Okay to be pro-life in Canada – so long as you don’t act on it

Are your views "in line" with the government's?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a town hall audience this week that nonprofit organizations dedicated to fighting for the lives of the nation’s unborn are “not in line with where we are as a government, and quite frankly where we are as a society”, according to a story from Life News.

The comment came in response to a question about free speech, particularly as it regards speaking on behalf of the unborn.

“When those beliefs lead to actions aimed to restrict a woman’s right on what to do with her body, that’s where we draw the line.”

In other words, the Canadian government – and according to Trudeau, all of Canadian society – is fine with a citizen holding pro-life views, provided those views are not acted upon.

I’m certain that pro-life Canadians will be glad to hear this news – so glad, in fact, that they’d like to contact the PM and let him know how much they appreciate it. According to the official website of his office,

“The Prime Minister greatly values the thoughts and suggestions of Canadians. You may write or fax his office …”. We at The Resurgent are happy to help you take the PM up on that offer.

The link here is to the contact page where you can leave your thanks for the gracious permission Mr. Trudeau has extended to allow you to think what you like in the privacy of your own home. If you’d prefer other methods of contact you may choose from those below.

Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Fax: 613-941-6900

Twitter: @CanadianPM

Now remember – this information is intended for our Canadian readers only.

Gena, did you read the entire post? About the part that taking action was for the Canadian readers only? BTW, when have non-Americans STFU about our politics? Hypocrisy much?

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Thanks for the post. Praise God I'm not Canadian but I did take the time to share some thoughts with our frozen neighbors to the north. Hopefully all this global warming they fear will thaw their frozen hearts.

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So, as a Canadian, we have been seeing a growing trend by the Trudeau government to make special rights for certain groups beyond the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which cover the rights of all Canadians both old and new). There is an increasing trend to silence those who hold moral values that do not fall in line with what the government in power feels that should be held. Behind this story is a recent piece of legislation passed through the House of Commons, literally in the final hours before the Christmas break. It will require all groups who avail themselves of government assistance to hire summer students to sign an agreement "both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression." Although this may not seem like much to some people, one needs to realize that equality in this country is already enshrined in our Charter Rights. The Liberals are constantly trying to add to the Charter as they see fit. As a Canadian I agree with equal rights as already enshrined, I DO NOT agree with special rights at the whim of the government in power.

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The McMasters University townhall says, explicitly, that crisis pregnancy centers and other organizations that want to aid mothers and their babies MUST state that they support the butchering of children in the womb in order to get government funding. Much like California and Oregon.

"...in order to get government funding." The church has sown the wind by abdicating its responsibility (and the responsibility of individual Christians) for the poor and by weakening its moral teaching. It is reaping the whirlwind in the form of organized murder of the unborn. The solution for this is to get ministry off the government teat and to mobilize Christians to take control of Ottawa and the provincial parliaments - without which the very real suppression of free speech in Canada will continue.

DaveEvad - AMEN! I've addressed similar shortcomings in the church in other posts here at The Resurgent and my personal blog AReasoningFaith.com. The failure of God's people both corporately and individually has led us to this place. The question is what to do in order to remedy that.
I'd be curious to hear your thoughts about the following two posts:
https://www.themaven.net/theresurgent/contributors/let-the-modern-reformation-begin-VHSzW_7qGUK0uNfzdqBtig

I did not want to mislead you into thinking that Christian organizations in Canada are tied to government money. The program I am speaking of is a simple employment program which endeavours to support summer student employment and employers. In the past what it has done is allowed faith based organizations who work with the homeless for example to hire extra staff to go out into the streets and work with the people. This also applies the the Christian farmer who needs summer help but cannot afford the full weight of wages. This is not just an organization issue. As I stated it is part of the bigger issue of equal rights now becoming special rights. This line of thinking is allowing an insidious creep of ideologies that are not Canadian and most certainly not Christian.

gjb 131 yes I believe it was this program that spurred the current battle taking place over rights there now.

It's so good of that idiot Trudeau to extend the right for his citizens to enjoy the right to think and act in their own homes. I wonder if any leftist realizes that they might not have been born, because of their parent's decision to not have them? Nevermind. I think I know the answer.

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