January 25, 2018

Trudeau doubles down on his war against Christians

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


We told you about this bizarre new requirement to get a summer jobs grant in Canada.

Basically, this grant program is a subsidy for small companies, or non-profits, to hire young people for the summer. 

But there's a pecking order. Employers already had to say what race job candidates are, or what languages they speak.

And then, as we reported, the Trudeau Liberals added that companies and organizations had to swear they agree with Trudeau on moral issues, especially on "reproductive rights" —meaning abortion.

Our docile national media doesn’t much mind, but some religious leaders do. Catholic bishops across Canada are instructing their followers not to sign the attestation.

So this week, the Liberals put out what they call a "clarification" on the subject. Tonight I'll walk you through it, as they torture words like "mandate" and "respect" in weird ways.

This "clarification" was obviously written by people who have never a.) gone to a church or b.) run a company.

In other words, Liberals.

If I were a religious summer camp, or any other organization, I’d say: don’t take the money. The time it takes you to fill out all the forms, the invasiveness of it all — use that time to run your actual business and be free.

There are other things in life besides money. Freedom is important, and so is the rule of law, and limited government. They’re at risk.

I care — and I hope you do too.

NEXT: "It's like Trudeau ranks pro-lifers as worse than jihadists":

That's Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter's take on this issue, and tonight he joins me to talk about whether or not the prime minister's attitude will backfire on the Liberals.

THEN: New Brunswick PC MLA Brian Macdonald comes on to talk about the Nova Scotia fracking ban, which is costing his province dearly in terms of jobs and revenue.

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commented 2018-01-30 12:59:01 -0500
Serves the church well – at least much of it in the GTA – for voting for Trudeau in the first place. I am speaking as a member of a congregation.
How is it that the church didn’t see what I saw about Trudeau? My guess: because they were too busy picking their noses and talking the talk but not walking the walk about righteousness. Now I am sure not perfect but this issue is critical and interesting indeed!
Now the chickens come home to roost and church budgets will get harmed. It seems the church in the GTA is only concerned about politics when their own pocket books are affected. Very telling indeed!
commented 2018-01-29 00:15:27 -0500
Well said, Bruno B.
But scripture also says many anti-christs have gone not the world:
2 John 1:7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
commented 2018-01-28 22:08:21 -0500
I want to begin by stating that no matter how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau frames it, as a constitutional right, as a part of Canadian society, or as part of his basic feminist agenda: abortion is the slaughtering of unborn children. I am reminded of Solzhenitsyn’s statement that all that evil demands to succeed is an acceptable ideology. For a long time now, ideology has been masking great wickedness. If you doubt me, find a website that actually shows the pictures of aborted children. The pictures are abhorrent and sickening because the practice is abhorrent and evil. Many pro-abortion groups consider these pictures to be hate propaganda. They don’t want the wider public to actually see what is going on in the abortuaries of our nation. This is a crime against God.

But I don’t want to address the government side of this matter. Rather, I wish to address the church side of the matter. We the church are not unaware that we do not have the power to stop abortion in this country. Furthermore, we are called upon to love those who have had an abortion and to provide grace where we can. But fundamental to what we believe is that human beings are created in the image of God. As David expresses so eloquently in Psalm 139:13-16, “You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made….wonderful are Your works.”

As we all know, in order to receive government funding for the Canada Summer Jobs Program, churches will now be required to check a box that they affirm, among other things, the basic right of a woman to have an abortion. As I understand it, all agencies receiving funding will have to affirm the right to access safe and legal abortions. The government has said they would work with churches to help them get into compliance. No doubt they will explain that churches can teach and believe anything they want to, but they must comply with the right for a woman to have an abortion. The matter seems settled. No matter how much pressure religious groups will seek to exert, the prime minister has told us that his mind is made up.

Because I believe God is sovereign over all things, even this, I must then ask what it is that God wants of His church at this hour. The answer seems obvious. The present edict by our government is a test for every local church, regarding her fidelity to her Lord. Will we prefer Jesus over government funds?

I have been studying Revelation 12-17 in preparation for my third installment of a study of Revelation entitled, “The Triumph of the Lamb.” Revelation 13:16-17 says, “Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark.”

Without interpreting the text, notice that the Antichrist controls finances. His control of the finances allows him to defeat the Saints. And yet, as Revelation 12:11 says so well, “And they (the saints) have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”

Well now, please don’t misunderstand my point. I am not suggesting our prime minister is the antichrist. Neither am I suggesting that his edicts will call us to lay down our lives. No, for us, the test is much more modest. Out of loyalty to our Saviour, we would tell our prime minister that Jesus is far more precious than the Canada Summer Jobs Grants. You keep your money, and we will keep Christ!
-John Newfeld
commented 2018-01-28 19:40:26 -0500
Speak out against any evil islamic and soon you will go to jail.

Speak out against any Christian and the islamic federal government of Canada will cheer you.
commented 2018-01-27 19:42:55 -0500
“This is gross, therefore don’t do it” is a pretty superficial argument.
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What could be less superficial than to see that these are not a random group of cells as you lied about it? You talk about the elephant embryo being similar to the human embryo for “a very long time” How long is that O deceitful one? Months? years? centuries? Not long at all as will be evident when someone looks at the picture you dismiss.

One does not need a degree in biology to see the obvious. Functioning eyes and a sense of morality are all that is required. The techno table is to impress people and shut down the argument by wowing them with all the words. Dismissing the pictures as simplistic is an attempt to outflank that argument by assuming the point at issue. A lame logical fallacy of old.

The reality is that,
““The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?”

As always the godless are desperately seeking comforting lies.
commented 2018-01-27 16:00:24 -0500
James Crockett said: "
Rick Plesnik,

No, because unlike you – I have a brain and I am not a sucker for extreme right fear mongering, propaganda, hyperbole and full blown lies."

Oh dear. Touched a nerve with the troll have we? Extreme right fear mongering, propaganda, hyperbole and full blown lies? Examples please given most media in this country is lefty. Regardless, my point remains.
commented 2018-01-27 13:47:35 -0500
@Al Peterson
The “techno-babble” is important – if you ask biological questions, expect a biological answer. Again, I make a living studying how cells work at the molecular level.

The elephant comparison is an interesting one. Considering that embryologically speaking, an elephant embryo and a human one are virtually indistinguishable for a very long time (prior to genomics, embryology was the best way to determine evolutionary relatedness), as are the case for most placental mammals … can you really say that? What distinguishes an eventual elephant from an eventual human? The genes in the cells’ nuclei? Anatomically speaking, they’re very similar. At the proteomic level, the cells are virtually identical at that stage. But then, using the same argument, wouldn’t you be able to say that say a skin biopsy couldn’t also be a potential human, bearing in mind there’s no fundamental reason you couldn’t de-differentiate those cells or harvest stem cells, and use them to recreate a new embryo simply by reactivating the dormant paths hard-coded into every cell in your body?

Long story short, I don’t believe traditional definitions, and philosophical arguments, are necessarily representative of the scientific reality underlying these arguments.

I think I’ll leave the philosophy to the philosophers, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what she’s pregnant with… if she doesn’t want to be pregnant with it, she can’t legally be forced to be. It’s an individual choice.

I have no use for shock tactics. “This is gross, therefore don’t do it” is a pretty superficial argument.
commented 2018-01-27 01:45:24 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON

As someone who studies molecular biology for a living, I take a mechanistic view of it, in that life doesn’t have a start, the gametes are very much “alive” in that they undertake the exact same metabolic processes that the zygote will later undertake. The ovum and X-bearing sperm both bear full genetic instructions to create a human from scratch, albeit only one copy vs the ordinary two. Conception isn’t a discrete moment either – when is it? When the plasma membranes fuse? When the nuclei do, when the DNA intermingles? A day or so later, when the cell cycle begins? Four or five days in, when the cells begin expressing the protein receptors that drive tissue differentiation?
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Andrew inspire of all your techno-babble all these things have taken place by the time a woman knows she is pregnant. What is she pregnant with? A human obviously. Elepehants are pregnant with elephants and dogs are pregnant with dogs. A blastula has the potential to be a person, it’s definitely alive, but is it a person yet? Probably not. It’s a mass of cells expressing a certain program of proteins and receptors, one virtually identical to that of any other vertebrate at that point, but which will eventually differ.


Here is your “man of cells” O willfully blind one:

http://clinicquotes.com/abortion-pictures/
commented 2018-01-26 21:16:13 -0500
Andrew, you didn’t read the entire document. Your position is contrary to the constitutional lawyer who clearly explained the argument you rely on is false.
commented 2018-01-26 21:13:50 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 2018-01-26 00:00:26 -0500
Andrew, many pro-abortion supporters misunderstand R vs Morgentaler. Abortion is not a constitutional right.
http://www.morgentalerdecision.ca/charter-right-to-abortion/ "

Correct, in that the original decision does not explicitely state it’s constitutional. What it does declare, is that the state does not have the right to infringe upon personal autonomy (or “security of person”) in such situations. Which is to say, that the mother’s right to make her decisions with her body, are hers and hers alone.

""Rebelation Rebelation commented 2018-01-26 00:29:28 -0500
Andrew

There’s also the issue of men (not) getting a say. No, it is ‘not’ the ’women’s body’. The child’s body is the child’s, and of the two ppl it took to create the child, one happens to be the carrier. If women were decent human beings, instead of spoiled children, they’d offer this to men whether it’s law or not.
In Sweden they’re considering that men can “legally abort” the child. Hey, why not? "
The carrier is not obligated to be a carrier – it’s the same reason the government can’t confiscate your kidney even if doing so would save someone elses’ life.

Men do not bear the physical brunt of pregnancy. That being said, I recognize the economic challenges of a father forced to support an unwanted child. I am not sure of the best response to that.

“Rebelation Rebelation commented 2018-01-26 00:19:44 -0500
Andrew.

What it really comes down to is when does life begin, because if the fetus is deemed a person, abortion is murder. Your ilk think it starts with the first breath, Christians believe it’s at conception.

I can tell you this much, it starts long before their first breath. I want you to try this at home. When a child is 3, they’re young enough to remember being in the womb, and old enough to express their views on it"

As someone who studies molecular biology for a living, I take a mechanistic view of it, in that life doesn’t have a start, the gametes are very much “alive” in that they undertake the exact same metabolic processes that the zygote will later undertake. The ovum and X-bearing sperm both bear full genetic instructions to create a human from scratch, albeit only one copy vs the ordinary two. Conception isn’t a discrete moment either – when is it? When the plasma membranes fuse? When the nuclei do, when the DNA intermingles? A day or so later, when the cell cycle begins? Four or five days in, when the cells begin expressing the protein receptors that drive tissue differentiation? A blastula has the potential to be a person, it’s definitely alive, but is it a person yet? Probably not. It’s a mass of cells expressing a certain program of proteins and receptors, one virtually identical to that of any other vertebrate at that point, but which will eventually differ.

I don’t believe in the soul, I believe consciousness is is an emergent property of physical brain structure (and that that brain structure is a consequence of combination of genetic programs, environmental factors, and other, possibly unknowable stochastic variables) supportable, for example, by what we know with neurodegenerative disease in which the physical body can persist long after the mind is gone, and the condition of the mind is directly tied to the physical condition of the brain. Can a blob of cells that may one day develop that property, actually be considered to already have it? Personally, I don’t believe “potential to be” is the same as “being”.

Ultimately it’s beside the point, again coming down to individual autonomy.

Young children are rather suggestible, so even if they are remembering it, it doesn’t really make a difference to the vast majority of abortions, which are early term and occur before the neurological structures that could support memory even form in the first place.
commented 2018-01-26 19:42:08 -0500
JAMES CROCKETT commented 2018-01-26 18:50:05 -0500
Marilyn Neilson,

That probably would be difficult considering Canada IS a liberal country and the vast majority of Canadians self identify as liberal in varying degrees – center left, socially liberal, etc. Conservatism is mostly a cancer in a very small part of the West – also primarily The Rebel’s audience.
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Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. If all the other Canadian kids jump off a cliff are you going to jump too?

Rick Plesnik,
No, because unlike you – I have a brain and I am not a sucker for extreme right fear mongering, propaganda, hyperbole and full blown lies.
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James, you crack me up.
There is no bigger fear monger than a lefty. The world is going to over heat and we’re all going to die and the polar bears are going to drown and the ice caps are going to melt and the earth will become either a desert or an arctic wasteland ( your pick, apparently). And QWERTIES will go into shock and die if they aren’t addressed by the nom de plum du jour.

Notice that none of this is based on evidence of any kind. Whereas the certainly of increased terrorism by muslims is one of theist attested facts of our age. One need only look at every country on earth where they set up shop. I think you are confusing right wing truth mongering for left wing fear mongering.

G.K. Chesterton:
“In short, the whole world being divided about whether the stream was going slower or faster, became conscious of something vague but vast that was going against the stream. Both in fact and figure there is something deeply disturbing about this, and that for an essential reason. A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. A dead dog can be lifted on the leaping water with all the swiftness of a leaping hound; but only a live dog can swim backwards. A paper boat can ride the rising deluge with all the airy arrogance of a fairy ship, but if the fairy ship sails up stream it is really rowed by the fairies. And among the things that merely went with the tide of apparent progress and enlargement there was many a demagogue or sophist whose wild gestures were in truth as lifeless as the movement of a dead dog’s limbs wavering in the eddying water; and many a philosophy uncommonly like a paper boat, of the sort that it is not difficult to knock into a cocked hat. But even the truly living and even life-giving things that went with that stream did not thereby prove that they were living or life-giving. It was this other force that was unquestionably and unaccountably alive; the mysterious and unmeasured energy that was thrusting back the river. That was felt to be like the movement of some great monster; and it was none the less clearly a living monster because most people thought it a prehistoric monster. It was none the less an unnatural, an incongruous, and to some a comic upheaval; as if the Great Sea Serpent had suddenly risen out of the Round Pond—unless we consider the Sea Serpent as more likely to live in the Serpentine. This flippant element in the fantasy must not be missed, for it was one of the clearest testimonies to the unexpected nature of the reversal. That age did really feel that a preposterous quality in prehistoric animals belonged also to historic rituals; that mitres and tiaras were like the horns or crests of antediluvian creatures; and that appealing to a Primitive Church was like dressing up as a Primitive Man.

The world is still puzzled by that movement; but most of all because it still moves. I have said something elsewhere of the rather random sort of reproaches that are still directed against it and its much greater consequences; it is enough to say here that the more such critics reproach it the less they explain it."

-The Everlasting Man (1925)
commented 2018-01-26 18:50:05 -0500
Marilyn Neilson,

That probably would be difficult considering Canada IS a liberal country and the vast majority of Canadians self identify as liberal in varying degrees – center left, socially liberal, etc. Conservatism is mostly a cancer in a very small part of the West – also primarily The Rebel’s audience.
commented 2018-01-26 18:46:53 -0500
Rick Plesnik,

No, because unlike you – I have a brain and I am not a sucker for extreme right fear mongering, propaganda, hyperbole and full blown lies.
commented 2018-01-26 18:26:19 -0500
Okay, okay….rather than commiserating and whining about the state of Canadian politics, which exists at EVERY level, just do something about it. For God’s sake, get out and vote whenever you have the opportunity. Don’t just sit on your duff and complain. Get rid of all the lefties at your municipal level, your provincial level and your federal level. Not only that, but speak knowledgeably to your family members and acquaintances on an ongoing basis to advise them to vote sensibly and stop shooting themselves in the foot economically.
commented 2018-01-26 16:08:09 -0500
One wonders if ANY stupid Lieberal voters have clued in yet to the traitorous moron Jihadi Justin? Clearly, the trolls infesting this site have not!
commented 2018-01-26 15:06:27 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

I am not trying to deter people of faith – I am asking why have we dismissed far less crazy past beliefs or even more reasonable beliefs than the completely illogical and pretty much insane idea of God and The Bible?
commented 2018-01-26 13:58:47 -0500
Liberals new laws: illegal to voice your opinion on other peoples religion or lifestyle, jail time could follow. Not sure of the exact wording, but Justin broke his own laws once again. My religion supports God’s Unborn, marriage between 1 man and 1 woman, and as the bible declares, homosexuals will have no place in Heaven. Is anyone in Parliament actually charging this lawlessness?
commented 2018-01-26 12:59:19 -0500
To add to my last post. It is no small wonder that liberals control the media, the courts and the education system. While Conservatives have tried to act in good faith they have naively expected the liberals to do the same and have had the wool completely pulled over us.
commented 2018-01-26 12:53:15 -0500
Back in 2015 I remember Ezra did an article about Hillary Clinton’s staff being astonished by the open disloyalty in the Canadian civil service which was described as unprofessional and biased when they erupted into cheers when Justin Trudeau for a visit at a foreign affairs office. It kind of got me thinking about why that might be. Was it because Harper was such a terrible leader or was it because the office was loaded with liberals. When I see a number of the situations both in Canada and the U.S. I can’t help but feel the liberals have done everything to stack the deck against Conservatives. From the IRS illegally targeting Republicans, to Justin’s latest attempt to force grant recipients to swear they agree with his belief in reproductive rights, these can all be viewed as vehicles which would ferret out and punish those who were his political adversaries while simultaneously identifying the party faithful or friendly.
commented 2018-01-26 10:08:06 -0500
Trudeau obviously has a deep resentment and animus towards Christianity which he is injecting into Canadian law and policy.
Trudeau also has embraced a very romanticized version of Islam and his deference towards the jihadists can only be construed as an enactment of Sharia Law.
No Christian of good conscience should ever consider voting or supporting Trudeau and his Statist Liberal Party. Trudeau is a weasel and a quisling for Islam .
commented 2018-01-26 10:05:31 -0500
Especially us REBELS ’, just ask DAN !!
commented 2018-01-26 09:58:40 -0500
IN my opinion, there’s a branch of the federal government that his watching to see who is clapping , and who is not clapping for our CRIMEMINISTER. Rcmp maybe???
commented 2018-01-26 08:20:28 -0500
Hey turdo put your socks on a poll outside parliament for everyone to salute. To much work then just tweet them for everyone to salute. Anyone found not saluting………
commented 2018-01-26 02:38:51 -0500
Space Moose, you are a typical lefty. You want everything to be free. No thought given to the fact that nothing is ever free. Someone somewhere is paying for it. But you are selfish and self absorbed so you want someone else to pay for his entertainment and news. Pay for it yourself cheapskate.
commented 2018-01-26 02:35:33 -0500
Spudsy Malone is a dictator wanna be by his own admission and by the admiration he shows to them around the world. He is also a windsock that blows with whatever is the latest wind. He has no foundation politically, intellectually or morally. So he sees no inconsistency with holding mutually inconsistent positions on almost everything.

There is nothing in his much vaunted “values” to prevent the spread of this insidious attestation nonsense to things like healthcare or tax refunds. Our constitution is a joke. The rights it proclaims can be rescinded if the government wants them to be. A toothless tiger if ever there was one. Without a 1st and 2nd amendment a constitution is worthless.
commented 2018-01-26 01:55:52 -0500
Weak minded people believe crap like Trump/Russia.
commented 2018-01-26 01:55:21 -0500
James weak minded people censor and try to control speech and oppress just like the left.
commented 2018-01-26 01:54:42 -0500
James Crockett then why have seculars killed way more people in fear of other ideas and thoughts and lifestyles? Seems to me they are the weak ones.
commented 2018-01-26 01:54:02 -0500
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

As one of your most loyal serfs, I was thinking today what a splendid idea you and your government had in forcing everyone who wanted to participate in the Summer Jobs program (or whatever it is called) to ‘attest’ to your thoughts.

In fact, it occurred to me that you could take this a few steps further and force everyone in Justin Liberal Canada to kowtow to your thoughts to obtain every benefit that touches on Canadian citizenship, for example the right to vote.

Then I had an even more interesting thought: why not print up a little red book, just like Mao did in your favorite country, China, called “Thoughts of Chairman Justin”, and force everyone to read it every day and obey it without question.

Well, I hope you appreciate my small contribution to your ongoing program of improvement of our country. Oh, one more thing: You might want to give this program a name. How about “The Great Liberal Cultural Revolution”? Eh? Eh?

Servilely Yours,

Justin Liberal Canada