Evils of secular humanism must be exposed

Recent news out of the University of Calgary shows how ugly is the secular humanist philosophy when it inadvertently reveals itself.

Recent news out of the University of Calgary shows how ugly is the secular humanist philosophy when it inadvertently reveals itself.

The Pro-Life Club on campus had always been allowed to display a graphic picture of an aborted fetus, which is its protected right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Not so anymore!

The freedom to express your viewpoint on campus is being crushed!

This is tolerance?

To the secular humanist, it seems, tolerance is only given to viewpoints to which they ascribe. This is clear evidence of the totalitarian attitude of ardent secular humanists.

As I mentioned in an earlier letter to the Red Deer Advocate, this is a developing evil in our society and must be exposed.

Officials of the University of Calgary called in the police to charge three female students, members of the campus Pro-life Club, with trespassing on campus property — their own campus!

Can you believe it? And previous to that blatant attack on the spirit of free speech, legal council for the university had, in a letter, threatened the girls with any or all of the following:

• A fine of up to $2,000 ($5,000 for further trespasses);

• Arrest;

• A civil action for an injunction and damages.

Whether a person agrees or disagrees with abortion is not the issue here.

The issue is free speech.

It reminds me of the humanist action in Red Deer a few years ago, against a young Christian pastor who gave his heart and soul to helping our “street kids.”

He was fined by the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his personal views on an issue in the Red Deer Advocate.

Effectively, this action crushed this pastor’s valuable charitable work among these desperate youngsters.

Both of these cases are going to a real court of law.

We will soon see if the judges also, will suppress free speech in our province.

Jim Swan

Red Deer

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