The Canadian Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau has cut off funding to all employers and charitable organizations who normally hire summer students unless they affirm that they support abortions for anyone who wants one. The result may mean that thousands of young Canadians will not be hired this summer. Many of these students use their summer employment to pay down debts and to save for another school year.
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party required all candidates running for a seat in parliament as Liberals to declare that they are pro-abortion. Now that the entire liberal caucus is pro-abortion, they have decided to force their beliefs on the nation, claiming the right to an abortion as a charter right even though it is not.
Macleans.ca says the application process requires an attestation that “the job and the organization’s core mandate” respect “reproductive rights,” meaning “the right to access safe and legal abortions.” …they are ready to risk violating Section 2 of the Charter, which guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion” and “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression.”
CBC.ca says Trudeau is asking religious Canadians to betray their conscience for federal funding. …To give assent to abortion, even via a check mark on a government form, betrays their values and conscience. …Canada is the only Western nation without any law regulating abortion. Successive governments have avoided crafting such legislation for fear of dividing the country, but the Liberals have discovered an easier solution: simply make people believe that a law already exists.
The National Post reports that a church’s ‘core mandate’ must be pro-choice to access summer jobs grant: Patty Hajdu, minister of employment. …Pressed on how her ministry decides what a core mandate of a church is, Hajdu said the government is simply declaring its own values and it’s up to churches to decide if their core mandate allows them to sign the attestation.
Since abortion is the murder of an unborn human, and since Justin Trudeau and the Liberals support abortion, therefore this government supports the murder of innocent humans as a right of a woman to control her own body. Life begins at conception and any intentional termination of that life is murder.
Rex Murphy (http://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-no-summer-jobs-for-you-and-other-decrees-from-bishop-trudeau) says it well: Under the latest Trudeau encyclical, the priest, minister, imam, shaman or rabbi would have to publicly repudiate his faith. …What shallow hubris engenders the sense that Mr. Trudeau, as through this both petty and profound intrusion he has, has the authority to undo the balance of citizens’ religious and moral beliefs and the political dispensations of a particular government? The Liberal platform of the day is not, as this government wildly seems to think, a synonym writ large for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
As for those dissenting, who sense their deepest convictions are being outraged, their consciences mocked, why they are just stirring up a mere “kerfuffle.” We will be long waiting for the day when an equal slur against a non-traditional religion or one on, say, gay rights, is so characterized.
This government is seeking to destroy all Christian values and rights. Any other religion or value, no matter how twisted that value may be, is protected by this government. How should Christians respond?
Speak up – it is important that we do not mistake what it means to live according to the Beatitudes when confronted with injustice. God makes it clear that we are to care for the widows, orphans and the unborn. Anyone who takes a life or supports those who kill will be held accountable by the Creator of all life. Those who turn from their sinful acts, repent and seek forgiveness will be forgiven.
Pray for leaders – First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Very well said. May we have wisdom and courage to know how best to respond to this situation.