Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

Needles litter children's playground

As many people already know, I am running for Trustee of the Vancouver Board of Education in the 2018 municipal election. If elected, I will support initiatives prioritizing spending inside the classroom. I'll advocate for safe and inclusive neighbourhood schools so learners can receive an excellent, equitable education. I commit to engage with all stakeholders … Continue reading Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

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I was "disappointed" to come across a position today by Glenn Schaeffer of the Lutheran Church of Canada in support of conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy. This is the practice of trying to change the sexuality or gender identity of people. In a recent CBC article, I learned that the Lutheran Church of Canada … Continue reading Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

When Love Wins — Discover

Sahitya Poonacha reacts to the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision to decriminalize gay sex: “Society still has a long way to go, but now with the court on love’s side, it gives the confidence to the people who are afraid.” via When Love Wins — Discover

A diversity flag for faith could address supremacists

Inclusion is for everyone - except those who oppress others. If faith needs its own pride flag, let's ask for design ideas from people of faith that have not oppressed others.

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Jordan Peterson and Jared Brown's alarmist assertions [1] someone could face jail for using the wrong pronouns for somebody has a far simpler answer thanks to Ockham's razor and our laws: Just let the employee go. William of Ockham was a 14th century philosopher whose central principle was simplicity. Now known as “Ockham’s Razor”,  it urges us to … Continue reading Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Time for Barry Newfeld to go.

    The Chilliwack School Board has officially asked Barry Neufeld to resign, finally. The trustees voted to act in-camera under mounting pressure after Neufeld initiated a bully campaign against  President of the District Parent Advisory Council of Chilliwack Justine Hodge that resulted in the parent volunteer to be bombarded by hateful and threatening messages from … Continue reading Time for Barry Newfeld to go.

Don’t trick the customer

Ken Zucker's Gender Identity Clinic was found to be out of step with modern practices, to listen too much to the desires of the parents over the needs of the child, to be inconsistent in the treatments of clients, to use criteria that raised alarm with the investigators, and to not seek the required consent of clients it used in its research. It was closed.