Gender and Sexuality

03 Jul 2009 Saskatchewan government to ask courts for ruling on same-sex marriage

Globe and Mail  (July 3, 2009): Saskatchewan's justice minister says the government will ask the Court of Appeal for its opinion on proposed legislation dealing with same-sex marriage. Don Morgan says the legislation would allow marriage commissioners with contrary religious beliefs to opt out of performing same-sex ceremonies. [Continue reading this article here.] ...

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13 May 2009 ‘Gay’ gene claim suddenly vanishes

American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexualityBy Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily: A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. [Continue reading this article here.]...

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01 May 2009 BC Corren Agreement

Taking Back Our Schools: The hijacking of the BC education system Update: Check out www.takebackourschools.org for the latest information on this issue. By Mark Penninga (First printed in Reformed Perspective, December 2008) It’s bizarre. Few other words describe the outrageous nature of a legal agreement made in 2006 between the BC provincial government and a homosexual activist couple that has resulted in profound changes to the entire education system. But as outlandish as it is, now is the time for independent schools and other provinces to take measures to stop the Corren Agreement from impacting them. And now is the time for all parents and citizens to take back our tax-funded schools.
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22 Apr 2009 Human Trafficking Bill Easily Passes First Vote in Parliament

ARPA Note: Thanks to all those who urged their MP to support this private member's bill. We will continue to watch it as it makes its way through the necessary stages on its way to becoming law.   News Release from Joy Smith: VOTE REVEALS STRONG SUPPORT FOR C-268 - Ottawa, ON:  Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan – St. Paul, was delighted with the results of a vote today on Bill C-268 at Second Reading. Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), passed at Second Reading by a vote of 232 in favour to 47 opposed.
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17 Apr 2009 Manitoba Implements Mandatory Child Porn Reporting Law

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Manitoba government passed legislation on Tuesday making it mandatory for its citizens to report child pornography. The amendment to the Child and Family Services Act now includes child pornography in the existing definition of child abuse, and makes Manitoba the first province in Canada to legally require anyone who suspects a child is being sexually abused, whether evidence is found online, in books, photographs or other audio and visual material, to report it to the authorities.
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16 Apr 2009 Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery in Canada

From the ARPA Canada e-Luminary, April 16, 2009 "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:17 Although Canada may be a first-world country according to the standard of the world, that doesn't mean that all is well. Beneath our veil of "niceness" is an abundance of perversity, hedonism, injustice, and idolatry. This issue of the e-Luminary will look at one example of injustice in Canada - human trafficking - and what we can do about it. The point is not to preach doom and gloom. Rather, it is to awaken us to the reality of the world we live in the hope that we will uncover the light God has given us and shine it into the darkness that pervades our communities and country.
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03 Apr 2009 Action Item: Check Out the New Website In Support of Bill C-268

Ottawa, ON: MP Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, is delighted with the launch of a new, Canadian-based anti-trafficking website and organization, Canada Fights Human Trafficking (CFHT). MP Smith has consistently advocated education and awareness as vital tools to combat the trafficking of women and children.
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25 Mar 2009 Seeking Refuge: Can evangelical Christians be as fair-minded as homosexuals?

By Michael Coren, Toronto Sun - March 21, 2009Here we go again. "A long-time Conservative who opposes same-sex marriage has been appointed to the tribunal that decides whether gays get refugee status in Canada," announced a story this week. "Doug Cryer," it continued, "a former director of public policy for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, has also publicly defended the right of churches to denounce homosexuality." Wheel out the fires now and throw poor old Doug on top because it's time for a good old burning at the stake for...

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