The ad shows a cute little girl (well, cute by Canadian standards at least) and says she doesn't want to be confused and think that she's a boy because she's taught about gay people and transgender people in school. Yeah, that's exactly what turns kids into gay people and gives them gender dysmorphia.
Seriously, though, the fact that Canadian schools are teaching children about tolerance and acceptance isn't going to do them anything but good. This ad was apparently placed by Charles McVety, one of the leaders of Canada's Christian right, which is just like our religious fundamentalists, except frostier. Can we put a section in NAFTA where we all send our religious right to the Yukon territory or something?
Am I shocked and outraged that this ad ran? No. Not really. This is the same awful, religious-tinged advertising that gay people have been subjected to for years and that some news outlet or another is always willing to run. Am I surprised? No. Saddened. Yes.
Especially since the same ad was shopped to many newspapers in Canada and was rejected by some. Apparently the Post is reacting to their readers' outrage by investigating just who approved the ad. I hope when they find them, they are forced to watch Tootsie on a loop for a whole week straight. That will teach them!