Ontario Province in Canada recently passed a law that gives the state the authority to remove a child from the household if parents refuse to acknowledge and/or accommodate the child's gender identity or gender expression.
Let that sink in. If a 2 year old boy decides he wants to wear his sister's clothing and act like a girl, parents in Ontario must allow and encourage it or the child can be taken from them by the government.
The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017, also know as Bill 89, was passed in Ontario by a vote of 63 to 23, The Christian Times reported.
“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.”
If you're a parent in Ontario and your child says he or she identifies as the opposite gender, you can't even consult a mental health professional since that would be showing disagreement and lack of support for your child's expression. I wonder if mental health professionals are now bound to report any parents who present their child for mental health evaluation following an expression of different gender...? It seems logical that the state would go that far if they passed this law.
Under the old law parents were encouraged to “direct the child’s education and religious upbringing.”
The new law greatly restricts the actions of parents as it emphasizes a “child’s identity and allows parents only 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.”
In other words, the child now gets to tell the parents how they will raise him/her.
Not everyone agrees.
“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, says Jack Fonseca, political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition. “Make no mistake - 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.”
And talk about Big Brother. In April, child services in Ontario, Canada, got made headlines when they removed to young girls from their foster home because the Christian foster parents refused to lie to the girls and tell them that the Easter Bunny was real.
Derek Baars, one of the foster parents, said they were told by the agency that they must lie to the girls, ages three and four, because the Easter Bunny is part of Canadian culture. When the Baars refused to comply the girls were removed from the home.
I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before these types of things happen here. It won't happen under the current administration but if liberals ever take control of the government it's inevitable. After all –it's Hillary Clinton who believes it takes a village to raise a child.