The most insane things keep happening day after day, so here’s a quick summary of all the latest news. The President of the Philippines recently went on national TV to threaten citizens that he would have all those refusing the COVID jab arrested and thrown into filthy prisons. A scientist has admitted that the COVID-19 lab leak theory was ignored because it was “scarier to be associated with Trump.” But, in the midst of all this insanity, the U.S. states of Texas and Florida are fighting back, and so is the nation of Hungary.
You have to watch the President of the Philippines threaten his citizens with jail in terrible conditions if they refuse the vaccine. There are absolutely no words to describe it properly.
But this is where so many of the world leaders are coming from. For example, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced COVID passports coming in a few weeks for Canada, and internationally in the Fall.
Remember that in Canada we have the insane practice of locking people in what they call “COVID hotels” for three days after you enter the country without having been vaccinated. Those so-called hotels are horrendous lock-ins and for the joy of this imprisonment you are forced to pay approximately $2,000 per person. Imagine the cost for a family!
Believe it or not, the Federal Court of Canada just ruled this insane situation constitutional! LifeSite reporter Anthony Murdoch notes that Chief Justice of the Federal Court Paul Crampton issued the ruling on June 18.
But of course, Prime Minister Trudeau was not required to do the same. A friend of mine, Brian Lilley, who is a reporter at the Toronto Sun, lambasted Trudeau and his entourage for not following his own rules. And if that’s not crazy enough, the discussions between cabinet members deciding on this policy have been sealed for 20 years so they can’t face the music.
However, a few Canadian politicians are fighting back against the insanity. MP Derek Sloan held a press conference last week with doctors and researchers to condemn censorship of scientific inquiry and suppression of information on risks to children of the COVID jab. They called out the Liberal Trudeau government for concealing the harmful effects of lockdowns, and the efficacy of treatments for COVID that make the so-called vaccine unnecessary.
Canada has gone crazy not just in terms of COVID. Just this week the Canadian House of Commons passed a bill to criminalize therapy for those with same-sex attractions who want help to rid themselves of their abnormal sexual inclinations.
The bill is truly outrageous and totally one-sided. Canada would still allow kids questioning their sexuality to be convinced to identify as homosexual or transgender, not, however, to identify as heterosexual. Here is the quote from the bill defining what they call “conversion therapy.” It is, they deem, any “practice, treatment or service designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual or gender identity to cisgender, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behavior.”
But this bill is much more sinister than you may think. It not only criminalizes those psychotherapists wanting to help individuals with sexual identity problems, it also would jail parents for up to five years if they insist on keeping their child’s biological sex.
There is another piece of legislation that also was rammed through this week. Bill C-10 is a China-style bill seeking to regulate the internet and specifically social media to allow the government to curtail what Canadians are allowed to view. Of course for the leftist Canadian government, all porn all the time is just fine, but conservative speech to defend the family — well, that is considered hatred and incitement to violence.
You might wonder how such an insane bill could ever pass any parliament. Well, it was done at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. So in the middle of the night the Trudeau Liberals rammed through the legislation and are hoping that the Senate gives a rubber stamp to these pieces of legislation so they can get out in time for the summer break, which was supposed to start today.
And it is not only Canada that is crazy. In Colorado, a court has ordered a Christian baker to make a cake celebrating a transgender “transition.” LifeSite’s Clare Merkowsky reported last week that Christian cakeshop owner Jack Phillips will be forced to bake cakes celebrating transgender ideology.
Phillips has been harassed by homosexual activists for nearly a decade. In 2012, a homosexual couple requested that Phillips make them a cake celebrating their “wedding.” Being a Christian, Phillips refused to compromise his belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. He was taken to court, which ruled that he must bake the cake, but he appealed, and in 2018, the Supreme Court overruled the former ruling and determined that forcing Phillips to create the cake was a violation of the First Amendment.
Before this ruling, however, Autumn Scardina, a biologically male attorney who claims he is a woman, demanded that Phillips create a cake celebrating his “transition.” Upon being refused, Scardina sued Phillips, resulting in the most recent ruling requiring Phillips to act against his conscience. I’m sure Philips will continue his pushback.
And speaking of pushback: 15 states in the USA have moved to curtail public health powers after COVID-19 overreach. Ashley Sadler reported at LifeSite this week that legislatures in at least 15 U.S. states have passed or are currently considering measures to crack down on public health agencies in the wake of the agencies’ unprecedented use of power during the pandemic.
A sampling of the laws include: North Dakota prohibiting requiring masks, Kansas removing the power of the governor to force the closure of businesses, Montana banning quarantine orders, Arizona forbidding state hospitals and universities to require vaccines for students and employees; Texas blocking local health agencies from acting in a manner inconsistent with the orders of the state health department or the governor; and Florida imposing time limits for emergency orders.
One of my favorite pieces of pushback was signed into law last week. LifeSite’s David McLoone reports that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill on Tuesday June 15 that prohibits closing churches in the state, thereby protecting the religious freedom of citizens.