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Group wants Catholic teachers out of pride parade

By: The Canadian Press

 | Apr 22, 2014 - 9:25 AM |
Paraders march during the 33rd annual Pride Parade in Toronto on June 30, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Paraders march during the 33rd annual Pride Parade in Toronto on June 30, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

TORONTO - A parents' group is calling on Ontario's Catholic teachers' union to withdraw from participation in this summer's World Pride Parade in Toronto.

Parents As First Educators president Teresa Pierre announced a petition on Monday and is urging Catholic school trustees to sign it.

Pierre says they're asking Catholics to demand the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association not officially attend the World Pride Parade.

Pierre says the event is inconsistent with what the church teaches about homosexuality.

She says Catholic parents expect a Catholic teachers' union to support the teachings of the church on marriage and family, adding that the parade breaks nudity laws and participants promote homosexual activity.

The union, which represents about 34,000 teachers, hasn't commented on the petition.

(680News)

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