A criminal offense to affirm actual gender?

A criminal offense to affirm actual gender?

Friday, December 27, 2019  |  Charlie If Canada passes recently proposed legislation, a young person who is uncomfortable with his or her gender will have limited choices, and so will the parents.

The Senate in Canada will soon be voting on Bill 202, a measure that criminalizes so-called conversion therapy for young people to accept their born gender. It would make doctors, psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and pastors, as well as the person who schedules the appointment, in violation of the criminal code.

“That psychologist, if they counsel that child that this is something that child will grow out of, or if they counsel the child that biologically that child is either male or female; they are in the correct body — that would be an offense under the act,” explains Jay Cameron, litigation manager at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

And parents would not be able to seek help for their children.

Cameron

“It deprives parents of the statistically most successful means of treating gender dysphoria; it’s the most successful way to treat gender dysphoria because gradually a person becomes comfortable in the body they are in,” Cameron submits. “They come to recognize I am a girl or I am a boy, and they stop being uncomfortable, and they go on and they live the rest of their life.”

But under Bill 202, there is only one choice left for parents and counselors, and that is to affirm the young person’s gender confusion, provide hormone treatments and surgery to transition to the opposite gender — which is impossible, even with hormone and surgery treatment.

More Silicon Valley Censorship: CitizenGo Locked Out of Twitter

More Silicon Valley Censorship: CitizenGo Locked Out of Twitter

Dear Paul,

I woke up this morning to quite a surprise. Our CitizenGO Canada Twitter account (@citizengocanada) just got shut down. We are supposedly guilty of “hateful content”.

In case you’re wondering what, exactly, we tweeted that was so hateful and evil, here it is:

We don’t know who made this absurd decision, or what the reasoning might have been behind it. We were not given any opportunity to address the allegation beforehand. We only know that it happened in response to our petition opposing a proposed conversion therapy ban in Canada (Bill S-260).

You can read more about the S-260 conversion therapy ban, and why we are opposing it, here: http://www.citizengo.org/en-ca/fm/173090-helping-lgbt-people-not-crime

Apparently, helping LGBT people who want help IS a crime – at least in Twitterland. I guess “love is hate”.

How we could get shut down over some comments disagreeing with a proposed therapy ban is, at best, ridiculous. At worst, it is insidious political interference in the affairs of a sovereign nation – and that during an election period!

Bill S-260 is only a proposed Bill. It is not the law of the land. In a normal democracy, we can discuss proposed Bills and debate their merits. We can advocate for or against certain elements of the Bill. This is particularly vital during an election, when the outcome of said election will likely determine if said Bill will move forward or not.

But Twitter has chosen to actually interfere in our Canadian democratic process – and our Canadian election – by locking our account over a comment on this Bill.

Twitter Ban

Clearly, Twitter has decided that Bill S-260 must go forward into law, and the Liberal government that is pushing this Bill must be elected. They are hell-bent to enshrine the newest political crime – the crime of helping homosexuals overcome their unwanted same-sex attractions, or helping transgenders overcome their unwanted gender dysphoria.

Just try it – or simply try saying you support the idea – and you will be brandished a hater and a homophobe in Twitterland. You will be de-platformed, and your voice will be silenced. That is what we have experienced.

We are now considering our next steps to address this political interference from Twitter.

Yours for Freedom,

David Cooke and the Entire CitizenGO Team

David Cooke

P.S. Be sure to sign and share our petition opposing the conversion therapy ban. If this ban goes ahead, it won’t be just CitizenGO that feels the heat. Every church and mission and individual Christian that shares the message of “change in Christ” will be liable to punishment under the law. Sign here: http://www.citizengo.org/en-ca/fm/173090-helping-lgbt-people-not-crime