Sexuality

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity.…” – Ephesians 5:3

Sexuality is a gift from God, to be used for His glory. Of all gifts, perhaps this one has been the most misused and perverted since the Fall into sin. This is apparent in the way that our Parliament and courts have dealt with sexuality as well. We have an obligation to show the world what a blessing sexuality can be when it is used in conformity with God’s intentions – lovingly between one man and one woman who are committed to each other for life in marriage.

Featured: ARPA policy report on prostitution (sent to all MPs and Senators).

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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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04 Feb 2009 Update: Chris Kempling’s Defence

In light of his leaving the public education system, the BC College of Teachers has dropped their most recent complaints against school teacher Chris Kempling. His case has been a difficult story of how living one's faith can lead to persecution, even in Canada. Kempling has been through years of hardship at the hands of the BCCT and finally had enough of the public school system. Now, in an effort to get the facts out to the public and expose the suppression of basic freedoms, Kempling has prepared this document and has given permission to ARPA Canada to post it on our website: 
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29 Jan 2009 Press Release from MP Joy Smith

Action Item: Please ask your MP to support this bill. Simply send them an email or make a phone call so that they are aware of this effort by Joy Smith and that they realize that there is community support for it. MP Joy Smith to introduce PMB today on human traffickingOttawa, ON:  Today, Conservative Member of Parliament Joy Smith will introduce a Private Members’ Bill to crack down on child trafficking. The bill, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen), will amend the criminal code to include a minimum prison term of five years for cases where the trafficked victims were under the age of eighteen. “It is important to remember that we are talking about the sexual abuse, rape, and exploitation of our children,” emphasized MP Smith. “We must make it clear that Canada will not tolerate the trafficking of its children and that is why I have proposed a five year mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking of minors.”
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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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