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25 Mar 2009 Success Story – Speaking Out Against Filthy TV

Sometimes we may wonder what exactly happens to our letters, phone calls, emails, etc. when we perform an action item. The following story should provide some encouragement that little efforts can have a big impact.In January, CBC TV featured numerous ads for its new digital channel called BOLD. The ads included many sexually charged segments that can't even be described here due to their explicit nature. They were even run shortly after dinner time, when families typically watch TV. One viewer saw the ads and didn't just get angry. She remembered an article she saw on the ARPA Canada website and looked it up again. From there she found the relevant contact information and wrote an email to the CBC, Advertising Standards Council, and the Prime Minister. In it she said "Not only is it ridiculous that this type of flashy cheap advertising is being shown during this time, it is my tax dollars that are being used to pay for it.  This advertisement should be relegated to the trash bin.  In fact the whole channel should be but at the very least it should not be shown during this time of day."
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25 Mar 2009 Tories prepared to stand ground on polygamy: documents

By Andrew Mayeda, Canwest News ServiceOTTAWA - The Harper government is prepared to defend the constitutionality of Canada's criminal ban against polygamy, arguing the practice represents a "clear challenge" to Canadian values, newly released federal documents show. In January, the RCMP charged Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler, two prominent members of a fundamentalist Mormon sect in Bountiful, B.C., with practising polygamy. Since then, Mr. Blackmore's lawyer has vowed to cite his client's religious freedom as a defence, leading some legal and constitutional experts to speculate the case could go all...

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09 Mar 2009 Polygamy Concerns Brought to Ottawa

ARPA Note: Our director was able to take in the presentation by Charles McVety and Farzana Hassan (see picture on right) while in Ottawa last week for the ARPA event. The speakers did a good job of highlighting the dangers associated with the legalization of polygamy, but also made the point that the current legal perspective on marriage has opened up the doors to this.
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07 Feb 2009 Action Item: Anti-Spanking Bill Re-Introduced

According to a My Canada newsletter, "Senator Hervieux-Payette has re-introduced her Anti-Spanking bill, S-209, and it has passed first reading in the Senate. S-209 would remove corporal punishment (ie spanking) from what is considered "reasonable force" in correcting a child." Click here to read the ARPA Canada action item the last time that Senator Hervieux-Payette introduced this. Please take a few minutes to email or call a Senator who represents your area as well as your MP. You can read the actual bill by clicking here. ...

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23 Jan 2009 Same-sex “Marriage” Used as Defense in Canadian Polygamy Case

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CRESTON, British Columbia, January 22, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) - Canada's same-sex "marriage" law is being used as justification for polygamy by defense lawyers in the case of Winston Blackmore, 52, and James Oler, 44. The pair are leaders of the controversial polygamous sect in Bountiful, near Creston, British Columbia, and are accused of being married to more than one woman at a time.
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23 Jan 2009 Polygamy – Is it for Everyone?

How long will it take until the Supreme Court has a decision? Can an argument of “religious freedom” succeed in removing polygamy from the Criminal Code? Here are some answers.by Don Hutchinson - EFC (From Christianity.ca) Charges have been laid. Debate in the media occupies page after page, both print and electronic. The issue will proceed into the courts in a process likely to take years to unfold. Over the last few days, some of the questions most asked have been the following: [continue reading this article here.]...

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13 Jan 2009 EU Votes this Week to Push Same-Sex Civil Unions on all Member States

By Hilary White ROME, January 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Parliament is set to vote this week on a resolution that will promote abortion and same-sex unions throughout the European Union. The resolution, authored by Giusto Catania, an Italian Communist MEP, calls upon EU member-states to guarantee access to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” and represents the next step in the work of European homosexualist activists.
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