Canada: Liberals are becoming an 'anti-Christian hate group'

Canada: Liberals are becoming an 'anti-Christian hate group' December 15, 2017

That’s the view Jack Fonseca, above, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition.
According to this report, Fonseca “excoriated” the Liberals after it was announced that the Canadian Government will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn’t first sign an “attestation” that they agree with equality laws – laws that those of a religious bent are strongly opposed to.
In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that:

Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Fonseca went ballistic:

This is a jaw-dropping act of discrimination against faith-based employers and non-profits. Although the Trudeau Liberals have signaled many times they have special contempt for Christians, this new policy requires a massive negative reaction from all faith-based communities in Canada – Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, etc.
More and more, Justin Trudeau is transforming the Liberal Party into a hate group against Christians … It’s abundantly clear the Trudeau Liberals hate Christians.

Conservative MP Brad Trost, above, was first to publicly raise the alarm in a twitter and Facebook video in which he denounces the Liberals for discrimination.

In practical terms, this means you have to be with the Liberal Party position on abortion, gay marriage, transgendered rights, all sorts of legislation in the House of Commons, otherwise you will be an ineligible employer for this program. That’s wrong, that’s discrimination.

He added that Canadians:

Are allowed to have different political beliefs than the government of the day and they shouldn’t have their funding be cut off because they disagree with the government.
The second problem with this is it automatically excludes all faith-based organizations that are traditional on their values of human life and sexual morality. That includes millions and millions of Canadians.

Non-profit groups, small businesses, and public sector employers can apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs programme to create jobs for students from 15 to 30 years of age.
Formerly, it was up to individual MPs to assess and approve funding applications from groups in their constituencies.
But Trudeau Liberals already decreed last year no Liberal MP could approve Canada Summer Job funding for pro-life groups. Moreover, Liberal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu said at the time through spokesman Matt Pascuzzo that she would change the programme to make sure no pro-life group would be approved in the future.
Pascuzzo said at the time:

We have been unequivocal in our support for a woman’s fundamental right to choose.

Alliance for Life Ontario and the Canadian Center for Bioethical Reform were among pro-life groups cut off from Canada Student Job funding in 2017.
Pro-family leaders have warned Christians will face increasing economic and political pressure to conform to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual ideology, including the possibility of having to sign on to a declaration supporting human “rights,” such as abortion and homosexuality.
Fonseca echoed this.

This is no minor tweak to a federal program. This is a ground-breaking first step on the inevitable path to raw totalitarianism and open persecution with the sanction of the state.
Once the government implements this unconstitutional, anti-Christian policy, the next thing will be that the private sector will take it as permission to do the same thing. Perhaps first with supplier contracts. But eventually, private sector employees will be required to sign such a declaration which essentially, is a way of getting Christians to disavow their beliefs.

Campaign Life Coalition has launched a petition calling on the House of Commons to protect faith-based employers from discrimination in the summer jobs programme.

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  • Broga

    Fonseca and his ilk are feeling just a touch of what atheists have always had to suffer. Try declaring yourself an atheist and getting elected in the USA. Or getting an occasional comment on to “Thought for the Day” to which the “Radio Times” is giving space to some of its regular contributors in its Christmas edition.
    Of course, Fonseca and co are complaining about being treated equally. Atheists have not had that as they are treated unequally and that continues.

  • sailor1031

    Deliberate misinterpretation of the situation by religious bigots whose mental functioning leaves much to be desired.
    “this means you have to be with the Liberal Party position on ….”. On all these things that religious people hate? NO. It means you must comply with the established laws if you want Federal grant money. I don’t see how that could be considered controversial.

  • AgentCormac

    Surely it’s christians who are the hate group. They hate women for wanting control over their own bodies and hate anyone who isn’t heterosexual. For way too long now their bigoted beliefs have been considered the norm – and they don’t like it one bit when people such as Trudeau come along and expose them for the zealous, iron-age autocrats they really are.
    Interestingly, there was an article by the Washington Post this morning in which it reported the current unease among some American evangelists about being associated with the word evangelism, as thanks to the Trump/Moore/Bannon clan it is now a toxic byword for white, neo-con misogynists. Or to put it another way, a hate group.


    Atta boy Justin! Makes me so happy to be living on the right side of the 49th.

  • Angela_K

    It is a pity we don’t have a Justin Trudeau here in the UK to kick the religious into touch. Christians in particular are always moaning about the faux persecution they face because they have to obey secular laws; I wish they’d keep their childish superstitious beliefs to themselves and let the rest of us get on with making the World a better place for all.

  • Broga

    A bigot of evangelicals.
    So they have changed the name. An evangelical by any other name is just as prejudiced.
    Trump and Moore shoot themselves in the foot while thinking they are attracting support.

  • andym

    ” [Canadians]Are allowed to have different political beliefs than the government of the day and they shouldn’t have their funding be cut off because they disagree with the government.”
    Another deliberate attempt to confuse issues. It’s not about individual belief, it’s about companies who want funding complying with the law. As ever losing privilege is presented as persecution.They really are one-trick ponies.

  • Tom

    Like Jagger said …. “Tables turning now it’s their turn to cry”

  • AgentCormac

    Any chance some of us Brits could come and live with you if Brexit actually happens? I think we might need some of that Canadian sanity.

  • Broga

    Tom: They can’t get no satisfaction.

  • Tom

    Hey hey you you get off of that cloud.

  • Laura Roberts

    If the rule as described here is not a misrepresentation — if it really says employers must attest that they agree with the law — then I’m not really comfortable with it. They should agree _to comply_ with the law, certainly. But their beliefs, however noxious, should remain their own.

  • StephenJP

    I think I agree with Laura. It is reasonable to require people (or companies) who engage with the public, or take taxpayers’ money, to comply with all relevant laws – just as, say, B&B owners in the UK can be prosecuted for discriminating against gay couples. But it is not reasonable to demand that they deny their own beliefs. Is this really what the Canadian policy requires? Or are the Christian objectors over-egging it?

  • Stuart H.

    Effectively, all businesses are being asked to do is sign a declaration that they’re not engaging in criminal activity. Or would this Tory fuckwit also support the right of businesses looking for government work or hand-outs to refuse to confirm that they comply with health & safety regulations, or don’t support terrorism ?