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Saga of Secrets

Peace & Grace my precious beings…

So, I got to thinking about Hester Prynne in the classic Scarlett Letter novel.  She was forced to be publicly branded with attire that exposed her secret.  96 more words


The Briefing: Chaplains respond after Florida shooting

Chaplains comfort Florida families
Hours after last week’s school shooting in Florida, chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association arrived to minister to students and families. 223 more words


First Principles: Tyranny Over Man's Mind Is Unacceptable

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)

First Principles

Trudeau Denying Charter Rights

Justin Trudeau could legitimately compel Canadians to indicate support for abortion only if abortion was a “law” or a “right”…it is neither.

Provision 287 of the Criminal Code previously restricting abortion in Canada was struck down by the Supreme Court in the 1988 Morgantaler decision, and parliament has yet to enact a new abortion law. 256 more words

The Charter Conscription

In his Policy Options post on the federal government’s denial of funding under the Canada Summer Jobs Programme to those who do not share its views on reproductive and equality rights, Brian Bird wrote that the government “has weaponized the Charter, using it as a sword against nonconforming citizens”. 1,836 more words

Constitutional Law

In Praise of Heretics

The word “heretic” is often thrown around today to denounce someone for espousing an idea deemed “unbiblical” or “unorthodox” or “contrary to the teachings of the church.”  It carries a negative connotation, often meant to cast a poor soul out of a community to be shunned, exiled, and sometimes even tortured with words or sharp implements.  1,035 more words

Christian History

The Detestable Attestation

The federal government dishes out money to various organizations to hire young people for summer jobs. But starting this year, the government decreed that there will be no money for any groups that do not… 1,773 more words

Constitutional Law