Canada and France are looking to restrict freedom of speech:
Shariah, Canada-style: What you can’t say
Banned? Criticism of murdering homosexuals, stoning, honor killings
March 11, 2017
America’s democratic neighbor to the north, Canada, is grappling right now with a number of parliamentary resolutions that would protect the religion of Islam from criticism, according to a report …
A resolution, M-103, seeking to condemn so-called “Islamophobia,” was introduced a few weeks ago in the peaceful country of Canada by Liberal Party MP Iqra Khalid in the House of Commons, sparking a controversy.
A similar motion, labelled M-37, was later tabled in the Ontario provincial legislature by MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers on February 23, 2017, and was passed by the provincial parliament.
M-37, like its predecessor, demanded that lawmakers condemn “all forms of Islamophobia” and reaffirm “support for government efforts, through the Anti-Racism Directorate, to address and prevent systemic racism across government policy, programs and services”.
Although these motions are not legally binding, extremists have already started demanding them as laws.
There are, of course, no comparable motions against “Judeophobia” or “Christianophobia”.
Neither motion M-103 nor motion 37 exactly define “Islamophobia,” leaving that to the imagination of the supposed victim(s). https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10015/canada-blasphemy-laws
People who try to discourage women from having abortions are now virtually considered criminals in France.
By a show of hands, French lawmakers voted to pass the law “sanctioning websites that aim to dissuade women from terminating a pregnancy by using ‘misleading claims’ on abortion.”
By “misleading,” they mean websites which “emphasize the negative psychological and physical impacts that abortions can have on women,” according to the National Right to Life.
Violators of the new law, which was passed on Feb. 16, face a punishment of two years in jail or a €30,000 ($37,000) fine, The Catholic Herald reported.
France has already imposed a ban on pro-lifers demonstrating outside abortion clinics. http://www.christiantoday.com/article/in.france.people.who.speak.against.abortion.will.now.be.treated.as.criminals/105039.htm
Consider also the following scripture:
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
Abortion is wrong. Abortion is murder. It is wrong to try to stop people from telling others the truth about abortion. France is going the wrong way on this.
Islamophobia laws are often interpreted against Christians and the morality of the Bible. Canada is looking like it is going the wrong way on this.
As far as Canada goes, it will one day regret bringing in so many Syrian refugees. It is not that bringing in any is not ever right, but the way that Canada has done this is dangerous.
The Bible has warnings in the Book of Isaiah that are related to the USA and its Anglo-Saxon descended allies such as the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand:
8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob, And it has fallen on Israel. 9 All the people will know — Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria — … 11 Therefore the Lord shall set up The adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies on, 12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth. (Isaiah 9:8-9, 11-12)
Syrian refugees are a potential problem. The Bible clearly is prophesying problems from Syrians and Palestinians. And this would be expected to include terrorism. And yes, Canada will be affected.
As far as speech is concerned, France and Canada are going in the wrong direction.
Fining people, and even the implicit threat of doing so, for speech that was not intended to deceive (people realize that a comedian is telling a joke, not making public policy) is a police-state tactic.
Notice something that Jesus said:
4 … the night is coming when no one can work. (John 9:4, NKJV)
4… the night cometh, when no man can work (John 9:4 KJV)
In a October 23, 1980 co-worker letter, the late Herbert W. Armstrong wrote:
The Bible warns us the time is just ahead when NO MAN CAN WORK—in the Lord’s Work. We must sacrifice now as never before for this Work that we may FINISH the Work that Christ has called us to do. Pray as never before, for this Work.
We are getting closer to that time.
Notice also something that the Prophet Amos was inspired to record:
11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)
Governmental persecution will eventually stop the ‘short work’ (Romans 9:28) and lead to that ‘famine of the word’ (see also Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word).
The advocacy of homosexuality and abortion, increased indebtedness, anti-religious and anti-speech actions, and acceptance of various forms of pornography that we have seen the past few years suggests that national repentance is about the furthest thing on the minds of the national political leaders and most of the mainstream media in France and Canada (and often in the USA too).
Radio News Reporter: Bill Wedekind.