NewsWed Apr 11, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Canadians Apologize To World For Pushing Legalization of Homosexual “Marriage”
By John-Henry Westen and Steve Jalsevac
OTTAWA, April 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadians who recognize the destruction to the traditional family which Canada has abetted throughout the world have issued an apology on behalf of all Canadians to world leaders and peoples. The apology to be delivered to world leaders and to be brought to the World Congress of the Family taking place in Warsaw, Poland, apologizes for the negative effects that Canada’s same-sex "marriage" legalization has been having on other nations.
"We are," says the statement going out as a letter of apology, "grieved and troubled" by the damage done by Canada.
One of the groups involved in the measure, REAL Women of Canada explains: "It is necessary to apologize to the people of the world for the difficulties caused in other countries by the legislation in Canada which permits same-sex marriages." Canada Family Action Coalition’s (CFAC) Executive Director Brian Rushfeldt added, "In today’s global village it has become apparent that certain people will use or misuse one country’s legislation for their own purpose in another country ... This is not acceptable."
REAL Women finds it "unfortunate that some foreign same-sex partners have come to Canada to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies and subsequently applied to the courts in their own country to recognize this so-called Canadian marriage." The national women’s organization notes that "Canadian marriage law does not demand residency requirements and this is being used by activists to attempt to change the marriage laws in their own country."
"It is essential that the people of the world understand," says the letter, "Our government and courts only considered adult ‘rights’, failing to consider the "impact on children’s rights, children’s education, parental rights, religious rights, adoption, the economy and family law."
The letter concludes: "Our warning to you, the people of the world, is to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in your own countries."
The complete list of signers to the letter includes: Canada Family Action Coalition, REAL Women of Canada, United Families Canada, British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life, Alberta REAL Women, Christian Heritage Party of Canada, Third Watch Ministries, United Mothers, Fathers & Friends, Dawn Stefanowicz - Author, MY Canada Association, Father’s Resting Place.
See the apology statement:
Apology For Canada’s Same-Sex Marriage Legislation