Canadian Muslim families are opting to send their children to state-funded Catholic schools rather than have them exposed to sex education and gay-straight alliance clubs in the public school system.

In Ontario province, Catholic schools are the only religious schools that receive state funding. Due to declining enrolments from Catholics, in many schools 10 percent of students are non-Catholic.

Parent Seid Oumer told The Globe and Mail newspaper he was grateful that his children would attend a school with a conservative worldview on reproductive biology, sex education and same-sex relations.

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