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1215: MAGNA CARTA, JUNE 15TH
Abortion Veto for Dads
Adoption Veto for Dads
Adopted Children Disallowed NPs
Age Of Consent
Anti-Depressants, Drug Induced Suicide
Battered Woman Syndrome
BC Vital Statistics Act Misandry
BC Legislature MUST
Big Brother, Micro-Management
Birth Rate Displacement
"Best interests of the Child" = "Blank Cheque"
Breach of Trust
Carbon Tax funds Global Government
"Case Law" is NOT Law
CCA Wood and Playgrounds
Child Support Tables / SOW Fraud
"Child's Right" or "Parents' Right"
Child & Human Trafficking righs of CBA
Common Law Perverted by Activist Judges
Compulsory Drugging of Children
Court Ordered Sexism
Credit Crisis, Currency Replacment
Custody Orders not Enforced
Debtor's Prison Reinstituted
Day Care Universal
Deadbeat Dad Propaganda
DISS = Divorce Initiated Suicide Synd.
Domestic Violence Propaganda
Division of Assets
Enticement Seduction Tort Claims Precluded
Estate Taxes Thieve a Child's Inheritance
EU = European Union: Nazi Brainchild
Ex Parte Orders
Father Hatred Propaganda
Fatherlessness, State Imposed
Federal Reserve / Fiat Currency
FEMA Camps, Martial Law
Feminism = Socialism = Nazism
Fitness Test for Natural Parents in Divorce
Fitness Test for Students: "Transitions"
FMEP = Family Maintenance Enforcement
Forgiveness is NOT Compulsory
Franklin Scandal, Conspiracy of Silence
Freedom of Speech
Friendly Parent Rule, Max. Contact
Glass-Steagall Act Repealed
Globalism is Treason
Habeas Corpus Abandoned
"Hate Crime" Speech Police
HELP = Human Early Learning Partnerships
Homosexual Activism, Gay Manifesto
"Human Rights” Commissions in Canada
Imputed Income: Fraudulent CS Orders
Inheritance Theft: Grey & Black Widow
Judicial Accountability, Removal of Judges
Judicial Activism is Breach of Trust
Judicial Falsification of Court Transcripts
Judicial Freemasonry is Racketeering
Judicial Globalization is Treason
Judicial Racketeering, Law Societies' Rackets
Kinship Families / Grandparents
Lawyers in the Legislatures
Lawyers Lying in Court, Self Regulation Fail
Legal Abuse Syndrome
Letters to MP
Letters to MLA
Letters to Editor
Lisbon Treaty (2007) is Treason
Malicious Mother Syndrome
Misandry = Hatred of Males
Monetary Crisis: "Money as Debt"
Natural Parents Rights Eliminated, SSM
NAU = North American Union
NDP = "No Dads Party"
Net Neutrality: Keep Internet Free!!
No Fault Divorce
NCR = Not Criminally Responsible
Parental Authority Usurped by Teachers..
Parenting Time Presumption
Passport & DL Removal
Paternity Denied, Birth Registration
Paternity Fraud, Birth Registration
Pedophiles Fear Dads New
Pedophiles in Public Service
Protestant Revolution, BBC
PPP = Public Private Partnerships, Public Assets
QE = Quantitative Easing
Sexual Abuse by a Public Officer
Sex Change Surgery
Sole Custody is Child Abuse
Special Prosecutors for Homo's & Judges
Star Chamber's Secret Overlords
SOW = Status of Women, KILL IT!!!!
Stockholm Syndrome Paradigm Shift
Straw Man Redemption, Free Man
Supremacy of Parliament
Teachers displacing Parents
Teachers Seducing Students
Tracts and Flyers
Treasonous Public Officers not Prosecuted
Transcripts & Documents altered by Judges
UNCRC = UN Convention..Rights of the Child
Uptick Rule Repealed 2007
"Women's Shelters" = Lesbian Gulags
Albrecht, Katherine : RFID Spychips
Alexander, Rachel: Shared Parenting
Annett, Kevin: Child Trafficking in BC
Baskerville, Stephen: "Taken .. Custody
Beatley, Terry: UNCRC Vs Parental Rights
Baxter, Dorian: Canada Courtwatch
Beck, Glenn Beck: World Government
Bennett, Richard: Purpose Driven Church
Blick, Edward: Global Warming & Marxism
Blumner,Court Ordered Sexism
Briffault, Robert: Briffault's Law
Burrows, Lynette: Homo Adoption
Caradori, Gary: Franklin Cover-up Investigator
Carley, Dr. Rebecca: Vaccinations
Carr, William Guy: Pawns in the Game
Christie, Doug: Freedom of Speech
Chopra, Dr. Shiv: Health Canada
Clarke, Christine: BC Conservatives
Clifford Dean: Freeman
Coulter, Ann: Free Speech
Cools, Senator Anne: Lying Lawyers
Coffman, Dr. Michael: Global Warming
Coleman, John: Global Warming Fraud
Coleman, Dr. John (MI6) Comittee of 300
Coren, Michael: Islamophobia, Homophobia
Crane, Ian: Codex Alimentarius Scam
Cromwell, Oliver: Supremacy / Parliament
Cuddy, Dennis L. "Power Elite"
Cumbey, Constance : New Age Nazism
Cummins, John: BC Conservative Party
Decamp, John: Franklin Cover-up
Delaney, Chris : "No HST in BC!"
Dioguardi, Joe: Saving US / Debtors' Prison
Dodd, Norman: NWO Fabian Socialists
Duane, James:"Don't Talk to Police"
Dutton, Don: RADAR, "Rethinking DV"
Estulin, Daniel: Bilderberg Group
Evans, Stanton: "Blacklisted, Joe McCarthy"
Farage, Nigel: UKIP, EU Titanic
Farrell, Warren: Why Men Earn More
Federer, Bill: Endang'd Speeches, Quran
Fischer, Greg: Family Preservation Festival
Fogal, Connie: No NAU
Forseth, MP Paul: FTSOTC Panelist
Fromm, Paul: Free Speech, CAFE
Gage, Richard: Architects & Engineers 9/11
Galloway, Roger: FTSOTC Panelist
Geldof, Sir Bob: The Love..
Gerrish, Brian: EU's "Common Purpose"
Griffin, G. Edward: Fed Reserve
Grignon, Paul: "Money As Debt"
Gunderson, Ted: FBI, Protected Pedophiles
Haeck, Lisa: Sexual Abuse
Haines, Bruce, QC: Justice Review
Hein, Arnie: "Cross My Heart" EP Trek 2005
Hiebert, MP Russ: Human Rights Commission
Hill, MP Jay: EP Legislation
Hinton , Betty: Status of Women's "Hit List"
Holland, Lary: "GET OFF THE BENCH"
Horowitz, David: Islamofacism, Universites
Hunt, Dave: Woman / Beast
Iserbyt, Charlotte: Dumbing Down
Kah, Gary: Obama, Vatican, Globalization
Kay, Barbara, National Post
Kennedy, John F: Assassination 1963
Kernberg, Dr. Otto: Personality Disorder
Kerkman, Larry : CRISPE
Keyes, Alan :
Khodeir, Lucien: Child-Support Guidelines
Knight, Robert: Obama's "Radical Rulers"
Kruk, Edward: Child Custody
Lafantaisie, Michele: CAS, CCA wood
Leslie, Sarah: "Pied Pipers of Purpose"
Levant, Ezra: HRT, Islam, Freedom of Speech
LInde, Carey: Statutory Ammendments
Lively, Scott: "Pink Swastika"
Loftus, Elizabeth: Recovered Memories Myth
Luther, Martin: "Sola Scriptura"
Macdonald, Peter: "Taxcap" limits Debt
Machon, Annie: Ex-MI5
Makow , Henry PhD: "Save the Males"
Man, Woman, & Myth
Matrisciana, Caryl: Islam Rising, FITNA
Martin, Malachi: Globalization, Occult
McManus, John: Stopping NAU
McKay, Dr. Marty
MacKenzie, Rob: EP Trek 2006
Menard, Robert: "Bursting Bubbles"
McQuaid, Robert: Fix CAS
Mills, Dennis: MP Targetted by Homsexuals
Monckton, Lord Christopher
Monarchy, David Starkey
Monteith, Dr. Stanley: Aides / Luciferians
Morris, Dick: G-20 Vs US Sovereignty
Murtari, John: NCP Hunger Striker
Nash, Dave: Cross Canada Run
Nazanin: Persian Beauty for a Free Iran
Neufeld, Gordon: Hold - Kids
Nicholson, Robert: BC's Protected Pedophiles
Nicolosi, Joseph: Homosexuality
Norton, Bob: Family Court Watcher
O'Connor, Matt: Original F4J-UK
PAFE = Planetary Alliance, Fathers in Exile
Paul, Dr. Ron: Sound Money
Peck, Dr. Scott: "People of the Lie"
Pedersen, Rob: EP Bike Trek US, 2007
Pellman, Adrian, LLB: Judicial Activism
Perloff, James: Shadows of Power
Phenomenon: The Lost Archives
Pizzey, Erin: Women's Shelter Scam
Plywood Man, NWT
Protestant Revolution, BBC
Quigley, Carroll: Banking, Globalization
Rhodes, Carol: Child Support
Riplinger, Gail: Luciferian Bibles
Roberts, Elise: False Allegation of Abuse
Roscoe, Peter: Judicial Bigotry
Russo, Aaron: NAU, CFR, Rockefellers
Ruppert, Michael C
Saburido, Jacqueline: Don't Drink
Secret Files of the Inquisition
Schlafly, Phyllis: Global Governance
Simons, Frank: Courts From Hell
Schafer, Nancy: Child Trafficking at CPS
Schiff, Peter: Currency Crisis, Debt Ceiling
Shafarevich, Igor: The Socialist Phenomenon
Short, David: St. John's Anglican
Shrimpton, Michael , QC: Intelligence
Shrout, Winston: Common Law
Silverman, Earl: Domestic Abuse against Men
SJCA - FTSOTC 48 Recom's
Simpson, Kari: Road Kill Radio
Smith, Dr. Helen, "Men on Strike"
Smith, Ron: DC Rally, Drugging of Children
Soever, Alar: SOW's Child Support Fraud
Somerville, Margaret:“Same-Sex Marriage”
Still, Bill: "Money Masters", "Mystery of Oz"
Stopps, Gordon Vs Just Ladies, BCHRT
Stormer, John: Betrayed .. Bench
Story, Christopher: "Perestroika Dec.
Sutton, Anhony: Wall Street & Hitler
Taylor, Captain Tony: "Fatherless Day"
Trociuk Darrell, BC Birth Registration
Tyndale, William, "God's Outlaw", RIP 1536
V for Vendetta / Guy Fawkes the Hero
van Gogh, Theo: Islamic Violence, RIP 2005
Vellacott, MP Maurice
Ventura, Jesse: Conspiracy Theory
Vieira, Dr. Edwin: Fiat Empire
Wallace, Tom: Sharia Law in UK & US
Warren, Elizabeth: Collapse Middle Class
Watson, Paul: EU's Nazi Origins
Wilberforce, William: Slave Trade Act, 1807
William III & Mary II: "Bill of Rights" 1689
Wooldridge, Nancy: Canadian Grans
World, Gordon: Sexualizing BC Children
Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), UVic
Zepezauer, Frank: Feminist Crusades
Let Ex Husbands Be Fathers
Perception vs Reality
Both Parents Vital
Broken Homes, Bleak Future
Rights of fathers Ignored?
Support one of over 50 class-actions against
unconstitutional 'sole custody' by Indiana Civl Rights
BC Statutory Amendments
Senator Anne Cools, FTSOTC Chair on False
Accusations & Lying Lawyers
Senator Anne Cools, formerly
Liberal, now Conservative, on
False Accusations &
to Lie in Court
"'.. mothers and fathers should have equal rights in
the raising of their children, regardless of marital break
Anne Cools - Google Search
Anne Cools - Google Video
Canadian Bill s-12, senator cools - Google Search
senators know that I have studied a terrible and pernicious
heart of darkness
that has developed in our court system, being the use of
FALSE ACCUSATIONS in civil justice.
is the mischief of litigating parties, usually mothers,
suddenly within the context of divorce and within child
custody proceedings falsely accusing the other party,
usually fathers, of the sexual abuse of their own children.
FALSE ACCUSATIONS are often made with the overt
or covert complicity of their
lawyers. They are a
lethal weapon in the business of parental alienation. They
are a tool for achieving sole custody of children and
2004-06-08 SENATOR ANNE COOLS LEAVES LIBERAL FOLD TO
Senator Anne Cools Runs Away With The Suns's 10 Top Women
Poll, Kevin Connor, TO Sun
2004-06-08 Liberal senator < Anne Cools > goes
1997-10-28 Child Custody and Access Reform, Special Joint
Issues: False Accusations;
Isues Women's Shelters'
Liberal Hedy Fry / Status of Women (SOW):
Pamela:Feminist Law: Female Accusers must not be
required to face those they accuse of Violence;
Domestic Violence Scam & "Women's Studies" Propaganda
Issues: Pizzey, Erin:
Women's Shelter Scam;
"Women's Shelter" Gulags: Lesbian Brainwashing &
Cools, Senator Anne: Lying Lawyers;
Hedy Fry / Status of Women (SOW):
Trafficking by Public Officers & Judges
McKenzie & Pedersen, the "Two Robs",
Equal Parenting Bike Trek US 2006, 2007...
Robb MacKenzie Equal Parenting Bike Trek - Google Search;
Robb MacKenzie Equal Parenting Bike Trek - Google Video
Rob Pederson, Equal Parenting - Google Search;
Robert Pederson, Equal Parenting - Google Video
Equal Parenting Bike Trek's photostream
McKenzie & Pedersen, the "Two Robs", Equal Parenting Bike
Trek US 2006, 2007...;
Ron: DC Family Preservation Rally, Compulsory Drugging
Compulsory Drugging of Children, Thymerisol;
Beware of the "Parental Rights" IMPOSTER!!!!
"Natural Parent's Rights" Vs "Parent's Rights"
Be on the lookout for the "Parent's
Rights" IMPOSTER. Insist on "Natural Parents Only",
It comes as a big surprise to us that
many groups that present themselves as
"Parents Rights" groups REFUSE to defend the
NATURAL PARENT, and
and to demand RESTORATION
Natural Parents Rights taken from Canadians in the
Instead their position to promote the
"rights" of a "Parent" in the widest sense of the
word, making NO distinction between
NATURAL PARENTS and
Legal Parents. They have bowed to
Victoria's assertion that the SCC's
"endorses a Heterosexual View of the Family and must be
ignored", legitimizing the ongoing
by the State which views
children as State Property and merchandise for sale in
the lucrative Child
Adoption Market They refuse to be hampered by prior
obligations to that pesky Natural Parent who thinks they can
Veto an Adoption.
It appears that many
"Fathers Rights" groups commonly fall in with the United
Nations and Liberal
Irwin Cotler's assertion that the
Child's Right is to be protected, but the Natural Parent
has "NO RIGHTS",
making the State, not the Natural
Parents the Protector of the Child..
Without Cause or
Consent, no Child shall be removed from a Natural Parent!!!
Beware of the IMPOSTER!!!! "Natural Parent's Rights"
Vs "Parent's Rights";
News: Lessard, Hester - Heterosexual view of
Parenthood must be ignored
Judge Daphne, BCSC, for Child Trafficking;
Testimonials: Rick Fredrickson of Saskatoon
Bill Graham, Liberal <Pedophile> Leader & Defense
Bill Graham, mp - Google Search;
Bill Graham, mp - Google Video
Lawrence Metherel - Google Search
2007-06-19 Liberal MP Bill Graham announces
"In spite of credible revelations dating back to April 2002
about Bill Graham, a sex addicted bi-sexual sodomizing a 15
year old male prostitute named
Paul Martin allowed Graham to remain
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister - and eventually named
him to the portfolio of Minister of Defense.
"On Sept. 28/2005 a vote was held in Parliament to raise the
age of consent from 14 (one of the lowest age of consents in
the world) to 16 (an age which many still consider too low).
"Bill Graham, Paul Martin, and Anne McLellan, on Sept. 28th,
voted against raising the age of consent to 16
Bill: Pedophile Parliamentarian, Defense Minister
Corpus : "literally, "you
may have the body". A Habeas
Corpus is a legal writ that protects an individual against arbitrary
imprisonment by requiring that any person arrested be brought before
a court for formal charge. If the charge is considered to be valid,
the person must submit to trial; if not, the person goes free. When
the law is suspended, then individuals can be imprisoned
indefinitely and without charge."
Skeletons in the Closet, a film drawn from the dramatized lives
of families living with a protected
Pedophile and the mental
illness it may create when a loving, faithful, Victim keeps the
Secret. This is shockingly
common. The Secret is their Power -
(You would be well advised to stay away from the Public Servant.)
FYI, most of what you hear
about Family Violence is a huge fraud because
World Health Organization
obligates members to:
a) NOT report results of studies which do
not show "expected results", and
b) if "unexpected results do eventually get
reported, they may only be reported with "expert" commentary to
explain away the deviation from the expected result that "Men are
violent" and "Women are their Victims".
The World Health has as a primary Sponsor, the
Rockefeller Foundations, a
Fabian Socialist group
which has as it's aim the conversion of the West to a Soviet style
block which can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.
See Norman Dodd.
What Is Gendercide?
Opponents of Equal Parenting like to tell you
that seventy something percent of Custody Cases don't go to Trial,
and are awarded as Sole Custody to Mom BY CONSENT.
What they don't tell you is that in ninety
something percent of Custody Cases that do go to Trial Mom gets Sole
Custody anyway, and Dad has to pay on top of his Lawyer fees, the
Court Costs for having lost his Application. Faced with these
abysmal odds, Dads are commonly told to "Just give her what she
wants so you can have a good relationship with her". Under
Duress many Dads foolishly acquiesce .... for
a time at least......
We prefer that Natural Parents NOT sign a Consent
Order that is not completely Equal with respect to Gender, as the
relationship of the divorced couple is greatly destabilized with
each injury to the equality of parental powers .
Teacher-Student sex rules being relaxed by BCSC;
Abuse by a Public Officer
Pedophile Activists obviously don't go around
telling you what they're up to. Instead they call
themselves "Mentors", "Social
Workers", "Feminists" or "Homosexual Rights Activists". In
Canada, Pedophile Activists have been successful in getting
greater access to children by reducing the
of Consent to
and in eliminating a parents "right to know" when the child reaches
the age of
replacing them with school counselors and
Social Workers, and by, of course, eradicating fathers from
their children's lives entirely from birth on request by the mother.
the recent changes to accommodate homosexual marriage, the right of
natural parents to "parent" their natural children will soon be
removed entirely. Through these statutory changes, the term
"LEGAL PARENT" is replacing the
historic term "NATURAL PARENT"
in Canadian statutes. As a result
Parents can no longer automatically claim to be the Legal Parents of
their own natural children at birth. Instead, to accommodate
the Homosexual Activists' plan to push Natural Parents aside when it
comes to parenting children, the Courts alone now decide who will be
the "parents' of all children born in Canada.
Activists are often lawyers, school counselors, teachers,
Social Workers, Sex Ed teachers,
pastors, Judges, etc. etc. They seek positions with access and
power over Children & Families, and positions to create social and
political change. The publicly undisclosed prevalence of
Pedophile & Homosexual Activists in our civil service has been
attributed to their determined politicism in the many groups like
ACT UP! , the secrecy of the
alliances made in various "secret societies" and sex clubs, and to
Sexual Nepotism in the workplace.
Freedom of Speech, Bill C250
The End of Religious Liberty in Canada,
R. Albert Mohler
It's all over but the funeral. Free speech and religious liberty
are now effectively dead in Canada, and recent developments across
our northern border should awaken Americans to the peril of
political correctness and its restrictions on freedom.
On April 28, the Canadian Senate passed bill C-250 by a vote of 59
to 11. In passing this legislation, the Canadian Parliament added
"sexual orientation" to the nation's laws criminalizing "hate
speech." The end result is that the Bible may now be considered a
form of criminalized hate literature and Christians who teach that
homosexuality is sinful may face criminal charges.
Even before the passage of C-250, Canadian legislators had been
moving to restrict free speech and religious liberty. The concept of
"hate speech" implies that certain forms of speech are to be
criminalized for being out of step with the government's ideological
positions. Canada's extensive hate speech laws already criminalized
any statements considered to be disparaging to ethnic and minority
groups. By adding sexual orientation to the list of protected
classes, the Canadian Parliament has not only shut down free speech;
it has opened a legal can of worms that will be most difficult to
handle. Since "sexual
orientation" is undefined in the law, lesbians and homosexual men
are unlikely to be the only persons demanding coverage under the
law. As the statute now stands, criticism of pedophilia or
polygamy--or any sexual act or relationship for that matter--could
well be cause for criminal action.
The law was promoted by Svend Robinson, the Member of
Parliament [MP] for Burnaby-Douglas. Robinson is a
notoriously liberal and flamboyant legislator, who also promotes
himself as something of a symbolic leader for Canada's gay
community. Robinson's animus toward Christianity has been evident
for some time, and he has described Christian leaders as
"ecclesiastical dictators." Responding to one critic, Robinson
showed his true colors: "You people are sick. God should strike you
In a bizarre twist to this tale, Robinson missed the critical vote
in favor of his bill, because he had just taken an extensive medical
leave from his political responsibilities after admitting to the
theft of a ring he had intended to give to his male partner. His
theft was caught on camera and, in the aftermath of the scandal,
Robinson released a statement which may or may not have constituted
a resignation from office. No one seems to be exactly sure about
exactly what Robinson meant by what one Canadian newspaper called
his "non-resignation resignation letter."
Robinson aside, the Senate's passage of this bill represents an
immediate threat to free speech and Christian conviction in the
nation of Canada.
Editorial opinion in Canadian newspapers has been mixed, but the
threat to religious liberty is immediately clear when one listens to
the arguments made by C-250's proponents. Writing in The Toronto
Star, Carol Lowes explained that C-250 is necessary because, "Some
Christian charities, priests and pastors attempt to convince people
of their wrongs and cultivate guilt or shame about perceived sins in
their target audiences." Really? The obvious implication of Ms.
Lowes' argument is that pastors must never tell anyone that they are
sinners. How convenient.
A challenge to Christian publications was offered by Lois Sweet, a
journalism professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. "Ways in
which gays and lesbians have been portrayed in the religious media
can lead people to believe that they are not human and [are] totally
defined by their sexuality," she said. "To present them as people
who threaten society in some way is hate mongering."
Marianne Meed Ward, writing in The Toronto Sun, warned preachers
that they will have to be careful in addressing any issue of
sexuality. "Expressing views on alternative expressions of sex is
not a crime," she said. Nevertheless, she presented a blatant
warning about "expressing" such views: "But preachers (and everybody
else) will have to exercise caution in how they express their views.
And that's not a bad thing. We don't need ads showing a slash
through a gay couple. We don't need placards saying 'God hates
fags.' We don't need people quoting Leviticus out of context...."
So, preachers in Canada have now been warned that their
interpretation of Leviticus could now become a matter of hate
speech. Ms. Ward gets to decide what Leviticus means in its context?
Hermeneutics is now translated into a potential crime.
When preachers are told that they will "have to exercise caution in
how they express their views," religious liberty is effectively
dead. This is especially clear when comments made by the bill's
proponents identify any criticism of homosexuality--whatever its
motivation and form--as criminalized hate speech.
Christian groups in Canada have responded with understandable alarm.
"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," said Brian Rushfeldt, executive
director of the Canada Family Action Coalition. Rushfeldt described
C-250 as "a draconian piece of legislation that will criminalize
people who express an opinion contrary to homosexual behavior,
including views based on religion, conscience, morality, and even
medical or humanitarian concerns." He continued: "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."
Indeed, some Canadian legal experts argue that adding "sexual
behaviour" to the hate speech legislation now makes it a crime to
teach that sex outside of marriage--whatever its form--is wrong.
Anne Cools, a senator from Ontario, described the bill as
"an intent to create . . . a section which would be used to cleanse
many people of their moral opinions." Canada's first black
senator, Cools expressed concern that the law will be used to
criminalize churches opposed to homosexuality. "Once you put a power
before [authorities], and then try to rely on goodness for the power
not to be exercised, you're indeed naive."
"All sexual acts are not equal," Cools asserted. "I believe in
justice for all...but I also understand that the essential
requirement of life itself is that men mate with women." Better
watch it Senator Cools, you may have just committed a hate crime.
University of Western Ontario professor Robert Martin has described
Canada as "a totalitarian theocracy." He went on to argue that
Canada is "ruled today by what I would described as a secular state
religion (of political correctness). Anything that is regarded as
heresy or blasphemy is not tolerated."
Svend Robinson and other promoters of C-250 played a crude game of
doublespeak in arguing for the legislation. Their explanations are
reducible to the claim that C-250 will never be used to criminalize
Christian speech--except when such speech needs to be criminalized.
Some have described Christians as "paranoid" in responding to the
bill. That's not the way Jason Kenney, a Roman Catholic MP from
Calgary sees the situation. "This isn't at all a hysterical
reaction. It's a completely reasonable fear, given the trends in the
courts and human rights commissions. In Owens, a Saskatchewan judge
ruled that parts of the Bible can constitute hate speech against
gays. In the Surrey School Board case, they were ordered to put gay
material into a Grade 1 class."
Alan Borovoy, general counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties
Association, once described Canada as "a pleasantly authoritarian
country." Columnist John Leo of U.S. News and World Report, agrees
with Borovoy's description.
As Leo explains, "Since
Canada has no First Amendment, anti-bias laws generally trump free
speech and freedom of religion. A recent flurry of cases has mostly
gone against free expression." Leo went on to suggest that
parents might be held legally liable for a child who says something
irritating about homosexuals to a classmate in school. Religious
groups could quickly get in trouble for teaching certain biblical
passages or defending historic church doctrines.
The pattern of criminalizing speech about homosexuals is spreading
across liberal societies. In Sweden, pastors are explicitly warned
that any sermons critical of homosexuality can lead to criminal
charges. The same logic is spreading through the courts and
legislatures of many European countries--and now has jumped the
Atlantic to Canada.
The truly threatening character of the Canadian legislation is
further demonstrated in the fact that police do not have to charge
persons with breaking a law. Any Canadian citizen can file a
complaint against any other citizen, resulting in charges. At that
point, the defendant is simply left to the dangerous whims of the
liberal judiciary and governmental human rights commissions. The
potential legal costs would alone intimidate some persons from
talking about homosexuality.
The most important part of the newly-revised criminal code reads:
"Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private
conversation, willfully promotes hatred against any identifiable
group is guilty of . . . an indictable offense and is liable to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years."
During a recent debate, the Canadian attorney general refused to
comment on whether or not the Bible is, in itself, hate speech. That
matter, we are now warned, will be left for the courts to
We are fooling ourselves if we believe this threat to religious
liberty will stay on the Canadian side of the border. This same
logic is already accepted by many law professors and judges in the
United States. The passage of C-250 is a warning to us all. When
free speech is denied and the preachers are told what they can and
cannot say, religious liberty is effectively dead.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. For more articles and
resources by Dr. Mohler, and for information on The Albert Mohler
Program, a daily national radio program broadcast on the Salem Radio
Network, go to www.albertmohler.com. For information on The Southern
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Freedom of Speech, Bill C250
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Issues: Freedom of Speech, Bill C250;
Ann: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly;
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of Human Rights Tribunals;
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BC Judge for retailing Child Pornography;
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NDP MP, Lawyer & Thief for "Hate Crimes" Legislation;
Prosecutors" for Lawyers & Judges;