Ezra Levant Defends himself on Steve Paikin of TVO January 25, 2008Posted by Scott V in Culture War, Free Speech, Hate Crime, Islam, Judicial Activism, Political Correctness.
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Watch this, here another “state sponsored” broadcast trying to Marginalize Ezra. Ezra has to pay all his legal fees to defend himselves against the Gestapo that is the Human Rights Commissions.
Ezra Levant of the Western Standard Interrogated by the Gestapo Human Rights Commissions over the Muhammed Cartoons January 25, 2008Posted by Scott V in Culture War, Free Speech, Hate Crime, Islam, Judicial Activism, Political Correctness.
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Manitoba Marriage Commissioner Ordered to Perform Gay ‘Marriages’ Fights in Court for Freedom of Religion October 19, 2006Posted by Scott V in Christian Persecution, Judicial Activism, Same Sex Marriage.
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By Gudrun Schultz
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) -A Manitoba marriage commissioner who lost his licence last year when he refused to perform homosexual “marriages” has taken his fight for religious freedom to the Court of Queen’s Bench.
The province ordered Kevin Kisilowsky, 36, to conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples or hand in his licence, under a 2004 policy adopted by the province following the legalization of homosexual “marriage.” An evangelical Christian, Kisilowsky said his right to freedom of religion under the Charter was violated by the policy.
“I’m just one of these Canadians who’s finally had enough,” Kisilowsky said in an interview with the Winnipeg Sun‘s Tom Brodbeck, published October 18. “Enough’s enough.”
While the government permits churches and religious clergy to opt out of performing same-sex marriages, it doesn’t allow individuals the same freedom. That is a clear violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Brodbeck says, which guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion” to every individual.
Kisilowsky filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission in 2004, arguing that the province was discriminating against his religious beliefs by forcing him to conduct marriage ceremonies that went against his faith.
The commission rejected his argument. Kisilowsky is now appealing in court, and has said he will take his case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Brodbeck points out that anyone over the age of 18 can get a marriage commissioner licence, including temporary weekend licences, which allow them to perform a marriage. Having the licence doesn’t obligate them to use it, unless they’re asked to perform a same-sex ceremony–in that case, the province says they must agree to participate.
“I think of what (former federal justice minister) Irwin Cotler said a couple of years ago,” Kisilowsky said. “He said you can’t allow equality rights to trump religious rights, and yet that’s exactly what’s happened.”
The outcome of the case is likely to have a significant impact on the religious freedom of marriage commissioners across the country. At least 12 Manitoba commissioners resigned after the province introduced the policy in 2004. In Saskatchewan at least eight resigned, and resignations followed similar policies in Newfoundland and British Columbia.
Unite! A Public Defense of Christian Expression September 2, 2006Posted by Scott V in Canada Politics, Christian Persecution, Christian Vilification, Judicial Activism, Same Sex Marriage.
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|Here is why we have to be concerned about the freedoms we cherish in Canada. As you will find out the message is shocking. It is a dramatic presentation of the disturbing degree of bigotry and harassment that is targeted against Christians TODAY in Canada.
I do agree that Canadians do not yet face the same severity of persecution as Christians do in some other countries but, the mentality that under girds Canadian anti-Christian bigotry is the same. Left unchallenged, it will foment. Unless Christians put a stop to it by recognizing what is taking place and get involved while they still have the freedom to do so, anti-christian bigotry and persecution will continue to increase.