Liberty and Virtue

A person who experiences same sex attraction and who endeavors to live chastely in accordance with his religious beliefs keeps an eye out for examples of gay activists' (1) showing intolerance and hatred of traditional religious and moral beliefs and believers, (2) attempting to deny freedom of speech, assembly and religion to others, and (3) trying to cause the government to impose liberal views on sexual morality on society. Other stuff of interest to blogger may also occasionally be posted.

Gay activists do not speak for all those who experience same sex attraction!

Not all those with SSA reject traditional sexual morality!

Not all those with SSA support promiscuity!

Not all those with SSA believe the gay activist ideology of “gay pride”!

Not all those with SSA believe in making their sex drive their primary public identity!

Not all those with SSA support public indecency in “gay pride” parades!

Not all those with SSA support government promotion of homosexual activity!

Not all those with SSA support same sex marriage!

Not all those with SSA support biased teaching in public schools on homosexual matters!

Not all those with SSA demonize traditional religious believers!

Not all those with SSA wish to deny basic freedoms of speech, religion and association to those who disagree with the gay activists’ ideology and agenda!

Christian charity for persons does not require affirmation of sinful or immoral activity!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Government to Churches: No Right to Speak Out Against Same Sex Marriage

This editorial by Arthur Weinreb states what needed to be said:

What little Petey Pettigrew [Canada Foreign Affairs Minister] is doing [in saying that speech by churches on same sex marriage violates the separation of church and state] is denying ministers, priests, bishops, and other church officials their rights as Canadian citizens to express their opinions. And this notion that the church is somehow interfering with what is properly within the realm of secular government (same sex marriage) is utter nonsense. Whatever "rights" that gays and lesbians have been denied in the past or in the present all stem from religious teachings. If anything, the government is interfering with religion; not the other way around.

This is not the first time that the Martin government has attempted to bully or threaten the churches. Recently, the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) threatened to withdraw the charitable status of churches if they speak out on "political issues" such as gay marriage. While tax exempt status is conditional upon not having a political purpose, the churches were warned that since same sex marriage was now a political issue, the churches were risking their status if they spoke out about it. Of course Martin, Pettigrew and the gang remain silent when the United Church of Canada (sometimes referred to as the NDP at prayer) speaks out in favour of same sex unions. Separation of church and state is only raised in an attempt to silence and coerce those who oppose the Liberal government policies.

Paul Martin and his flacks like Pierre Pettigrew talk a good game about rights and tolerance. But they have no tolerance towards Christians and their religious opinions (in spite of the fact that Paul pretends to be a devout Catholic). While Martin can hardly utter a complete sentence without including the words "the Charter of Rights", he has no compunction about denying Christians that disagree with him, their rights under the Charter to freely express their opinions.

Pettigrew’s statements; uttered on behalf of the government of Canada, was Christian-bashing pure and simple. Church leaders have no right to express their opposition to the government; they are second class citizens.

Charles S.

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