‘Huge success’: Thousands of students absent from schools across Canada in protest of ‘Pride Month’

LifeSiteNews) — Thousands of students across Canada stayed home on June 1 to protest the promotion of “Pride Month” in the public education system, with one school missing 75 percent of its students, according to a top pro-family group. 

As Canadian schools celebrated the June 1 beginning of so-called “Pride Month,” thousands of students were absent nationwide, taking part in the first annual “National ‘Pride’ Flag Walk-Out Day” initiated by pro-life and pro-family organization Campaign Life Coalition (CLC).  

“The first ever National ‘Pride’ Flag Walk-Out Day was a huge success,” CLC’s director of political operations Jack Fonseca told LifeSiteNews. “The parent participation and student absence rates in many schools and parts of Canada was much higher than we had even dreamed of achieving.” 

“For instance, we’ve heard from local parents that Windsor, Ontario’s Northwood Public School saw 600 out of its 800 students stay home on June 1st. That’s a staggering 75% walk-out.” 

Mainstream media outlets have also reported mass absences. However, most schools have been reluctant to report exact numbers of the missing students

Mario Spagnuolo, local president of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, refused to give numbers but admitted to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that multiple schools experienced over 50 percent absence rates. 

Similarly, two Ottawa schools had over 60 percent of their students stay home, while nine other schools were missing over 40 percent of students.  

Schools in Oakville reported up to 30 percent of students staying home. While Toronto school officials were also unwilling to report numbers, they admitted to media that absences in some schools were “higher than normal” on June 1.  

In London, school officials also refused to disclose the numbers of absences but told the London Free Press that there were significant “absences in pockets of schools.” 

“We haven’t yet received reports from other provinces or cities, but we’re confident that a loud message was sent to school board officials there, too,” Fonseca asserted. “And that message is, ‘We don’t want schools indoctrinating our children with LGBT propaganda. Stop indoctrinating them. Start respecting our parental rights.’” 

He revealed that some parents plan to keep their children home from school for another week or even the whole month to protest the promotion of the LGBT agenda to children.  

“I think that’s a great idea, and CLC is encouraging parents across Canada to do the same,” Fonseca declared. “Let the woke educators and the woke school trustees know that you reject the LGBT lobby’s flag of conquest hanging over your children’s heads.” 

“By that empty desk, show them you refuse to accept the LGBT lobby’s claim of ownership on the heart, mind, and soul of your son, daughter, or grandchild,” he said.  

Canadians are increasingly standing up to LGBT activists and have experienced major victories in the past months. In May, hundreds of students, reportedly predominantly Muslim, stayed home when their London, Ontario, schools flew the “pride” flag.   

Also in May, pro-LGBT school trustee Wendy Ashby resigned from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board after over 3,000 parents petitioned for her removal.  

Last week, trustees in the York Catholic District School Board voted against flying the “Pride” flag atop of its schools and other buildings in celebration of “Pride Month.”

Over-vaccinated Children and the Allergy Epidemic

The global prevalence of allergic diseases is skyrocketing, affecting 30% to 40% of the world’s population. Allergic conditions include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and reactions to drugs and insects. Often, these burdensome conditions start young, are overlapping and have the potential to be severe or fatal. A study of children with peanut allergy, for example, found that the median age of onset was 12 months; 40% to 60% of peanut-allergic children had concurrent asthma, atopic dermatitis, and/or other food allergies; and over a third (35%) had experienced anaphylaxis upon initial peanut exposure. Anaphylactic outcomes are worse when multiple allergic conditions are present.

n the U.S., food allergies are widespread and are the most common cause of anaphylaxis in children. One in 13 American children—about two per classroom—has at least one food allergy, and food allergies increased by 50% from 1997 to 2011. An analysis of New York City school system data showed that the incidence of epinephrine administration for severe food allergy increased threefold from 2007 to 2013. Likewise, an escalating number of children have been hospitalized for food allergies or have visited an emergency department for primarily food-related anaphylaxis over the past couple of decades. Similar trends are playing out all over the world.

As each new decade ushers in higher childhood allergy rates, researchers mostly have scratched their heads, citing the poorly operationalized “hygiene hypothesis” or feebly asserting that the reasons for the increase remain “unclear.” A few investigators have pointed to possible risk factors such as cesarean delivery and novel food technologies. However, given that the hallmark of allergic disease is an altered immune response, it stands to reason that vaccines— which purposefully set out to “reprogram immunity”—are major contenders as allergy triggers.

A perfect storm

In her 2011 book, The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Heather Fraser assembles persuasive scientific and historical evidence that lays the blame for the mass peanut allergy phenomenon (and the steep rise in childhood allergies of all types) on the “extensive and sudden” changes made to childhood vaccine programs in the U.S. and elsewhere in the late 1980s. According to Fraser, a series of critical factors synergistically converged during this time period to create a perfect storm and launch the allergy and chronic illness epidemics that have been ongoing ever since. These factors include:

  • Abrupt and massive expansion of the childhood vaccine schedule: In the U.S., the schedule went from three recommended vaccines in the mid-1980s to fifteen different vaccines currently.
  • Initiation of vaccination on the day of birth: This includes both the hepatitis B vaccine and synthetic vitamin K injection.
  • Changes in vaccine technology: Changes include production of recombinant (genetically engineered) vaccines and conjugate vaccines (which couple a weak vaccine antigen to a protein carrier), both of which actively go after “immunologic memory” and non-antibody immune response.
  • Vastly increased use of aluminum adjuvants, which stimulate a stronger immune response that can easily veer into the realm of “immune dysregulation.”
  • Increased vaccine coverage: Only about half of American two-year-olds in the late 1980s had completed their recommended series of vaccines, but a decade later, about nine in ten 19-35-month-olds were receiving all or most recommended vaccines.

…vaccinated children had a significantly greater odds of having a diagnosed allergic condition compared to unvaccinated children

A study conducted in 2012 and published in 2017 in the Journal of Translational Science compared chronic health problems in vaccinated and unvaccinated 6-to-12-year-olds—in other words, children born between 2000 and 2006. The results lend credence to Fraser’s thinking about vaccination and allergy trends. Among many striking results, the authors found that vaccinated children had a significantly greater odds of having a diagnosed allergic condition compared to unvaccinated children: 10.4% versus 0.4% for allergic rhinitis, 22.2% versus 6.9% for “other” allergies and 9.5% versus 3.6% for eczema and other forms of atopic dermatitis. Other studies also have linked vaccines to atopic conditions and allergic sensitization.

North Korea elected to World Health Organization executive board

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been elected to the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The North Korean Ministry of Public Health’s Dr. Jong Min Pak has been seated on the WHO’s executive board with a term set to last until 2026.

The communist state’s new position on the board allows them say in determining the organization’s agenda and policy prescriptions.

The decision sparked immediate criticism from the government of neighboring South Korea, which pointed to North Korea’s history of ignoring policies put forward by the WHO and its parent organization, the United Nations.


Ontario mom asks Catholic school board why fourth graders are playing ‘sexual grooming’ games in class

WATERLOO, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — An Ontario Catholic school board refused to answer questions from parents as to why their children were playing games centered on sex in a grade four classroom. 

During a May 1 meeting, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) remained silent as concerned parent Patricia Castillo revealed that her fourth-grade daughter played a “penis and vagina game” in health class, at the teacher’s instruction.

“I want to end child indoctrination at the hands of ideologically possessed adults in the school,” Castillo declared, describing the game as “sexual grooming.”

“This popular trend to sexualize children should not be pushed in the classroom or in the school library,” she added. 

According to Castillo’s daughter, the game consisted of two students standing in front of the class and each being assigned either the word “penis” or “vagina.” The students took turns saying their assigned word until one of them laughed. Whichever student laughed first was the loser of the game.

Castillo stated that her daughter told her about the game during the summer break. In September 2022, she spoke to the principal of the school, asking him if the game is still played and what the objective of the game is. However, Castillo has yet to hear back from him. 

While Castillo was allowed to present her concerns to the board, the board had previously announced that the trustees would not respond to questions during the meeting.  

After her presentation, Castillo asked the trustees to raise their hands if they thought the sex game played by children was inappropriate. However, none of them did, to which someone from the visitors’ area can be heard to shout, “Cowards!” 

Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that the teacher who had the children play the sex game should be investigated by police. 

“A warrant should also be sought to search their computer for any criminal images involving children that might exist,” he added. “When we see stuff like this, an adult that appears to be sexually grooming children with explicit sexual games, alarm bells should be ringing.” 

“We have known for many years that the teaching profession has a serious problem of educator sexual misconduct involving students, so this is not something that can be ignored or swept under the rug,” Fonseca warned. 

Unfortunately, this is not the first time the WCDSB has pushed the LGBT agenda on children. The board came under fire in April after a slew of racist tweets by WCDSB trustee Wendy Ashby surfaced, in which she called white Christian males “the most dangerous creature on the planet.” 

“The WCDSB has already had its reputation ripped to pieces by the ex-trustee, Wendy Ashby, over her bigoted, racist, anti-Christian views,” Fonseca declared. “Reports of what appears to be sexual grooming of very young students in the classroom by teachers only adds to the disgrace of this board.” 

READ: Leaked video, documents reveal LGBT indoctrination in private schools across America 

Additionally, the Waterloo Catholic School Board banned Campaign Life Coalition and Rebel News from a meeting following the release of a viral video of the school trustees refusing to answer questions about Ashby’s tweets. 

Nearly a month later, Ashby announced her resignation after over 3,000 parents petitioned the WCDSB to fire her. 

In early May, a WCDSB survey sent to LifeSiteNews by concerned parents asked students what gender they identify with while providing “trans female,” “trans male,” and “two-spirited” as options. 

In recent years, rising rates of transgender identification have been met with celebration and adulation in mainstream culture, while rates of surgical mutilation for minors have spiked. In many public-school classrooms, young children are being actively encouraged to deny their biology and live as the opposite sex. 

“It needs to get serious about making changes to excise all the sexual propaganda – and grooming – in our schools which is being done under the guise of the Ministry of Education’s DIE mandate (Diversity, Inclusion and Equity),” Fonseca urged. 

“We’re seeing more and more evidence that DIE is just a tool to promote sexual immorality, and to separate children from the authentic Catholic faith,” he declared.