Canada has passed a law that gives government the power to intervene in family life; if parents of children with gender identity issues refuse to accept their kids view on their own gender.
The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017 (bill 89), was passed in Ontario with 63 to 23 votes.
Under this law, family judges and child services are urged to take a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression,” all under careful consideration, when determining whether or not a child shall remain with their parents.
The Minister of Child and Family Services, Michael Couteau, who played a key role in introducing the bill, stated that he would consider discrimination by parents on basis on gender identify as in fact “a form of abuse when a child identifies as one way and a caregiver is saying ‘No, you need to do this differently.’”
“If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops, he added.
Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for the Campaign for Life Coalition noted, “with the passage of Bill 89, we’ve entered an era of totalitarian power by the state, such as never witnessed before in Canada’s history,” and that the new law is quite certainly a “threat” to people of faith.
“Make no mistake,” Fonseca added. “Bill 89 is a grave threat to Christians and all people of faith who have children, or who hope to grow their family through adoption.”
Fonseca questioned, “Why has the most powerful spiritual body in this province, the Catholic hierarchy, not lifted a finger nor raised a voice to oppose this tyranny against Christian families, and those from other faiths? The lack of spiritual leadership is killing us. Every single time that Liberals, either federally or provincially, roll out the LGBT juggernaut to take away our rights, or to demonize us as bigots, we hear nothing but silence from the Church. This has to stop.”
The new law shall require a parent or a legal guardian to “direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.”