In 2010 Steve Tourloukis, a Canadian father of two, requested prior notification when his children, aged four and six, were to be taught about homosexuality, LGBTIQ issues and abortion in the classroom. The school denied Toutloukis’ request suggesting it was mandatory that his children be educated, or reeducated, on these issues.
What followed was a seven year battle with the public school board, the Elementary Teacher’s Union, and lesbian, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government.
According to Life Site News, “Tourloukis made it clear in his 2012 legal challenge he did not object to his children being taught facts, or to discussions and opinions by classmates on these subjects. But he did object to teachers, who are authority figures, making ‘value judgments’ in class, such as presenting homosexuality as natural, or abortion as morally acceptable.”
Kate Hughes, lawyer for the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario argued that teachers are actually mandated by law to advocate homosexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism and queerness throughout the curriculum. Further, they are to teach children not just to “tolerate” the LGBTIQ lifestyle, but to “honour, respect” and “celebrate it.”
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life Coalition’s senior political strategist, called this “a brazen, unashamed admission that indoctrination was the goal.”