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Trust – a message to my leaders.

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There is a saying which states, ‘trust is earned.’ This saying is attributed to Ziad K. Abdelnour and the complete quote is; “Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.” Sadly, current events show that leaders at the Federal and Provincial level have been failing on all three.

You have lost my trust. The recent behaviour of the Minister of Health illustrates the reason why. Candice Malcom writing for the Toronto Sun reports;

In an exchange with an independent MP during Question Period on Thursday, Hajdu dismissed a question about how vitamin D supplements may help prevent illnesses like COVID-19.

“Can the minister explain why Health Canada’s website states that most Canadians are getting enough vitamin D and doesn’t actively recommend supplementing,” asked independent MP Derek Sloan.

“I would encourage the member opposite to not fall prey to the myriad of fake news articles that are circulating around the Internet,” replied Hajdu.

“What Canadians need now is trust, and they need to be able to trust in the information that their elected officials are sharing. I would urge the member to get his sources from credible sites.”

This would be news to my doctor in Toronto, who prescribed vitamin D to me during my recent pregnancy and specifically said it could be a preventative measure against contracting COVID-19.

MALCOLM: No, Minister Hajdu, the Vitamin D conversation isn’t ‘fake news‘, :Candice Malcolm, Toronto Sun, :Apr 24, 2021

Here the Minister of Health demonstrates the betrayal of all three interrelated pillars of relationship – trust, respect and loyalty. She is being untrustworthy in dismissing the science behind vitamin D, shows no respect to a fellow MP in our Canadian Parliament and is not loyal to a crucial requirement of her office – to attend to and promote the health of Canadians.

Candice Malcom continues;

All this is to say that Sloan’s question was valid and deserved a thoughtful response. After all, the United Kingdom’s public health department does recommend vitamin D supplements during the winter months and even offered free supplements to people who were considered at high risk of COVID-19.

But instead, Hajdu’s knee-jerk reaction was to condescendingly reject the question and accuse Sloan of spreading “fake news.” This has become an unfortunate habit of our health minister.


MALCOLM: No, Minister Hajdu, the Vitamin D conversation isn’t ‘fake news‘, :Candice Malcolm, Toronto Sun, :Apr 24, 2021

Recently, I noticed an add by the Government of Canada that suggested that discomfort from side effects of the vaccine shows that your body is ‘building protection.’ This is inaccurate and wrong. The side effects you may or may not experience after a vaccine doesn’t show that your body is ‘building protection.’ All it shows is your body’s initial inflammatory response to having a foreign substance injected into it. Robert Finberg, a professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, points out; “The bottom line is you can’t gauge how well the vaccine is working within your body based on what you can detect from the outside. Different people do mount stronger or weaker immune responses to a vaccine, but post-shot side effects won’t tell you which you are.” The short video below explains in detail.

In the video, I wondered why a government organization would put out such inaccurate information. I realize now that when the leaders don’t know or care about truth and accuracy the rest of their organization follows. This has severely eroded the remaining trust I have for what the current government says and advises about my health or the health of my neighbours. This is not good. And more and more people are coming to this position.

We are left with Candice Malcom’s final observation;

Hajdu says that Canadians must trust their government.

I’ve got news for Hajdu: so-called fake news isn’t the problem. It would be easier to trust this government if it wasn’t wrong so often. [emphasis mine]

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/malcolm-no-minister-hajdu-the-vitamin-d-conversation-isnt-fake-news?fbclid=IwAR3JUiePN054E5ml5AYAevZqeQgx65Z2bXd1GlfxkuEbMJNujdXZ_Lomwrc

“Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated. Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.”

Who can you believe?

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There are many people who are hesitant about the Covid ‘vaccine.’ Most of them are not foolish or conspiracy theorists or ‘anti-vaxers.’ Most of them are sensible people who pay attention and see a lot of confusion and conflicting information from our leaders. Take for example our Prime Minister who stated about a year ago that we wouldn’t return to ‘normal’ until a vaccine was developed;

Now our Prime Minister is being roasted in foreign media for saying that the ‘new normal’ of last year is going to be the same even if we have vaccines;

In this video, our Prime Minister says the UK has done well vaccinating their citizens yet they are facing another wave of Covid and have to maintain their restrictions concluding – ‘vaccinations on their own are not enough to keep us safe.’

CBC picked up on his false statements, reporting;

The United Kingdom and Israel, which have been particularly efficient at procuring and administering doses, have seen COVID-19 caseloads plummet in recent weeks. Israel has vaccinated 60 per cent of its population with at least one shot, while 50 per cent of Britons have received a dose.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested this week that the U.K. is facing a “very serious third wave.” In fact, the U.K. is likely to avoid a third wave altogether because so many vaccines have been deployed there so quickly.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-immunization-campaign-update-1.5989349

I checked out the data (‘science’) on how Canada, the UK and Israel are doing comparatively and found that our Prime Minister was wrong again – the UK and Israel aren’t facing a third wave!

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-cases

Yet to be fair, our Prime Minister’s counterpart in Britain is warning his countrymen about a third wave. The New Scientist reports;

This week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson warned that there is no doubt that the third wave of covid-19 infections happening now in mainland Europe will “wash up” on the UK’s shores. In fact, scientists and doctors, including England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty, have been warning for weeks that a new surge of infections would happen this year, as lockdown restrictions are eased. Now we have some early figures on vaccine take-up and effectiveness, what can we predict about the UK’s third wave?

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2272620-a-covid-19-third-wave-is-inevitable-in-the-uk-but-how-bad-will-it-be/#ixzz6sCO5ddzg

This begs the question; If the UK is all vaccinated and the vaccine is ‘effective’ then what is the threat from Europe?

See all the conflicting information?

What is a reasonable person to think when doing a risk-benefit analysis of taking the vaccine given the befuddlement of our leaders?

It is no wonder that many thoughtful people are hesitant.

Thinking people can’t be scared into being vaccinated.

Remi’s life still matters – an Easter Story

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Remi’s life matters because all lives matter. All lives matter because Jesus died for all of us; “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16,17)

Remi got in trouble with the law after his family first came to Canada as refugees. He met Jesus and Jesus changed him. The old Remi died and a new Remi came alive. That’s hard for people who don’t know what Easter is all about to understand and accept. But that’s what the Bible says; “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

The government of Canada didn’t believe that Remi was a new man so they unjustly deported him back to Rwanda in 2008. I rejoice, that he has made a new life with Jesus’ guidance in Africa. But I still miss my friend.

A few days ago Remi sent greetings to our little country church that provided sanctuary to him and ministered to his family just prior to his unjust deportation;

We are okay when no one is sick or hungry we give thanks to the Almighty one who sacrificed it all so he who believes in Him shall live for eternity. How is the church of God ? . . . Well all happens for a reason just like pastor Anita said by the way please send my greetings to her and the church…God bless your family and I forgot to mention that we just had baby boy last month ….Take care Brother

Remi sent some pictures of his time with our church in Inkerman;

He also provided some pictures of his baptism in Africa;

So I share these with the Inkerman Wesleyan Church with joy and hope that some day, some how Remi can rejoin us. Mistakes can always be corrected.

Remi and his family deserve justice.

Easter is a time of joy, hope and love.

Quote the Bible – be investigated for hate crime!

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It’s happened in Ontario – a father with children in the Toronto Catholic District School Board system is being investigated for possible hate crime for quoting the Bible!

Mira MIller reports:

The Toronto Police Hate Crime Unit has launched an investigation into remarks made by a part-time McMaster University instructor during a Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) meeting earlier this month. 

In a video posted to YouTube on March 5 that has since been deleted, Jody Maillet can be heard saying he is the father of two students before objecting to the board’s proposal to fly the gay pride flag at Toronto schools during the month of June. . . .

The instructor said the board choosing to fly the flag would give off the impression that it supports LGBTQ2s+ relationships, and he also quoted a bible verse that many have said amounts to calling for the drowning of LGBTQ2s allies.

“If any one of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones, who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drown in the depths of the sea,” reads the verse in part.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2021/03/toronto-police-investigating-homophobic-remarks-school-board-meeting-hate-speech/

The LGBTQ lobby immediately went into attack mode in order to quash Mr. Maillet’s legitimate concerns and for uttering Holy Scripture. Life Site News describes their reactive tactics;

LGBT activists misread in Mr. Maillet’s concluding words a call for the death of LGBT allies. Pro-LGBT Toronto city councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam even went as far as tweeting on March 5 that Maillet had called for LGBT allies to be “killed by drowning.” LGBT activists and allies immediately started an online campaign against Maillet, accusing him of “homophobia.” Social media messages on Twitter reveal that they reached out to the police and asked for an investigation.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archdiocese-defends-dad-investigated-by-police-after-asking-catholic-school-board-to-not-fly-gay-pride-flag

The Catholic Register zeros in on what prompted the LGBTQ’s vicious attack on Mr. Maillet’s legitimate concerns;

It was Maillet’s concluding comments, where he quotes Matthew 18:6, that has drawn fire.

“The words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 18 verse 6 is a reminder for each one of us: ‘If anyone of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depths of the sea,’” he told the committee.

https://www.catholicregister.org/item/32822-police-investigate-possible-hate-crime-over-remarks-at-toronto-catholic-school-board-presentation

I share Mr. Maillet’s concerns regarding flying the gay pride flag at any publically funded school in Ontario (not just in the Toronto Catholic District School Board) and have quoted the same Bible verse as recently as this month while discussing the Toronto Catholic District School Board;

“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” (Matthew 18:6,7)

Clearly the moral cowardice of the TCDSB may allow them to sidestep their responsibilities in our woke world of social justice warriors but not in Jesus’ High Court. And now it is time for all people of conscience to speak out against this irresponsible action or be held accountable for your silence by Jesus.

https://scrapbookwithtony.wordpress.com/2021/03/09/moral-cowardice-you-decide/

Will the LGBTQ activists send their jackbooted thoughtcrime police after me too?

Moral Cowardice – you decide!

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Nothing good ever comes from cowardice. Moral cowardice is a special stink that pervades today’s politically correct climate. Is this stink wafting up out of the Toronto Catholic School Boards flip flop about providing access to the LGBTQ Youthline site for children and teens in school? Let’s take a good whiff and decide!

What is moral cowardice? Lexico.com defines the term as; “The kind of cowardice in which taking a principled stand is avoided because of its risks, especially the disapproval or hostility of others.”

The Director of Education of the Toronto Catholic District School Board removed the LGBTQ Youthline site from the Board’s website because he knew the material that Youthline offered in their ‘On line Resources‘ was inappropriate. On January 12, 2021 he wrote;

The TCDSB also takes seriously our responsibility of ensuring student safety online, particularly as it relates to resources made available through the Board’s own website. As such, online content deemed inappropriate for school-aged children available through third-party resources from the YouthLine website resulted in the temporary removal of the link from the TCDSB Mental Health Resource page pending engagement with YouthLine staff.

https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/BoardAdministration/DirectorofEducation/Documents/tcdsb-statement-director-of-education-chair-board-jan-2021.pdf

And then the backlash came from the special interest groups and their ‘woke allies.’ The TCDSB quickly caved in to the pressure and re-instated to their website access to what they acknowledged to be inappropriate. This cowardly move prompted one journalist to remark;

Kandi Kisses, The Gazelle, Cute Little Fuckers’ Princette Puppypus. These are some of the names of the sex toys reviewed by the LGBT Hotline portal, a site hosted on the Toronto Catholic District School Board website. In recent days, the Catholic Board had decided to remove the link from this portal, whose stated goals are to provide support and safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ2 community. In the last 24 hours, the Catholic Board has backtracked, restoring the link. No adjustments.

A 10-11-year-old child, who browses the official website of the Catholic School Board (or any Board) in Toronto, can safely get to this web page and come across the reviews in which sex toys (Anonymous Sex Toy Review) are critiqued with prices, mode of use and contra-indications. All very interesting, for an adult.

Did the trustees examine this web page, before deciding to restore the link?

https://www.corriere.ca/english-articles/does-norm-di-pasquale-have-our-childrens-safety-in-mind/

We know they did because they admitted to deeming the content made available by Youthline as inappropriate. They are more afraid of the backlash than running the risk of exposing the children and young people they are called to serve to inappropriate content. The video below gives a sample of the backlash and the hypocrisy behind it:

On, January 25, 2021, TCDSB’s Director issued this spin on the decision;

Following a meeting between our Superintendent of Equity and YouthLine, the link to YouthLine was reposted and a LGBTQ+ resource page for students is being developed. We also recognize that staff and students may have access to content from sources outside of the Board and direct partners, which is why we added an external links notice on our webpages. The Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee made up of Trustees, community organizations, parents and students with support from our Equity and Human Rights Advisor and our Equity Department.

https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/BoardAdministration/DirectorofEducation/Documents/tcdsb-updated-statement-director-of-education-chair-board-jan-2021.pdf

How does an ‘external links notice’ absolve the school board of its duty to protect and serve the children and young people under its authority? It doesn’t. Previously, I have pointed out that it just creates more problems for children – possibly putting students at odds with the TCDSB’s Acceptable Use Policy. Are you smelling the sink of moral cowardice yet?

How does establishing yet another committee (at the tax payers expense) bring any clarity to what is already evident to all – Youthline offers ‘inappropriate material’ on its website’s online resources? The external links disclaimer is a calculated political move that will provide the TCDSB with an added layer of protection from parents and concerned citizens who criticize this decision as a failure to protect the mental health and well being of the students in the board.

What fruits do the taxpayers and parents of the Toronto Catholic District School Board have to show from this LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee? On March 4, 2021 a report was tabled at the Board’s Student Achievement committee meeting that cost the tax payer 45 hours of staff time;

Arising out of a delegation to the Student Achievement and Well-Being Committee meeting on January 14, 2021, this report includes a list of community resources that are available to further support 2SLGBTQ+ students, racialized students, and students experiencing poverty, grief/loss, and homelessness.

The cumulative staff time required to prepare this report was 45 hours

https://tcdsbpublishing.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=22745

In the Background section of this report the following point is made;

Appropriate attention and pastoral care must be given to each student identifying or in the process of identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ who is striving to find their rightful place in their Catholic community environment, who is in their process of discernment, and/or who has requested assistance.

https://tcdsbpublishing.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=22745 page 60 of 78

In the Metrics and Accountability section the report, the disclaimer is explained.

The TCDSB website includes an “external links disclaimer.” This disclaimer is relevant to the list of resources included in Appendix A to this report. The disclaimer places into context the appearance of links to websites that are created by or for outside organizations and clearly states the “linking to or from TCDSB websites does not imply on the part of the TCDSB or any of its employees any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations, information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any of the linked websites.” The full disclaimer is included in the attached Appendix A.

https://tcdsbpublishing.escribemeetings.com/FileStream.ashx?DocumentId=22745 page 61 of 78

Appendix A includes Youthline as an appropriate resource along with a hotlink to the site (pg. 72 of 78).

The External Links Disclaimer informs everyone that:

The TCSDB does not assume and is not responsible for any liability, accuracy, legality or content (including the right to display such information) of the external sites or for that of subsequent links.

Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites are to be directed to the particular organization for whom the website is being operated. 

https://www.tcdsb.org/Pages/External-Links-Disclaimer.aspx

How does providing access to a Trans Men Safer Sex Guide and a Trans Women Safer Sex Guide give ‘appropriate attention and pastoral care to each student identifying or in the process of identifying as 2SLGBTQ+ who is striving to find their rightful place in their Catholic community environment?’

According to the TCDSB’s External Links Disclaimer I can’t ask them that question? But I can ask you as a parent or taxpayer – What do you think? Can the TCDSB’s disclaimer absolve them of any accountability and responsibility of providing access to sites that feature this kind of material. Perhaps with fancy high paid lawyers in a woke court of law but not in Jesus’ high court;

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of  offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” (Matthew 18:6,7)

Clearly the moral cowardice of the TCDSB may allow them to sidestep their responsibilities in our woke world of social justice warriors but not in Jesus’ High Court. And now it is time for all people of conscience to speak out against this irresponsible action or be held accountable for your silence by Jesus.

This procession has got to go on!

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We are living in a time that has been taken over by a gigantic scam. Everyone knows it but there are few brave enough to call it out. And when they do, they are ‘cancelled.‘ Cancel culture has made us fearful and backward as a society;

When friends are willing to ignore and shun one another without engaging in conversation, a clear danger emerges: debate begins to die. If people are not willing to address opposing beliefs, progress will be halted.

https://www.thejustice.org/article/2020/10/its-time-to-cancel-cancel-culture

This gigantic scam is perpetrated on us by ‘woke activists’ and some political leaders are calling it out;

Quebec Premier François Legault, took to Facebook this weekend to voice his concerns on the growing problem of cancel culture, woke leftism and “radical militants” in the province. . . .

Quebec’s Premier stated that cancel culture is the work of a handful of radical activists whose goal is to censor certain words and actions. He added that he is concerned that cancel culture is infiltrating the mainstream in Quebec, and that this American movement does not represent the values of Quebecers.

https://thepostmillennial.com/quebec-premier-calls-out-cancel-culture-woke-leftism-promises-action-to-fight-back?fbclid=IwAR0IyLYarirz7Y7kJic6S9HybzLdosnZ0CldQUV3M0I4RqyAe5SDOUO6Y5U

But a few leaders exposing the scam isn’t enough. There are always other leaders more willing to politically capitalize on perpetuating the scam. There is always enough of a population ‘woke’ and willing to vote for them.

There’s a great story by Hans Christian Andersen about a vain and fickle emperor who gets taken by two scam artists Not only does the emperor get taken in by the scam but his ministers and subjects are as well.

Wikipedia provides a summary of the plot;

Two swindlers arrive at the capital city of an emperor who spends lavishly on clothing at the expense of state matters. Posing as weavers, they offer to supply him with magnificent clothes that are invisible to those who are stupid or incompetent. The emperor hires them, and they set up looms and go to work. A succession of officials, and then the emperor himself, visit them to check their progress. Each sees that the looms are empty but pretends otherwise to avoid being thought a fool. Finally, the weavers report that the emperor’s suit is finished. They mime dressing him and he sets off in a procession before the whole city. The townsfolk uncomfortably go along with the pretense, not wanting to appear inept or stupid, until a child blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all. The people then realize that everyone has been fooled. Although startled, the emperor continues the procession, walking more proudly than ever.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_New_Clothes

Everybody in the story knows it’s a scam but for their own self-serving reasons don’t want to expose themselves to possible ridicule or criticism – so they go along with the foolishness.

So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, “Oh, how fine are the Emperor’s new clothes! Don’t they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!” Nobody would confess that he couldn’t see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a complete success.

https://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html

The scam works because of self-serving fear and lack of integrity in the population and their leaders. Not because it’s particularly diabolical or deceptive -a child can see through it;

“But he hasn’t got anything on,” a little child said.

“Did you ever hear such innocent prattle?” said its father. And one person whispered to another what the child had said, “He hasn’t anything on. A child says he hasn’t anything on.”

https://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html

The child’s observation isn’t enough because the child is cancelled. But people do start whispering between themselves. And finally the truth is out in the open. But that isn’t enough;

“But he hasn’t got anything on!” the whole town cried out at last.

The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, “This procession has got to go on.” So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn’t there at all.

https://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html

We are living the lesson of H.C. Andersen’s little tale. When the adults in a population who know better allow a few scam artists to take over society you get to the point where the leaders continue with the madness because ‘This procession has got to go on!’ And everybody pays the price for the Emperor’s New Clothes.

And what a price it is!

Youth Line has no business demanding that TCDSB link its website | Everyday For Life Canada

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The chutzpah to scold the largest Catholic school board in the country and tell them they cannot make independent decisions when it comes to teaching children in their care. In short, Youth Line instructs the Board: we can make better educational decisions, and you have no say in LGTBQ resources. This woke position undermines the whole separate school system, including the teaching on the person, family, marriage and human sexuality. But guess what? The Board capitulated and sided with Youth Line by re-posting the link and saying yes to more support services. Now let’s consider a sample of the Youth Line resources.. .

Youth Line has no business demanding that TCDSB link its website | Everyday For Life Canada

So far very few have had the courage to evaluate exactly what Youthline offers to children and young people as “online resources.” This isn’t about truth for many woke people – it’s about political correctness and virtue signalling. And the children will pay the price!

What deception is this!

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Jesus warned about the time we live in; “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. ” (Matthew 24:10,11) These are indeed the times we live in. Many are offended and political correctness rules with a brutish hand. There are many false prophets and there is much deciption.

Michael Coren’s attack on Cardinal Muller is a case in point. Michael Coren is offended and betrays another cleric with an ad hominem attack – an attack on his character and the character of Cardinal Muller’s church;

In a new interview, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — what was in more robust times known as the Roman Catholic inquisition — has made a quite extraordinary statement about the U.S. and President Joe Biden.

“Now the U.S., with its conglomerated political, media and economic power,” he says, “stands at the head of the most subtly brutal campaign to de-Christianize Western culture in the last 100 years.”

That century, of course, included the regimes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and numerous other murderous dictators, the slaughter of millions of innocent people, and attempts as genocide. It also included the rape of countless children by clergy in the cardinal’s own church, and the elaborate and long-term attempt by that church to deny and disguise those hideous crimes.

So, the statement is one of quite breathtaking insensitivity, inaccuracy, and, in fact, sheer cruelty. I, for one, am deeply critical of the U.S. and many of its values, but modesty and accuracy are vital in all this.

source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/02/01/bidens-refusal-to-condemn-abortion-elicits-abhorrent-statement-from-cardinal-muller.html

Michael Coren’s attack isn’t on the truth value of Cardinal Muller’s statement. Rather, it is a nasty attack on the Cardinal and the Catholic church. With a nice bit of ‘virtue signalling’ at the end; ‘I, for one, am deeply critical of the U.S. and many of its values, but modesty and accuracy are vital in all this.’ Cohen is like the Pharisee in the Bible who praises himself that he is not like other men (Luke 18:11) all the while being just as prone to error and inaccuracy.

How is Michael Cohen inaccurate? Consider his patronizing and inaccurate statement made in the same attack on Cardinal Muller:

Jesus never mentions abortion, and nor is it condemned in the entire Bible, which as you might know is a fairly long book!

source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/02/01/bidens-refusal-to-condemn-abortion-elicits-abhorrent-statement-from-cardinal-muller.html

Michael Coren is wrong – and since he portrays himself as a cleric who is familiar with the Bible – I can only assume he is deliberately deceptive in this statement. He should and does know better. The Bible has a lot to say about the value of life, the value of babies and motherhood. Here are twelve such verses;

for a download click on https://scrapbookwithtony.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/bible-verses-about-abortion.pdf

Why would a cleric like Michael Coren mislead people about what the Bible says on abortion? Cardinal Muller sheds some light on the matter;

Anyone who relativizes the clear acknowledgment of the sacredness of every human life with tactical games, sophistries and window dressing because of political preferences, publicly opposes the Catholic faith. Vatican II and all the popes down to Francis have described the deliberate killing of a child before or after birth as a most grievous violation of God’s commandments.

source: https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/01/28/cardinal-muller-discusses-president-biden-pro-abortion-politicians-and-the-bishops/

Does Michael Coren like to beat the drum of ‘pro choice’ because people hear that and see what a great guy his is? Or is he just another deceiver and rebel against God that looks like a shepherd. Or is he both? These are important questions for sheep like us!

What do you think?

Let Jesus have the last word;

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

When Moral Confusion leads children astray and then punishes them

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The latest ‘update’ from the Toronto Catholic School Board on their unfortunate decision to re-instate a link to Youthline and thereby provide access to inappropriate material is a case of moral confusion. They need the guidance of the church but they don’t seem to be hearing it.

We live in a time of great moral confusion. Why? How did it happen? Richard E. Simmons provides insight into these questions:

I recently watched a documentary in which a news reporter and a cameraman were asking a simple question of passersby on the street: “How do you determine what is right and wrong?” Most of the people were dumbfounded by the question and struggled to come up with a coherent answer. It struck me as to how modern people are so morally confused.

The reason is that so many individuals believe that moral truth is merely subjective. They believe it comes from within the heart, and that it is an inner feeling that you discover for yourself. “It is my truth.” “It is true for me, but it might not be true for you.”

It’s so easy to see how this view of morality results in moral confusion. Clearly it makes few demands on a person’s life. . . .

Lewy makes a strong argument that biblical morality makes a difference when it is followed out in the real world. The only way to explain the outcome of his research is to recognize that when people’s lives are lined up with the objective structure of God’s moral law, they are happier and healthier.

Source: https://thecenterbham.org/2014/02/10/moral-confusion/

Moral confusion also allows people to sidestep responsibilities for their actions while virtue signalling about it. The latest ‘update’ from the Director and Chair of the Toronto Catholic School Board is a case in point;

Following a meeting between our Superintendent of Equity and YouthLine, the link to YouthLine was reposted and a LGBTQ+ resource page for students is being developed. We also recognize that staff and students may have access to content from sources outside of the Board and direct partners, which is why we added an external links notice on our webpages.

Source: https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/BoardAdministration/DirectorofEducation/Documents/tcdsb-updated-statement-director-of-education-chair-board-jan-2021.pdf

The Director and the Chair of the Board both acknowledge that they are providing a pathway to questionable content and admit their need to provide an additional ‘external links notice on their webpages.‘ In their moral confusion about providing a pathway to porn they think that the problem is solved. How will an elementary school child or youth in high school be protected from ‘access to content from sources outside the Board and direct partners?’ This is no protection but do they think it absolves them from responsibility? Do they think they can sidestep their moral obligation to protect children and young people from possible harm from inappropriate websites especially if it is acknowledged by the board and apparent to all?

The Director and Chair of the Toronto Catholic District School Board obviously think so – they conclude their ‘update’ with this bit of virtue signalling;

We are called to love and celebrate one another, just as God loves and celebrates each one of us. We honour the inherent dignity in each other by treating one another with care, compassion, and respect.

source: https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/BoardAdministration/DirectorofEducation/Documents/tcdsb-updated-statement-director-of-education-chair-board-jan-2021.pdf

How does providing a pathway to websites that encourage young people to get into the sex trade or exposes children to a smut site ‘honour the inherent dignity in each other by treating one another with care, compassion, and respect?’

What is the possible ‘fall out’ of their sidestepping? Any TCDSB elementary school child or high school youth surfing the internet, perhaps riding the wave of the TCDSB’s pathway to Youthline, will run afoul of the Board’s own Acceptable Use Policy and possibly be punished for it:

 Inappropriate Content – Users will not use the Board’s system to access or distribute material that is profane or obscene (pornography), that advocates illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards other people (hate literature). Special exceptions may be made if the purpose of such access is to conduct legitimate research, learning and both the teacher and the parent have provided prior approval for access.

Electronic Communication System- Acceptable Use Policy–A.29

Moral confusion and sidestepping responsibility often results in the innocent being harmed and then paying the price for that harm.

Resource Primer on Gender Activism in Ontario Schools – a collection of material

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The following is collection of resources developed over the years dealing with the issue of Gender Ideology activism in the public school system. There is more in my blog but I thought these would be helpful to readers trying to understand this complex issue that has beset our school system and threatens the well-being of our children.

  • Open letter to my MPP: “The truth has now come out and citizens of Ontario are seeing the darker side of what Youthline offers school age children. Youthline Exposed – is gaining considerable notice and concern among parents and tax payers. This is a shocking video which is at times explicit with Youthline sexualized material and all the more shocking because school boards are providing access to this site for children!” https://scrapbookwithtony.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/letter-to-jim-mcdonell-mpp.pdf
  • Letter to school board superintendent: “His conclusion that these ‘materials’ are beneficial to students by classifying them as valid educational resources is very disturbing. Moreover, it sidesteps any accountability on the part of the School Board with regards to the possible risk LGBT Youthline materials and their peer support ‘advice’ may expose vulnerable young people and children to. Could the Superintendent be sidestepping because he doesn’t want to give a direct and honest answer to the questions in the previous paragraph and expose the school board to being held accountable?” https://scrapbookwithtony.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/reply-to-letter-from-d.-coombs-april-23-2019.pdf

Videos

  • Youthline exposed: “Check out the real Youthline – What do you think? If you think the material made available to students is inappropriate then call your local school board trustee – ask him or her if your school board site has a link to Youthline (or any site like it.) If they do – voice your opinion and ask them to remove it for the protection of the children in the community. To take no action and remain silent is to let the loudest have control over your child’s education.”https://youtu.be/ML9vyh9Ctwc
  • News Flash – Toronto Catholic School Board removes link to Youthline: “If you think the Youthline material exposed in this video is inappropriate then call your local school board trustee – ask him or her if your school board site has a link to Youthline or any site like it. If they do – voice your opinion and ask them to remove it for the protection of the children in the community. To take no action and remain silent is to let the loudest have control over your child’s education.”https://youtu.be/-HB3Eg82jis

Articles

Pamphlets

Slide Shows

If you find this ‘primer’ helpful please share with other concerned parents, community members, school board trustees and officials, as well as your MPP.

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