Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Freedom of religion is being seriously challenged in Canada. Freedom of speech will be next! Christian organizations (perhaps including the Salvation Army, because who knows whether they will sign) which offer charitable programs (after school activity etc.) funded by the government are now required to sign that they will tolerate sins acceptable to humanists, such as abortion and sexual deviations. If they don’t sign, they don’t get their funds any more. After school programs, for example, have been cancelled when government funds were withdrawn. Our Catholic schools (which are public schools in Canada funded by the government) have to teach acceptance of things contrary to their religious beliefs. In other words, what they teach in faith and morals could affect their funding. Freedom of religion is guaranteed in the Canadian Constitution. It’s basic to this country’s government. But, as I’ve been saying to others, our Prime Minister does have a religion too, called humanism, which is being forced on all Canadians. If Christians had been as radical as the humanists, the world today would be Christian . . . because humanists like to call us extreme and radical.
I don’t think that Canadians understand – that freedom of religion includes belief in the Bible for many people and that humanism denies that the Bible is the revealed Word of God. The Moslems may be the only ones to really fight back – if they do.
The U.S. needs to take note – they could be next.
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