Out of Ontario’s 86 legislators, 63 voted in favor of Bill 89 or “The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017” on June 1.
The family is now only allowed to “direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.” The bill was introduced by Ontario’s minister of child and family services, Michael Coteau, who said, “I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently.” “If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops,” Coteau said as cited by Life Site News.
The petition argues that the new legislation only acknowledges the minors own “creed” or “religion,” which the appeal argues is a “direct assault” on Christian parents who reject LGBT ideology.
The president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), told Life Site News that she was “disappointed… not surprised” by the passing of the law.
Tanya Granic-Allen said the “liberals [in the Ontario government] have for years been pursuing their anti-parent and anti-family agenda and Bill 89 is the latest installment.”