Bill C-16 passed by a vote of 67–11 this week, more than a year after being introduced, according to Global News, which said it adds protection of gender identity and expression to the Canadian Human Rights Code and includes them within the protections provided by the hate-speech and hate-crime provisions of the criminal law.The measure now awaits royal assent from the House of Commons."In Canada we celebrate inclusion and diversity, and all Canadians should feel safe to be themselves," Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a statement. "Trans and gender diverse persons must be granted equal status in Canadian society, and this bill makes that status explicit in Canadian law. … The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that everyone can live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose. It will protect people from discrimination, hate propaganda and ..read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/canada-anti-transgender-speech-hate-crime-prison-fine-188329/
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As Canada goes so goes United States of America. Canada will soon be added to Open Doors World Watch list. This is a list of the 50 top countries in the world that persecute Christians. After Canada will soon follow the United States of America.Bro Blaine
If you can't monitor and control free speech that expresses a opinion you don't like then you stifle it and outlaw it. If you can't get people to do what you think they should then you force them to do it.
Ultimately the enemy's attempt to stifle the spreading of the gospel. For to preach Jesus will certainly be construed as hate speech. It will only be a matter of time before America considers such laws. But then we must be asking ourselves the same question as the brothers and sisters in Canada are asking. Are we willing to pay the price to preach Jesus. Even the price of going to jail. Eventually the price of even losing our lives for the Lord Jesus Christ.Bro Blaine