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“Assembly Bill 2943 will threaten the freedom of religion and First Amendment rights of Christians in California. Using the state’s ‘consumer fraud statute’ to restrict religious freedom and free speech, the bill seeks to ban sales of the Bible because it includes verses that fall outside what Gov. Brown considers ‘acceptable teaching’ on sexuality issues… The controversial bill… will also ban any form of speech or written material that promotes traditional Christian views on marriage and sexuality…” – Baxter Dmitry, “California Gov. Jerry Brown to ban sales of the Bible” – YourNewsWire.com, April 20th, 2018.
“Do we want a society where the government allows room for different people and different communities to come to different conclusions? Or do we want to be a society where the government tells Canadians what they have to think?” – Kevin Flatt, Assoc. Professor at Redeemer University College, quoted by Charles Lewis in “Federal restriction on summer jobs funding is not the first time religious rights in Canada have been trampled on” – National Post, March 15th, 2018.
“ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom) recently drew the ire of SPLC because of its religious beliefs and advocacy… Although the SPLC did good work many years ago, it has devolved into a far-left propaganda machine that slanders organizations with which it disagrees and destroys the possibility of civil discourse in the process.” – ADF President and CEO Michael Farris, quoted by Christine Rousselle in “Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over ‘hate group’ label” – CNA, May 7th, 2018.
“Bennett is kicking off that discussion with an attack on the Liberal government’s change to the Canada Summer Jobs program that requires organizations seeking funding to tick a box that attests to their respect for sexual and reproductive rights, including abortion, and other human rights…The government says it is not targeting beliefs or values but churches and other faith-based organizations say they are being forced to choose between staying true to their values and seeking grants to help them run programs – from summer camps to soup kitchens – that have nothing to do with abortion.” – Cdn. Press, “Trudeau government is displaying ‘totalitarian’ tendencies: Former religious freedom ambassador” – Toronto Sun, May 9th, 2018.