Trudeau Government Commissions “Gay” Loonie in 2019

We are only days into 2019, but the lunacy has already begun…or should we say “loonacy”?

Last month, the “virtue-signalling” government of Justin Trudeau announced a radical new design for the loonie to be released sometime in 2019. (See CBC report.) Though the specific details are being kept a secret, we have been told that the coin will be used to promote homosexuality. This loonie is truly loony!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the legalization of homosexuality in Canada. The government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Justin Trudeau’s father) decided in 1969 that criminal homosexual acts should be legal. Now Trudeau junior wants to celebrate this event.

But “legal” does not equal “moral”. And not everything that is “legal” should be celebrated.

Divorce is legal. Trudeau senior lifted many of the restrictions on divorce in 1969 along with the legalization of homosexuality. However, it is doubtful that anyone finds it is perfectly decent for a man to divorce his wife (or vice versa) “just because”. The breakdown of a marriage and the ensuing damage to children and other family members is nothing less than tragic. We would never think of putting an image on the 2019 loonie to commemorate legal divorce.

When it comes to homosexuality, most Canadians find the practice unappealing or even repulsive. They respect people’s choices, but they would never choose homosexuality for themselves. So why should this divergent and unpopular sexual practice be highlighted on our coinage?

As well, many Canadians consider homosexuality sinful. God has said: “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” (Leviticus 20:13). To celebrate homosexuality is not only an offence to God, but it is an offence to those who take God’s Word to heart. Many will feel uncomfortable using or carrying these coins. Some will believe they must reject them entirely.

In addition, statistics show that homosexuality poses a danger to one’s health. Active homosexuals do not live as long as non-homosexuals, and they are prone to more disease. (See FRI report.) Should we celebrate a lifestyle that puts people at greater risk of harm?

Finally, many people (including numerous non-religious Canadians) argue that homosexuality is unnatural. They say that the practice of same-sex sexual activity is akin to fitting a square peg into a square peg: It defies the normal design of the human body. Should we celebrate an unnatural act?

For all these reasons and more, it is completely irresponsible and needlessly divisive to create a “gay” loonie for 2019. We are calling on the government to rethink its decision and withdraw its plans for any design that celebrates the homosexual lifestyle. Homosexuality is legal, but that does not mean it should be forced upon all Canadians.

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4 responses to “Trudeau Government Commissions “Gay” Loonie in 2019”

  1. Jay says:

    Some Canadian currency and stamps have depictions of rodents on them . This does not mean that all Canadians should aspire to become rodents.

    • David Cooke says:

      I think it goes without saying that anything (or anyone) that gets featured on our Canadian coins, bills, or stamps is there as a matter of national pride, or to promote some national value or ideal. It is a potent and powerful symbolism to be featured on our national currency or postage. It is not the place for something objectionable or highly divisive.

  2. Jay says:

    Some Canadian currency and stamps have depictions of rodents on them. This does not mean that all Canadians should aspire to become rodents.

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