Lessons say a same-sex relationship is prohibited and sex is only permissible if it’s between and married man and woman.

David Eggen, the Canadian education minister, has sharply criticized the curriculum sent by Catholic schools of Alberta . The aim of Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta is to include church teachings within sexual education normally taught in the Alberta classrooms. The document states same-sex relations of sexual nature are not a part of the natural order ordained by God. The text further adds both gender and gender identity are always connected to the sex of the person concerned during birth.

According to the document submitted by Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta, the Catholic curriculum will not teach that consent is needed for sex. Instead, students will be taught that sex is possible when life is needed within the borders of marriage. The church will also not teach anything remotely about reproductive technologies. Only procedures that help in pregnancy as a consequence of sex will be mentioned.

The church will not teach Alberta students about birth control and anything about condoms. In fact, nothing about this subject will be taught at all. It will also be taught that same-sex attraction is permissible but the people must not engage in physical participation. Oral sex and anal sex are completely ignored. The action of sex, as per the church, is only for producing children and should be done solely within the confines of marriage. The issue of masturbation is not a part of the natural order as ordained by God.

The church will also not teach students about “gender identity” and the allied “gender.” It also follows that the Catholic establishment will not teach anything about gender fluidity and transgender people. The issue of pornography finds no mention except how harmful it is.

It's no wonder that Eggen's email stated that such a document is far away from being accepted. In an interview with a prominent media organization, the minister said that although his ministry accepts all kinds of suggestions on how to improve the existing curriculum, this particular proposal was never considered. Funding was not released as a consequence.

The Canadian minister's response is opposite to what Karl Germann, the president of Alberta's Council of Catholic School Superintendents. He said that they wanted to include the Catholic perspective into the Canadian school curriculum. He added that the Catholic organization does not mind if funding was not provided.


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