Thousands of Canadian parents took part in last week’s 1 Million March 4 Children in cities across the country to demand better protections for children from LGBT ideology, indoctrination and sexualisation in public schools.
The Canadian Press reported: “Protestors accused schools of exposing young students to “gender ideology” and said parents have the right to know whether their children are questioning their gender identity. Counter-demonstrators accused protesters of importing United States culture wars into the country and trying to deny students important lessons about inclusion and respect for gender-diverse people.”
CBN News reports the theme of their protest was Leave Our Kids Alone. Toronto marcher Nathan MacMillan told CBC News he wanted to “support children and the importance to maintain their innocence,” voicing his concerns about gender curriculum and age-inappropriate books in schools.
“There’s a lot of political rhetoric going on right now about what’s happening in our schools. I think it’s important that we keep kids out of these important discussions that really are between parents and their children. Teachers and institutions, unions, big money, they shouldn’t be having these types of conversations with kids in such an overt fashion.”
The organisers of the marches insisted they were protesting against school boards and curriculums, not against LGBTQ people.
Police were needed to separate the marchers from much smaller groups of counter protestors.l
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the protests as “hate” and reiterated his support for the LGBT community. He tweeted: “We strongly condemn this hate and its manifestations, and we stand united in support of 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians across the country — you are valid and you are valued.”
Event organiser Kamel El-Cheik vowed “We’re just starting. September 20 will be Families and Kids Liberation Day. We will be relentless. We will be unapologetic. From Victoria, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa we will defend our children and parents’ rights at all costs. Remember, we are the powerful majority. We are one nation under God. God keep our land glorious and free.”
“We’re gonna bring Canadians together again because Canadians have been protesting from coast to coast organically. We brought together Protestant Christians and Catholics and evangelicals and Muslims and then they’re coming together to protect Canada’s kids. Isn’t that lovely?” Mr. El-Cheikh said.