Family

10 Jun 2008 Resources from Parliament

Resources from Canada's Parliament The Parliament of Canada website has many Learning Strategies and resources relating to Canadian politics. Click here for a list of programs and products directed towards four different age groups. And click here for a wealth of background resources and information on Parliament.Here is a list of some lesson plans and resources, directed towards high school students:Model ParliamentSetting the Agenda: A typical day in the life of a MP or Senator Special Parliamentary Committee SimulationAll Candidates Election Forum Voter Apathy Among Young VotersVoting That CountsClick here...

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27 Mar 2008 “Resist, counter and protest”

VANCOUVER, March 22, 2008 [www.ccrl.ca] - The Catholic Civil Rights League will collaborate with other groups “to develop strategies that concerned parents can employ to passively and actively resist, counter and protest” the kind of instruction recommended by a new teachers’ manual, Making Space, Giving Voice. The statement was included in a letter to School Districts and District Parent Advisory Councils notifying them of the release of the League’s critique of Making Space, Giving Voice. The Ministry of Education manual explains how K-12 students will be introduced to “the full range of gender identity and sexual orientation.” The manual was designed to fulfil the Corren Agreement, a private contract between the Ministry and two homosexual activists.
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10 Jan 2008 Can a word be murdered?: Committing verbicide against “family”

by Michael Wagner People think and communicate through language, and each language uses words with particular meanings. Thus words are important tools in thinking and communicating. As George Orwell so famously pointed out decades ago, it’s possible to channel people’s thoughts by manipulating the words they use. Thoughts can be restricted if words are not available to carry certain “forbidden” meanings. How can you think about something if you don’t have any words to represent that something?
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09 Jan 2008 The Slippery Slope towards Polygamy

Why should Christians oppose polygamy if even the patriarch Abraham, the father of all believers, practiced it?by Johan D. Tangelder* In our Canadian society common sense is in short supply. Perhaps this new century will go down in Canadian history as the age of uncommon nonsense. How else can we describe the latest developments? Marriage and family-relations professionals have come to extol "alternative lifestyles." Textbooks that used to be entitled Marriage and the Family are now entitled Intimate Relationships or the all-inclusive Families. Abnormal behavior has taken on the appearance of the normal.
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09 Jan 2008 The Divorce Law Disaster

By Michael Wagner             Long before the same-sex marriage controversy, heterosexuals were demeaning and degrading the institution of marriage by frequently abandoning the commitment it is supposed to entail. The rate of divorce has risen dramatically since the 1960s due to social change that emphasized individual desires over faithfulness to duties. Making divorce easier was supposed to lead to greater happiness because people would no longer be trapped in loveless and uncaring marital relationships. But, in fact, the dramatic increase in divorce has led to severe social problems and unhappiness.
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27 Dec 2007 What is it like to plan to teach Ministry of Education curricula Christianly?

By Derek Stoffels Teachers’ have a moral and legal obligation to teach the designated content in each course’s curriculum document. For many courses the government dictates quite specifically the things that you must teach. Fortunately what they don’t usually dictate is the perspective you approach the material from. In this article I will try to give you a bit of a glimpse into a teacher’s life as they grapple with teaching a particular learning outcome or theme.
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12 Dec 2007 Four Stupid Arguments Against Gay Marriage… and one good one!

by Jon Dykstra(originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Reformed Perspective and was the winner of the 2004 Word Guild award for Best Feature article) When a Christian politician asked me to write a brochure defending traditional Marriage I thought it would be an easy task – something I could complete in a couple of hours. Three weeks later I still wasn’t finished. The problem was every time I found a good argument defending traditional Marriage I discovered that a gay marriage advocate had come up with an even better rebuttal. My favorite Christian columnists weren’t doing any better. They were fixated on a mere handful of arguments, all of which initially seemed convincing, but ultimately none of them measured up. For example: “Marriage has been this way for thousands of years, so why change it now?”
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12 Dec 2007 BC Corren Agreement

Comments on the proposed Social Justice 12 Curriculumby Rod Taylor [CHP Skeena-Bulkley Valley]Background: the BC Ministry of Education, in cooperation with Attorney General Wally Oppal, made a deal with two homosexual teachers (Corren and Corren), which gave the two men unprecedented influence over the development of new curricula for use in BC schools. The following commentary points out several obvious problem passages for family-values advocates.The following comments on the proposed Social Justice 12 “Integrated Resource Package” (Curriculum) are merely specific points in regard to this blatant attempt by the BC government to introduce significant philosophical changes to current public school curricula.
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26 Oct 2007 It’s Time for a Royal Commission on the Family

By Mark Penninga “Married people outnumbered for the first time” rang out a recent CBC news headline. The story came in response to Statistics Canada releasing its survey of the Canadian family. That survey revealed that for the first time ever in this country, unmarried people over the age of 15 outnumber those who are married. Some other findings were that: - For the first time ever there are more families without children than with children. - There are 1.4...

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