Alberta’s New Law
According to Bill 24, which is the gateway to introducing the “sexual revolution” agenda, it is school teachers, not parents, who have the responsibility to teach morals, ethics and life principles to children.
God’s Old Law
This is in direct opposition to what God has clearly stated thousands of years ago when He gave His people His Ten Commandments. The fifth one focuses on children, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NIV)
The apostle Paul quotes this command with this introduction: “Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you.” Ephesians 6:1 (TLB)
Responsibilities of Parents
Parents are the focus of another command, “You must think constantly about these commandments I am giving you today. You must teach them to your children and talk about them when you are at home or out for a walk; at bedtime and the first thing in the morning.”
Solomon restates this command, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9 (NIV).
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
The New Testament has dozens of references making it super-clear that God holds parents responsible to teach their children about Him, His standards of morality and ethics, and to train them in life-skills.
The apostle Paul even instructs fathers to be careful how they instruct their children. “Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” Ephesians 6:4 (MSG). “Fathers, don’t scold your children so much that they become discouraged and quite trying.” Colossians 3:21 (TLB).
Bill 24 Contradicts the Bible
The Scriptures are clear, God made parents responsible to teach their children. Bill 24, however, contradicts the Bible and says the government, not parents, is responsible to teach their children.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
For many centuries nations around the world have codified laws similar to God’s Ten Commandments, against adultery, murder, theft, lying, and dishonouring parents.
It is no wonder then that the rights of parents for the education of their children is upheld by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 14 states in Article 26(3) “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”
Bill 24 takes away this right.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Canada is a signatory, states in Article 18(4): The States/Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions.
Bill 24 disrespects this parental liberty.
Alberta Bill of Rights
The Alberta Bill of Rights, establishes “the right of parents to make informed decisions respecting the education of their children” as a human right and a fundamental freedom in Alberta.
Bill 24 takes away this right and freedom.
Alberta Family Law Act
The Alberta Family Law Act Section 21(4) states that “…each guardian/parent is entitled to be informed of and consulted about and to make all significant decisions affecting the child in the exercise of the powers and responsibilities of guardianship…”
Bill 24 takes away this right.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms calls the following freedoms “fundamental” freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of expression; freedom of peaceful assembly’ and freedom of association.
The Purpose of Bill 24
Bill 24, however, applies to all schools—public, and independent— and compels even religious parents and religious schools to create, establish and facilitate gay-straight sex clubs, even though these clubs and activities are profoundly hostile to the religious views of all major world religions and transgress the fundamental freedoms of Canadians.
Bill 24 opens the door to rewriting the school curriculum to promote “progressive education”, a 1950’s term that has become the code word for the “sexual revolution”. The curriculum demonstrates and promotes experimenting with multiple forms of experiencing sex, insisting that sexual activities are merely physical acts, which, when consensual, are completely free of any moral or ethical restraints.
Currently when sex or religion is being taught in public school classrooms, parents have the right to be notified and arrange to have their children opt out of the class.
The Alberta Teachers Association has stated it wants this right scrapped.
Bill 24 allows no child to opt out of any school-based activities where LGBTQ is the subject.
The Court Case
On Friday June 8, a judge will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of Bill 24.
Please pray that Bill 24 will be identified for what it is, unconstitutional.