[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img] TORONTO - A city that prides itself as one of the safest in North America is bewildered by a surge in violence that has produced a record number of shooting deaths this year, the latest a 15-year-old girl on a street filled with holiday shoppers. Canada's prime minister and Toronto's mayor blame weapons smuggled in illegally from the United States, but others point to a growing gang problem.Whatever the cause, Canadians recoiled Tuesday after a gunbattle the previous day in Toronto left the teenage bystander lying dead and six other people wounded in a street near a popular shopping mall.It was the 52nd death inflicted by a firearm this year in Canada's biggest city, which is nearly twice as many as last year and raised the overall homicide toll to 78 _ not far below the record 88 homicides of 1991.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I can confirm this living downtown in this city. There were 7 people shoot in the broad day light in the busiet part of the city this last week. Young people really are having not laws and if there are no absolutes then they don't feel anything is wrong with violence drugs and other things.Oh God come and send revival to toronto, grow churches raise up laborers!
We have removed God from basically every public institution here in Canada and the U.S. I'm listening to this message from Winkie Pratney and hes talking about the Columbine shootings and how those young guys who killed the students there killed one young girl cause she was a Christian and another young man cause he was black. Our public schools not only have taken out the Ten Commandments and Christian prayers from them, but now teach that we evolved from monkeys and rocks - a life isn't worth too much then. There is no fear of God here.