Thursday, June 05, 2008

JUSTICE FOR ALL?

Father Alphonse de Valk, a pro-life activist known across Canada. He has defended life and traditional marriage using a number of writings including the Catholic catechism, and the Bible. Well his views have caught the eye of a, by the Canadian Human Rights Commission – "a quasi-judicial investigative body with the power of the Canadian government behind it" This group monitors "hare crimes" such as morality and quoting from Scripture to defend and describe life and marriage. The father is accused of a hate act. What did he do? From the wires;


"Father defended the [Catholic] Church's teaching on marriage during Canada's same-sex 'marriage' debate, quoting extensively from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Pope John Paul II's encyclicals. Each of these documents contains official Catholic teaching. And like millions of other people throughout the world and the ages – many of whom are non-Catholics and non-Christians — Father believes that marriage is an exclusive union between a man and a woman"

While this is the reality of Canada, you can be sure that this movement is coming to our country. It has only been a Republican Congress and a Republican President that has held back this tide. But there is a perfect storm coming which is the 2008 elections which will produce a President, either committed to this or at least open to it. Which will put the ball back in the court of those who believe in the authority of Scripture. What will we say or not say when it means fines and even prion? I am afraid man of us will have the opportunity to find out!

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pastor tom
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