Writer feels columnist discouraging debate

Dear editor,

It was with great interest reading Amelia Naismith’s article in the September 21 issue of the Pipestone Flyer; however, just pondering the title, gave me a good indication of where she and those within the LGBTQA community stand on issues. That is, in promoting and forcing their agenda upon us all, without allowing those who may disagree with them, the right to have a voice.

Let’s just look at the title. “Gay-Straight Alliance privacy in schools needs no debate”. Are we to assume that we no longer live in a democratic society that allows all voices to be heard in order to come to a consensus on issues which would then allow a democratic vote to determine the direction we should go in or are we now living in a dictatorship? Let’s now look further at the sub-heading. “Human rights should come before parental rights”. Are we thus to assume that parents are not human and thus do not have the same rights as humans?

As a parent and a human, I would hope that we would all be concerned about all our children in schools and that they all have a safe environment to learn in. Those involved within the LGBTQA community will have you believe that they have that same concern. You see, they are concerned that a child may be privy to vulnerability, isolation, homelessness or potential for child abuse if they belong to a GSA, as Amelia states in her article. But are they concerned for all children. I have yet to read an article that says they do.

When the Progressive Conservatives were in power, they started with the bullying argument. Now that the NDP is in power and in support of the LGBTQA argument, it has been more open about gender identity and such. Don’t be mistaken! They are only concerned about those within the promotion of the LGBTQA agenda. Why? Let me give you some thoughts. Is it not possible that a child could come under the same harm or scrutiny from parents if they had bad marks? Maybe we should not tell the parents. What if a child did not make a sports team if their parents were very athletic when they went to school? Couldn’t that same harm come to them? There are many situations like this that could arise where potentially a child could be abused. But, is there any mention of that from those in the LGBTQA community? Never, as their agenda is only important.

There is one factor that really baffles me though in this. In this day and age, when our society is trying to open the doors for those in the LGBTQA community, those within the community are closing the doors themselves by hiding this issue so that parents do not have the rights to know. And, their using our children to foster their agenda.

George Chrunik, Wetaskiwin

Just Posted

Manluk Centre/ Impress
Manluk Centre re-opens to the public

Drop in and registered programs will be available; one-third facility capacity to be followed.

File photo
Leduc RCMP request assistance to identify armed robbery suspect

Leduc RCMP are looking for male responsible for an armed robbery at Super Car and RV Wash in Leduc.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney arrives at the 2021 budget in Edmonton on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

The premier says the lottery will offer three prizes worth $1 million a piece, as well as other prizes

The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer down to 119 active COVID-19 cases

Province identifies 179 new cases Saturday

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The federal government is announcing that Indigenous people can now apply to reclaim their names on passports and other government documents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous people can now reclaim traditional names on their passports and other ID

Announcement applies to all individuals of First Nations, Inuit and Métis background

This undated photo provided by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails shows a scout donating cookies to firefighters in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as part of the Hometown Heroes program. As the coronavirus pandemic wore into the spring selling season, many Girl Scout troops nixed their traditional cookie booths for safety reasons. That resulted in millions of boxes of unsold cookies. (Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails via AP)
Thinner Mints: Girl Scouts have millions of unsold cookies

Since majority of cookies are sold in-person, pandemic made the shortfall expected

In this artist’s sketch, Nathaniel Veltman makes a video court appearance in London, Ont., on June 10, 2021 as Justice of the Peace Robert Seneshen (top left) and lawyer Alayna Jay look on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Terror charges laid against London attack suspect

Crown says Nathaniel Veltman’s four counts of first-degree murder constitute an act of terrorism

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Most Read