Sexuality

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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theculturewar

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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21 Dec 2016 M-47 Passes Unanimously!

Motion 47, introduced by MP Arnold Viersen this past spring, asks the Health Committee to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women, and men and report its findings to the House no later than July 2017. The motion went for a final vote in the House of Commons on Thursday, December 8, and passed unanimously. This study will mark the first time in 30 years that Parliament has studied the issue of pornography in...

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Pictured L-R: Joel Oosterman (MP Viersen's office), David Paisley (Over 18 Executive Producer), MP Arnold Viersen, Michelle & Jay Brock, founders of Hope for the Sold

14 Nov 2016 Ask Your MP to support M-47

On Monday, October 24, the folks at Hope for the Sold held a Parliamentary screening of Over 18 in Ottawa. There were almost 50 people in attendance, including MPs, Senators, and staffers, representing a cross-section from all 5 parties. This is a very decent turnout for a Parliamentary event, considering the hectic schedules of MPs and Senators. Many of you encouraged your MP to attend - thank you! Read the update from Hope for the Sold here. We have a few short weeks left to engage with MPs and ask them to support this important motion...

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30 Sep 2016 Alberta’s sex-ed curriculum and “the human face of ‘no’”

Written by: David MacKenzie When Pastor Brian Coldwell, of the New Testament Baptist Church of Spruce Grove, Alberta, says “No”, he means it.  And I admire him for it. “Yes-men” don’t get it. Indeed, political sycophants find such resolve offensive. But the difference between them and Brian Coldwell, is that the latter actually appreciates concrete principle— especially Biblical principle— more than the shifting sands of political pragmatism. Brian knows there’s little to be gained, outside of eternity, for standing on Biblical principles. He’s aware that, at any point, things could go very badly for both him and the Christian schools with which his congregation is associated.
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27 Sep 2016 We Care – Comments from Queen’s Park Sept. 21 rally

The following are comments that were delivered by ARPA's grassroots manager, Colin Postma, at a recent rally held outside Queen's Park in Toronto, to oppose the sex-ed component of the province of Ontario's new health curriculum. Friends, we are here today because we care. Yet, the narrative I hear in the news is that we have a kind of head-in-the-sand attitude that ignores the fact that our teens are teeming with hormones that make them feel older than they really are. If that’s what they think, our politicians and the media aren’t actually listening to us. They think they know what we’re upset about - they think we are trying to ensure that our kids won’t hear about sex at all until they’re 20. That’s not our message.
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ARPA Canadian Fall Tour 2016

30 Aug 2016 Fall Tour 2016 – When the Foundations Crumble

This Fall, join us for our annual speaking tour as we present in 14 cities in BC, Manitoba and Ontario between September 26 and October 14. This year we are focusing on three key issues: Transgenderism, Pornography and our Culture of Death. When we read the newspaper, watch the evening news, or even as we scroll through our newsfeeds on social media, we can easily become discouraged by the brokenness of this world. But there is good news!
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Daniel Gilman speaking at GG16

11 May 2016 GG16 Spotlight: Daniel Gilman on Pornography

How would you react if someone told you that 15% of boys and 9% of girls in Canada had seen child pornography? 32% of boys and 18% of girls had seen online bestiality? 39% of boys and 23% of girls had seen sexual bondage? This is no dystopian fiction. ARPA delegates heard these alarming statistics in a somber but passionate presentation on Prostitution and Pornography on Tuesday morning. Daniel Gilman, a social justice activist, pastor, and speaker with Strength to Fight, outlined how porn has infiltrated the hearts and minds of Canadians and and left extensive damage in its wake. Gilman began with a chilling true story of how a university student, needing money, agreed to be featured in an adult magazine. Instead of the simple photo-shoot she agreed to, she was drugged and raped on camera, and the pornographic footage was used as blackmail to keep her silent. Years later, finally free from her abusers, a young man told her how much he enjoyed watching her porn shoots, specifically remembering that first, on-camera rape.
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