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Should religious groups in Canada that promote homophobia abroad enjoy tax free status?

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Plenty of Canadian religious groups and "charities" use their money and influence to encourage governments and people abroad to exclude sexual minority rights.

For example a brief excerpt from today's star:

"Janet Epp Buckingham, director of law and public policy for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, made a presentation to the Jamaican Parliament. She highlighted the Canadian experience with human rights recognition of LGBT people and said she was concerned about Jamaica’s proposed charter becoming as inclusive and tolerant as Canada’s."

Is it fair that these groups have tax exempt status in Canada, effectively using federal subsidies to promote hate abroad?

Personally, I don't think any religious group should continue enjoying tax-free privilege but this issue is particularly onerous.

-jM
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silver1

TRIBE Member
Jeffsus. I propose we start our own religion to gain tax exempt status, and use our tax free funding to promote LGBT rights in these same places.

We shall call the religion "Buxterism" ;)
 

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Oh by the way, Janet has deliberately lobbied foreign governments to prevent the inclusion of other "clauses" that may provide work arounds for LGBT to get some kind of fair treatment, if not equality.

Her office number is:
Phone: 613-569-7511 x 5010
envelopeEmail: Janet.Epp-Buckingham@twu.ca

-jM
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praktik

TRIBE Member
You may be surprised, or not, to hear people in these circles polish Putin knob a bit and talk about how "well he stands by what he believes" and speak approvingly of his anti-gay laws.

THese people let their bigotry take them to weird fucking places
 
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