Shame on Canada
The world was horrified to read the reports of a Canadian homosexual school teacher facing charges in Thailand “having sex with boys under 15, which carry prison sentences of up to 20 years”. It is shameful that Thailand, known for child prostitution, has tougher child protection laws than our own country. In Canada it is legal to have sex with 14 year-old children..
Christopher Paul Neil was the focus of a worldwide manhunt as authorities unscrambled his picture from child pornography photos distributed on the Internet. Finally, the police in Thailand arrested the homosexual pervert and he now could be behind bars for up to 20 years. If he was arrested in Canada, he could have been charged with numerous other offenses but having sex with a 14 year-old is not one of them..
In 1988, Bill C-15 amended the Criminal Code of Canada, Sections 151 and 152, to allow adults to have sex with children as young as 14 years old. As President of Canada Family Action Coalition I worked with our executive director, Brian Rushfeldt, as we lobbied the government for years to raise the age of consent to at least 16. CFAC presented a petition with over 700,000 signatures and finally Prime Minister Stephen Harper took action. As soon as he became Prime Minister he proposed the raise of age of consent and on February 21, 2007 he introduced Bill C-22 to protect children under the age of 16. Unfortunately, the Liberal Party stalled the Bill in Parliament for months and finally the Liberal Senate refused to allow it to become law..
In mid October, the Prime Minister re-introduced the legislation along with other crime bills and made the matter a confidence vote. If the Liberals vote against the Bill this time, an election will begin. Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale vowed on CTV on October 24th to delay the Bill in Parliament until at least February 2008. After that the Liberal Senators can hold it up until the next election is called so it may never become law. Why are the Liberals fighting so hard to keep sex with 14 year-olds legal? .
Police further reported that Christopher Paul Neil was abusing young boys, posting the pictures on the Internet and displaying them for men in Canada. Internet Service Providers in Canada obviously distributed these vile pictures. For months we have been asking Bell Canada, Telus, Rogers and others to block child pornography websites. It is a crime to distribute such material in Canada and these massive corporations should be prosecuted. Their standard reply is that they will only block such Canadian sites if they are ordered to do so by a Court. Thankfully they are now saying they will block foreign child porn websites but refuse to indicate how many they are blocking. There is no credibility in an unsubstantiated claim, as clearly these Corporations recently distributed Christopher Paul Neil’s disgusting criminal pictures in Canada. .
Another horrific headline reads “Self-Proclaimed Pedophile Launches Controversial Web Site”. Jack McClellan of Portland, Oregon admits he is attracted to girls between the ages of 3 and 11. On his Web site, McClellan details areas in Portland where pedophiles can observe young girls without being noticed. He takes pictures of little girls and posts them on his website. This website is being distributed in Canada..
Sexual abuse of children is a multi-billion dollar industry, so the big Corporations are reluctant to stop distributing this criminal material. As long as the government continues to give them immunity from the law, they will continue to place our children in danger..
In Luke 17:2, Jesus Christ said “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” These are strong words from the Lord but notice He said “It were better”. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, therefore, we should never act against those who bring us harm. God will judge those who harm our children and the penalty will be worse than a millstone around the neck..
With such levels of depravity in this nation I feel ashamed to be called Canadian. The government has a responsibility to protect our children with appropriate laws and enforcement. I urge you to contact your Member of Parliament and your Internet provider and express your disgust. You will be surprised at the power God gives you and the effect of your voice. Little girls and boys depend on you and me to do something about child abuse. Go to www.blockchildporn.ca for details.
Dr. Charles McVety is President of the Institute for Canadian Values.
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