Tel: 604 514-1614 ~ Fax: 604 514-1669
February 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Culture Guard files formal complaint
to VSB about Out In Schools program
VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2012 (Culture Guard) — Kari Simpson, president of Culture Guard, filed a formal complaint this morning with the Vancouver Board of School on behalf of concerned Vancouver parents, after VSB Chair Patti Bacchus claimed at the last public Board meeting to have “no knowledge” of complaints about the Board-endorsed “Out In Schools” program.
Mrs. Simpson said she wasn’t surprised by Ms. Bacchus’s claims of ignorance: “Ms. Bacchus admitted, at that meeting, to endorsing the notorious Out In Schools program without knowing anything about it.”
Kari Simpson further states: “It appears that Ms. Bacchus is comfortable operating in a vacuum—devoid of knowing what is really transpiring in the classrooms of the Vancouver School District. Clearly, she has abdicated her duty to be the guardian of the public’s trust, and has placed the health and well-being of students in harm’s way.”
The filed complaint states: “The Vancouver Board of School Trustees (VSB), by endorsing the OIS program and allowing it to be advertised, published and taught in the classrooms and/or other facilities of the Vancouver Public School District, is complicit in distributing false, dangerous and misleading information to students and parents—thus endangering the health and well-being of children, and breaching the public’s trust.”
The complaint then identifies many of the more obvious failings of the program, including the goal of encouraging students to call people names by using hateful terms like “homophobe”.
Simpson goes on to say that parents will be horrified when they find out who is “sponsoring” this program in Vancouver schools. These sponsors include a “queer” sex festival and XTRA!—a division of a so-called “not-for-profit” publishing company called Pink Triangle Press, that operates (among other lucrative ventures) a casual homosexual “hook-up” site called “Squirt”.
The Out In Schools program has been able to operate under the public radar by claiming to be an “anti-bullying” program. Thus misrepresenting the goals of the program, it also made false claims that the resource had been sent to the Ministry of Education for approval, this assertion has been proved to be a lie. The VSB and the sponsoring teachers have also failed to inform parents that sex activists like Jen “Jenderf**k” Sung were “educating” their children.
The complaint sent to the Vancouver Board of School Trustees follows this release.
For more information on OIS, watch the two-part video presentations, updates, and a letter that remains unanswered by Ross Johnstone, OIS program director; all are available at www.cultureguard.com Warning: the videos contain graphic content not suitable for minors.
Contact: Kari Simpson
telephone: 604 514-1614
Tel: 604 514-1614 ~ Fax: 604 514-1669
Vancouver Board of School Trustees
C/O Vancouver School Board
1580 West Broadway
February 15, 2012
Re: Out In Schools
Attention: Board of School Trustees SD No. 39
Complaint to the Vancouver Board of School Trustees
I, Kari Simpson, President of Culture Guard, make this formal complaint on behalf of Vancouver parents and tax-payers who have fulsome knowledge and concerns about the Out In Schools (“OIS”) program.
The Vancouver Board of School Trustees (VSB), by endorsing the OIS program and allowing it to be advertised, published and taught in the classrooms and/or other facilities of the Vancouver Public School District, is complicit in distributing false and misleading information to students and parents—thus endangering the health and well-being of children, and breaching the public’s trust.
The Preamble of the School Act states:
WHEREAS it is the goal of a democratic society to ensure that all its members receive an education that enables them to become literate, personally fulfilled and publicly useful, thereby increasing the strength and contributions to the health and stability of that society;
AND WHEREAS the purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable all learners to become literate, to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a
healthy, democratic and pluralistic society and a prosperous and sustainable economy;
But by engaging in the aforementioned conduct, the Vancouver School Board has acted contrary to the lawful mandate given to the Vancouver School District, and in violation of the spirit, purposes and goals of the BC public education system as established in law.
Further, Section 76 (2) of the School Act requires that “the highest morality” must be inculcated, but no religious dogma or creed is to be taught in a school or Provincial school. The OIS program, and its affiliated contests and goals, breaches Section 76 (2).
Part 1: False and misleading information to parents and students
The Vancouver Board of School Trustees has engaged, whether wittingly or not, in scamming parents and students by facilitating a program that has been falsely marketed to stakeholders.
Specifically that –
a) the OIS program has been presented as an “anti-bullying” program, which it is not;
b) the OIS goal has been alleged to be to “reduce” instances of bullying, but officers of OIS have stated other goals;
c) the OIS program was alleged to have been sent for approval, or approved by the Ministry of Education—neither of which is true;
d) the OIS program was presented as “age-appropriate”;
e) the OIS program is purportedly in compliance with the VSB policies on discrimination, but violates them;
f) the OIS program is presumed to be in compliance with the BC Human Rights Act, but it is not;
g) the OIS program and sponsoring teachers are purported to be in compliance with the BCTF code of Conduct, but they repeatedly violate it.
Part 2: Endangering the health and well-being of children
The Vancouver Board of School Trustees have recklessly breached their responsibility and duty to be guardians of the public’s trust and to protect the health and best interests of minor children, by failing to perform their due diligence in properly researching a program that actually involves the promotion and celebration of dangerous sexual practices. Further, by failing to have full knowledge about this program—a program rooted in political rhetoric, false information, and militant sex activism—the VSB has facilitated a gateway to give access to minors by sex activists, for the purpose of luring and exposing them to sexually explicit material and sexual practices known to be harmful.
Specifically that –
a) By promoting, hosting and endorsing the OIS program—a program that lures and facilitates minor students into being tricked, seduced (by “prizes”!) or scammed into attending sexualized pornographic environments under the guise of an “awards” party—the VSB is complicit in corrupting the morals of minors, and violating the trust of parents.
b) By promoting, hosting and endorsing the OIS program—a program that lures and facilitates minor students into being tricked, seduced (by “prizes”!) or scammed into attending sexualized pornographic environments under the guise of an “awards” party, the VSB has violated the public’s trust.
c) By failing to advise parents, after being informed that students were encouraged and invited to play sex games at an event publicized by OIS program via the VSB, the Board exacerbates the harm.
d) By failing to advise parents that students were possibly exposed to terms that approve of dangerous sexual practices—terms like “rimming”, “butt pirate” and other dangerous sexual acts—the VSB is failing to reduce the harm that could come to students, and is in contravention of the lawful requirements of the School Act for promoting a healthy society.
e) By promoting, hosting and endorsing the OIS program, the VSB has knowingly (or ought to have known) that minor students would be exposed to information that creates an environment of discrimination, hatred and contempt for individuals whose religious beliefs and/or cultural values and/or fact-based commonsense requires a refusal to “celebrate” sex activism or sex activist politics within the schools. These facts contravene the lawful requirement of the School Act that the VSB enable students to “…acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy, democratic and pluralistic society…”
f) The OIS program cultivates hatred and contempt for students, teachers, other individuals and groups who are opposed to sex activist propaganda. These include groups and individuals whose convictions are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as groups and individuals who are factually informed of the medical, psychological and societal consequences of dangerous sexual acts and other behaviours that include, but are not limited to sodomy, drug use and promiscuous sexual practices and/or other sexual practices that result in harm; e.g.: multiple partner fellatio (blow jobs) among homosexual males has led to throat cancer at levels higher than lung cancer in smokers.
g) That by engaging and indoctrinating minors in propagandist material, exemplified by the VSB’s endorsement and use of the OIS program and other similar material, the VSB is failing to educate students as to the serious implications to the health of individuals (and the obscene costs to our economy) that are a direct result of sexual promiscuity, and the VSB’s requirement of staff and students to “celebrate” these practices among identifiable groups. This violates the legislated mandate of the public schools.
h) Further, by lying to students about the proven health consequences associated with these acts, as documented by the Centres for Disease Control (and both provincial and federal budgets), the VSB is failing to achieve the established goals of fostering “socially responsible” and “informed” citizens. This failure contravenes the lawful requirement that the VSB ensure that students acquire the necessary knowledge to be a positive contributor to a healthy and sustainable economy.
i) By failing to advise parents of the true facts associated with their children’s attendance and involvement in the OIS program—and the ensuing sex party—the VSB fails to mitigate the harm. Students and parents deserve the truth.
j) Trustees approved the OIS program, relying on unidentified Pride Committee members and/or unidentified staff to determine the alleged appropriateness of a program which was in fact designed to foster values and views that conflict with and undermine the Charter-protected cultural and moral values of important stakeholders.
Part 3: Cultivating ignorance (and ignorant bullies)
The OIS program provides obvious clues that it is unsuitable for school use. The words “homophobia”, “homophobe”, “homophobic” and other similar words are used in conjunction with sex activist propaganda; this cultivates harm, hurt and contempt for individuals and/or groups who oppose the propagation of false and misleading information and/or the promotion and “celebration” of the medically harmful sexual practices and diseases typically associated with sodomy and/or other promiscuous sexual behaviours. The OIS program, as presented, violates the BC Human Rights Code by including words and actions that discriminate against identifiable groups based on their religious beliefs; and also discriminate based on age, race and ethnic background.
a) The OIS program relies on the repeated use of slurs, such as “homophobia”, “homophobe”, homophobic” and “heterosexist” to demean, demoralize and to cultivate contempt and hatred for Charter-protected groups opposed to homosexual behaviours. These terms violate the spirit and letter of the law; the School Act demands the cultivation of a pluralistic society. The courts have held that the school must protect all students, including those whose religious beliefs oppose homosexuality and students whose fact-based commonsense and well-informed knowledge militate against accepting sex activist propaganda.
b) The OIS program relies on the repeated use of slurs, namely “homophobia”, “homophobe”, and “homophobic” to demean, demoralize and to cultivate contempt and hatred for individuals and/or groups who seek factual discourse on the politics of sex activism.
c) The OIS program relies on the repeated use of slurs, namely “homophobia”, “homophobe”, homophobic” to demean, demoralize and to cultivate contempt and hatred for medical and/or psychological professionals who seek to provide factual research on issues relating to homosexuality and other issues related to sexual identity.
d) The videos used in the OIS program promote hatred and contempt for those who oppose the abuse of children by indoctrinating them with false and misleading information. Further, encourage the use of slurs to demean others.
e) That one of the videos used, distributed and shown in OIS presentations, Peking Turkey, incites contempt for an identifiable group by mocking Chinese-Canadian culture.
f) That a number of the videos seemingly approve of sex activists’ bully tactics, used to make individuals accept them. In one video, a frail 91-year-old man is bullied by a relative into “accepting” her lesbian “identity”. The man dies before the film is finished; but any objective observer would be horrified at the tactics used—and seemingly approved of—by these activists.
g) The OIS’ own promotional videos, published on their website, feature young students resorting to being “bullies” against other students; this behaviour is presented as being acceptable.
Part 4: Partnering up
Unbeknown to parents, the VSB is facilitating the for-profit interests of money-making business endeavours to recruit minor children as future consumers.
Specifically that -
a) The VSB is allowing children to be used as a captive audience in a number of for-profit marketing schemes associated with the OIS program.
b) The VSB has failed to inform parents that their children are being exposed to marketing schemes that seek to recruit a new generation of sex-based consumerism. By endorsing the OIS program, the VSB is “partnering up” with other OIS-sponsoring partners, including XTRA!, a publication owned and operated by Pink Triangle Press, a so-called “non-profit” society, whose mission statement reads in part:
‘Set love free’—We honour lust and seek a world where sex is valued as a human trait, no more no less than any other, and all are free and equal, no matter whom they love.
c) The VSB has failed to inform parents that, in keeping with their mission statement of honouring “lust”, this “non-profit” organization (functioning like a for-profit corporation, except for not having to pay taxes) also operates—as one of many possible examples—a lucrative casual homosexual sex “hook-up” site called “SQUIRT”; and that students are introduced to this profitable marketing strategy through the OIS program, contests and associated parties.
d) The VSB has failed to disclose to parents that XTRA! is also a sponsor of the Queer Film Festival, and has recently ramped-up their public endorsements of OIS, thus integrating themselves deeper into the OIS program—and the influencing of students as a direct result thereof.
e) The VSB has failed to inform parents that the VSB facilitated the use of students as a test market for a new “Dirty, Silly Drinking game” called Lesbian Debauchery during a party that is hosted by OIS and in conjunction with the queer sex festival.
f) Parents have a right to know that the OIS program is a school-based marketing tool for sex consumerism; the VSB has failed to so inform them.
Part 5: Remedy –
1) That a moratorium be placed immediately on any use of the Out In Schools program in schools or on school property;
2) That parents be notified forthwith that the VSB has failed to advise them of the true nature of this program; specifically that:
a) a moratorium be placed immediately on any use of the Out In Schools) the OIS program is a political indoctrination tool;
b) their children may have been exposed to a false understanding of issues involved in homosexuality;
c) that children were exposed to hate slurs like “homophobe” and “homophobia” as being acceptable, contrary to Charter of Rights, and contrary to policies of mutual acceptance made by the VSB and the BC Human Rights Code;
d) their children may have accessed, through a VSB-approved “youth-link”, a site featuring a hard-core homosexual porn;
e) minor students may have accessed, while researching the OIS program information and the PSA contest rules, information about the Queer Film Festival and the pornographic films associated with that sex festival. These films contained promotional information and material linked to hard-core homosexual porn, violent sex, sex with dead people (necrophilia), sex with animals (bestiality) and other graphic sexual depictions that are unacceptable for minors and unlawful;
f) their children may have been taught to believe that the use of slurs promoted by this program is acceptable;
g) their children may have acquired a false understanding of the dangerous health issues related to homosexuality;
h) their children may have been given a false knowledge base relating to homosexuality, transgenderism and other issues purported to be related to sexual identity.
3) That the Board of School Trustees issues an apology to parents and students for failing to protect their interests.
4) And other provisions to be agreed upon.
Failure to place an immediate moratorium on the OIS program will result in legal action. Further, the failings of this program are not limited to the information contained herein.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of Vancouver parents, students and stakeholders,
Kari D. Simpson
President, Culture Guard