OTTAWA, February 11, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Sarnia-Lambton M.P. Marilyn Gladu launched a petition calling on the Canadian government to change or withdraw Bill C-6, legislation that would criminalize practices labeled as “conversion therapy.” Her initiative has garnered 169 signatures and was first presented to the House of Commons in December.
“This petition is supported by the majority of the 91 churches in my riding,” Gladu said in a December reading for C-6. She said her Sarnia-Lambton constituents are “extremely concerned about an attack on our freedom of religion, conscience, expression, belief and our ability to speak it in the public square.”
“We call upon the Government of Canada for a narrower definition of what the Liberals view as ‘conversion therapy,’ in order to exclude pastoral care, voluntary sought counselling, or prayer,” the petition reads, calling on the government of Canada “to amend or withdraw this legislation.”
C-6 passed a virtual second reading last year in a 308-7 vote. M.P. Gladu did not vote, citing internet issues.
The bill, denounced as “totalitarian” by pro-family leaders and medical experts alike, would broadly outlaw counseling or advertisements for counseling that fits the proposed definition of “conversion therapy.”
According to the legislation, that would include any “practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, to change a person’s gender identity or gender expression to cisgender or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviour[.]” Bill C-6 explicitly exempts destructive pro-LGBT “gender transition” practices.
Under C-6, priests who advertise ministries to help individuals recover from LGBT lifestyles could face up to two years’ imprisonment, while parents who take children to such counseling could be sentenced to up to five years.
“This Bill includes an outrageous ban on change therapy, counselling, advice, and prayer for those who no longer wish to identify as LGBT,” reads a petition against Bill C-6 led by Campaign Life Coalition, a top Canadian pro-family group, that has gained nearly 20,000 signatures.
Mattel, the California toy maker that created Barbie and is also the parent company of American Girl, has just released their "2021 Girl of the Year."
The popular "Girl of the Year" series features new characters whose lifelike dolls and storybook tales engage the imagination of young girls across the country and world.
But, this year, there's an insurmountable problem which is rightly causing fury among parents: the new "Girl of the Year," Kira Bailey, visits her "great-aunts", in Australia, who, we learn, are in a homosexual relationship, and who are "married" to each other.
This is totally unacceptable, and that's why we're asking you to JOIN this BOYCOTT of Mattel, until they pull this new "Girl of the Year" from the shelves.
Many parents are rightly infuriated. And, many have taken to social media to comment about the situation, focusing on the destruction of innocence and consent.
Indeed, there were no warning labels on any of this year's "Girl of the Year" material, advising parents of the contents. This meant that many children were already exposed to harmful, sexually-confusing material before their parents knew what was going on.
One reviewer on the series on Amazon wrote:
"Homosexuality is an inappropriate topic for a children’s book and I am very disappointed that it was woven so blatantly into the story line for Kira. This type of content should have been made clear in the advertising so that I as a parent could make an informed choice for my child. My daughter and I have read dozens of American Girl books and have always loved them and highly recommended them to friends. Before now, I have never had to worry about American Girl reading material being wholesome for my child. My daughter had no idea what a lesbian couple is and American Girl has cruelly taken away part of her innocence now that I’ve had to explain about that lifestyle. It goes against what I believe as a Christian and was not something I wanted my daughter to be exposed to at this early age. I am very, very disappointed in [American Girl] and will not purchase their products in the future."
Of course, while LifeSite does not believe that homosexual content is ever appropriate for a children's book, we completely agree with this mother's sentiments about Mattel having "cruelly taken away part of her [daughter's] innocence."
It seems clear that this move by Mattel is not a business decision, but a political decision. In fact, this move seems expressly designed to appeal to adults who support a radical sexual ideology.
But, it is not Mattel's role - as a toy-maker - to enter into this delicate area of sexual and moral ethics.
However, because Mattel has chosen to pursue this dangerous political decision over the best interests of children, we are calling on parents to boycott Mattel until they pull Kira Bailey from the shelves.
Thank you for JOINING this boycott, and thank you for SHARING this important petition with your like-minded family, friends and colleagues.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'New American Girl Doll Story Includes Characters In Same-Sex Relationship, Parents Furious' - https://elizabethjohnston.org/new-american-girl-doll-story-includes-characters-in-same-sex-relationship-parents-furious
**Photo Credit: Screen Capture from YouTube
“Studies prove that change is not only possible, but also very natural among people who identify as LGBT,” it continues.
“There are thousands of former transgenders and ex-gays who have left the LGBT lifestyle with the help of clinical therapy or spiritual counseling, and are living happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives as a result, in harmony with their faith,” Campaign Life declares on its website stoptheban.ca.
“It’s not enough for Bill C-6 to be tweaked, to be revised, just to fix the definition. We can’t do that,” David Cooke of Campaign Life Coalition said at a rally last December. “This bill has to go, totally and completely, no compromise. There is nothing here that can be good for us or for any Canadian.”