From Catholic Insight
Governments must reform Human Rights Commissions
Hardcopy Issue Date: February, 2008
Online Publication Date: Jan 30, 2008, 10:31
Over the last two months some media have exposed the nefarious role of Human Rights Commissions (HRC) in suppressing freedom of speech in
If readers have not seen anything in the news about this issue, perhaps they should change national newspapers. While there has not been a peep about this in the Globe &
What Canadians needs now is citizens who will demand from our governments – provincial and national – that HRC’s, as presently constituted, be reformed. They must stop their role of censors of what may or may not be printed or said in
Their personnel seem driven by an agnostic mentality opposed to traditional standards of behaviour. One example is the badgering and bullying of at least a dozen mayors of Canadian cities over the last 15 years or so, to allow Gay Pride days. They fined those who refused, until they complied.
Alas, many Canadians, including Catholics, have been indifferent to the progress of the “gay” agenda. They use standard replies: “You don’t have to attend Gay Pride days if you don’t want to.” “Their agenda does not concern us.” “Legalizing same-sex ‘marriage’ does not affect me.” “You’ll get used to it.” These, and other expressions like it, are based on the false notion that agnostic secularism is neutral. Well, it is not.
Today its adherents demand that all school children must be taught the equality of same-sex ‘marriage’ to marriage between a man and a woman; that all public opposition must stop and be designated as “hatred” and prosecuted under the “Hate Crimes” section of the Criminal Code; that all adverse comments about the homosexual lifestyle and its social, family and medical consequences be stricken off the record and publicly denied as untrue.
Quite a few individuals, including ourselves, will not do this. So we must face the HRC’s.
“It is right for us to give glory in every way to Jesus Christ,” wrote St. Ignatius of
The Catholic Church, for one, cannot and will not change her teaching, not even in the face of false legislation in
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From Cecilia von Dehn re
Being a member of the CHP and a long-time Catholic subscriber of the excellent Catholic Insight, I support their right and duty to speak on the issues they cover, as they have, and will continue. I also have the duty and freedom to honour in public the Teachings of my Church as well as the political platform of a legitimate Party in
I am sorry Rob Wells is so consumed with this effort to portray contempt, which by his complaints, includes myself and members.