Anti-Transgender Speech Will Get You Two Years In Canada
We live in an upside down world. We are leaving a kids a world that defies description. You will be rubbing your eyes before you are done reading this. Canada is on the verge of passing legislation that makes illegal to criticize transgenders. Here are the relevant parts of this very vague law.
2014, c. 31, s. 12
3 Subsection 318(4) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
Definition of identifiable group
(4) In this section, identifiable group means any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or mental or physical disability.
Prohibited grounds of discrimination
3 (1) For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.
Clause 1: Existing text of section 2:
2 The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada to give effect, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, to the principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.
Trudeau is throwing everything he has into getting this passed and Canada’s ruling political party is committed to the passage of this bill. This bill will ban anti-transgender speech, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to 2 years in prison for violators. The bill is an incremental extension of their existing “Hate Speech” laws.
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What constitutes an offense in Canada? It depends on who you ask. It is a clear attempt to muzzle free speech. For example, if you wanted to protest transgender bathrooms in Canada’s target, you could be thrown in prison for 2 years because you are “speaking out” against these practices.
The bill expands it to include any public speech or communication that “promotes hatred” on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression.” Two years? Yes, this bill is not symbolic, speech that someone deems offensive can send you to jail for up to two years.
The Government is the Judge As to What Constitutes Hate Speech
As in the US, the federal government judicial system will ultimately decide who will be charged. And as in the US, homosexual activist groups are “lobbying” the government along the same lines.
The far left Prime-minster, Trudeau, announced the bill in a speech on May 17, which happened to be “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and any other perversion flavor the week.
The Christian World View Does Not Count
What about those who happen to hold biblical views on human sexuality? Are they going to persecuted and forced to serve 2 years because their world view does not permit acceptance? Are pastors and church-goers in danger? In other words, Christians are in danger because their core beliefs are different from government-approved gender-identity beliefs.
Very Low Burden of Proof
Up to 2 years in prison if it offends the “community.” Did you know that Canada on, March 29, announced it was shutting down its Religious Freedom Office. They are removing all opposition. The government will decide what is offensive.
In the United States, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released a legal enforcement guidance in December 2015, only 5 months ago. The legislation makes transgenders a special class.
Christianity and its core beliefs are in the process of being criminalized. Like the old Soviet Union, we will be forced to worship in secret and private. One of the most disturbing things is that I don’t see even a whimper out of the Christian community.
Mark my words, this march towards turning the values of our culture upside down will culminate with the legalization of child molestation.