I was spanked as I was growing up. I was given time out. And my parents would “restrain” me when I was about to do something really stupid. My parents did this because they loved me, they did not want to see me harmed, or see me harm myself. That is love. Bill S-206 is hatred.
Currently I’m 25, so the rulers and authorities in Canada would not be able to truck my parents off to prison, and deport me to a CAS concentration home where I would be abused by the Canadian Child-care system. The state gives and takes away, blessed be the name of the state. At least, so they would like you to confess.
In 2015, liberal senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, launched a bill that received its second reading on June 5, 2018. It is now before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. It has gone far. This Bill seeks to remove section 43 from the Criminal Code of Canada. This section reads: “Every school teacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances.” This clause permits the use of force, with the provision that it does not exceed what is reasonable. Well, somebody who is very unreasonable wants to redefined this.
Without section 43, any use of force would be automatically construed as assault. This would include the following:
- picking up and moving a child to another room
- stopping a child from doing something he wants to do
- removing toys or objects from a child’s grasp
- enforcing a time-out
- stopping a child from leaving his room or leaving his house
- restraining a child against his will
- enforcing behaviour with a spank
If this law would pass would it be implemented? Probably not in every case. But are you willing to stand up for the Christian families and even unbelieving families who unfairly get caught in the crossfires? Are you ready to check your children into the CAS or yourself into the prison? Maybe the Canadian Department of Justice states it in a little less extreme language: “Without section 43, parents, caregivers, and teachers could face criminal charges and have to go to court to defend their actions whenever they used force to respond to a child’s behaviour.”
This isn’t about rights any more. This is about God given duties. Christian parents have a call to raise their children in the fear of the Lord. My parents did. Obviously Céline Hervieux-Payette should have a conversation with them about the glory and honour of godly discipline for a child. I would recommend them as authorities on the subject. In fact, that is what parents are: authorities. And I will honour them before any wicked law that is passed in the courts of power.
Why? Because they also honour a higher law than themselves. Scriptural principle, the law of God, the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This is a matter of the Lordship of the State vs. the Lordship of Jesus.