Chilliwack school trustee is facing heat online after a Facebook post of his which stated, among other things, that “allowing little children choose to change gender is nothing short of child abuse.”

On Monday, Barry Neufeld, who has been a school trustee with the district of Chilliwacksince 1992, said in the post that he could no longer sit on his hands and that it was “time to stand up and be counted.”

In the post which includes a meme of a father and son, and a mother and son, Neufeld takes issue with the decision by the former BC Liberal government to instigate a new curriculum “supposedly to combat bullying.”

But that curriculum, he charges, “quickly morphed into a weapon of propaganda to infuse every subject matter from K-12 with the latest fad: Gender theory.”

Neufeld writes that BC’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program “instructs children that gender is not biologically determined, but is a social construct.”

The SOGI curriculum recognizes that students have the right to identify their own gender themselves and their preferred gender pronoun. These protective measures are in line with the Human Rights Code of BC.

“Nothing short of child abuse”

The trustee continues by writing that “at the risk of being labelled a bigoted homophobe, I have to say that I support traditional family values and I agree with the College of paediatricians that allowing little children choose to change gender is nothing short of child abuse.”

Children in BC’s schools, he claims, “are being taught that heterosexual marriage is no longer the norm. Teachers must not refer to ‘boys and girls’ – they are merely ‘students’. They cannot refer to mothers and fathers either. (Increasing numbers of children are growing up in homes with same sex parents).”

Neufeld then adds that if this represents the values of Canadian society, count him out.

“I belong in a country like Russia, or Paraguay, which recently had the guts to stand up to these radical cultural nihilists,” he concludes.

Reaction to the post has been mixed with many calling out the long-time trustee for his attitude and imploring him to resign, while others praise him for taking the position he does.

At the time of writing, Neufeld’s post had been shared over 220 times. Here is the complete text of his post:

Okay, so I can no longer sit on my hands. I have to stand up and be counted. A few years ago, the Liberal minister of education instigated a new curriculum supposedly to combat bullying. But it quickly morphed into a weapon of propaganda to infuse every subject matter from K-12 with the latest fad: Gender theory. the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program instructs children that gender is not biologically determined, but is a social construct. At the risk of being labelled a bigoted homophobe, I have to say that I support traditional family values and I agree with the College of paediatricians that allowing little children choose to change gender is nothing short of child abuse. But now the BC Ministry of Education has embraced the LGBTQ lobby and is forcing this biologically absurd theory on children in our schools. Children are being taught that heterosexual marriage is no longer the norm. Teachers must not refer to “boys and girls” they are merely students. They cannot refer to mothers and fathers either. (Increasing numbers of children are growing up in homes with same sex parents) If this represents the values of Canadian society, count me out! I belong in a country like Russia, or Paraguay, which recently had the guts to stand up to these radical cultural nihilists.

Source: http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/abuse-trustee-chilliwack-neufeld-lgbtq