OTTAWA, November 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — “Trudeau! Trudeau! Trudeau!” So chanted the MC at today’s We Day in Ottawa, urging 16,000 youth at the high-profile event to show their support for Canada’s new prime minister after his talk.
In a speech scheduled only at the last minute, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joined by his wife Sophie, urged the teens to help him “change the world.”
“We Day is about showing you, ‘We’ is powerful, ‘Me’ as part of ‘We’ is powerful, and that together we can and will change the world. … What you do, what you say, matters deeply for the kind of world you want to build. That is how we will change the world,” he said.
We Day aims at activating young people to fight for change by bringing in celebrities, motivational speakers, and corporate leaders who encourage the youths to sign-up and work for “global change.” Founded by Catholic brothers Marc and Craig Kielburger, the organization sees children as “agents of change” who “achieve their fullest potential” by working to change the establishment.
Some of Trudeau’s plans for change include expanding abortion in Canada and overseas, supporting assisted suicide of the sick and elderly, legalizing marijuana, and bringing in strict measures country-wide to fight alleged climate change. Despite telling the youths that what people say “matters deeply,” Trudeau banned anyone with pro-life convictions from running as a candidate for the Liberal Party and is refusing to allow Liberal MPs vote their conscience on life issues.
Trudeau has made great efforts to connect with young people, including frequent paid appearances as an MP at public and Catholic schools. One of his first acts just hours after being sworn in as Prime Minster of Canada last week was to speak to grade schools across the country in a live Google Hangout where he spoke about being a politician who will provide children with the tools for success.
The Kielburgers’ organizations, We Day and Free the Children, have come under strong criticism from pro-life and pro-family leaders in recent years because of the Catholic brothers’ views on abortion, the charity’s involvement in promoting contraceptives, and their use of We Day to provide a platform for pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians and celebrities.
Last year the organization defended the hire of an employee who worked directly with children while moonlighting as a graphic sex-show performer in a homosexual-themed troupe. The employee stepped down only after LifeSiteNews went public with the story.
Additionally, popular musicians appearing at We Day events often provide children with sexually-charged performances and songs that leave teachers and parents confused about the message being sent to children.
One of the performers at today’s event, for example, was Canadian rap artist and music producer Kardinal Offishall whose music and videos demean women as sex objects, and glorify loose living, promiscuity, and sexual hedonism. Offishall is an ambassador for Free The Children. See lyric examples here, here, and here.
In April this year, We Day hosted Canadian singer and songwriter Scott Helman in Ottawa, and he sang a song about having sex with his girlfriend. Youth swayed to the music as he sang: “She lays me down so low here under the stars…Baby, we’re rolling, just a boat on the ocean…taking off your clothes, taking off my clothes…” The kids cheered when the song was over.
In October 2014, Jennifer Lopez gave a surprise performance at We Day Vancouver and during her performance she ripped off her stage costume to expose her backside barely covered in a star-studded leotard. Her dance routine included grinding against a male back-up dancer, crawling sexually on the floor, and gyrating her backside to the beat of the music while she pointed it in the direction of the arena filled with 20,000 children.
And in September 2014, We Day Toronto featured rapper Big Sean, whose profanity-laden repertoire portrays women as “b*tches” and “whores” whose only value lies in pleasuring men.