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Vancouver -- British Columbia has introduced its new Grade 12 elective "Social Justice" course, which sees homosexuality promoted in B.C. schools as an "alternate lifestyle" equivalent and equal to real marriage. It is the first part of a larger, new Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum resulting from a human rights settlement between the provincial government and two homosexual activists.

The B.C. Human Rights Commission had previously ordered that homosexual partners Murray and Peter Corren be allowed to force the Education Ministry to accept their curriculum revisions and that parents not be allowed to remove their children from classes where these revisions are taught. Key "learning concepts" in the new Social Justice course include "ableism, ageism ageism Geriatrics A bias or belief that may be held by a health care provider that depression, forgetfulness, and other disorders are a normal part of aging and that older individuals will not benefit from treatment of mental disorders. Cf elderly. , anthropocentrism an·thro·po·cen·tric  
adj.
1. Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.

2. Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.
, consumerism, cultural imperialism, extremism, feminism, fundamentalism, heterosexism heterosexism Psychology The belief that heterosexual activities and institutions are better than those with a genderless or homosexual orientation. See Homophobia. , humanism, racism, sexism and speciesism spe·cies·ism  
n.
Human intolerance or discrimination on the basis of species, especially as manifested by cruelty to or exploitation of animals.



spe
." Heterosexism is defined as a "prejudice against homosexuals on the assumption that heterosexuality het·er·o·sex·u·al·i·ty
n.
Erotic attraction, predisposition, or sexual behavior between persons of the opposite sex.


heterosexuality 
 is the norm."

Sean Murphy, spokesman for the B.C. Catholic Civil Rights League, said the course may be used by teachers as a vehicle to turn students against the Catholic Church on the grounds that it violates human rights by opposing practices like abortion, contraception and homosexual conduct. The issue has sparked protest rallies by parents' groups concerned by the erosion of parental rights and the rights of religious people to protect their children from secularist indoctrination in·doc·tri·nate  
tr.v. in·doc·tri·nat·ed, in·doc·tri·nat·ing, in·doc·tri·nates
1. To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.

2.
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Title Annotation:Canada: Regional News
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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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