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.

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14 Mar 2017 Porn in Manitoba

MLA James Teitsma The Manitoba legislature is set to debate a Private Members Resolution today. This resolution - which is similar in process to a Private Member’s Motion in Ottawa - is sponsored by James Teitsma, the MLA for the Radisson constituency in the east end of Winnipeg. It deals with the issue of online pornography, and calls on the Legislature to “condemn the ease of access children and youth have to violent and degrading content in sexual explicit material online and...

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14 Mar 2017 A welcome mat for protestors

There was an unusual scene in New Westminster, BC earlier this month. It happened on Sunday, March 5th, when a group of people decided to protest outside the New West Community Church, a church that has been tied to the Woman Means Something campaign we reported on a few weeks ago. It's a campaign against Bill C-16, the law that would add gender identity and gender expression to the prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Canada Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. Paul Dirks is the pastor of that church....

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07 Mar 2017 Time for the Opposition to do its job on Bill 89

John Diefenbaker One talking point we’ve heard regarding the Liberal government’s Bill 89 – from the Opposition – is that it’s hard to oppose a bill that is all about protecting children. But the Opposition’s job is not to use the good in government bills as an excuse for failing to scrutinize and oppose the bad parts. The Opposition’s job is to oppose. Constructively, yes, but oppose nonetheless. As John Diefenbaker, our 13th Prime Minister, said,       If Parliament is to be preserved as a living institution, his Majesty's Loyal Opposition...

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07 Mar 2017 Transgenderism in Hamilton

André Schutten, Director of Law and Policy - ARPA Canada ARPA’s Director of Law and Policy, André Schutten, was at City Hall in Hamilton, Ontario yesterday, making a presentation to City Council’s Audit Committee. The Committee will be looking at a report on a proposed protocol covering the issue of transgenderism. Among other things, the protocol would open up all city-operated bathrooms and change rooms to those who identify as something other than their biological sex. Schutten told the Committee the proposal runs counter to the Ontario Human Rights Code, which...

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02 Mar 2017 Transgenderism, Free Expression and the Gospel

Sharing the truth with compassion doesn’t guarantee you won’t be despised by Andre Schutten Transgenderism is the latest political cause du jour, dominating media headlines, saturating academic deliberation, the subject of new laws and radical educational policies across the country. People who believe they were born with the wrong body are encouraged by media, politicians and academia to embrace that notion and run with it. That might mean they start identifying as the other gender or possibly undergoing surgery to try to resemble the other gender. We must oppose this. Why? We know...

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28 Feb 2017 LN Feature: Woman Means Something

On the feature this week, a conversation with Pastor Paul Dirks of New West Community Church in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver. Pastor Dirks and his congregation have started what they're calling the "Woman Means Something" campaign. It is a response to Bill C-16, a federal law to add the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the list of grounds under which discrimination will be prohibited in the Criminal Code and the Canada Human Rights Act. --- LN: Pastor Dirks, can you give us a brief summary of what your...

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22 Feb 2017 Letter to the Editor Contest

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16 Feb 2017 FAQ on Bill C-16

What is Bill C-16?  Why does the government say this bill is needed? What stage is the bill at and how did it get there? What is unlawful discrimination according to the Canadian Human Rights Act? What is “hate propaganda” according to the Criminal Code? What’s wrong with prohibiting discrimination and hate? Is a vote against C-16 a vote against protecting transgender people from violence? Is a vote against C-16 a vote against protecting transgender people from discrimination? This bill doesn’t harm you. Why are you concerned about C-16?  ...

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24 Jan 2017 The Culture War: Exposing the Sexual Revolution’s Tragic Legacy

By André Schutten Over the Christmas holidays, I read Jonathon Van Maren’s book The Culture War (LifeCycle Books, 2016). It’s more accurate to say that I devoured it. At 225 pages, and focused on heavy social issues like human trafficking, the history of the sexual revolution, and euthanasia, you’d think such a book would be a slog. Not so. I couldn’t put it down. As a friend remarked, “No one can walk away from reading this book without a profound sense of just how desperately and completely our society is in...

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23 Jan 2017 Help stop harmful Federal Bill C-16 ‘Transgender Rights’ in the Senate

Read our first post about Bill C-16 'Transgender Rights' here. Bill C-16, introduced by the Liberal government, seeks to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” and “gender expression”. If passed, C-16 will also amend the Criminal Code to prohibit “hate propaganda” about people based on their gender identity or gender expression. If you came to one of our tour presentations this past fall, you will understand why this bill may have good intentions but will cause lasting harm. In fact, the people it...

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