In Canada, they are not only passing laws that could remove kids from their homes if parents don’t properly respect their children’s gender identities, they’ve now passed a bill that would make it a HATE CRIME to use the wrong gender pronoun when addressing a transgender individual. On June 15, the Canadian Senate passed a new transgender rights bill 67 to 11, adding terms like “gender expression” and “gender identity” to the official criminal code as well as the country’s Human Rights Code. As long as the bill gets assent in the House of Commons, it will become law.
What will this mean for Canadians going forward?
The bill’s critics contend that if Christians and others who don’t buy into the left’s theories on gender fluidity don’t go along with the demands being placed on them, they could be charges with hate crimes. That could lead to the government fining or even imprisoning Canadians whose only offense is to simply recognize that a man in a dress calling himself a woman…is just a man in a dress calling himself a woman.
Dr. Jordan Peterson and D. Jared Brown appeared before the Senate committee to argue against the bill, to no avail. Peterson said that proponents of the bill were “using unsuspecting and sometimes complicit members of the so-called transgender community to push their ideological vanguard forward.”
“The fact that it’s potentially illegal for me not to participate in that is something that I think is absolutely dreadful. It puts a shudder in my heart as a Canadian that we could even possibly be in a situation like that,” he told the committee.
LifeSite News explained that Canadians are divided about the benefits of the law:
Prime Minister Trudeau praised the bill’s passage as “great news.”
But Campaign Life Coalition, the political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement, condemned the passage of Bill C-16.
“This tyrannical bill is nothing but social engineering to the nth degree, all in the name of political correctness,” Campaign Life’s Toronto vice president Jeff Gunnarson told LifeSiteNews.
Jack Fonseca, Campaign Life’s senior political strategist, said the bill will be used to attack Christian belief.
“Mark my words, this law will not be used as some sort of ‘shield’ to defend vulnerable transsexuals, but rather as a weapon with which to bludgeon people of faith and free-thinking Canadians who refuse to deny truth,” he told LifeSiteNews.
Liberals love to yell “LOGICAL FALLACY” whenever an American conservative worries about the slippery slope that certain laws will put us on, but we need only look to our northern neighbors to see exactly where that slope is headed. Is it still a logical fallacy when we know to a certainty what’s coming? The left doesn’t have a prescribed set of goals they wish to achieve. The goal IS continual “progress.” And to them, “progress” means anything that tears down the old social order and replaces it with a new one. The work is never finished. They will never hang up their boots. Before they’ve accomplished one thing, they’re already pushing towards the next. And there are already a great many Americans who believe we should have Euro-style “hate speech” laws in the U.S., Constitution or no Constitution.
When they can control what you say, they can control what you think.
And that’s exactly what they want to do.