Skip to comments.Canadian Conservatives Battle Liberal Moral Gag Law
Posted on 06/21/2004 8:02:33 PM PDT by MegaSilver
While Canada's newly merged Conservative Party's upward thrust in the general election polls is tied to Liberal scandal after scandal being exposed, as well as the Conservatives own moderate platform of middle class tax cuts, according to the mail bags of senators and members of Parliament, (thousands and thousands of letters) a moral backlash could also be building. Topics that average Canadians are beginning to notice in spite of there being little to no mainstream media coverage include the definition of marriage as being one man and one woman and Bill C-250 that now protects "sexual orientation" in the criminal code.
Bill C-250, the "moral gag law," represses moral opinion by adding the undefined term "sexual orientation," to existing hate crime legislation, passed through the Senate's third reading, April 28, 2004, a few weeks prior to Paul Martin's calling the general election. Bill C-250, an important part of the social-liberal agenda in order to stifle debate on the marriage issue, means that pastors, who are already being prosecuted for speaking out against homosexuality by Human Rights Tribunals in Canada, could also now be criminally charged. Canada has in fact now made "sin" a hate crime.
According to Brian Rushfeldt, the Canadian Family Action Coalition's executive director, Bill C-250 is "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."
Bill C-250 was originally a private members bill brought forward by Member of Parliament Svend Robinson, a member of the socialist New Democrat Party. The bill died before Christmas but was reborn again this spring. Robinson has been involved in various radical stunts such as posing nude on the Internet for an environmental group and has been in favor of such things as lowering the age of consent in Canada (the age of consent is now only 14 years of age). Robinson graced the front pages of Canada's newspapers after he was caught on videotape stealing a diamond ring for his lover, but has yet to be charged.
Far from being a partisan issue, concern over the future implications of Bill C-250 has been raised by both Conservative and Liberal senators. Senator Anne Cools, Liberal at the time, remains very much the exception in senatorial circles. Cools led the charge to prevent Bill C-250 passing in the Senate. Cools, was a Liberal with traditional views (in many ways a parallel can be made with the Democratic U.S. Sen. Zell Miller). Cools feels the Liberals have left the mainstream traditional views of average Canadians and actually came over to the Conservative Party only last week while on a talk show debating a Liberal colleague.
It was Senator Cools who immediately understood the "mischief and potential abuse of power" that Bill C-250 represents. The bill is presented in the media as a "rights" issue, but Cools strongly disagrees with this perspective. As a Liberal, Senator Cools went much further in defining homosexual lobby group's agenda than the Conservative Party was willing to go. In the Senate, Oct. 27, 2003, Senator Anne Cools described Bill C-250 as:
J. L. Jackson is a writer, photojournalist, and conservative activist from Canada who also runs CanadianConservativeUnion.com.
Does Canada have any retired actors who are dissillusioned with liberalism, articulate, likeable, anti-terrorist, and willing to call for change in public dialogue?
Even social conservatives in the Liberal Party (yes, there are a few) have been silenced by the demand to be politically correct on social issues in Canada.
Homosexual Agenda Ping - A long read, managed to choke some of it down and will try to swallow the rest.
Basically, Hate Crimes morph into Hate Speech, and that's only a hop, skip and a jump to Hate Thought.
Gulag, anyone? Or maybe just electroshock therapy, or perhaps Thorazine.
Why would such laws have any justification? Because they know they can't indoctrinate everyone. Must criminalize independent thinkers.
let me *and* scripter know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.
Looks like will have to start 'regime change' in Canada soon, there being taken over by tyrants.
The Lavender Mafia.
I seem to recall just a little bit of civil disobedience by the Cubans in Florida sent the fairy Democratic lawyers to flight when they came to Miami to feather the vote recount. Conservatives need to act up now and then. The homosexuals and socialists seem to have a lock on intimidation by mob tactics.
"...but my concerns come because no one will tell us what the words "sexual orientation" mean."
Feminist linguistic activists (those who eventually have a say as to what will be in your dictionaries) also started abusing the word, "gender" (which refers to Latin words and plants) to replace the word, "sex." ...that, so they could spread the false word that there are five sexes instead of only two.
Letter to the Editors, Washington Times, circa fall, 1998:
In the waning hours of the 105th Congress, quiet efforts to pass controversial legislation are under way.
The Hate Crimes Prevention Act... cites violence based on sexual orientation as a Hate Crime.
Hate Crimes have commonly been racially motivated. Only in Canada has sexual orientation been included in anti-hate and human rights legislation. The Canadian law does not focus exclusively on physical violence-- it includes all forms of communication as well.
...As a Canadian living in the United States, I fear for your freedom, mainly because you take it for granted.
If my words were published in a Canadian newspaper... I would be charged with inciting hate under the criminal code.
Freedom of speech no longer exists in Canada-- I could not state that AIDS is largely found within the homosexual community, nor quote statistics to back up my assertion.
My opinion would make me a criminal. Since "tolerance" has been redefined... only Political Correctness is tolerated...
The Hate Crimes Prevention Act is a signifigant foot in the door for homosexual rights lobbyists-- it validates the entire... movement as an endangered group in need of special legislative protection.
Violence against any person is already illegal, no matter what the motive.
I find it offensive that violence is noteworthy only when the victim ( is)... a member of some political action group.
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