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Churches should 'tremble' at transgender agenda, professor says

A University of Toronto professor at the centre of a transgender storm issued a stark warning for religious groups that are out of step with society's politically correct agenda.

"Tremble," said Jordan Peterson.

In response to a question regarding the implications of transgender politics for religious freedom, the professor described the "social-justice warriors" driving this agenda as "postmodern Marxists."

"Those people are no friends to religion, that's for sure," said Peterson, a political psychologist who has studied the psychology of totalitarianism for 30 years.

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Woman who blasted Trudeau gets online threats

The woman who told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau she could barely afford to eat after paying her carbon tax and hydro bills now says she's been receiving threats online.

Kathy Katula, the 54-year-old mother of four and grandma of three, said after she was featured in the Toronto Sun about her Peterborough townhall appearance with Trudeau on Friday, trolls and haters have been flooding her Facebook wall with negative comments.

There were so many, she called 911 Sunday morning, fearing strangers would show up to her Buckhorn, Ont., home, 30 kilometres north of Peterborough.

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Pro-life group sues Alberta city that labeled their ads 'hate propaganda'

The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform has asked Alberta's Court of Queen's Bench to nullify the City of Grande Prairie's ban of a strongly-worded pro-life advertisement from its bus fleet.

The ad, submitted by CCBR in January 2015, carried pictures depicting the loss of life through abortion:

"The City of Grande Prairie violated our charter rights," said CCBR legal co-ordinator Nicholas McLeod. "Talking about the killing of pre-born children does not mean that our rights disappear."

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B.C. teacher fired for having the wrong opinion

A teacher at a posh private school in British Columbia was fired last month after making an innocuous comment about abortion to his Grade 12 law class.

Though there is no way of knowing, since discipline matters are shrouded in secrecy, it may be the first time a Canadian teacher has been fired not amid allegations of impropriety, but for having the wrong opinion.

Certainly, Lori Foote, a spokesperson for the 60,000-member-strong Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, said Wednesday that no one at the association is "aware of anyone being fired" in Ontario in comparable circumstances.

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Jesus welcome at Yonge-Dundas Square

There's been a lot of upsetting news and we're all in need of a smile sometimes.

It comes thanks to the Yonge-Dundas Square Board, which overturned its original decision last October that banned the Voices of the Nations Christian concert.

It seemed inconceivable to many that singing the name Jesus Christ would be considered proselytizing, which is forbidden there. It also seemed bizarre given the square's history of cops being hit with bottles, drug use, not to mention shootings and stabbings.

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