OTTAWA – Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville-Wainwright, made the following statement in the House of Commons this week.
“Mr. Speaker, we've seen the absurd censorship on certain university campuses regarding pro life issues. This is a serious concern and now this censorship has become an issue in some schools with the "life is wasted without Jesus" T shirt issue and others like it.
“Now don't get me wrong. I am not opposed to some censorship. Certainly grungy, slutty, smutty messages on T shirts should be kept out of schools. However, a T shirt that merely says "life is wasted without Jesus"?
“Why the seemingly growing agenda against freedom of speech when it comes to Christian or pro life issues?
“This seems so un-Canadian. Or at least it would have 30 years ago.
“This ridiculous, unhealthy censorship is wrong, Mr Speaker! It is simply wrong and it must be stopped.
“So who will stop it? It’s up to you - not you, Mr. Speaker - but the people of Canada.”