From: CFAC Communications Center
Sent: December 23, 2005 1:50
To: Friends of CFAC 3d1
Subject: Faith Action Alert
Dear Canadian Faith Community
Canada's national identity will be
affected January 23 by the government we elect.
Currently Canada has an
international reputation which is sad and dangerous - we are renowned as a
destination for pedophiles, according to police who track the actions of persons
looking for young people to have sex with. The main reason is our low age of
sexual consent that allows adults to have sex with 14-year-old children -
Our future can be more bleak if we
elect a government who will introduce and push legalized prostitution,
decriminalized or even legalized marijuana. And what will Canada be like if we
legalize euthanasia? Marriage has already been desecrated and that is now
affecting what is taught in public schools about marriage and
Canada Family Action Coalition -
out of deep concern for our nation's future and destiny, is calling on
Christians, as never before, to stand up for righteousness in this nation.
In the past, we have opposed issues such as child pornography and
religious discrimination using petitions, emails and letters, as well as
personal or telephone contact with MPs. This Federal Election, we have another
opportunity to do battle against Satan's, life, family and morality-destroying
strategies. Christian citizens can influence society for good by simply casting
their votes wisely in the January 23 Federal Election.
We recognize that a government
cannot address mankind's greatest need of salvation. We do
acknowledge, however, that government does introduce and promote laws which
affect the moral climate of a nation. These laws can make it illegal for
Christians to tell the world about Christ, or teach Bible
We are recommending 3 courses of
action that a church congregation may take to influence this culture and this
1) Prayer, as you know, is
essential. We would like to ask you to consider taking two Sundays in January
specifically with a focused and intense prayer for good civil government. Pray
that God raises the standard of righteousness in our leadership. Pray for the
removal and destruction of the plans against family, Christianity and
morality. Pray that negative and derogatory campaigns
Ask prayer groups and home groups to
make this a prayer focus for at least two weeks prior to
2) After the Christmas rush is
over we ask churches to do something most have never considered. Churches can
host ALL candidate forums in their building. This is not in violation of Revenue
Canada policy IF you invite every candidate and give them all the same amount of
time to speak. Here is a statement from Revenue Canada's policy and a link to
the full section.
Section 14.2.4 "Š., a charity must ensure that in
such circumstances, they invite all the candidates in an election to speak at
the same time. Furthermore, the charity must give the candidates an equal amount
of time to speak on their general platform.
We believe this is an opportunity to
invite the whole community to your church (all-candidate forums are often held
in schools or community centers - why not in churches?).
Host one in early
What is needed is a good moderator
(not necessarily a Pastor), a sufficient time for the 3-5 candidates to speak
and then a period of questions and answers. People will get to meet candidates,
ask them questions on their positions and become wiser voters.
3) CFAC did not produce the
usual voter guide for this election for two reasons. The last time we
circulated a questionnaire less than 50% of the candidates responded to the
questions, so the document was not effective. The time and cost of surveying
over 1400 candidates is immense.
Residents in some communities are
surveying local candidates with a desire to produce a smaller version of a
Voter's Guide based on family and moral issues.. This process is quite effective
in that contact with local voters is less likely to be ignored by a candidate
running for office in that area. So, consider the merits of a local
Voter's Guide. We can
This election CFAC has made
available a PARTY COMPARISON document on 9 issues of significance. We included
the 3 major parties in an effort to give readers information on what party would
likely do IF they were elected to govern.
You may download this
PDF. Make plenty of copies and give it to friends, congregants,
Believers are citizens of two
worlds. In Canada, God has given us the opportunity to elect our earthly
"kings", so let us view it as a responsibility. If we do not vote we allow
others to elect the "kings' that all must live under, including a generation not
yet able to voice themselves at election time.
It is our conviction that it is a
duty to vote - and vote wisely. Please inform your church about the election Jan
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