Ontario passed a law Thursday that gives the government the right to take away children from families that don’t accept their kid’s chosen “gender identity.”
Parents who oppose or criticize the LGBT agenda will be considered potential “child abusers” and may have their children taken away by the state, according to the new bill. If the parents are ruled to be abusers by failing to wholeheartedly support their child’s gender choice, that child “can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops.”
The Bill replaces this old law that governed child protection, foster care, and adoption services. It instructs all child services agencies and judges to look at a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression” when judging the fitness of the parents.
“I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently,” said Michael Coteau, the Bill’s founder.
Ontario children and youth advocate Irwin Elman celebrated the bill, saying it signals a paradigm shift and creates a child-centered system of service that displays a strong “commitment to anti-racism and children’s rights.”
Jack Fonseca, a political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, criticized the new law: “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… 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.”
Child services in Ontario, Canada received wide criticism in April when it removed two foster children from a Christian home because the parents refused to tell their girls that the Easter bunny was real, according to The Christian Post.
Pro-family advocates warn that Bill 89 allows the government to effectively ban couples who disagree with the LBGTQ agenda from fostering or adopting children.
“Liberals have for years been pursuing their anti-parent and anti-family agenda and Bill 89 is the latest installment, ” said Tanya Granic Allen, president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE).
Children’s Aid agencies now have “a type of police power to bust down your door, and seize your biological children if you are known to oppose LGBT ideology and the fraudulent theory of ‘gender identity,’” said Fonseca.
“Similar tyranny [is] happening in other jurisdictions, such as Norway” where the child protection services have seized children from traditionally-principled families, added Fonseca.
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