The Canadian Prime Minister just apologized that his government wasn’t quick enough to trade one form of “state-sponsored, systemic oppression and rejection” for another. He tearfully apologized to the LGBTQ2 community for not persecuting Christians enough.
(In the alphabet soup of gender identification, the “2” means “two-spirit.” I looked up the definition and still don’t understand it, other than it applies to indigenous North American people.)
Trudeau also announced an agreement had been reached in a class-action lawsuit for 110 million Canadian dollars ($85.80 million) to be paid out to former civil servants and members of the military who lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation. A ban on lesbian and gay military service persisted until 1992.
Understandably, if it’s illegal for gays to serve in the military, this means gays who join the military could reasonably expect to face challenges, to be exposed, and to be dismissed.
“These people not only lost their jobs, they were interrogated, like spy movies, humiliated. They were criminalized and thrown out the back door,” [Lynne Gouliquer, a sociologist at Laurentian University in Ontario] explained.
That statement could now be reasonably applied to Christians in the public square in Canada. Here’s where we are in Canada: In 2014, college graduates in a proposed law school were to be banned from the bar because they went to a Christian college:
On April 24th, the law society of Canada’s largest province voted against admitting among their ranks graduates of Trinity Western University, for the sole reason that the school’s community covenant, which students (and teachers) voluntarily sign upon admission or hiring, reserves sexual intimacy for heterosexual marriage. Nova Scotia followed suit, wording their rejection as approval on the condition that TWU change its community covenant or allow students to opt out. In British Columbia, where the school is located, the law society voted on April 11th to admit TWU graduates to the bar, but momentum is building for the law society to reverse that decision in a special meeting on June 10th.
"One of the interesting things that will be faced by the Supreme Court of Canada this week is that there are these two very different decisions on the same issue and the same facts," said Earl Phillips, executive director of TWU's proposed law school].
Liberal Canadians always talk about how “rights have to be balanced.” The rights of Christians are being denied to make room for the rights of the LGBTQ2 community, whose past humiliations are now being redressed.
I wonder if anyone in Canada is crying over Christian persecution going back a few thousand years, that Canadians have decided to replicate in their own country?
I wonder if, in a fairly short time, when Biblical Christianity is outright banned, if a future prime minister will tearfully apologize to Christ followers and announce a settlement of tens of millions of dollars to remunerate those humiliations?
I expect Jesus Christ will arrive for his ultimate appearance before that happens.