I am Canadian and last week a new bill was passed in Ontario which adds 'gender identity' and 'gender expression' to what is considered 'in the best interests of the child'. It also removes the 'religious faith a child is being raised in' as a matter that is to be considered. It also will affect Christian families from being able to foster and/or adopt if they do not agree with the thought that 'gender varies independent of sex'.
I wanted to make other Christians aware of this and ask specifically for prayer, but also for support for the petition that had been started.
I often wonder where the church is in all of this. We need to act with compassion, but we still need to defend every inerrant word of Scripture. God has called us to protect the covenant family.
I have included a few links below regarding this topic.
This link is a recent news story on it.
This link has a lawyer explaining what this new bill means (this is from early 2017, prior to the bill being passed last week).
This link includes the new bill.
This link includes the petition to repeal this new bill.
As well, the same liberal leader has also introduced a very 'radical Sex Ed Curriculum'.
I have grown up in the CRC and am aware that the issue of homosexuality has come up at Synod in the past few years. I also wanted to encourage fellow Christians to read this article/consider these questions by Pastor Kevin DeYoung.