Students outraged over banned washroom breaks

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Students outraged over banned washroom breaks

Historically washroom breaks have been an excuse for some students to get out of class.

Michael Power – St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke believes they have the perfect solution: banning washroom breaks during class time.

Now, students are raising questions about their personal privacy.

According to Grade 12 student Paul, it’s like being in “JK all over again.”

“In order for us to go to the washroom and be let out of class, we have to call down someone (to the class) to escort us to the washroom.”

In an email the Toronto Catholic District School Board confirms, “In some instances, students may have been accompanied by admin staff to the washroom as part of the regular monitoring of hallways to ensure that students do not miss out on class time.” They go on to say, “Staff are being asked to monitor the length of time the student is absent.”

The students CityNews spoke with confirm faculty are escorting students to the washroom but not into the washroom to the best of their knowledge. However, Grade 11 student Juliano says it still makes him feel “uncomfortable.”

“I don’t want someone watching me and knowing how long I take in the washroom or how long I’m there,” he said. “It’s just weird.”

Grade 12 student Silvia calls the washroom protocol “embarrassing,” going on to say that if students want to waste time going to the washroom instead of spending it in class learning, “it’s their own loss wasting their time.”

Ontario’s education Minister Mitzi Hunter weighed in, noting the school climate is something that is “extremely important.”

“We want every student that walks into the school to feel safe and included and that they belong in that school and that includes that the students voice is heard. So in this specific incident it’s important that the educators listen to the student voice.”

Human rights lawyer Caryma Sa’d told CityNews there are issues with the school’s policy.

“In my view, it’s treading in the territory of violation or privacy and human dignity to be watched, monitored or timed when using the washroom,” she said. “Or to even need to seek permission in the first place.”

 

Elderly Christian Woman Told to Take Down ‘Offensive’ Bible Christmas Display, but She Refuses

An elderly Christian woman in Massachusetts who was told to take down the Bible verses she posted on her front door in the apartment complex she lives in has reportedly stood her ground and defended her religious freedom rights this Christmas.

The American Center for Law and Justice reported on Wednesday that the woman, who wasn’t named, put up Bible verses on her front door as others in the complex were putting up Christmas displays, but was told in a notice that she was violating federal law.

The tenant reached out to the ACLJ for help, with the law group sending a letter to the owner of the complex explaining that trying to force the woman to remove her Bible verses violates the Fair Housing Act.

“We demanded that the apartment complex rescind the notice, permit the religious display, and refrain from any harassment of and/or retaliation against our client for her religious speech. The apartment complex immediately complied,” the law group explained.

It added that the FHA makes it clear that people cannot be discriminated against because of their religion, and are allowed to put up religious items as part of decorations on their doors.

“In this case, the apartment complex indicated its intent to keep the complex ‘religion neutral,’ however, the result was, instead, hostility toward, and discrimination based on, religion,” the ACLJ added.

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/elderly-christian-woman-told-to-take-down-offensive-bible-christmas-display-but-she-refuses-210134/

Female Democratic Congress candidate drops out of race after she was accused of sexual harassment by a male colleague who ‘rejected her advances’

 

  • Andrea Ramsey is dropping out of a race for a Kansas Congressional seat 
  • Sexual harassment allegations raised against the 56-year-old resurfaced 
  • The 56-year-old claims the allegations, filed by Gary Funkhouser, are a lie
  • He claims he was fired because he wouldn’t have sex with Ramsey in 2005 
  • Funkhouser first filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2005 after he was fired
  • EEOC dismissed the allegations, so he brought the claim to a federal court
  • He and the employer, LabOne, reached a settlement in 2006 after mediation
  • Ramsey claims the employer was vindictive and says the allegations are only being brought up now for political purposes 
  • She got married 2006 but was single when the alleged harassment occurred

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5184399/Kansas-Democrat-drops-race-sex-harassment-suit.html#ixzz51NWewX2Y
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BREAKING: Canada won’t fund student summer jobs unless employers support abortion

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-canada-wont-fund-student-summer-jobs-unless-employers-demonstrate

 

OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn’t first sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender “rights.”

The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19, 2017.

In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that:

  • both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Conservative MP Brad Trost was first to publicly raise the alarm in a twitter and Facebook video in which he denounces the Liberals for discrimination.

“In practical terms, this means you have to be with the Liberal Party position on abortion, gay marriage, transgendered rights, all sorts of legislation in the House of Commons, otherwise you will be an ineligible employer for this program,” Trost said.

“That’s wrong, that’s discrimination.”

Canadians “are allowed to have different political beliefs than the government of the day and they shouldn’t have their funding be cut off because they disagree with the government,” he added.

“The second problem with this is it automatically excludes all faith-based organizations that are traditional on their values of human life and sexual morality. That includes millions and millions of Canadians,” Trost said.

 

The Liberal move has also been denounced by Campaign Life Coalition, which has launched a petition.

Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, excoriated the Trudeau Liberals for their blatant anti-Christian bias.

“This is a jaw-dropping act of discrimination against faith-based employers and non-profits. Although the Trudeau Liberals have signaled many times they have special contempt for Christians, this new policy requires a massive negative reaction from all faith-based communities in Canada – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, etc,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“More and more, Justin Trudeau is transforming the Liberal Party into a hate group against Christians. Just recently, the Liberals were scared off from his plan of eliminating the law that protected Church worship services from disruption. Now this. It’s abundantly clear the Trudeau Liberals hate Christians,” he added.

Non-profit groups, small businesses, and public sector employers can apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs program to create jobs for students from 15 to 30 years of age.

Formerly, it was up to individual MPs to assess and approve funding applications from groups in their ridings.

But Trudeau Liberals already decreed last year no Liberal MP could approve Canada Summer Job funding for pro-life groups. Moreover, Liberal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu said at the time through spokesman Matt Pascuzzo that she would change the program to make sure no pro-life group would be approved in the future.

“We have been unequivocal in our support for a woman’s fundamental right to choose,” Pascuzzo said then.

Alliance for Life Ontario and the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform were among pro-life groups cut off from Canada Student Job funding in 2017.

Pro-family leaders have warned Christians will face increasing economic and political pressure to conform to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual ideology, including the possibility of having to sign on to a declaration supporting human “rights,” such as abortion and homosexuality.

Fonseca echoed this.

“This is no minor tweak to a federal program. This is a ground-breaking first step on the inevitable path to raw totalitarianism and open persecution with the sanction of the state,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“Once the government implements this unconstitutional, anti-Christian policy, the next thing will be that the private sector will take it as permission to do the same thing,” Fonseca warned. “Perhaps first with supplier contracts. But eventually, private sector employees will be required to sign such a declaration which essentially, is a way of getting Christians to disavow their beliefs.”

Miss Iraq and her family forced to flee Iraq after getting death threats over her selfie with Miss Israel

“Miss Iraq forced to flee country over Instagram photo alongside Miss Israel,” by Benjamin Brown, Fox News, December 15, 2017:

So much for diplomacy by selfie.

Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, and her family had to flee their homeland after receiving death threats over a photo she posted online last month.

Why? Because Idan posed with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, at a Miss Universe International Beauty Pageant, the Times of Israel reported.

Idan came under fire for posting the photo to Instagram, captioned, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel,” in addition to modeling a bikini.

“The two of those things together caused a mess for her back home where people made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her (Miss Iraq) title, that they would kill her,” Adar Gandelsman told Israeli TV, the paper reported.

In another Instagram post, Idan apologized to those who thought the photo was “harmful to the Palestinian cause,” clarifying that it was not a political statement, but instead meant to “express hope and desire for peace between the two countries,” the paper reported.

She added, it “does not signal support for the government of Israel and does not mean I agree or accept its policies in the Arab homeland.”…

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/12/miss-iraq-and-her-family-have-to-flee-iraq-after-getting-death-threats-over-her-selfie-with-miss-israel