CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A British Columbia school trustee says an educational resource aimed at creating inclusive public schools by supporting LGBTQ students has become a “weapon of propaganda” and is “nothing short of child abuse.”

Chilliwack School District trustee Barry Neufeld made the comments in a Facebook post.

He wrote the sexual orientation and gender identity program was “instigated” by the former B.C. Liberal government to combat bullying but has become an initiative that infuses every subject from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Neufeld, who has served as an elected trustee for two decades, says the program amounts to child abuse because he believes it encourages children to question their biological gender and consider gender transition.

The Chilliwack District Parent Advisory Committee says in a tweet that it does not condone Neufeld’s comments, while the BC Teachers Federation tweeted Neufeld must ensure safe and inclusive school environments for all.

Neufeld says in an interview he does not agree with anyone calling for his resignation but doubts he’ll seek re-election because he feels like he doesn’t “belong.”

He says he stands by his remarks and is speaking for a silent majority of parents.


  1. thank you Mr. Neufeld for your courage to speak out against this agenda. I support you 100% and am sad to hear that you would consider stepping down…as you have never been more needed than you are now and in the months and years to come.
    I have researched the program and you are correct this program has no business in schools and the ‘silent majority’ of parents is growing….and as more parents become aware the support is growing to exponential proportions.
    The BCTF and Ministry of Health slipped this curriculum in and tried to keep it under the radar and away from parents for a reason. Any school program that disallows boys and girls to refer to themselves as such and removes mom and dad from their vocabulary, and removes the celebration of mother’s day and father’s day and disallows stick people drawn with a dress or pants…well… I don’t know about you…but you have to wonder the emotional and psychological state of the individuals who created this curriculum.

    I can tell you this for a fact the BCTF and Ministry of Education formed the curriculum….WITHOUT…the expertise of ‘any’ Mental Health Professionals…no child psychiatrist, no child psychologist.

    **for readers who would like to look into the program here is a link to the curriculum and a couple of videos the school board has put out…to indoctrinate our kids.
    SOGI 1 2 3 – Learning Module – Curriculum Resources and
    SOGI 1 2 3 – Learning Burst – BC SOGI Educator Network

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