A Position Paper of British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life on Surrey School District “Regulation 9410.2

A Position Paper of British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life on Surrey School District “Regulation 9410.2 on Sexual Orientation and Gender  Identity”

This position paper is presented to the Board of School Trustees of School District Number 36 in British Columbia in support of a petition regarding “Regulation 9410.2: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.” 1 Respectfully acknowledging the very important role given to school trustees by the province of British Columbia, we ask that Surrey School Board consider this position paper with a willingness to consider the points made, even though they embody criticism of the actions of the Board. Continue reading

Pro-Family Group Asks Surrey Board to Rescind Regulation and Initiate Discussion [BCPTL News Release]

       British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life

 Box 45531 Sunnyside Post Office, 2397 King George Boulevard,
Surrey, B. C., Canada  V4A 9N3
Phone (voice & fax):  (604) 512-9594
Web site:  www.bcptl.org
E-mail:  bcpt4life@gmail.com

News Release (October 17, 2014) Continue reading

Transgender school trustee candidate hopes for a first in Surrey

Vancouver Sun,

SURREY — “I would always have my masculinity questioned because I wasn’t living up to standard.”

Those are the words of Newton resident Nicole Joliet, who hopes to win a seat on the Surrey school board as the first transgender trustee. Continue reading

Independent Christian School Threatened by Government over Lack of Imams in Classroom [U.K.]


Breitbart, by OLIVER LANE 20 Oct 2014
New rules intended to encourage “British Values” are being used to threaten a Christian school with closure because they have not invited an Imam to address the school assembly, reports a charity helping to defend them from the Department for Education. Continue reading

Sermons are ‘fair game’ in Houston – the real warning in the subpoena scandal

From republished article in LifeSiteNews.com  Oct 21, 2014

The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They have clearly not removed the scandal from their city, and from the administration of Mayor Annise Parker. As the mayor’s own comments make abundantly clear, she stands at the center of the scandal. Continue reading

Stop teaching sex education in schools, MP says [U.K.]

ITV report, 21 Oct, 2014

Stop teaching sex education in schools, MP says

Sex education should not be taught in schools, a Conservative MP has argued.

Philip Davies made the argument in the House of Commons today.

Philip Davies made the argument in the House of Commons today. Credit: ITV News

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, said the classes had failed and instead parents should be responsible for teaching their children about sex and relationships. Continue reading

Newly-Listed Educational Resource: “Maths Doctor”

A reader in the United Kingdom has very kindly brought to our attention this free resource which she recommends.  She writes, “My daughter Chloe has been using a great resource for GCSE and A level maths teachers and pupils here [and she gives the link].
We publish this link for the information of teachers and home-schooling parents.  The resource is called “Maths Doctor,” and it is found at www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/resources/  .   We are adding it to our list of “Educational Resources for Parents” at  http://www.bcptl.org/?p=1775.

We encourage teachers and parents to let us know of on-line resources that have helped their students or children.  We hope to pass on information of this kind to our readers.

Christian job applicant ‘attacked’


Trinity Western grad ‘attacked’ for being Christian in job rejection

Bethany Paquette had applied to work in Canada’s North for Amaruk Wilderness Corp.

By Natalie Clancy, CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2014 4:00 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2014 11:04 AM PT

Christian job applicant 'attacked'


A Trinity Western University graduate says she was “attacked” over her religion by a Norwegian wilderness tourism company, just for applying for a job.

Bethany Paquette claims her application to work in Canada’s North for Amaruk Wilderness Corp. was rejected because she’s Christian. Continue reading

Opinion: Private schools are not subsidized


“The construction of narratives,” the late Neil Postman wrote, “is a major business of our species.” The New York cultural critic, writing in a 2000 book, mused about how difficult it was to move people from myths to facts.

Skip ahead to the 21st century, and a myth that needs an empirical reality check: Taxpayers subsidize private schools. Continue reading