B.C. studio giving grade schoolers a taste of pole dancing. In the article, the business owner says everything is on the up-and-up: “‘Ms. Craig, who first took a pole dance class four years ago and never worked on the pole as an adult entertainer, said she will keep the focus strictly on athletics. ‘I treat it just like gymnastic classes…. I don’t teach any of the adult moves,’ she said.” If that’s the case, then why does the company’s logo include a silhouette drawing of a barely clothed female in a bikini, holding on to a pole, upside down with her legs spread wide? No conflicting message here! Oh, and I don’t think any self-respecting parents would want their child to Google the company’s website either…
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(STOP: This is NOT for children or teenagers.)
The UN wants sex ed for babies and we want you to oppose this abomination
Dear _______________ ,
The UN department UNESCO is pushing sex ed for babies.
The Daily Telegraph – November 11, 2010
Teacher faces jail over lesbian affair with pupil, 15
By Martin Evans
A TEACHER is facing jail after admitting having a lesbian affair with one of her pupils.
Louise Yeoman, 29, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to a sexual relationship she conducted with 15-year-old girl at her school.
November 11, 2010
Amazon pulls ‘Pedophile Guide’ amid outrage
First Things Magazine – June/July 2005
A Label that Sticks
By Father Paul Scalia
The Chronicle-Herald – October 29, 2010
Jewish leader deeply sorry
Former B’nai Brith head guilty of child porn charges
By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press
MONTREAL – A former Quebec director of B’nai Brith said Thursday that he’s deeply sorry for downloading child pornography and recognizes the impact his actions have had on his family. Bill Surkis expressed remorse during his sentencing hearing in Montreal. The former Jewish community leader, who pleaded guilty in May to one count each of accessing and possessing child pornography, will be sentenced Dec. 9.
CitizenLink – October 19, 2010
Parents Upset About Sexual Survey Given to 7th Graders
By Candi Cushman
Warning: Graphic content included below
Edmonton Journal – October 5, 2010
Social worker on hunt for porn stars, trial hears: Teenage boys asked to film sexual acts with underage girlfriends: Crown
By Alexandra Zabjek
Should the term “child pornography” in the Criminal Code be changed to “child sex abuse materials”? While there may be laudable principles for considering to do so, it would be a legal gamble – with children at risk – to amend the law. This gamble could very likely provide child abusers with a new legal defence when faced with charges related to child pornography. The EFC has a long history of public policy engagement on matters of child protection.
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Subject: Child safe nation petition
Dear Pastors and others,
CFA’s ChildSafeNation campaign asking the government to revisit section 163 of the criminal code and make changes to the code to help protect children from internet sex crimes is making significant progress. CFA is asking for three changes: 1) Change the term ‘child pornography’ to child sex abuse materials; 2) Implement mandatory reporting of child sex materials and 3) Enact tough mandatory sentences for these crimes.