Today we remember the "Buffalo Soldiers" who served at Nebraska’s Ft Robinson nearly 100 years before the Civil Rights Act. These volunteers suffered indignities from their colleagues, commanding officers, and even from the very citizens they worked to protect. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/bS3s76rUw6
— Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) February 11, 2018
As expected, I received a rejection letter from Service Canada for an application for Canada Summer Jobs. This is the first time funding for our organization has been rejected. We have received funding since 2009.
The reason for this rejection is that as a Christian church, we reject human abortion and the marriage rights of those who of the same sex.
The 2018 application required a signed attestation that reads:
“Both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”
Below is a screenshot of the repairs I made to the application I submitted. I marked over the words in bold above:
Yesterday I received an email from Service Canada:
“Your application must be resubmitted because the attestation cannot be altered or modified. The “I attest” box must be checked and the application signed. You can resubmit the last page only, which contains the requested jobs, the attestation and the signature.”
So, this year we will not receive a Canada Summer Jobs grant because of a conscientious objection to sodomy and the murder of infants. Bad idea for the Government of Canada: Ontario has just raised the minimum wage 22% on January first, and now has lost 59,000 jobs since then, mostly part-time.
This is unconstitutional and against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Follow this blog until it’s deemed illegal.
I would like to contribute to Black History Month by highlighting men and women of excellence, and when possible, of Christian character. I will intentionally avoid Marxists, Socialists, Liberation Theologians and those who advocate (or participated in) the murder of innocent people. Angela Davis comes to mind, a celebrated terrorist.
“I was not more than thirteen years old, when in my loneliness and destitution I longed for someone to whom I could go, as to a father and protector. The preaching of a white Methodist minister, named Hanson, was the means of causing me to feel that in God I had such a friend. He thought that all men, great and small, bond and free, were sinners in the sight of God: that they were by nature rebels against His government; and that they must repent of their sins, and be reconciled to God through Christ. I cannot say that I had a very distinct notion of what was required of me, but one thing I did know well: I was wretched and had no means of making myself otherwise.
I consulted a good old colored man named Charles Lawson, and in tones of holy affection he told me to pray, and to “cast all my care upon God.” This I sought to do; and though for weeks I was a poor, broken-hearted mourner, traveling through doubts and fears, I finally found my burden lightened, and my heart relieved. I loved all mankind, slaveholders not excepted, though I abhorred slavery more than ever. I saw the world in a new light, and my great concern was to have everybody converted. My desire to learn increased, and especially, did I want a thorough acquaintance with the contents of the Bible.”
While I appreciate his Christian commitment, I wonder about his two favourite theologians, David Friedrich Strauss and Ludwig Feuerbach, neither of whom were believers. While Douglass was called an early “Liberation Theologian,” his views were nothing like the destructive Liberation Theology of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, that are responsible for millions of deaths.
Douglass’ views on Socialism here.