Monday, June 30, 2014

Catholic teachers march in gay pride against objections of cardinal and parents

TORONTO – Thousands of concerned Catholic parents, a few Catholic school boards, and Ontario’s bishops were not enough to convince the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) to back off of their decision to march in Toronto’s WorldPride parade Sunday.

“Today Catholic Teachers look forward to walking with our Sisters & Brothers in support of a world free from homophobia,” OECTA president James Ryan tweeted prior to the parade.

The Catholic teachers union marched in the parade with a blue banner displaying their name. Some held signs that read: “Proud to be a Catholic teacher.”

Teresa Pierre, president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), called OECTA's participation in the pro-homosexual event — in which an estimated 12,000 people marched — a “low point in the life of the Church in Ontario" on account of the parade promoting what she called “lewd behaviour, gay marriage, and lifestyles which are not chaste.  (more...)

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