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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Freedom of Speech No Longer in Toronto

Today is Free Speech Day on this blog. I have collected items from many countries of the suppression of free speech, all which have happened in the past few days. The world is turning to tyrannies of various sorts and many. many Catholics are asleep.

One reason Catholics do not seem to care is that some tolerate evil. Let me quote again Revelation 2:20, a passage I have quoted most frequently since visiting England:


"But I have against thee a few things: because thou sufferest the woman Jezabel, who calleth herself a prophetess, to teach, and to seduce my servants, to commit fornication, and to eat of things sacrificed to idols."


Catholic brothers and sisters, if you tolerate evil, you are sinning by contributing to evil.

Silence is consent. From LifeSiteNews online:

TORONTO, Ontario, July 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian pro-family leaders have expressed outrage over the treatment a sidewalk preacher received at the hands of the Toronto Police Force during the recent Gay Pride parade. As many as 12 police officers surrounded the preacher, who was peacefully spreading Gospel messages, and shut him down, forcing him to vacate the area.
“The Gay community is free to walk around nude on the streets, violating Canada’s Criminal Code, but a preacher is not free to stand up and preach that ‘God loves you’. It’s a pretty dangerous country when it comes to that,” said Dr. Charles McVety, Evangelical minister and show host of The Canadian Times, to LifeSiteNews.
On Canada day, preacher David Lynn and his team from Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries had set up a portable microphone system on a small cart, near the corner of Yonge and Wellesley, from which they preached and handed out religious tracts and free bibles. Lynn told LifeSiteNews that he was there at the parade to preach to the LGBT community about the love of God.
“Jesus died for the entire world,” he said. “Everybody has an opportunity to be saved, including people at the Pride parade. There is no difference between them and me. I am a sinner just like they are. I wouldn’t have wasted my time if I didn’t think God’s loves them, if I didn’t think that there is hope for them.”
But Lynn’s Gospel message earned him the ire of parade participants and attendees. Video cameras captured Lynn’s interactions with attendees at the event and subsequent police intervention.
At one point, Lynn was surrounded by as many as 12 officers.
“Guys, everybody, by staying listening to it you’re helping him get his message across. If you ignore him, it all goes away,” shouted officer T. Adams to the crowd that had gathered around the preacher.
“You’re promoting hate,” Staff Sergeant R. Pasini, 4528, said to Lynn at one point.

There is more. Go here. If you are an adult, watch the video.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is not shown on the video is his rainbow banner with the words "Pride leads to destruction". Maybe the reason that it was seen on the video is that it was the pastor that brought the camera that filmed the event.

The primary role of any police force is to maintain the safety of people. This pastor knowingly went to the Pride parade with a banner containing wording that was blatantly offensive to the homosexual community and then acted all surprised that people took offence.

If I stood outside a packed church with a sign saying that christians condone and actively participate in cultural genocide, does anyone really think that the parishioners would not react emotionally? If the police came and escorted me away, would that be a violation of my freedom of expression?

Supertradmum said...

Anonymous,First of all, the homosexual community does not own the word "Pride". If you know your Scripture, pride is considered the primal sin, the root of all sin and the cause of damnation. Once such Bible verse is "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."
So, the minister was just quoting Scripture and personally, that should put no one in danger.

Secondly, the homosexual community, the lgtbs need a dose of Truth. If the Truth offends them, well, I am concerned. Pride does lead to destruction and gay pride specifically flies in the face of the Word of God. Sodomy is on the the four sins which cries out to God for vengeance-His vengeance and that is in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as in the Scriptures.

Lastly, the Christians do not condone cultural genocide, in face, culture in the West was created by Christians, so such a banner would not be only incorrect, but laughable.

That twelve officers shut the man down in intolerable and shows that Canada is now a police state where one cannot speak the Truth of Christianity.

Supertradmum said...

PS As a Catholic blogger, I uphold the teaching of the Church which you can find in the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality and homosexuals acts.

As with all sin, should you care if murderers of babies, or those who steal from the poor are offended by the Truth?

Anonymous said...

Super, it is true that homosexuals don't own the word "pride" any more than Christians own the words "marriage" or "truth". But he used that specific phrase to be intentionally provocative.
How can you say that culture in the west was created in the west? North and South America had quite vibrant cultures until the Europeans and the church came over with their policies of forced conversion and residential schools. So, yes, arguing that the Christian church has condoned cultural genocide is factual.

Supertradmum said...

Anonymous, you say that man was provocative with that sign and I say he was simply pointing out the real definition of homosexual pride-that it is deadly sin.

Secondly, the Western culture was absolutely created by the Judeo-Greco-Roman-Catholic traditions. Today is the Feast of St. Benedict, and his own monks created Catholic education as well as Catholic hospitals by 543. His follower and fellow Benedictine, St. Anselm created the revival of Classical Education leading directly to the foundations of the university systems. I have taught these histories for years at the college level.

I refuse to fall for revisionist history, which is false and undocumented. To state that European culture was genocidal is not the topic of this post anyway. Catholics came to convert pagans, which is what Christ told us to do. What evil people did was condemned by the Church.

If you want to talk about that subject, you can wait until I post something on that, as it is a rabbit hole.

Also, please use an identity from now on. Thanks.

Anita Moore said...

The primary role of any police force is to maintain the safety of people. This pastor knowingly went to the Pride parade with a banner containing wording that was blatantly offensive to the homosexual community and then acted all surprised that people took offence.

If I stood outside a packed church with a sign saying that christians condone and actively participate in cultural genocide, does anyone really think that the parishioners would not react emotionally? If the police came and escorted me away, would that be a violation of my freedom of expression?


So Anon, are you saying that homosexual activists are a bunch of savages and not responsible for their behavior if they respond to speech with violence? Isn't that kind of the opposite of what they're out to prove?