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by Sarah Wagner

American Faith

March 2, 2024

A piece of Canadian legislation, Bill C-367, will reportedly criminalize Christianity by considering some biblical prayers and passages “hate speech.”

Under the current code, a “good faith” defense protects an individual if the speech in question is considered “hateful.” A person will not be convicted of an offense “if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text.”

Bill C-367 removes the “good faith” defense.”

According to political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek, Bill C-367 “could land Christians in jail for quoting the Bible or expressing a faith based opinion if the Canadian government deems it “promotion of hatred or antisemitism.”

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