A group of 200 pastors lined up to denounce the province's sexual orientation and gender identity curriculum (SOGI 123).
The curriculum was developed under the previous provincial government and continues to be supported by the current government, the teachers' union, principals' associations, independent and First Nations schools associations.
In response to the anti-SOGI backlash, many parents, teachers and concerned British Columbians took to social media to say why they think SOGI education is important for students using #SOGIis4me.
Former CTV News anchor Tamara Taggart added her voice, questioning why churches that oppose this important program continue to receive tax exemptions.
Reading this Westcoast Christian Accord + who has signed it. I’m concerned, many of these churches receive thousands of dollars in property tax exemptions - which is not my issue but what about when they actively preach against an entire group of people? What are we supporting? pic.twitter.com/ee6IhxuHie— Tamara Taggart (@tamarataggart) September 30, 2018
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