Surrey school district spokesman Doug Strachan, left, said a class lesson simply helped students understand the attribute of open-mindedness but Kari Simpson, president of an organization called Culture Guard, maintains such public school lessons are reflecting a social-engineering agenda.

LETTERS: Readers say story about sexual orientation in schools was fair, balanced

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The Editor,

Re: “School lesson on pretending to be gay draws fire,” the Now-Leader, Oct. 6.

I just wanted to thank you and Tom Zytaruk, who covered the story about a class lesson in Surrey that told children to pretend they were gay in the interest of “open-mindedness.”

The story was balanced and unbiased. In a day of “fake” news and the pressures from the left, the other side of the story is rarely told. Doctors, psychologists, youth workers are all screaming to be heard. They are met with intimidation, threats and gag orders.

Bigger publications do not seem to have the guts or integrity to tell the truth. They have totally lost sight of their responsibility to society. This is why I rarely listen to the news anymore, but rather go to “alternative” news sources.

Thank you for the glimmer of hope you have given us that there are still newspapers like yours that will not bow to “political correctness.”

Rika Schell, Vancouver

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I just want to thank you and your editor for the article about SOGI. It takes courage to report on these topics honestly. Media in my city misquoted and skewed the conversation at our townhall meeting, but you managed to stay professional and balanced.

Geral Dreyer, Abbotsford

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Thank you for exposing what was going on in a Surrey school. Parents entrust their beloved children to educators. Teachers are well-respected by their students and parents.

However, there is not much respect shown on this trusted relationship in this case. Some teachers highjack the system and breach the trust.

Thank you so much for your honest report.

Colleen Howu, Richmond

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Thank you for reporting on the things that have been surreptitiously introduced into the education of the children of B.C. The more I read about it, the more that I am angered by this abuse of children. The things that children as young as five years are being introduced to is beyond belief. Thank you for doing the reporting and for having the courage to put your name to the article.

You have my respect!

Ken Hill, Surrey

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You have given your readers the opportunity to receive an honest account of a critical story unfolding in our local schools giving parents and taxpayers the opportunity to understand the devastating consequences and impact of this SOGI agenda approved for by the Ministry of Education and School Boards.

Your story gives parents the opportunity to be aware of the underhanded and deceptive insurgence of this political agenda into our schools with a clear assault against the family and a direct hit to parental rights.

Doug Strachan makes the comment, “I don’t know if it’s in other schools in the district.”

READ ALSO: Surrey school lesson telling kids to pretend to be gay draws fire

I must say that I find that highly suspect as the SOGI curriculum is being approved by the Surrey school district, to which he happens to be the spokesperson. As a parent it is critical to know what those, whom we have voted in and trusted with our most precious possession, are up to.

Either way, parents now have the ability to respond and react.

I must give a big shout-out to Kari Simpson, from Culture Guard, who has courageously stepped up to be an advocate for our children and fight for parental rights.

We all need to get involved with Parents United Canada and shut this agenda down.

We could not reach parents without great honest reporting such as your own.

Tanya Gaw, Surrey

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Thank you for the fair reporting in the article, “School lesson on pretending to be gay draws fire.” It was such an eye opener.

W. Livingstone, Abbotsford

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