A symposium this month at the University of Toronto called “Bodies at Play, Sexuality, Children and Classroom Life” has a Christian leader urging the federal government to not allow into Canada its keynote speaker.
Controversial author James R. Kincaid, who wrote the 1992 book, Child-Loving, The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture, should be turned back at airport, says Charles McVety, a child safety advocate and president of Canada Christian College.
“Kincaid’s earlier work in Victorian literature and culture and in literary theory has yielded to publication in cultural studies, most recently in the history and current cultural practices of eroticizing children and instituting elaborate scapegoating rituals to disguise what we are doing,” states a website promoting the event.
His planned Oct. 19 address is entitled “What Is This Thing Called a Child and Why Do We Want to Teach It?”
But it won’t happen if McVety, who is also president of the Institute for Canadian Values, has his way.
He has fired off a letter of protest to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney urging them not to allow entry of the California-based professor.