Is more Christian persecution coming in America in the name of “gay rights”? Canada’s recent history makes the answer obvious.
Events in Canada are a clear warning to Christians in America: Your business, your professional position, your ability to serve and even simply live in the community may come into question, depending on the Supreme Court’s decision at the end of June on the definition of marriage.
This is reviewed quite thoroughly at Crisis Magazine: “Same-sex “Marriage” and the Persecution of Christians in Canada.”
Canada legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2005, the fourth country in the world to do so. During the rushed public debate that preceded legalization, the Christian and traditional understanding of marriage as the union of a man and a woman had strong support. Polls showed a deep split among Canadians, and the majority (52 percent) were actually against legalization at the time that it occurred.
Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion and, in particular, the freedom of members of religious groups to hold and declare their religious beliefs,” and “it is not against the public interest to hold and publicly express diverse views on marriage.”
But how quickly things change. Since the watershed moment of legalization, Canadian social norms have shifted rapidly, and what was once considered fringe or debatable has become the new normal.
Today, different opinions on “gender identity” and same-sex “marriage” are no longer tolerated. Our society is sweeping away respect for religious faiths that do not accept and celebrate same-sex “marriage,” and the Civil Marriage Act’s assurances seem merely farcical. It is not premature to speak of open discrimination against Christians in Canada.
If you’re still living under the delusion this is about reasonable tolerance and equality, you need to carefully read this essay—read it twice—and grasp the implications. Holding views as old as creation is possibly about to become “unconstitutional.” Maintaining a belief that God created two genders–male and female—is likewise to be considered as odious as racism (total scientific and logical balderdash, but we’re not talking about a movement based in reality).
Read about the new curriculum being forced upon Canadian children, and how such mental viruses are already leading more and more children to express confusion about the simple, verifiable facts of who is male and female.
Starting in grade three, the curriculum introduces children to the idea that gender is fluid, and that little boys can decide to be girls, or vice versa. The message is that transgender desires are just as perfectly normal as homosexual leanings.
This message is already being propagated by our media. For instance, Canadian public radio recently covered the case of a 12-year-old boy who chose to “come out” as a girl one year earlier. This “heartwarming” story includes details such as the fact that the boy’s puberty has now been chemically stopped, and he may be put through female puberty instead.
Young Canadian children have been “coming out” as transgender, and are being encouraged by officials in schools and government, and by the media. Currently, a Catholic school in Alberta is being pressured to allow a 7-year-old transgender “girl” to use the girls’ bathroom. Last year, the province of Alberta issued a new birth certificate to a 12-year-old “boy” who was born a girl.
This is a sickness that will infect an increasing number of broken people, if given official blessing.
Coming to a nation around you? We’re one month away.