Religous Freedom Watch: Canada Summer Jobs Program

I had initially planned to post today on ‘5 Things that Will Stop You from Moving Forward in 2018‘ but ultimately decided to go another direction (I plan to get this post out some time next week).

As a pastor and Christian leader, I have some growing and serious concerns about religious freedom in our nation. While I am thankful for all the liberty that we do have here in Canada, I do believe we need to stay aware and vigilant about threats that do arise and speak out for righteousness.

One such threat is the Canadian Government’s recent decision with its summer job funding program to discriminate against any organization that is Pro-Life. This potentially will affect thousands of churches, ministries, not-for-profits and groups of other faiths as well and severely affect the programs they run to serve the community. Furthermore, the logic that is being used in this decision could be expanded to a number of areas and even threaten the charitable status of churches (if we would be denied funding because our church is pro-life how long before our charitable status comes into question?).

My Canada posted a recent update giving a more in-depth look into this situation as well as some clear action points that you can take to make a difference. Check it out here. Let’s pray. Let’s speak out. Let’s take action.

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  1. Thank you so much for bringing attention to this issue, Pastor Brendan. And for linking to our e-blast so that more people can get involved. Praying the Government backs down.

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  2. Thanks Pastor Brendan. I am a member of the Jane and finch action against proverty organizing team.. I believe this is also a form of indirect mental proverty.. This is also going to affect the young poeple in my community I will bring this to the group’s attention . And we be praying also.


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