Canada has, in a very short span of time, become a nation where one man’s rights religious liberty and free speech apparently end where another man’s “gender identity” begins.
In a LifeSite blog post, Dr. Michael Brown mourned the decision of a Canadian tribunal to fine activist Bill Whatcott $55,000 for “expressing Christian views on ‘transgenderism.”
“During the British Columbia elections in the spring of 2017, Christian activist Bill Whatcott passed out hundreds of flyers notifying people that one of the local candidates for Parliament, Morgane Oger — who claimed to be a woman and dressed as a woman — was actually a man named Ronan Oger. (In fact, up until five years ago, Oger lived relatively normally as a father with his wife and two children.)”
“In other words,” Brown says, “Whatcott called a biological male (who identifies as a female) a ‘biological male.’ That was his crime. What a miscarriage of justice. What an assault of freedom of speech and expression.”
This isn’t the first time Whatcott has been a victim of the paradoxical intolerance of Canada’s leftist government. Last year, he was arrested and narrowly escaped a two-year jail sentence for evangelizing at an LGBT pride parade. During that particular instance, Whatcott was fired from his job as a bus driver and denied food and medical attention while in jail.
Renewed efforts by the government-backed LGBT outrage mob to silence Whatcott resulted in this latest legal action against him after he dared to refer to a biological male as just that—a male.
Dr. Brown continues:
John Carpay, president of the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedom, which defended Whatcott, noted in protest, “The Supreme Court of Canada has long held that freedom of expression is the lifeblood of democracy.” But not when it crosses the lines of transgender activism. Freedom halts there.
Carpay added, “Society is full of people with diverse views and the Tribunal’s decision undermines the foundational principles of the free society and jeopardizes the health of Canada’s democracy.”
This is the endgame, folks. The radical leftist lynch mob is simply not content to coexist with Christians or anyone who holds to traditional views on sexuality, marriage, and even basic biology. They want to eradicate us by any means necessary. In Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere, they are succeeding thanks to overwhelmingly leftist totalitarian governments.
We’ve been seeing this crop up here and there in America. For now, it’s confined to liberal hotbeds like New York City, which made misgendering in the workplace subject to a $250,000 fine in 2015, or Oregon, where a trans schoolteacher won a $60,000 settlement from their district after being misgendered in 2016. But this madness won’t limit itself to the ultra-leftist states and cities forever. You can count on that.
We cannot let our nation become a speech-squashing dictatorship. While we still have free speech, free exercise of religion, and access to our elected officials, we must take advantage of each of these precious, God-given rights and stand up against this tyranny!
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