Get ready for a long Good Friday: It’s only going to get tougher for Canadian Christians

April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Friday was Good Friday, and Sunday was Easter. But the Good Friday darkness that has descended upon Christianity in Ontario and across Canada shows no signs of abating.

The latest evidence: last week’s fiasco concerning Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Trustee Angela Kennedy. Kennedy is a Registered Nurse and has been a Catholic school trustee for 14 years. Recently she was nominated to the Toronto Board of Health. This is a big deal as the Board only has 13 members, and makes some very important decisions about Toronto’s public health policies.

Kennedy had been nominated by the Civic Appointments Committee (CAC) on March 26, after TCDSB Chair Mike Del Grande wrote a letter to the CAC, daring to protest the fact that the only seat on the Board of Health which is reserved for a school board representative has been filled with a public school trustee for 13 years straight. Del Grande had said: “this ongoing lack of representation on the Board of Health is an enormous disservice to this large constituency.” He also said of Kennedy: “I would ask that you support her nomination without prejudice.”

Seems like a simple enough request. And the CAC did see Mr. Del Grande’s point, so they tried half-heartedly to make things right. They did nominate Ms. Kennedy, as Mr. Del Grande had asked.

But many of the Councillors went home feeling sick about it. After all, how can any nice, tolerant, fair, open-minded, secular liberal appoint to a position of power a person like Angela Kennedy, a person who ”has voted against homosexual-activist clubs being permitted in schools, opposed HPV vaccinations in schools, and self-identifies as Pro Life”?

In the end, the councillors just couldn’t go through with it. And so, on March 31st, Toronto City Council met again and on a motion by Coun. Joe Mihevc, Chair of the Board of Health, they voted 20-17 to erase Ms. Kennedy’s name from the nomination. Her replacement: yet another secular trustee from the public school board.

To deny same-sex marriage is racist

The city councillors who voted against Kennedy didn’t even try to find any other respectable reason for it: they freely admitted that she had been rejected for her personal beliefs.

Coun. Joe Mihevic felt completely at ease to ground his rejection of Ms. Kennedy in her “‘consistent’ opposition to gay-straight alliances” and further explained: “Would we allow that as a society if it was black-white alliances? That’s what human rights are about and those perspectives in a public health context just won’t work.”

Coun. Paula Fletcher used very similar language: “These are actually human rights issues, the right for gays and lesbians to lead an equal life in the city of Toronto.”
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[Read the whole LifeSite News article online.]

2 thoughts on “Get ready for a long Good Friday: It’s only going to get tougher for Canadian Christians

  1. A Catholic teaching at a Secular Pagan Western CANADIAN University realized that Western Catholics, and Protestants along with other worldview followers can be fooled all the time through the schools.The few who disagree with so-called “neutral”Secularism are jailed.All Totalitarian countries do this.They rewrite the textbooks to indoctrinate the people against the Totalitarian worldviews political enemies.In Canada this new Worldview/Religion of neutral Secularism became The State Religion in Government,Law and Education starting in the mid-1960’s.Before this Western Civilizations schoolteachers led their students in The Lord’s Prayer,and Sex Education was dating,courtship and sex in faithful marriage to one of the opposite sex.So-called “neutral” Secularism is an evil lie.A Democratic society which indoctrinates it’s schoolchildren in the unhealthy values of so-called neutral secularism using adult schoolteachers and homosexual etc.,activists is a society of criminals. The Nazi Supreme Court and Government also passed laws to normalize their policies.”What is legal is moral”, is an idea used by criminal Societies to justify atrocities,even indoctrinating Kindergarteners as Canada does using adult school teachers,and homosexual etc.,activists.In countries that do this their faith is in their worldview.Secular Christian Church is an oxymoron.

  2. This is from GOPUSA
    Court Says Baker Cannot Cite Religious Beliefs in Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cake.
    When I was growing up, there was an expression that all of us used. It’s one with which you are all familiar. Whether you were joking around with friends or even having a discussion with your parents, out would come the response: “Yes, I can… it’s a free country.” Perhaps it was, but now is a completely different story. According to a recent court ruling this country is no longer free, and individuals cannot practice their religious beliefs if it conflicts with the new “god”: government.

    This is from Citizen.
    When the so-called Christian Church and Clergy allow Democratic Governments,and elected politicians to legislate evil,and then have adult school teachers,homosexual etc.,activists and abortion activists indoctrinate our school children into the values of this legalized evil,as human rights,then the devils have taken over Christ’s Church, because of apathetic,and indifferent Clergy and pew potatoes. Where the majority of our people held our politicians and clergy accountable to Lord Christ’s worldview, now they do nothing as evil flourishes in former Christian Western Democracies.The majority have converted to the New Government Religion-Worldview of so-called “neutral” Secular Humanism which became the State sanctioned worldview starting only in 1962. The evil excuses they make for this are not going to work on Lord Christ.Like the seculars they must hope He does not exist.

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