Last week, the Liberal leadership candidate was criticized for his decision to speak to an Islamic conference in Toronto.
This week, Mr. Trudeau is being criticized for his plans to speak to a Catholic school in Sudbury. A Sudbury school board trustee has retracted her complaint, but Campaign Life Catholics is apparently planning protests.
‘Cancel Justin Trudeau talk at Sudbury Catholic School’, ratepayers demand as protests planned
Sudbury, Ont. Dec. 18, 2012 - A campaign stop at a Sudbury Catholic high school by Liberal leadership hopeful, Justin Trudeau, has stoked outrage amongst local Catholic ratepayers as well as Catholics across the country who are calling it a “grave scandal”. They are calling on trustees to c ancel Justin’s talk at St. Charles College which is scheduled for Friday December 21.
“Trudeau’s virulent opposition to key Catholic moral teachings on abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’, while deceptively calling himself a faithful Catholic, make it grossly inappropriate for the school to give him a platform,” said Suresh Dominic, President of Campaign Life Catholics, a division of Campaign Life Coalition, who is helping organize a protest at the school board to pressure trustees to cancel the event. “The Board may be inviting spiritual harm to children who, seeing Justin’s anti-Christian witness, may come to believe that it is acceptable for a Catholic to support the grave sins of abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’.”
“It’s disappointing to think that he would be invited be cause we all know that as far as the Roman Catholic Church is concerned, it is definitely against abortion, and we know that he is not,” said Nora Ryan, a local Catholic ratepayer and Campaign Life Sudbury leader who will be attending the school board protests.
“All Sudbury Catholics who are concerned about the moral confusion that this supporter of abortion-on-demand will cause in the minds of youth, should join the protest and lobby the trustees,” said Dominic.
Protests will be held Wednesday Dec 19 and Thursday Dec 20 from 7:15am – 9:30am and from 2:45pm – 4:30pm at the Sudbury Catholic School Board office, 165A D’Youville St, Sudbury, ON, P3C 5E7. If the talk does not get cancelled, a protest the day of Justin’s talk will take place at St. Charles College High School, 1940 Haw thorne, Sudbury, ON, P3A 1M8.
Mr. Trudeau was criticized a year ago by Dean Del Mastro after Mr. Trudeau was asked to speak to Catholic high school students in Peterborough.