Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I learned a new word today‚ÄĒdivinization. It means "to make divine" or "to deify."

This is precisely what is happening, in the shadows, in North America.

Systematically, in both Canada and the U.S., quasi-governmental groups functioning under banners which usually include the words "Human Rights Commission," are methodically dismantling our rights to free speech. Fueled by what some are now calling a "grievance culture," the power of these so-called "Human Rights Commissions" has quietly grown over the past decade.

In Alberta, Canada, after several years of hearings, Pastor Stephen Boisson was ordered to cease all forms (including newspapers, emails, sermons from the pulpit, and postings on the Internet) of expressing his views on homosexuality, and to pay a $7,000.00 fine.

His crime? He published a letter in the Red Deer Advocate in which he expressed his views about the nature and dangers of homosexuality.

The judgment came down from The Alberta Human Rights Commission, an independent commission of the Government of Alberta established under The Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act (HRCM Act) to "carry out functions under the Act." The Commission reports through "the Minister of Culture and Community Spirit, who has responsibility for human rights issues."

A similar trial under this same human rights "tribunal" is now ongoing against Ezra Levant, the publisher of the Western Standard magazine. Levant made the grevious error of publishing the now infamous Danish cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. An Islamic Imam and a group of Muslims persuaded The Alberta Human Rights Commission to pursue Levant, a man who will not roll over for them, but is vigorously defending himself. See Levant in action here:

In British Columbia, writer Mark Steyn, Canadian author of America Alone, has been on trial by the "British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal" for publishing the words of a Norwegian Islamic Imam in McLean's Magazine.

In another case, Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Insight, is being dragged through an expensive hearing process for writing about traditional Catholic teaching on homosexuality.

In yet another case, Christian Horizons, a charity group that ministers to the handicapped, has been ordered by the "Ontario Human Rights Commission" to cease requiring their employees to sign a "Lifestyle Agreement," attesting to their own personal commitment to live according to Judeo-Christian moral standards.

Of the judgment against Christian Horizons, Fr. de Valk writes, "By presenting state and God as equal opposites between whom we must choose, Gunter and Hannaford appear to accept the fascist order whereby the state tells the citizen what he may and may not do, think, and write."

These so-called Human Rights Commissions are popping up everywhere. We even have one right here in Prince William County. The "thought police" are growing in power.

Yes, the state is beginning to compete with God for our souls, our hearts, and our minds. Powerful people in high places are brazenly attempting to usurp God's place as our judge, setting up their own standards of right and wrong and carrying out their laughable sentences upon those who refuse to conform.

And we continue to allow them to be deified, to be made godlike in their power, to be divinized.

We would all be wise to stay alert.

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At 4:06 PM, Blogger Blazing Cat Fur said...

Catholic Insight faces attack on yet another front. You will also be interested to know Catholic Insight has been put on a Heritage Canada watch list for communicating Church doctrine it deems denigrating to homosexuals, Catholic Insight may lose it's postal subsidy as a result. Heritage Canada has no difficulty funding a Gay Pornography magazine receiving the same subsidy however.


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