WINDSOR, Ontario, February 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — An Ontario public school board voted last week to force all its elementary schools to fly the pro-homosexual rainbow “pride” flag for at least a week in June.
Greater Essex County District School Board voted nine to one for the motion introduced by vice-chair Julia Burgess, who says flying the rainbow flag during “Pride Month” will show homosexual children the school board supports them, reported the Windsor Star.
“When you’re in elementary school, and you’re just coming into adolescence, it’s a very vulnerable time…You may not have a lot of peers like you. The Pride flag tells them we have their back,” Burgess said.
“This is a commitment to run it up a flagpole,” she said at Tuesday’s board meeting. “It’s a statement that we are going to recognize we’re a diverse, safe, welcoming board.”
The board’s office and high schools have flown the rainbow flag during “pride” month since 2016, reported the Windsor Star.
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The lone trustee who opposed the motion, Linda Qin, said schools should be “ideologically neutral” and the board should “be careful to protect all other parents’ feelings,” it reported. Continue reading here