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TORONTO - An astounding link on the Toronto District School Board website which entices children to experiment sexually with vegetables has a Christian group calling for a criminal investigation.
It has a lot of others vexed, perplexed and scratching their heads. Who is behind the school board’s curtain pulling these curious strings?
In the interest of protecting children, an outraged Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College, has written Attorney General John Gerretsen and does not hold back on his animus and disgust.
“The TDSB — through its website — is corrupting Ontario’s children with extraordinary explicit instruction,” wrote McVety in a letter sent Wednesday. “It is the responsibility of the Ontario government to protect our children. According to Section 172 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it is an indictable offence to ‘endanger the morals of the child.’”
Not one adult — no matter how liberal — I spoke with Wednesday seemed to have any background, knowledge, experience or reference point concerning sex with vegetables.
Yet, on the TDSB site, you will find — under the heading Coalition for Positive Sexuality — a link called “Just Say Yes, pro sex” which champions encounters with vegetables and other experimental options.
“Most of us learn that our bodies, and our sex, are things to be ashamed of,” states the link. “Most of us learn that sex means a man on top of a woman, and that the only other choice is abstinence. But sex can be lots of things ... women have sex with women, men have sex with men, women have sex with men — and sometimes the best sex is with yourself!”
It then says: “There are lots of safe and fun ways to get off, which you probably won’t learn in school ... don’t feel like you have to do everything on this page, but don’t feel like anything is automatically off limits either.”
It describes how an individual “could suck, kiss, touch, bite, fondle, nibble, squeeze and lick someone’s body, nipples, calves, toes, neck” and other areas. It talks of masturbation in front of the mirror, acting out fantasies and using sex toys.
It was already way over the top to find a link like this on the TDSB website. But it’s the next passage that caught the eye of the eagle-eyed Blazing Cat Fur blogspot that has McVety and others concerned.
“Play with your own or someone else’s a-- or vagina, put your fingers, dildoes, vegetables, or butt plugs into them,” is what it states.
McVety makes the excellent point if any of these things were repeated by an adult on a TDSB school grounds the police would be called in immediately.
“Teaching our children to sexually experiment (or) ‘play with your own or someone else’s a-- or vagina, put your fingers, dildoes, vegetables or butt plugs into them’ most certainly endangers children,” wrote McVety. “On behalf of our 100,000 members and other like-minded parents, I am calling on you, the Attorney General of Ontario, to commence criminal proceedings against the Toronto District School Board.”
The TDSB has a number of links on its “Equitable and Inclusive Schools Students, Parent and Community” webpage intended for students, teachers and classroom studies.
At the top of the page, it states: “The following websites contain interesting facts, historical events, people profiles, and other items that may be useful in preparing lessons and planning events for your classroom and school.”
There are links to a number of public health, gay and lesbian, transgendered and other sites, including the link to the Coalition for Positive Sexuality (www.positive.org). The coalition is described as “a grassroots, activist organization that provides teens with candid sex-education materials.”
TDSB Director Chris Spence did not respond to a request for an interview. However a board spokesman released a statement which said: “To be clear, these links are not part of the curriculum or taught in the classroom. What is taught in the classroom is guided by the Ontario curriculum and OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association).
“The intent behind this page of resources was to provide sexual health information that’s not covered as part of the curriculum for those that are interested. We will review links that people express concerns about.”
So, for now at least, the sex with vegetables link stays connected to the TDSB website.
“It’s crude, vulgar, corrupting kids and the police should be brought in,” insisted McVety.