Canadians apologize for public policy that ignores the needs of children.
Canadians Apologize To World For Pushing Legalization of Homosexual "Marriage"
Warn "the people of the world... to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in your own countries"
OTTAWA, April 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadians who recognize the destruction to the traditional family which Canada has abetted throughout the world have issued an apology on behalf of all Canadians to world leaders and peoples. The apology to be delivered to world leaders and to be brought to the World Congress of the Family taking place in Warsaw, Poland, apologizes for the negative effects that Canada's same-sex "marriage" legalization has been having on other nations.
"We are," says the statement going out as a letter of apology, "grieved and troubled" by the damage done by Canada.
One of the groups involved in the measure, REAL Women of Canada explains: "It is necessary to apologize to the people of the world for the difficulties caused in other countries by the legislation in Canada which permits same-sex marriages." Canada Family Action Coalition's (CFAC) Executive Director Brian Rushfeldt added, "In today's global village it has become apparent that certain people will use or misuse one country's legislation for their own purpose in another country ... This is not acceptable."
REAL Women finds it "unfortunate that some foreign same-sex partners have come to Canada to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies and subsequently applied to the courts in their own country to recognize this so-called Canadian marriage." The national women's organization notes that "Canadian marriage law does not demand residency requirements and this is being used by activists to attempt to change the marriage laws in their own country."
"It is essential that the people of the world understand," says the letter, "Our government and courts only considered adult 'rights', failing to consider the "impact on children's rights, children's education, parental rights, religious rights, adoption, the economy and family law."
The letter concludes: "Our warning to you, the people of the world, is to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in your own countries."
Apology Statement For Canada’s Same-Sex Marriage Legislation
To the world’s leaders and people,
We, the people of Canada who support marriage solely as the union of a man and a woman, apologize to the people of the world for harm done through Canada’s legalization of homosexual marriage.
We are grieved and troubled as we consider the impact this is having in weakening the fundamental institution of marriage in countries and cultures around the world. We understand that because Canada does not impose citizenship or residency requirements in order for same-sex individuals to be “married” here, couples are coming to Canada to seek legal sanction for their homosexual relationships with the intent of returning to their own countries to challenge those countries’ legal definition of marriage.
We understand that Canada is seen by people around the world as a country in which public policy is developed carefully and judiciously. It would, therefore, be a natural assumption that in legalizing homosexual marriage our government and courts thoroughly considered the implications of this action through proper and extensive study of social sciences and facts. But it is essential that the people of the world understand that this was not the case.
Our government and courts only considered adult “rights.” Among other things, the impact on children’s rights, children’s education, parental rights, religious rights, adoption, the economy and family law were never fully considered. Changes were implemented quickly and without a genuinely free vote in our federal parliament.Our warning to you, the people of the world, is to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in your own countries.
Forewarned should be forearmed.