First Silence Your Critics

May 15, 2014


I fear for Canada!  While we can’t claim to have been founded by those seeking religious freedom,( unless it was a freedom to trap and sell beavers), for almost 150 years our public policy and laws were shaped with at least a nod to our Christian heritage.  However, it would appear that those who lean to the right are now being excluded from the public arena.
Some of it is spill-over from our neighbours to the south. Recently HGTV cancelled a new reality show.  The reason? It appears the hosts, twin brothers Jason and David Benham are vocally pro-traditional marriage and pro-life.
But we can’t just blame it all on the States.  
Last week it was announced, first by the liberal party and then by the NDP that pro-life candidates would have no place in either party.  Seriously, the “Conservative Party” have said they are not interested in re-opening the abortion debate, but that is a discussion for another day. So why did Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulclair find the need to limit who can run for their parties?
Because the reality is that this will not just remove the Pro-Life and traditional marriage voice from the public forum, it will remove the conservative Christian voice from the same forum.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.