In characteristic Christian hyperbole, Canada Christian College claims there is a “War . . . On The Church.” The website doesn’t say, but no doubt, it is the Christian church, the one that is so
persecuted pampered in Canada. McVety and other faith leaders believe that “prayer brings breakthrough.” They “are speaking out against restrictions that would prevent new places of worship from being built in light industrial zones” because
Religious groups are worried a proposed bylaw change for industrial zones will force them out of the only buildings they can afford.
However, the mayor of the city that is considering passing the new zoning bylaw, Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, has been asked to pray with the faith leaders who are protesting this bylaw. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College says,
Mayor Rob Ford has promised to attend a prayer rally Saturday to protest aspects of Toronto’s proposed harmonized zoning bylaw.
As if Rob Ford hasn’t had enough bad press, he is expected to pray to sabotage his own city’s bylaw and in the company of Charles McVety who, according to the Toronto Star,
has significant influence within Canada’s religious right, has been a fierce opponent of same-sex marriage, gay-straight alliances in schools and abortion. He has referred to Toronto’s Pride Parade as a “sex parade.” And two years ago, the CTS television network removed McVety’sprogram from its lineup for violating its code of ethics, after the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council found his program made “malevolent, insidious and conspiratorial” remarks about the gay community. McVety denounced the criticism as an attack on free speech.
As for the Christian groups who can only afford to set up in industrial areas, they should appeal to their most Christian of Christian brethren, the Catholics; they must have numerous empty or almost empty churches they could donate to end this war on Christian churches.