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Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.
Unplanned — Now “Unbanned”!
Tue, July 09, 2019 | Author: Peter Vogel | Volume 26 Issue 27
When you think of a banned movie, you are probably thinking of something so vile or indecent that it cannot be shown. There are many movies with gross indecency, wanton violence, and subversive morality in Canadian theatres. What would it take to get a movie banned in Canada? Abortion! The Unplanned movie was not actually banned in Canada, but distributors refused to carry it, which effectively banned it from theatres showing it. That changed last month when Cinedicom launched into the business of distributing movies and gave theatres the opportunity to show Unplanned, and ultimately Canadians like you the opportunity to see it. Not all Canadians want to see it, and that is OK—but some are trying to prevent others, who want to see it, from watching it. There have even been death threats that prompted a few theatres to pull back from showing it. Maybe someone will eventually produce a movie about the drama of getting the Unplanned movie into Canada! But what is it that makes this movie special? Those who promote abortion tell stories. They tell tragic stories of women in bad situations and give the impression that abortion helped these women. Unplanned tells a story too. It tells Abby Johnston’s story, and it shows that abortion is not the “happily ever after” ending that abortion advocates make it out to be. Along these same lines is Melody’s Story which you can watch on CHP’s website. Also, please consider watching and promoting the documentary “The Missing Project” to hear about how abortions have affected many people negatively, and not only women! Without giving away too much of Unplanned, (I was able to see it at a private screening) let me say that it gripped me and did not let me go. I have had opportunities to speak to mothers who had abortions, and while their verbal accounts are stirring, honest, and moving, the movie shows you what their stories told you. If you see a PG-13 or 14A rating on this movie don’t be alarmed. There are scenes that show the bloody reality of abortion, but no overt indecency. If you are squeamish, my advice is to close your eyes for a few seconds here and there, but still go and watch it. Parents should watch it themselves before deciding whether it is appropriate for their children to see; it is not appropriate for young children. However, it should be watched by everyone who can vote. Every voter ought to confront the reality that tax-paying Canadians are paying for the procedures that this movie portrays. The story is an American one, and abortions are paid for out-of-pocket down there, but here in Canada, they are paid for from your pocket and mine. The fact that a child, made in God’s image, is killed by the procedure far outweighs the financial considerations, but the fact that our governments, provincial and federal, past and present do little or nothing to change the status-quo makes them—and those who voted for them—complicit and worse. And yet, some are quite unaware of the reality, and they will need to see it to believe it. That is why we need this film to be watched by many in theatres. Please pray that the film will be watched by many, and that many hearts will be changed. Let’s also be thankful that prayers were answered and that the film is coming to Canada! God has given us an opportunity and a tool, now let’s go and do our best to promote and share it. Action items: Invite family, friends, and neighbours to watch Unplanned with you. “Vote with your feet, buy a seat!” Be part of a sell-out crowd that will convince the theatre to show Unplanned for more than a week! If there is no space in a theatre, please consider giving up your spot to someone else, someone who might be less convinced about the humanity of the pre-born than you are. Going again later to a different viewing is a small sacrifice to make for someone else’s opportunity. CHP has been pro-life from its founding, and we have not wavered from this conviction — not because it is popular, but because it is always right to defend life and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you agree, please join CHP and be a voice for the voiceless as a member, donor, or even a candidate!
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Government-Sponsored Kiddie Porn Tue, July 02, 2019 | Author: Rod Taylor | Volume 26 Issue 26 Last week, police in Toronto made a major bust of a nasty child porn ring and I suppose we should all be happy. They arrested 5 men at the core of the operation but have so far identified 331 Canadians caught in the web along with 60,000 users worldwide. The sophisticated operation had servers with a capacity of 1,000 terrabytes. That’s one million gigabytes of data storage containing 19,000 child porn files which had been downloaded 19,000,000 times. It attracted men from 116 countries. The number of abused children can only be guessed at. We do certainly thank the police officers who tracked down, exposed and arrested the central figures in this horrific organization, although one man, Vinh Van Nguyen, is still on the loose, possibly hiding out in Vietnam. It would be nice if this were the only pit of sensual degradation in town. It would great if we could all relax knowing that pedophilia had been thwarted and the corrupters of innocent children had been locked away once and for all. Alas! Such naïveté is unwarranted while Pride parades run unchecked in cities across Canada and public schoolteachers use classroom time to instruct their trusting students in sexual themes and content far in excess of any legitimate social need. In the Pride parades, often subsidized by municipal, provincial and federal taxpayers, nude males cavort shamelessly down the street in full view of little children. In most cities, this public indecency is actually illegal but in today’s politically-correct environment, officers are prohibited from enforcing decency laws and are generally out in force facilitating the event. Aside from the hidden costs of shutting down major city streets and the granting of permits and subsidies, there is the real cost of flying our Prime Minister from one scandalous event to the next. His enthusiastic support for public lewdness certainly fans the flames of arrogance, as those flaunting their sex-focused lifestyles turn city streets into a porn channel which requires no password and from which taxpayers cannot escape. The use of public school funds and classroom time to groom the curiosity of children is no less egregious. In fact, it may be even more hideous because it is so insidious. It comes camouflaged as caring and draped in euphemistic phrases like “anti-bullying”, “equal rights” and “safety” but its outcomes are far from benign. Young people constantly bombarded with unscientific concepts like “gender fluidity” and given no serious call to abstinence or sexual integrity before marriage are easily swept into premature sexual activity of every sort. Since the state-mandated mantra is that every type of sexual activity is legitimate, the only thing forbidden is a frank discussion of consequences. Just as the now-shamed operatives of Toronto’s recently busted porn ring must face the consequences of breaking the law, so will every person who violates God’s law, especially those who violate the trust of young children and encourage them to engage in activities that will lead to shame, not pride. Yes, bust the porn rings. Disgrace them publicly and remove their taint from our cities. But don’t turn around and celebrate behaviour that feeds an appetite for child porn. Don’t bypass parents with a hyper-sexed curriculum and then claim to be protecting children. Jesus said that those who violate innocent children will face judgment. Those who seek high office and then use that office to violate a whole generation of children will certainly face judgment. Let’s pray that Canadian voters will choose leaders who will not abuse their office to abuse the minds of children, lest we share in that judgment. CHP Canada will not stand idly by while the innocent are victimized. We will speak for the protection of life and the defence of the biblical view of sexuality, including God’s special protection of children. Make your stand to protect our children by joining CHP Canada today.
CHP Wishes You a Happy Canada Day! Sat, June 29, 2019 | Author: Rod Taylor | Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord! Like most Canadians, we are happy to live in this country and this weekend we’ll join in celebration with friends and neighbours as we thank God for the privilege of living in a free country. What is a free country? It’s a place where one can speak freely, move about freely, raise a family without fear of want, fear of violence or fear of government intrusion into our lives. It’s a place where one can worship according to one’s beliefs without fear of religious intimidation. When we look at our flag or sing our national anthem, we should be grateful for the freedoms we have but we should be mindful that our freedoms and all the blessings of prosperity and justice are the result of Gods provision and protection. Without His grace and favour, we would have nothing. When our fellow citizens and the politicians who represent them reject God’s direction and despise His instruction, they act as if the blessings we enjoy are the result of our own efforts and can never be lost. We must remind folks that our blessings come from the gracious hand of God and can be lost if we reject Him. As we celebrate Canada Day, let us commit ourselves to walking in His ways, speaking to our neighbours about His plans for our lives and His invitation to live as sons and daughters according to His principles. We can only have a Happy Canada Day if we seek and enjoy His blessings and favour...as individuals, as families, as communities and as a nation. We at the national office of the Christian Heritage Party wish every one of you a happy and blessed Canada Day!
The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon Continues Tue, June 11, 2019 | Author: Peter Vogel | Volume 26 Issue 23 How did Dr. Jordan Peterson become a household name? Very simply, he spoke out about the truth, against a lie — and then he dug in his heels and said he would be willing to go to jail rather than say things he did not believe! He showed some good old-fashioned Canadian courage, and is now one of the most famous Canadians in the world. But the success of his stand cannot simply be measured in the crowds that he draws — many people with ridiculous ideas can draw a crowd — but it can be seen in the uptake of his example. Originally, Dr. Peterson was talking about reverse-censorship, forced speech, but freedom of speech itself is taking a beating in Parliament these days and censorship is reaching new heights. Let’s look at three recent examples: Our Government discussing a list of “reliable” news outlets. Some journalists are rightly alarmed by the prospect of approved news sources plus the threat of “meaningful financial consequences” for those who spread “fake news”. The rest are either naive or willing to seek approval, no matter what stories they will have to hide or whitewash. Will “safe news” be the new catchphrase? Does it not have significant potential to become the new fake news? Next time you see a major publication publish a scathing criticism of the government, be particularly thankful for the journalist and the publisher; it will take more guts to criticize in the future if this trend continues. One MP speaking out in a committee (on online hate speech) and reading a name and writings from a killer; words that were later expunged. MP Michael Cooper actually used the written words of the Christchurch, NZ, mosque shooter to prove to a witness that Brenton Tarrant was not a right-wing extremist, but actually admired China’s system. The committee took exception to his approach, which is not uncommon — disagreements can and should occur — but future generations will not be able to learn from this because the committee later voted to erase his comments from the record. They erased history! Three free speech advocates were not even given a respectful welcome before a panel of the Justice Committee; this example connects to the last one in that the vote to erase MP Cooper’s comments had just happened before they testified. John Robson gave a particularly compelling and coherent defence of freedom of speech, Mark Steyn spoke out against a return to hate speech tribunals, and Lindsay Shepherd made an important point that we don’t have a responsibility to condemn everyone who we believe did something evil; silence does not equate approval. Collectively, they did their best to preserve freedom of speech for the next generation. History should not look kindly on those who try to erase spoken words from the record. This is now the situation for the Justice Committee — they erased MP Cooper’s comments with their Liberal majority (the Conservatives abstained from voting). Interestingly, while a few colleagues support MP Cooper, Andrew Scheer sent a strong message to his whole party about the consequences of speaking out when he removed Cooper from the Committee. Don’t back down MP Michael Cooper, your stand for freedom of speech in action is worth more than a committee seat! To paraphrase Jordan Peterson, “There are going to be consequences for speaking, yes, but there are also consequences for not speaking! Not paying a price is not an option.” So take a courageous stand. You can do that in many ways, but don’t overlook politics. Between elections, speaking truth to power means confronting politicians — but during elections, it means talking to the voters! You could do that as a candidate for the CHP. If you are not a member yet, please join. If you are not involved yet, please get involved. If you want to be a candidate, please contact the CHP so that unpopular truth will be spoken. And finally, please consider watching this recent video of Dr. Jordan Peterson.
Canada — the “Friend with a pickup-truck” Fri, June 07, 2019 | Author: Peter Vogel | Looking back at the events which commemorated D-Day yesterday, but especially back to D-Day itself, we see that Canada was—and is— the kind of friend that everyone needs. The kind of friend who comes with his pickup-truck to help you out when you need it most. How many people are there who don’t have a good friend like that, someone whom they can rely on? Plenty, I’m sure. How many friends do we have that mean well and try hard, but are not able to really help in a time of need? Nations can be like that, too. Some nations are friendly toward Canada, but would be of little assistance should Canada ever need help, especially of the military kind. But in the first half of the last century, Canada was the kind of friend that everyone needs from time to time. Strong, capable, energetic, and not lacking in resources. If you have a friend like this in your life, be thankful. Not everyone does. Canada’s list of needy friends was long: Great Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, and yes, Italy too (though they got into the war on the wrong side). Canada came in with more than just a “pickup-truck” we came with trained troops for all arenas of battle — air, sea, and land (in two World Wars). While the death toll of Canadian troops who landed in France was 359 on June 6th 1944, over 2,000 died in the following days during the Battle of Normandy. As tragic as this was for each of the families who lost loved ones, the military operation was a success as the Nazis were slowly beaten back from their fortified positions. Let us never forget the high price that was paid for freedom. Canada was then a country and friend that gave much without asking much in return. I myself am in the debt of the Canadian soldiers who liberated my ancestors in Holland. I have been able, over the years, to personally thank a few veterans who fought there. But there are few left, and they are elderly. They did their part for my freedom and yours, and now the question comes to each of us — especially those of us who did not have to fight to enjoy the benefits of freedom: what are we doing to preserve freedom for ourselves — and for others? Would we be willing to sacrifice what we have to restore freedom for others? Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, rightly said that her generation, the wartime generation, was resilient. At age 93 she stood outside to make her short speech, and delivered it as clearly as someone half her age. But will those of us who are closer to 39 than 93 be as resilient as that generation? Will we “take up the quarrel with the foe” as Canadians did in both World Wars? Our struggle to preserve essential freedoms is also real, though it is thankfully not as bloody. The complacency of many in the post-war years has left Canada with an eroding foundation where rights are talked about, but freedom not so much, and responsibility least of all. “Duty to country” was the hallmark of the wartime generation. This must be remembered and taken to heart by the generations that are growing up or growing old in relative peace and security. Canada is still a beacon of hope, a destination for many from all over the world. But Canada is more than a great piece of real estate to come and live on — it is a country with a history of valour, a spirit of bravery, and a tradition of helping those in need. Canada must not forget its heroic history. Remember this history, teach it — and its lessons — to the next generation, so that they might become as dutiful and resilient in its defence of freedom as those who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Please consider joining CHP as we seek to honour Canada’s heritage that was based on the Judaeo-Christian ethic. It was the strength of faith for many that allowed them to stare death in the face on the battlefield and not give up. Prayers were offered here in Canada for their lives and for the victory. It is significant that the graves of many who paid the highest price on those battlefields far away are marked by crosses. May God bless our efforts to stand up in the political realm for the freedom that cost so many so much.