Canadians to Face Hate Crimes Charges, Prison for Anti-Transgender Speech
Bill C-16 passed by a vote of 67‚Äď11 this week, more than a year after being introduced, according to Global News, which said it adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and includes them within the protections provided by the hate-speech and hate-crime provisions of the criminal law.
The measure now awaits royal assent from the House of Commons.
"In Canada we celebrate inclusion and diversity, and all Canadians should feel safe to be themselves," Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement. "Trans and gender diverse persons must be granted equal status in Canadian society, and this bill makes that status explicit in Canadian law. ‚Ä¶ The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that everyone can live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose. It will protect people from discrimination, hate propaganda and...
Sounds like Canada will not be a very friendly place for Americans to retire to, unless they want to limit their speech. Of course, there is no "Bill of Rights" or U.S. Constitution to worry about there, anyway.
""Trans and gender diverse persons must be granted equal status in Canadian society, and this bill makes that status explicit in Canadian law.""
"Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!"
"Jude:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."
Christ says: "Matt 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city." (And for Canada who have the Word and doctrines of God)
""In April, a Canadian Christian couple filed a lawsuit against Hamilton Children's Aid Society for removing two foster children from their home because they refused to lie to the girls by saying that the Easter bunny is real."" Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/canada-anti-transgender-speech-hate-crime-prison-fine-188329/#kQIUJgM4RiwqtSlE.99
This will indeed be used as a weapon to attack evangelical Christians, though I am absolutely sure that Muslims will be totally exempt.
The increased difficulty is that it is also brought under criminal law, meaning that prison is a real possibility for Christians, not only for what they say in their churches, home, business, place of work or education, leisure facility and so on.
It also means the taxpayer having to fork out for transgender as well as LHBT promotion campaigns,and doctors having to carry out carcinogenic hormone treatment and surgical butchery on perfectly healthy people or lose their licence. Pharmacists and nurses would also have to comply.
Please pray for the many evangelical Christians, particularly those in more rural areas and small towns as well as the cities, and the many Reformed and other churches that are well represented on SA.