically thrown 1/3 of all Alberta Home Schooled youth to the wind by shutting down Trinity Christian School (Wisdom Home School has 3500 registered home school students with them) two months into their school year.

You can’t convince me that this was a planned decision that had any thought put into it or the document sent to Trinity students and families that points to a list of accredited home school boards to register their kids with would not still include Trinity (the document was updated after 2am on October 26th to no longer include Trinity).

The problem thus far, is that there is very little information available and everything that…

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How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon

I shot a bunch of people. For their LinkedIn profiles. Here are a few of the results.

Snap out of it, Alberta: It’s not about bathrooms

“Let’s stop fixating on bathrooms and start dealing with the real issues.”

informed albertans

Assumptions are powerful.

When we accept an assumption as true, then we easily buy into the conclusion.

But what if the assumption is wrong?

Here is an assumption to consider:  Bill 10 and the sexual orientation and gender identity policies being implemented in schools across Alberta are all about protection of a very vulnerable population. They’re about human rights, equality, protection, inclusion and respect for diversity.

Laudable goals, indeed.

If we accept this assumption as true then it is easy to buy into the conclusion – the conclusion that any dissenting voices are against inclusion, respecting diversity, LGBTQ, equality, etc. and that those people should justifiably be labeled.

But what if that fundamental assumption is flawed?

What if it’s not about all those things, but about something else entirely?

I’m going to suggest it is about something else.  Because as a teacher, a parent, a citizen and a reasonable, rational…

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An Open Letter to Target: Regarding your New Restroom Policy

“Your recent change in policy of who you allow to use each restroom concerns me.”

Source: An Open Letter to Target: Regarding your New Restroom Policy

Ang Kwento ni Andoy

Were they asking for all they experienced, as some Marcos apologists accuse? No, they did not. What they did do, however, was speak out against what they saw as cruelty and injustice.

Source: Ang Kwento ni Andoy

Sexualizing Children for Profit? Why Albertans must say “NO”

“Every well thinking adult must be vigilant and must stand as a gatekeeper to our children’s development.”

informed albertans

For far too long we have allowed one perspective to dominate the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation policies and legislation in our schools.

We continue to be told by our elected officials and through the media that these policies will save lives and protect our most vulnerable youth.

But please consider the bigger picture for a moment.

We know from watching many other places in the world that there is a strikingly methodical and predictable pattern: legislation and school policies implemented under the claims of “protection”, “inclusion”, “equal rights” and “anti-bullying”, and then the introduction of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) resources into classrooms.

We have seen it play out in Ontario, across the United States, in Australia, across Europe and elsewhere.

Why such an aggressive campaign locally, nationally and internationally to legislate a removal of parental involvement in our schools, followed by imposing specific sexuality materials onto children, even…

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