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POLITICAL FICTION: How much longer before Bible is declared hate literature?
Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Friday, July 1, 2005 | LINK BYFIELD

Posted on 07/01/2005 7:02:19 AM PDT by GMMAC

Calgary Sun
Friday, July 1, 2005

How much longer before Bible is declared hate literature?


Canada's social conservatives suffered another painful body-blow Tuesday when the Liberals' homosexual marriage bill cleared the Commons 158 votes to 133. Now it just needs to be rubber-stamped through the Liberal Senate, and presto! it becomes the law of the land.

Despite heroic resistance, despite public opinion and common sense being on their side, despite vigorous organization, despite the best efforts of the Conservative Party, the social conservatives lost.

And surely they must be wondering why.

Why is it that whatever is "progressive" (i.e. whatever makes the Canadian government more powerful) always triumphs, regardless of how unpopular it is, and why always at the expense of traditional authorities, especially the family and the faiths?

As when the Liberals legalized abortion in 1969, staunchly refusing to admit that they had opened the way to abortion on demand (and Paul Martin's father resigned from cabinet in protest), they have now legalized same-sex marriage without admitting it will suppress religion from public life.

But as anyone knows who isn't comatose, by making homosexual marriage an "equality right" under the Charter, governments have put churches on notice that they are henceforth outside the Charter.

Human rights law is quite clear. You may believe and say anything you like in private, but not in public.

Legally, churches are being treated as "private," at least for now. But this is completely arbitrary, illogical and changeable. In the "public" realm --which means in schools (including religious ones), community halls (including religious ones), commercial and professional businesses (including religious ones) and government programs --"Charter values" are already being relentlessly enforced, and dissent (i.e. "hate") is not tolerated.

Stickers are already being plastered on news boxes in Toronto to "Tax the churches!"

A Saskatchewan judge has already ruled that publishing the mere citation of anti-sodomy passages from the Bible is "discriminatory."

Pro-gay MPs such as Keith Martin have already de-nounced as "venom" and "hatred" parliamentary statements against homosexual marriage. It is already a serious criminal offence to publish undefined "hatred" of homosexuals.

For a little longer, the fiction will be preserved that gay equality does not conflict with freedom of belief. But then, six years ago, Parliament was insisting gay marriage would never happen. Political fictions outlive their usefulness pretty fast these days.

So how much longer will it be before the Bible is formally condemned as hate literature, because it describes sodomy as worth hating?

The great crusade will start with a demand to remove the Bible from commercial hotel rooms, and then from public libraries and schools, and then from courtrooms and finally from tax-deductible churches.

How much longer before it is counted as abuse to tell your own children that anal sex is sinful? Can such rampant hate be tolerated in an inclusive society which promotes Charter values?

Pro-marriage conservatives now face the same unhappy dilemma pro-lifers did three decades ago. Do they fight on, striving to hold an increasingly reluctant Conservative party to its pro-marriage position? Or do they just shrug and let it go?

The gay marriage bill shows that there is something fundamentally flawed in Canada's system of government.

Here was a serious change to a fundamental social institution which most people did not want, do not support, and probably never will. Yet it passed because the federal executive -- the cabinets and senior bureaucrats of Jean Chretien and Paul Martin -- wanted it passed.

They wanted it passed because they are power-crazed and have taken upon themselves the duty of reshaping Canadian society to their own image and values.

To this end, they manipulate the courts, by funding court challenges to Canadian laws and then deliberately losing, and by appointing judges who will do what they want.

The single biggest problem facing this country is not gay marriage, nor the attack on traditional values.

It is the unchecked power of the prime minister.

If that didn't exist, neither would same-sex marriage.

TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: canada; christianity; churches; gayagenda; liberals; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/01/2005 7:02:21 AM PDT by GMMAC
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To: fanfan; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; coteblanche; ...

2 posted on 07/01/2005 7:03:46 AM PDT by GMMAC (paraphrasing Parrish: "damned Liberals, I hate those bastards!")
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I know little about Canada. I would imagine that the conservatives lost because they have been outvoted for many, many years now by socialists. Very few Canadians are conservative except in the sense of wanting to keep popular government programs funded.

3 posted on 07/01/2005 7:04:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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It's what you canucks get for standing DOWN. Liberals will bully, intimidate, harass, threaten, murder, lie, cheat, anything to get their way. You didnt stand up to them like you WONT stand up to terrorism. You reap what you sow!

4 posted on 07/01/2005 7:05:41 AM PDT by Jazzman1
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Well since perverts are sinners, and love their sins more than God or themselves, anything urging people to hate sin is a threat - and "hate literature."

5 posted on 07/01/2005 7:05:55 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: Little Ray

Sign seen on outskirts of San Francisco: "Vancouver: 940 miles."

6 posted on 07/01/2005 7:09:31 AM PDT by gaspar
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7 posted on 07/01/2005 7:16:31 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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It already has been in the fact that kids cannot take them to school because they are "offensive".

8 posted on 07/01/2005 7:19:20 AM PDT by Mr. Nobody
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Heterosexual marriages performed in Canada are recognized as legal in the US. If gay marriage becomes law in Canada will gay marriages performed there become legally valid here? If so it's a pretty simple back door way to legalize homosexual marriage in the States.

9 posted on 07/01/2005 7:20:27 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us and pigs treat us as equals" Winston Churchill)
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To: Little Ray

Matt 5

[11] Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

[12] Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6

[22]Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!
[23] Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Matt 10

[22] and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

[24] No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon

(John 15:20) Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

(Mathew 10: 25) If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ?

10 posted on 07/01/2005 7:46:49 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Just trying to get in touch with my inner feelers out but not much luck so far)
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It is time that Canada break up. Quebec can become independent and Alberta and such other conservative provinces as want to join in can secede and form an independent country or seek to join the US. This may be a pipe dream, but tyranny requires extreme action.
11 posted on 07/01/2005 7:49:08 AM PDT by Truth29
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12 posted on 07/01/2005 8:29:55 AM PDT by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || <Airbus A380)^: The BIG PIG)
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Oh Canada, take heart from the red state example. Kerry et al -despite reams and reams of money- lost south of the border because gay marriage and abortion result in an ever diminishing voter base.

Note the tide turned in Quebec because of a negative birth rate. No church, no babies and voila, fewer and fewer separatists.

Have children. Teach them your values. Lead by example. Be patient. And support your US neighbours!

Happy 138th birthday from a centennial baby!

13 posted on 07/01/2005 2:40:53 PM PDT by timsbella
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To: timsbella
What a wonderfully positive and supportive post!
.... and seemingly one more than a tad influenced by the 37th Psalm.

It's both unfortunate and ironic that so much Canada-bashing emanates from U.S. Conservatives while U.S. reds seldom miss any opportunity to support our left and join them in attacking conservatives up here.

14 posted on 07/02/2005 7:33:32 AM PDT by GMMAC (paraphrasing Parrish: "damned Liberals, I hate those bastards!")
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