Skip to comments.Death of Freedoms of Speech, Religion In Canada
Posted on 04/28/2004 7:03:12 PM PDT by GMMAC
Liberal dominated Senate Oppresses Free Speech CFAC News Release April 28, 2004 - For Immediate Release
"Today the Senate sounded the final death knell in legislation that will severely limit free speech and freedom of religion and even freedom of the press in Canada," says Brian Rushfeldt, Executive Director, Canada Family Action Coalition (CFAC). "As other democratic nations watch in amazement, Martin's Liberal government and the Liberal controlled Senate have passed Bill C-250, a draconian piece of legislation that will criminalize people who express an opinion contrary to homosexual behaviour, including views based on religion, conscience, morality, and even medical or humanitarian concerns."
Given the undefined, ambiguous wording in this severely flawed piece of legislation, Christians and other faith groups are worried that expressing their religious or moral views, or even quoting from the Bible or another religious text, may become a criminal act, says Rushfeldt. Every Canadian citizen who publicly opposes homosexual behavior will be criminalized, he says.
He points out that terms in the legislation, including 'hatred', 'promoting hatred' and 'sexual orientation' remain undefined. They will be determined only one is "taken" to court.
"I have been accused by homosexual activists of 'promoting hatred' simply for expressing the view that marriage should remain defined as between one man and one woman. Will expressing that view now make me a criminal? Will a religious leader who expresses the view that homosexuality is immoral be convicted of a hate crime? Will a parent who refuses to allow her child to take a sex education class promoting homosexuality be criminalized? Nobody can answer those questions, for it will now be up to the courts to interpret the ambiguous wording in this legislation."
Based on recent court decisions, CFAC has grave concerns about how this law will be applied and interpreted by judges. "There is a growing trend among courts and human rights tribunals to rule against religious freedom in favor of homosexual 'rights'," he points out.
"Civilized democracies are founded upon basic principles of freedom of speech, thought, opinion and religion. The Canadian Liberal government and the Senate have struck a severe and destructive blow against democratic freedoms. It is a little like Communists arresting someone because some authority decided you broke some law."
"The only solution now is to elect a government that will rescind or amend this dangerous undemocratic law. The fight is not over. We will be asking people not to vote for those MPs responsible for this."
It will be interesting how the Canadians react. My bet is there will be a few vocal complaints, but in the end they will do nothing and simply sell their free speech to the socialist mob without hardly a whimper.
The Liberal Party of Canada has unleashed the hounds of anti-Christian bigotry in Canada. A grievous blow has been delivered to those of us in Canada who fight for our liberty, but we are not defeated yet. We will fight on and we intend to make this a major issue and rallying point in the upcoming federal election.
This was concerning home schoolers not being allowed religious materials for home schooling.
the posted comment I replied to was..This is outrageous! How could this happen in a country (Canada) with political and religious freedoms similar to our own?
They have NOTHING that is similar to our freedoms. The Canadians "Earned" their freedom with distances.... the distance they are from the US and the distance they are from the UK and France.
They are basically a group of ungrateful parasites that wouldn't know a tyrant/dictator/terrorist thug if he banged them all night.
In other words they are a 3rd world country with pretensions of grandeur offered a country that sucks up to liberals and is good for nothing more than hockey, snow, beer, nice looking blonde women and an occasionally funny comedienne. You'll notice that to "MAKE IT BIG" they have to come use our "evil capitalistic", "crude", "Over patriotic" dollar bills.
Lay down, take it like the whiny beeaattches you are and don't fight for your rights. Elect more libs and your daughters will soon have the right to wear veils, and you can beat the snot out of your wife if you feel like it. The only problem is that you'll have to pray 5 times a day and get rid of "Canadian Bacon".
Add this to any Canadian that may read my previous rant in case any of them think I'm envious of what our northern neighbor has......
I'm not jealous in anyway to what your country (Canada) has to offer.... I'm from Texas and I'll stack our beer (Shiner Bock), our blondes (too many to name), our comediennes (go to any nickel beer night at the Dixie Chicken)..... and just kneel and thank God that boys in Texas would rather play football, hunt deer and fornicate with the aforementioned blondes than play hockey. ... or you'd really hate our guts and boo our national anthem.
I'm generally a civil person but if I'm at the arena and Tampa plays a Canadian team again and I hear a "boo" during our national anthem... call security and a gastroenterologist to pull my size 10 out of your rear end.
'nuff said. and Amen.
Those of us who know why we are free will fight on, for us the war will never end as long as there are people determined to take away our liberty.
I've been saying for quite a while that contemporary liberalism is one step away from National Socialism and the Liberal Party of Canada is proving me right once again.
Why? Simple. The smart ones all came here.
Seriously, this is another problem that's being caused by our extremely liberal immigration policies. The brains of all the world are emigrating to the United States, leaving the dumb-dumbs behind. That's one reason things are going the way the are, internationally.
I'm not so sure Canada qualifies as a democracy anymore. :( I know they are a nice and kind people, but their media and government are getting out of control.
You are correct, something has gone terribly wrong in Canada, in the early 1980's a new constitution was imposed upon the citizenry, a citizenry that had no say whatsoever as to the content of the constitution or as to whether or not they approved of it. The constitution is insanely flawed and effectively unamendable.
To make matters worse, they flogged off on us something called the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was supposed to be Canada's answer to America's Bill of Rights but is anything but. The Bill of Rights is designed to protect individuals' freedom and liberty, Canada's version is designed to establish group rights. It even goes so far as to name groups of Special Canadians who are more equal than others.
I have to admit, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is working perfectly for what is was designed to do, create and enhance the politics of division, which is great for Liberals.
The Charter also paved the way for the Supreme Court to begin to write law, a power they are now wielding with relish and glee.
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