There’s a bizarre homophobic, possibly-racist situation unfolding in a school district election right now, and we may need your help to get to the bottom of it.
According to some news reports, there are rumors floating around the immigrant Chinese community in Burnaby, British Columbia that the schools are planning to inject kids with a serum to turn them gay. Obviously, there’s no such serum, and it’s bizarre and alarming that such a rumor could even exist.
But there’s another problematic layer to the whole situation: rumors being what they are, there’s pretty much zero documentation about where the rumors come from, who’s spreading them, and who believes them. Nobody can find any actual flyer, or any actual person, who is participating in the rumor. In other words, news of the rumors is itself a rumor.
So, are there some immigrant Chinese parents who really believe this crazy lie? Or is this some crazy lie that is being spread about the immigrant Chinese parents?
That’s where you, readers, can help. Do you speak or read Chinese? Can you help us try to track down a blog or forum where parents are actually discussing the gay-serum rumors? According to some news reports, the claim was repeated on “A Chinese language blog that was posted online on 30 October,” and we suspect that they’re talking about this one here, but we don’t know what it actually says or who wrote it, and Google translate is, well, not super-helpful:
5.45 to the “anti-bullying” for the package, in fact, to promote homosexuality and other novelty of knowledge, and as a superior way of life taught to all children.Those who do not agree who would be labeled “homophobic disease” label.
The root of the conflict might be a nondiscrimination policy passed a few years ago. According to another rumor — and, like everything, this is unconfirmed — the “gay serum” claim is being spread by some anonymous person affiliated with a group either called Burnaby Parent’s Voice or Burnaby First Coalition. Confusing!
In the end, the main takeaway from this is that of course there is no gay serum. That would be redundant, because homosexuals can already make children gay my using telepathic brain powers.
That’s the medecine I’ve always dreamt of! Where can I order this serum? Who is the brilliant scientist behind it? Certainly deserves the Nobel Prize!
PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
Tell ’em said serum is obtained from an endangered species’ horn or penis…some good might yet come from this!
(Sigh) Google Translate isn’t too far off. This is a mailer promoting support in upcoming elections for a group calling themselves The BFC. One of their major arguments is what they perceive as the poor performance of the local school system, and they are particularly concerned with the promotion of homosexuality “packaged” as an anti discrimination ordinance which they say promotes Being gay as a superior lifestyle and labels anyone who disagrees as homophobic. They are also upset about a trans-friendly policy that they say would allow children to decide their own genders, use whatever bathroom they please (boys in the girls room – quelle horreur!) and allow teachers to promote puberty-delaying treatment and the use of hormones and gender affirmation surgery. BFC argues they support the rights of the parent,different religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds, and a safe and healthy learning environment for students.
Sorry – quick and dirty translation. A virulently homophobic and transphobic document, but nowhere does it claim children are being given shots to make them gay. It’s actually much more insidious than that.
Start a baseless rumour but it’s the real stupid people that believe it. Goes to show how many stupid people are out there. On the other hand, IF it was true – ship a container-load over to Russia – they need the help.
Maybe you could check with Sylvia Gung who is running for mayor in Burnaby’s current municipal elections?
It is Sylvia Gung’s second application for the position, and she shows an effective mayor who uses any opportunity to empower citizens, since the position allows nothing for the real job – establishing wholesome society. This has been obvious through the pipeline business and others, such as the problems with the housing, health care, education, and so on. She details suggestions for the citizens to work toward indefinitely freezing the taxes and pay hikes, with the strengthened democracy, and lists some: 1) Banning election campaign, restoring citizens the sense of responsibility; 2) Banning behaviors that hints sex/ sexuality, even including Bridal Kiss and walking hand in hand, that hurt public decorum and lead to further violence; 3) Getting rid of the school board that acts as nothing but funnel to thwart its political agenda down the throat of the public education; 4) Innovating two backward organizations that are the unions and PAC’s.
she can be reached at [email protected]
Homophobes have such a vivid imagination, not to mention delusions.
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