“The Bible is being called hate literature. Clearly, the church is in the crosshairs. There will be growing pressure for the church to comply or to be shut down.”
– Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Canada
“You are summoned to a tribunal where you cannot have a defense lawyer and you cannot record the proceedings nor have a witness present. The people judging and prosecuting you have no legal qualifications. The accusation is ambiguous, having to do with ideas the state does not like. The penalties could include fines equal to several thousands of dollars, public recanting and rehabilitation classes.”
On Oct. 8, Archbishop Prendergast spoke at St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, Minn., warning Americans of the consequences of forced homosexual marriage upon the Canadian populace.
He laid out numerous examples:
For simply writing a letter defining Catholic teaching on homosexual marriage, Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary, Alberta, was called up before the Human Rights Commission in 2005. Bishop Henry’s complaint was subsequently dropped by the plaintiff who admitted that he only filed the complaint to get media attention.
During his speech, Archbishop Prendergast quoted Henry as saying, “Human rights laws designed as a shield are now being used as a sword. The issue is rarely truth formation, but rather censorship, and applying a particular theology through threats, sanctions and punitive measures.”
The archbishop went on to note the consequences of homosexual marriage in Canada:
restrictions on freedoms
forced sex education
sexually confused children
sexual experimentation among children
muzzling and debilitating the church
more births out of wedlock
more in vitro fertilizations
higher health-care costs
Another speaker on the panel, Phil Lees of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (PEACE), who spent most of his career in public education, said the same-sex marriage law had an immediate effect on Canadian schools:
“Experience shows that whenever homosexual marriage becomes law, children will be exposed to an increasingly sexualized curriculum and school environment at an early age, as early as kindergarten.”
In Canada the radicals have sought to lower the age of consent to 14 years old for anal intercourse. What does this have to do with homosexual marriage?
Pastor Steve Boissoin was dragged through a seven-year process by the Human Rights Commission and found guilty. What was his crime? He wrote a letter to an editor of a local newspaper over his concern about the homosexual agenda in schools.
Thirty-two states have voted down homosexual marriage. America is clearly winning the battle. However, through the guise of “homosexual marriage,” criminals working behind the scenes mean to shut down the church, destroy the family and make your children a prey. This, my friends, is ungodly and un-American.
As the vote is up and coming in Minnesota, Maryland, Washington and Maine, it would be wise of Americans to heed Canada’s warnings.