Canada Crosses Line: “Accept Child’s Gender Identity or Lose Custody’

Parents in Canada not only have to worry about terrorism (because their spineless leader is too afraid to be politically incorrect) but now they must also face having their children seized if they do not do one thing: accept their child’s gender.

I can’t be the only one who thinks this is extreme! Even if a parent does not agree and accept a lifestyle decision of their child, that does not mean they should lose their child. That is like saying, “I know your kid is a drug addict but if you don’t support them then we will take them.” No. Parents have every right to ‘parent’ their children how they see safest and most fitting.

Canada passed  Bill 89, which they refer to as “Supporting Children, Youth, and Families Act of 2017.” It was approved at a whopping 63 to 23 vote, according to The Christian Times. .

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It requires child protection, foster, adoption service providers, and judges to take into account and respect a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.”

“I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently,” Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau, who introduced the bill, was quoted as saying. “If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops.”

The bill replaces the Child and Family Services Act, or Bill 28, which governs child protection, foster care and adoption services.

Bill 28 stated that the parent of a child in care retains the right “to direct the child’s education and religious upbringing.” However, the new law amends it thus: “to direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.”

Why remove a child from a loving home simply because the parent does not agree with the child’s opinion? That is the difference in a child and an adult: adults USUALLY know better.

Ontario’s provincial advocate for children, Irwin Elman stated,”I believe that this new Act, in its principles, represents a paradigm shift for the province with its commitment to the participation of children and youth in every decision that affects them, the creation of a child-centered system of service, and commitment to anti-racism and children’s rights.”

What do you think? Do children get to rule the home or do parents have a say in their child’s life?

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