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Canada: Foreign Affairs Minister slams anti-gay statements by government funded group

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  1. Why is our government funding organizations that have an anti gay agenda.It does not matter what their so called good deeds might be. They are still displaying values that we as Canadian taxpayers do not uphold.Therefore the Gov.must stop this funding immediately.The Boy Scouts of America are anti gay aswell and I am sure that the government of Canada would not support this homophobic organization .Because of it`s policy toward GLBT citizens. So why are we supporting this Christian organization in Canada who also profess this anti- gay agenda.

  2. Perhaps make that KKK
    Krossroads Kristian Kommunications

  3. I am so happy to see the the Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. John Baird addressing this issue and voice disapproval of CIDA for providing the funding to this organization.

    I still don’t have a clear picture if the Aid has been suspended (I hope) because all references made say CIDA “had been providing funding”

    Whilst CCC organization in it’s web page philosophy is clearly “anti gay” and ill informed. Especially offensive in choosing not to differentiate between sexual behavior and pathological behavior.

    The “Relief & Development pitch still conveys a “Christian Message” in it’s philosophy of how aid is distributed..

    Cont:

    1. Our Motivation
      To communicate a visible expression of God’s love, and contribute to the transformation of lives around the world.

      Our Method

      Our method is to present needs through the various media platforms Crossroads provides including our National television broadcast flagship program 100 Huntley Street allowing the missions conscience and response to assist our relief and development efforts.

      We then partner with established indigenous organizations, churches, and Non-Government Organizations already working in the developing countries. The Canadian International Development Agency has also provided matching funds for some of our sustainable development projects.

      1. Darren Theoret 13 Feb 2013, 2:05pm

        How exactly are you ” communicating a visible expression of G-d’s love” by telling the world that G-d hates gay people. Any religion that spreads hate or makes life difficult for people is not worth our time. G-d hates hate! No matter how you dress it up in your holier than thou sanctimonious language. If you presume to speak for G-d, you’d better be getting right because you will have to answer one day for your misinformation and lies that you spread in the name of G-d. I feel more secure as a gay Christian to stand before G-d than I would in your shoes. REPENT before it’s too late!

        1. Darren

          Note! under the first post Steve_R there is a “cont:” with the second Steve_R post being the continuation and “a paste” of the text used in the mandate/mission statement from the CCC website to to help indicate to commentators how CCC had explained the connection to CIDA funding on their website. This is “THEIR” view “not mine”. It was posted to outline the religious overtone to how they implement their “relief and development pitch” I had hope if you followed the thread of the two letters this would be understandable… I guess not!

  4. GulliverUK 13 Feb 2013, 9:27am

    https://secure.crossroads.ca/news/news-archive2/february-11-2013-crossroads-welcomes-cida-review

    ^ their response. Love to see a screen-grab of that original web site. I shall dig.

    1. GulliverUK 13 Feb 2013, 9:38am

      Ok, don’t know what I did but I got this;
      http://secure.crossroads.ca/life-resources/topical/sexual-sins/immorality/sexual-sins-include?op=displayLogin

      User: donorware
      Date: 6/26/2008 12:29 am
      Views: 270
      Rating: 0
      Immorality – Moral behaviour that is contrary to God’s standards.
      Perversion – Turning from the true and/or proper purpose of sexual intercourse; misusing or abusing it, such as in pedophilia, homosexuality and lesbianism, sadism, masochism, transvestism, and beastiality.
      Adultery – Sexual activity with a person other than your spouse.
      Fornication – Illicit sexual activity when you aren’t married.

      Sexual sins are committed because of lust (1 John 2:16; Galatians 5:19-21). When you allow improper sexual drives to control you as a Christian, an inner tension will result in your mind, emotions and will. You will want to be spiritual, but find yourself being a slave to sensuality. The result is what the Bible calls double-mindedness (James 1:8), which leads …

        1. Scary reading!

          It doesn’t get any more homophobic than the section “Your Spiritual Health Is Affected” It’s hard to comprehend how any person could expose young minds to this king of manipulative guilt inducing “spiritual guidance” it’s as bad as WBC.

          1. Because a LOT of people are intellectually deficient since having embraced a religion. They CANNOT form thoughts that are their own, weigh arguments and information in a sensible manner. For all purposes religion is a very efficient form of brainwashing that leaves the individual incapable of reasoning logically. I feel sorry for them. it should be classed as a mental illness and those poor people should be receiving urgent medical help. Not surprisingly…people affected by religion breed better than most ( correlation? hmmmm) hence propagating the virus.

  5. No excuse for funding this organisation. Would they fund white supremacists just because they were handing out food parcels. This group’s rancid message will be delivered alongside the the rice, make no mistake.

  6. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Feb 2013, 9:30am

    Beautiful and lovely thoughts from Norway to Mr. John Baird.I have noticed previously that this man is very gay friendly, through my support for “Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees” in Toronto, Ontario. NOW I’ll have a nice and optimistic day !

    1. http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/OPEN_SECRET_Conservative_cabinet_minister_John_Baird_outed-8194.aspx

      And video from 30+ years ago! “Crossroads Christian Communications founder David Mainse speaking at an anti-gay rights rally in 1979. Ken Campbell also shows up, suggesting that gays are prone to child molestation. Not much changes with these guys, does it? ” http://bigcitylib.blogspot.ca/2013/02/christian-crossroads-communications.html

  7. Just found on “Daily Brew” indicating funding pulled!

    “The Canadian Press reports Fantino, former Toronto police chief and head of the Ontario Provincial Police, has been forced to order a freeze on payments to Crossroads Christian Communications, which received $544,813 ostensibly to dig water wells, build latrines and promote hygiene in the African country.

    The evangelical group is best known for TV shows like 100 Huntley Street but has also operated relief and development programs for three decades.

    But a news report last week revealed Crossroads’ web site carried a list of “sexual sins” that included homosexuality and lesbianism. It urged sinners to repent, adding “God cares too much for you (and all of his children) to leave such tampering and spiritual abuse unpunished.”

    The section disappeared last Tuesday after CP contacted the organization.”

      1. Gulliver. I an not sure what the CP precipitated, but the web site was down for about 24hrs. but as you said content remains unchanged.

  8. The article doesn’t seem to mention that Foreign Minister John Baird is openly gay (and a Tory incidentally).

    1. Hue-Man posted above this link a few comments back!

      http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/OPEN_SECRET_Conservative_cabinet_minister_John_Baird_outed-8194.aspx

      It’s the only reference to him possibly being gay of which I’m aware.

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