Canada Increases Efforts To ‘Criminalize Christianity’, Thanks To Bill C-4

A new law that goes into effect this week in Canada threatens to “criminalize Christianity,” according to pastors who have been imprisoned for keeping their churches open during COVID lockdowns.

Bill C-4, which bans conversion therapy, is so broad that it defines biblical marriage and sexuality as a “myth” and can be used against pastors, parents, and counselors who either speak against homosexuality or transgenderism or who counsel a person to adhere to a biblical lifestyle.

“This means as of January 8, 2022, it will be against the law to preach, teach, or counsel regarding God’s design for marriage and sexuality,” Andrew DeBartolo, teaching elder of Encounter Church, wrote in a letter.

The controversial bill, which was passed without opposition from either party, threatens imprisonment of up to five years:

“Everyone who knowingly causes another person to undergo conversion therapy – including by providing conversion therapy to that other person – is guilty of an indictable offense and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years.” Similarly, “Everyone who knowingly promotes or advertises conversion therapy is guilty of an indictable offense and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years.”

Pastors across Canada are planning to preach on God’s design for marriage a biblical ethic of sexuality on Sunday, Jan. 16 in protest of the new law in an effort led by Liberty Coalition Canada.

Michael Thiessen, a pastor at a Baptist church in Ontario and leader of Liberty Coalition, called the threat of imprisoning pastors for declaring the gospel’s power to free people from sexual sin a “grievous evil.”

“We think that the radical gay/trans activists want Canadians to acclimatize to the new law so that individuals will be dull and unresponsive when charges are laid on selected outspoken individuals,” Thiessen said. “But the threat of imprisoning pastors, parents, counsellors, teachers, and anyone for that matter, who affirms God’s anatomical design for the sexes and His plan for human sexuality, and counsels others to pursue obedience to that end, is a serious matter. It is an attack upon religious liberties, and more than that, it is a direct attack upon God’s moral character and upon His Word.”

DeBartolo said they are honored to have Americans joining them in the fight for religious liberty.

“We will be doing so illegally, declaring to the State that there is one God and one Lord over His church, and that Christ alone gets to both define marriage and dictate what is required in the pulpit,” DeBartolo said.

Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California is calling on others to sign up and join him and the other faith leaders.

“Will you stand with me and our Canadian brothers and confront, in a spirit of love and mercy, the damning sins legalized in our culture? And will you join the nationwide effort to preach on a biblical view of sexual morality on January 16, 2022 and proclaim the gospel of salvation that is now criminalized?” MacArthur asked.

Original Article: https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/pastors-prison-canada-law-biblical-sexuality/

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12 comments

  1. Canada is the second China.

  2. I never thought we would have to fight for our religious beliefs in my lifetime. I believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I will never change my beliefs. I was born a Christian, and I will die one if needs be. I don’t know what his world is coming to . I trust in the Lord to step in and resolve this misadventure. God Bless us all.

  3. “ homosexuality was well known during Jesus’s lifetime, and he said nothing about it. I be he would approve of same sex marriage “ President Jimmy Carter( a real, practicing Christian) . Jesus Sol poke clearly and positively about the known transgender people of his time: Matthew19:12

    • Just because Jesus didn’t say anything about it specifically doesn’t mean He ignored it or, worse, approved it; He lived a Kosher Jewish life! That means ALL the Law; including those against sexual perversions; He never mentioned bestiality either, for all it was also known in His time & long before, but I doubt He was approving of that either. Those were already in the Law & needed no clarification to the people of His time on Earth. On the other hand, Paul, in particular, the former Pharisee, did see fit to address those issues more than once in his letters to the churches, on behalf of Jesus, so your intent, sir, is moot. I’ll give you practicing on Jimmy, but I’m not a bit sure about “real”. There are far too many who are practicing, but what they’re practicing has little if anything to do with Biblical Christianity.

    • Where in the Hell did you read or find that? I want to know, because I’ve never seen anything like that…perverts were shunned and worst and there were NO Tranny Perverts in the Bible, that Jesus Coddled…

    • Absolutely y not,Jesus IS THE WORD, this was made clear in the bible Jesus said repeatedly that He only says what the Father told him to say and God said homosexuals will not enter heaven, God destroyed an entire city for that sin, God said even the effeminate will not enter heaven,
      God also said it is abomination for a man to wear that will pertaneth to A WOMAN.

    • Really? Where in the Bible do you find anything positive about homosexuality? You either cannot read or you’re not actually reading the Bible.

  4. What do you expect from a moronic woke idiot such as Trudeau? Canada, where it’s illegal to say “Let’s Go Brandon” is an actual hell hole. The best thing that ever came out of that dump of a country is the Trailer Park Boys and it’s clear that’s what Biden has in mind for us. FJB

    • And Trailer Park Boys is absolutely the dumbest show I have ever stopped watching after 2 episodes!! Canada has NO redeeming qualities, it blows!!!

  5. I’ve heard Trudeau is kinda like the ex governor of NY, Cuomo. Just about as stupid and dumb as he was. Canadians need our prayers just as we Americans need God to help us overcome the dipstick occupying the WH currently.

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